Homeland (2011– )
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From A to B and Back Again 

Carrie puts her operation in motion.


Gideon Raff (based on the original Israeli series "Prisoners of War" by), Alex Gansa (developed for American television by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Danes ... Carrie Mathison
Rupert Friend ... Peter Quinn
Nazanin Boniadi ... Fara Sherazi
Laila Robins ... Martha Boyd (credit only)
Tracy Letts ... Andrew Lockhart (credit only)
Mandy Patinkin ... Saul Berenson
Suraj Sharma ... Aayan Ibrahim
Michael O'Keefe ... John Redmond
Mark Moses ... Dennis Boyd
Maury Sterling ... Max Piotrowski
Numan Acar ... Haissam Haqqani
Nimrat Kaur ... Tasneem Qureshi
Shavani Cameron Shavani Cameron ... Kiran (as Shavani Seth)
Nick Boraine ... Alan Hensleigh
Zahir Bassa Zahir Bassa ... Qadir


Carrie continues her ruse with Aayan, going through such time consuming measures as going over and confirming a back story with him for his new identity in leaving the country. In part because Aayan wants to retrieve a few personal items before leaving, Carrie sees some potential problems and other opportunities for Aayan to lead them directly to Haqqani before long. In the planning, Carrie has to decide who she considers acceptable collateral damage, including Aayan, who she has come to know as a sensitive, young man, and who has inadvertently fallen in love with her. With Quinn still angry with her, Carrie has to find other associates to assist in her latest covert mission. Also butting heads are Carrie and Fara, the former who accuses the latter of not doing her job by botching the co-opting of Aayan, while the latter reminds the former of her role in discovering that Haqqani is still alive. Nick, one of the agents in the Islamabad section, had been tasked with following both Saul ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

2 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The bus station where Aayan catches the bus is actually the Grand Parade in the centre of Cape Town. No buses leave from there, but there is a bus station right next to it. See more »


Carrie Mathison: Take the shot, goddamn it. Wipe that fucker out!
Peter Quinn: Are you out of your mind? That is Saul down there. Saul.
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Homeland Theme
Written by Sean Callery
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Back From Soap Opera Land

The title of this episode could be apropos. Looks like the writers have brought "Homeland" back from being a soap opera to a real spy drama. The question is, will it continue this way or will it revert back to a soap opera.

One thing is for sure. Whether this show is in soap opera mode or drama mode, the endings have nearly always been unexpected and dramatic.

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