Homeland (2011– )
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A False Glimmer 


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Danes ... Carrie Mathison
Rupert Friend ... Peter Quinn
Sebastian Koch ... Otto Düring
Miranda Otto ... Allison Carr
Alexander Fehling ... Jonas Hollander
Sarah Sokolovic ... Laura Sutton
F. Murray Abraham ... Dar Adal
Mandy Patinkin ... Saul Berenson
Atheer Adel ... Numan
Mark Ivanir ... Ivan Krupin
René Ifrah ... Bibi Hamed
Nina Hoss ... Astrid
Rus Blackwell ... Dr. Emory
Micah Hauptman ... Mills
Stefanie Mueller Stefanie Mueller ... Erna Richter


Alison's real identity is officially uncovered. Jonas tells Carrie there is no way they will ever get back together. Quinn undergoes surgery. Saul makes Carrie a job offer but she says she's not CIA material any more. Otto makes Carrie a different kind of offer. Written by Andreea D

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English | German | Russian

Release Date:

20 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Studio Babelsberg See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Alison is taken to Berlin Memorial Hospital. No such hospital exists in Berlin, Germany. There is such a place in Berlin, Wisconsin. See more »


Peter Quinn: Carrie, I guess I'm done. And we never happened. I'm not one for words but they're coming now. I don't believe in fate, or destiny, or horoscopes, but I can't say I'm surprised things turned out this way. I always felt there was something, kind of, pulling me back to darkness. Does that make sense? But I wasn't allowed a real life or real love. That was for normal people. With you I thought, ah, maybe, just maybe. But I know now that was a false glimmer. I'm used to those, they happen all the ...
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Very solid finale of a very solid season
21 December 2015 | by 851222See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

Last episode of season 5 was as good as the whole season itself. Many plot lines ended in plausible and realistic way - as usual. Acting was great, there was a suspense and etc.

The whole season 5 for me was very solid, but not the best. Safe to say that it is probably not possible to top season 1, but i always loved the show no matter what direction it took. For me season 4 was probably the best after first one. This one is very good and they tied and ended many plot lines.

Overall, "A False Glimmer" is a very good episode for a very good season.

Can't wait for season 6.

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