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All About Allison 

Carrie needs Allison's help. Quinn's plans change.

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(as Dan Attias)

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(based on the original Israeli series "Prisoners of War" by), (developed for American television by) | 3 more credits »
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Peter Quinn
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Otto Düring
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Jonas Hollander (credit only)
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Laura Sutton (credit only)
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Dar Adal
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Saul Berenson
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Numan
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Bibi Hamed
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Etai Luskin
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Mills
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Samir Khalil (as Makram J. Khoury)
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Igal
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SPOILER: Carrie lets Alison in on her plan, thinking Alison could help her but she doesn't know Alison is a double agent. We are shown how Alison and Carrie first met, when Carrie was supposed to take over an informant named Acrobat from Alison in Baghdad. This is also the time when Alison became a double agent. Carrie misses Jonas. Quinn is taken prisoner. With Numan's help Carrie eventually realizes what Alison is. Written by Andreea D

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Trivia

The actress who plays Tova, Hadar Ratzon Rotem, also plays in the original Israeli TV series that _Homeland (2011)_ is based on, _Prisoners Of War (2009)_. Slightly ironically, she plays the role of an Arab, Leila Qasab. See more »

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A caption says "Kosovo, 70 miles from the Serbian border". While technically possible, there are very few places in Kosovo that are 70 miles from the Serbian border. Also, as they have been driving south towards Turkey, if they would even cross into Kosovo at all, they would already have passed through or by Serbia and it would be more logical if the caption would read "Kosovo, 5 miles from the Macedonian border" or something. See more »

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Allison Carr: You can't shove democracy down people's throats!
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References All About Eve (1950) See more »

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Homeland Theme
Written by Sean Callery
Performed by Sean Callery Feat. Chris Tedesco
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How Allison became a traitor
30 November 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Still convinced that the Russians want her dead Carrie contacts Berlin Station Chief Allison Carr, not knowing that she is working for the Russians. She insists the meeting takes place under 'Baghdad Rules'. Allison doesn't want Carrie killed but as the meeting takes place a sniper waits for a signal that will indicate that Carrie has learnt too much… luckily for her she hasn't. Meanwhile the CIA are looking for Saul and it looks as if Mossad isn't as keen to help him as he'd hoped. Elsewhere Quinn is still with the terrorists and warns them against collecting weapons on the way to Syria as they are certain to be stopped long before their destination if they do so… he doesn't realise they have no intention of heading to Syria; instead they intend to return to Berlin with their newly acquired weapons.

These scenes are intercut with scenes showing Carrie and Allison's first meeting in Baghdad where she meets Allison's informant Ahmed Nazari; a man who supposedly died shortly afterwards but she saw in Amsterdam. We also see that Nazari has stolen millions of dollars and suggests to Allison that they run off to somewhere safe… her response is what leads to her being recruited by the Russians.

This was another solid mid-season episode; there were plenty of tense moments although little in the way of real action. The closest to real action was seeing Quinn being knocked out and even here there wasn't a fight. The plot moved along nicely as we learn that the terrorists are planning to strike in Berlin not Syria and in a final scene that shows Carrie learning that Allison was involved in Nazari's disappearance from Iraq. This last scene does require a little suspension of disbelief as it relies on Carrie finding a picture of Nazari at a Caribbean beach bar and linking it to a conversation she had with Allison many years before; this isn't enough to spoil the drama though. As usual the acting was of a high standard; Miranda Otto was particularly good as she depicts Allison both before and after she is recruited by the Russians.


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