Homeland (2011– )
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A CIA case officer becomes suspicious that a Marine Sergeant war hero rescued after eight years of captivity in Afghanistan, has been turned into a sleeper agent by Al Qaeda.

Director:

Michael Cuesta
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Danes ... Carrie Mathison
Damian Lewis ... Nicholas Brody
Morena Baccarin ... Jessica Brody
David Harewood ... David Estes
Diego Klattenhoff ... Mike Faber
Jackson Pace ... Chris Brody
Morgan Saylor ... Dana Brody
Mandy Patinkin ... Saul Berenson
Jamey Sheridan ... Vice President William Walden
Navid Negahban ... Abu Nazir
David Marciano ... Virgil Piotrowski
Maury Sterling ... Max Piotrowski
Nestor Serrano ... Major General Tony Trujillo
Afton Williamson ... Helen Walker
Israel Balderas ... Reporter
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A CIA case officer Carrie Mathison becomes suspicious that war hero Nicholas Brody, a Marine Sergeant rescued after eight years of captivity in Afghanistan, has been turned into a sleeper agent by Al Qaeda. Written by SHOWTIME

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Jerusalem, Israel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

When Sergeant Brody is at Andrews Air Force Base, the military turboprop aircraft in the background is and OV-1D Mohawk U.S. Army surveillance aircraft. They were last operational in 1996. See more »

Goofs

Major General Tony Trujillo (Nestor Serrano) is wearing the silver oak leaf of a Lt. Colonel. A Major General wears 2 silver stars. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Carrie Mathison: I don't care where he is. Find him, it's urgent. Yes, I'll hold.
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Terminal 7
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Performed by Tomasz Stanko Quintet
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Promising
17 September 2011 | by tile46See all my reviews

Sometimes I feel that Showtime has an arbitrary number of sex scenes, violence and curse words they have to reach every episode, and they just sort of write episodes around these requirements. Sometimes, though, they actually write a pretty good show. This is a prime example. The show has a plot that's similar to its brilliant predecessor, "Sleeper Cell," but lacks the enormously high stakes and tension that made SC such an engrossing show. Luckily, it's managed to crawl out from under the 24/sleeper cell husk and find some new ground in a genre that has been very well trodden. It does this with the exquisite use of Claire Danes, making sure that the story isn't just, "intrepid CIA agent versus charismatic yet sinister terrorist," and is instead, "mildly psychotic CIA agent versus mildly psychotic terrorist." As I said before, I feel like Showtime is constantly throwing sex and violence in my face, sometimes for no good reason, just in case I forget what I'm paying for, but none of it actively detracted from the entertainment, just slowed it down, like they were running out the clock. Also, without spoiling anything, I want to say that the show has set up a rather unbelievable turn around in one of the character's motivation. And while they have an entire season to explain that turn (which I am very excited to discover), I feel that with all the other sub plots they've introduced and the myriad they will likely pile on as time goes by, I doubt that one season is going to be enough time. And if I have to wait until season 2 to figure out why a character is doing literally anything they are doing, I'm going to be unhappy.


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