General Information

Glossary: H
First Air Date: October 2nd, 2011
Last Air Date: April 26th, 2020
Created By: Gideon Raff, Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa
Star Casts: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Maury Sterling, Numan Acar, Nimrat Kaur, Linus Roache, Costa Ronin
Aired On: Showtime
Episode Runtime: 55 minutes
Total Seasons: 8 Seasons
Total Episodes: 96 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Ended
Homepage: Showtime - Homeland

Last Updated: Tue, 14 May 2024 22:31:41 +0000

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CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even sanity, at every turn.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (14 Episodes)

1: Debrief 1-4 - Aired: 2015-09-14

The cast and creators relive the first four seasons of the award-winning show.

2: Debrief 1-3 - Aired: 2014-08-31

A recap of the show's first three seasons.

3: Season 1 Under Surveillance - Aired: 2011-12-19

No overview available.

4: Week Ten - Prologue to Season 2 - Aired: 2011-12-19

No overview available.

5: A Super 8 Film Diary by Actor Damian Lewis - Aired: 2012-12-17

No overview available.

6: Return to the Homeland - Filming In Israel - Aired: 2012-12-17

No overview available.

7: The Border - A Prologue to Season Three - Aired: 2012-12-17

No overview available.

8: The Choice - The Making of the Season Finale - Aired: 2012-12-17

No overview available.

9: Homeland Season Three - Recreating the Tower of David - Aired: 2013-12-16

No overview available.

10: The Last Days - Filming the Season Finale In Morocco - Aired: 2013-12-16

No overview available.

11: Peter Quinn: The Assassin - Aired: 2014-12-22

No overview available.

12: The Evolution of Carrie Mathison - Aired: 2015-12-21

No overview available.

13: About Season 6 - Aired: 2017-04-10

No overview available.

14: On Location - New York City - Aired: 2017-04-10

No overview available.

Season 1 (12 Episodes)

1: Pilot - Aired: 2011-10-02

After missing and presumed dead for eight years, Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody is rescued in Iraq, and returns home to his family. But CIA agent Carrie Mathison suspects he might have been turned by his terrorist captors, and believes he could be part of a plan to attack America.

2: Grace - Aired: 2011-10-09

Carrie receives new evidence from an undercover agent and stays glued to the surveillance footage of Brody's home, which reveals a man struggling with his traumatic memories.

3: Clean Skin - Aired: 2011-10-16

Brody prepares to enter the spotlight; Carrie closes in on an al-Qaeda plot.

4: Semper I - Aired: 2011-10-23

The political powers that be make big plans for national hero Brody, but his increasingly erratic behavior threatens his media darling status; Carrie grows desperate for evidence linking Brody with Abu Nazir, as Saul directs her to focus on Nazir's money trail.

5: Blind Spot - Aired: 2011-10-30

Brody confronts the lone survivor among the insurgents that held him, leading Carrie to believe she may be proved right about Brody once and for all - but Brody's reunion with his captor surprises everyone; the agency is hot on the trail of the lovers who bought a house near the airport with funds from a stolen necklace.

6: The Good Soldier - Aired: 2011-11-06

Reeling after losing key players in Nazir's plot against America, the CIA orders polygraphs on everyone who came in contact with them, including Brody, which Carrie sees as an opportunity to finally learn the truth.

7: The Weekend - Aired: 2011-11-13

The relationship between Carrie and Brody becomes more complicated when they head into the countryside for the weekend, while Mike and Jessica face the fallout of the truth about their relationship, and Saul catches Aileen on the run to Mexico.

8: Achilles Heel - Aired: 2011-11-20

As Carrie and Saul reel from the news that Walker is alive, the intelligence community clashes on the best way to capture him; Brody learns a shocking truth about his captivity.

9: Crossfire - Aired: 2011-11-27

After his attempt to sever ties with Abu Nazir, Brody finds himself reliving his captivity and recommits to his mission; Carrie finds herself in the middle of a public relations nightmare on the heels of the mosque shooting.

10: Representative Brody - Aired: 2011-12-04

Carrie and Saul identify Walker's contact in Washington but their target has diplomatic immunity; Brody is approached to run for a disgraced congressman's seat in the House of Representatives.

11: The Vest - Aired: 2011-12-11

In the wake of the explosion, Saul finds Carrie hospitalized and manic, but realizes her chaotic theories have merit; before his congressional campaign begins, Brody takes his family on a weekend trip to Gettysburg, where he retrieves an important item.

12: Marine One - Aired: 2011-12-18

While Carrie is near catatonic and confined to bed, Saul investigates the unsettling implications of her timeline; Walker secures a perch for his mission; Brody makes his final preparations for the Vice President's policy summit at the State Department.

Season 2 (12 Episodes)

1: The Smile - Aired: 2012-09-30

Brody has been elected to Congress. A woman named Roya comes to see him, and asks him to steal a list of homeland targets from Estes's office safe. Carrie is working with the CIA again because Fatima, an informant married to a man working for Abu Nazir, tells Saul that she'll only speak to Carrie. Estes goes to pick up Carrie at her sister's house, and then she's sent to Cyprus, where she's prepped for a brief mission in Lebanon.

2: Beirut is Back - Aired: 2012-10-07

Fatima tells Carrie about a meeting her husband - a Hezbollah commander - will be having in Beirut with Abu Nazir, and Carrie and Saul call Estes to tell him and to request a special forces team to capture Nazir.

3: State of Independence - Aired: 2012-10-14

Colonel Lubaid, who briefly detains Saul at the Rafic Hariri airport in Beirut as Saul is leaving Lebanon

4: New Car Smell - Aired: 2012-10-21

Brody takes his car to be professionally cleaned and to have a strong smoke smell removed. Max and Virgil follow Brody and take photos of him. Brody then takes a cab to CIA Headquarters, where Carrie waits inside for his arrival. As he walks towards the building from the parking lot, she exits and walks past him. He is very surprised to see her and calls her name. She turns and greets him casually.

5: Q&A - Aired: 2012-10-28

Brody finds himself prisoner again, but this time it's on American soil. Meanwhile, Carrie is forced to play second fiddle after her rash judgment call at the hotel as Estes is busy keeping Jessica off their trail. Dana's relationship with Finn goes to the next level when their date night turns deadly serious.

6: A Gettysburg Address - Aired: 2012-11-04

Dana is shocked by her visit to the hospital. Faber's Tom Walker questions get him tangled up with the CIA. Brody agrees to help stop an attack on America, but his loyalty is questioned when Gettysburg once again becomes a battleground.

7: The Clearing - Aired: 2012-11-11

Reeling from the recent ambush, Carrie and the team struggle to regain control of their operation while Brody and his family attend a fundraiser at a Virginia horse farm. Saul visits Aileen in solitary confinement, hoping she'll provide key intelligence on the attack. An anguished Dana pressures Finn to come clean about their hidden crime, but her quest to tell the truth collides with her father's secret mission in ways neither could have foreseen.

8: I'll Fly Away - Aired: 2012-11-18

He lies for Carrie. He lies for Roya. And he's still lying to Jessica. Brody heads towards a serious meltdown as he struggles to keep his complicated alliances clear. Against Quinn's orders, Carrie stages a risky intervention to keep Brody in line, forcing both of them to confront their mixed emotions. Meanwhile, Dana turns to an unlikely source for comfort.

9: Two Hats - Aired: 2012-11-25

Brody makes a necessary phone call. Saul teams up with Virgil and Max to dig up some information on one of their own. Carrie finds herself preparing for the most important meeting of her career.

10: Broken Hearts - Aired: 2012-12-02

Saul catches up with an old friend and discovers evidence of covert activities by Estes. Brody and Vice President Walden find themselves at odds over the future of their political relationship, while Dana and Finn come to terms with their own differences.

11: In Memoriam - Aired: 2012-12-09

Dangerously close to exhaustion, Carrie continues her hunt for Nazir and begins to suspect there is a mole in the CIA. Roya reveals her true colours under interrogation and Saul finds himself fighting to save his career under unexpected circumstances. Meanwhile, the Brodys struggle to maintain anything close to a state of sanity.

12: The Choice - Aired: 2012-12-16

Carrie is faced with a pivotal decision, while Brody meets with Faber to contemplate the future of the family. Meanwhile, Saul undertakes a secret assignment; and Quinn has a decision to make that may prove to be a game-changer.

Season 3 (12 Episodes)

1: Tin Man is Down - Aired: 2013-09-29

Alleged Langley bomber Nick Brody remains at large. Saul plots a risky counterstrike on the terrorists connected to the bombing. Carrie becomes the focus of a hostile Senate investigation. Humiliated and abandoned by the Marine Corps, the Brody family struggles to cope with Dana's destructive behavior.

2: Uh...Oo...Aw - Aired: 2013-10-06

Saul attempts to track down those responsible for the Langley attack and recruits an unlikely expert to follow the money trail. Meanwhile, Quinn takes matters into his own hands; Carrie learns who is really on her side; and the Brody family turn to therapy to mend their broken household.

3: Tower of David - Aired: 2013-10-13

As Brody finds himself in increasingly desperate straits, he returns to his faith for guidance in an unexpected way. Carrie struggles to connect with Saul when a mysterious man offers to help her, but at a great cost.

4: Game On - Aired: 2013-10-20

Carrie learns that even in its crippled state, the CIA can still exercise power when needed. Dana Brody goes AWOL, forcing Jessica to go to the police. Saul and Fara follow the money trail to an unexpected location, and Carrie has breakfast with a new client.

5: The Yoga Play - Aired: 2013-10-27

Carrie puts her mission on the line to do a risky favor. Saul is forced to rub elbows with his adversary, Senator Lockhart, on a hunting trip. Still on the run, Dana makes a shocking discovery.

6: Still Positive - Aired: 2013-11-03

Carrie turns the tables on the mastermind of the Langley bombing, but recruiting one of Iran’s most powerful operatives has dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, Saul struggles to keep an intrusive Senator Lockhart at bay, and Dana makes a radical decision that will change the Brody family forever.

7: Gerontion - Aired: 2013-11-10

With an old adversary in custody, Saul makes the gamble of his career. Carrie and Quinn scramble to contain a local police investigation, while Mira finds her marriage at a crossroads.

8: A Red Wheelbarrow - Aired: 2013-11-17

After new information comes to light, Carrie and Quinn pursue a key suspect in the Langley bombing. Saul deals with political backlash while Fara discovers the toll an intelligence job can take. Meanwhile, the Brody family gets startling news.

9: One Last Thing - Aired: 2013-11-24

Carrie reunites with Brody, but the circumstances are more difficult than either of them could have imagined. Meanwhile, Saul gets a win from an unlikely source, and Dana grapples with her new life away from home.

10: Good Night - Aired: 2013-12-01

Brody embarks on a high stakes mission, but his fragile condition threatens the entire operation. Quinn makes an uncomfortable discovery about Carrie, while a sudden crisis forces Fara to rejoin the team.

11: Big Man in Tehran - Aired: 2013-12-08

Brody's loyalty to the mission wavers when he meets a ghost from his past. As Lockhart's confirmation looms, Saul stares into the precipice between success and failure.

12: The Star - Aired: 2013-12-15

Security forces close in on Carrie and Brody. As Saul plans a last ditch rescue operation, Brody struggles to find redemption.

Season 4 (12 Episodes)

1: The Drone Queen - Aired: 2014-10-05

As CIA Chief of Station in Kabul, Carrie makes a critical decision when her counterpart in Islamabad delivers urgent intelligence on a high value target. Saul struggles to adjust to his new role in the private sector.

2: Trylon and Perisphere - Aired: 2014-10-05

An official inquiry brings Carrie back to the States, where she struggles with her ambivalence towards motherhood. Quinn spirals out of control, while a disgraced former case officer reveals disturbing new information.

3: Shalwar Kameez - Aired: 2014-10-12

Carrie is forced to intervene when Fara fails to recruit a key asset. Still reeling over events in Islamabad, Quinn zeroes in on a potential lead.

4: Iron in the Fire - Aired: 2014-10-19

Carrie gets a tip from Redmond regarding Quinn's lead. Saul calls in a favor from an old friend in the Pakistani military. Fara uncovers a conspiracy.

5: About a Boy - Aired: 2014-10-26

Carrie tries to earn the trust of a frightened asset. Saul catches a break when he spots a familiar face. Quinn and Fara stake out a new suspect.

6: From A to B and Back Again - Aired: 2014-11-02

While Quinn takes an objective approach, Carrie puts her operation in motion and her life on the line to prevent a terrorist strike.

7: Redux - Aired: 2014-11-09

Lockhart comes to negotiate. Haqqani uses Saul as his shield. Carrie's investigation gets complicated, especially when someone tampers with her pills.

8: Halfway to a Donut - Aired: 2014-11-16

Carrie and Quinn organize a last-ditch operation. Saul extracts a painful promise from Carrie. Lockhart and Martha stall the ISI.

9: There's Something Else Going On - Aired: 2014-11-23

A trade with the Taliban for Saul's life angers Lockhart, forcing Carrie to improvise to salvage her mission. The CIA closes in on a security leak.

10: 13 Hours in Islamabad - Aired: 2014-12-07

The security breach has far-reaching consequences as Carrie and Saul get caught in an attack on their convoy and Haqqani's men infiltrate the embassy.

11: Krieg Nicht Lieb - Aired: 2014-12-14

When the embassy is evacuated and Quinn resists leaving Islamabad, Carrie puts her life on the line to get her whole team out of Pakistan.

12: Long Time Coming - Aired: 2014-12-21

Carrie and Saul investigate what she saw in Islamabad; Carrie tries to cope with the return of her estranged mother as her father is laid to rest.

Season 5 (12 Episodes)

1: Separation Anxiety - Aired: 2015-10-04

Almost two years after the Embassy attack in Islamabad, Carrie is building a new life in Berlin. But her peace is threatened when a request from her boss forces her towards the dangerous world she left behind.

2: The Tradition of Hospitality - Aired: 2015-10-11

Carrie goes with Otto as part of his security team to a Beirut refugee camp, where she makes a disturbing discovery. Quinn gets a shocking message.

3: Super Powers - Aired: 2015-10-18

Carrie resorts to desperate measures to figure out who is targeting her. The hackers negotiate the transfer of the rest of the documents.

4: Why Is This Night Different? - Aired: 2015-10-25

Quinn forces Carrie to take a necessary but painful next step. Numan learns of his partner's plan. Saul and Allison offer a deal difficult to refuse.

5: Better Call Saul - Aired: 2015-11-01

The hacktivists rise up. Quinn covers for Carrie. Dar and Allison assess the damage.

6: Parabiosis - Aired: 2015-11-08

Realizing there's a mole and he's being surveilled, Saul orders a sweep of the Berlin CIA building. A good Samaritan brings Quinn into mixed company.

7: Oriole - Aired: 2015-11-15

When Allison tries to get Saul to talk, she learns some disturbing news. The documents lead Carrie to an asset in Amsterdam. Quinn gets a new mission.

8: All About Allison - Aired: 2015-11-22

Carrie arranges a secret meeting with Allison. Flashbacks reveal the events that led to Allison's current duplicity and their connection to Carrie.

9: The Litvinov Ruse - Aired: 2015-11-29

The BND uses a ruse and Saul's intimate relationship with Allison to prompt her to lead them to her handler. Quinn learns his captors' true intent.

10: New Normal - Aired: 2015-12-06

Carrie spots a clue in the video of Quinn that could help pinpoint his whereabouts. With the release of the footage, a new threat emerges.

11: Our Man in Damascus - Aired: 2015-12-13

Carrie follows a clue found on Quinn. Saul tries a new tactic to get Faisal to reveal info on the impending terror plot. Allison gets secret orders.

12: A False Glimmer - Aired: 2015-12-20

Carrie begs a conflicted Qasim for help. Saul presses hard on Ivan in order to find Allison. Carrie reunites with Jonas and later gets two offers.

Season 6 (12 Episodes)

1: Fair Game - Aired: 2017-01-15

Carrie returns home to the US with Franny to work as an advocate for Muslim Americans. Dar and Saul brief President-elect Keane. Quinn struggles with his new circumstances.

2: The Man in the Basement - Aired: 2017-01-22

Carrie and Reda fight for their client while Quinn fights against his new life. Saul and Dar suspect Keane has a secret.

3: The Covenant - Aired: 2017-01-29

Carrie's meeting with Saad has grave repercussions for Sekou. In Abu Dhabi, Saul interrogates Nafisi for proof of an Iran-North Korea arms deal.

4: A Flash of Light - Aired: 2017-02-12

Sekou buckles under peer pressure to prove he's not an FBI informant. Saul secretly seeks a second opinion. Quinn tails Carrie's suspicious neighbor.

5: Casus Belli - Aired: 2017-02-19

A detail in the wreckage catches Quinn's eye. A lapse in Carrie's judgment endangers her child. A mystery emerges from the recording Carrie received.

6: The Return - Aired: 2017-02-26

Keane breaks the rules to reclaim her power. Saul investigates Mossad agent Tova's movements. Quinn's photos lead FBI agent Conlin to a weird place.

7: Imminent Risk - Aired: 2017-03-05

Carrie gets a troubling call from Franny's school. Dar plots to prevent Javadi from reporting his findings to Saul. Quinn learns he's part of a deal.

8: alt.truth - Aired: 2017-03-12

A smear campaign against Keane's late son is launched. Quinn grows distrustful of Astrid. In a meeting with Keane, Javadi makes a shocking statement.

9: Sock Puppets - Aired: 2017-03-19

Javadi leaves an unexpected gift behind. Max infiltrates the shady company where Conlin was last heard from. Quinn sets off on a revenge mission.

10: The Flag House - Aired: 2017-03-26

Quinn learns the assassin he's tracking is linked to a place from his past. Max spots a familiar face at his new job and takes a risk to get evidence.

11: R Is for Romeo - Aired: 2017-04-02

Carrie and Quinn make a discovery while Keane makes a decision and Max finds trouble.

12: America First - Aired: 2017-04-09

Dar uses strong-arm tactics to find out who's behind the Toxic Soldier blog. A phone tip sends Carrie and Quinn scrambling to save Keane's life.

Season 7 (12 Episodes)

1: Enemy of the State - Aired: 2018-02-11

Carrie and Franny are living with Maggie's family in DC. Saul and the federal employees detained after the attempt on the President-elect's life are in prison. President Keane's administration comes under scrutiny.

2: Rebel Rebel - Aired: 2018-02-18

Keane is forced to make a show of good faith. A visit to a psychiatrist leaves Carrie rattled. Hidden cameras capture a new face in Wellington's home.

3: Standoff - Aired: 2018-02-25

At O'Keefe's hideout, Saul begins negotiations. Carrie learns who the woman caught on camera is. Wellington issues a command behind Keane's back.

4: Like Bad at Things - Aired: 2018-03-04

The parking ticket leads Carrie to a series of transactions. O'Keefe loses control of the situation at the compound, and an outsider spreads a rumor.

5: Active Measures - Aired: 2018-03-11

Carrie forms a team for an operation targeting Simone Martin. Saul follows a hunch about the hospital photo. Keane asks a widow for a delicate favor.

6: Species Jump - Aired: 2018-03-18

Saul consults an expert on Russia and a data scientist. Sen. Paley subpoenas Simone, whose testimony has Carrie re-examining her entire investigation.

7: Andante - Aired: 2018-03-25

Saul hunts for Simone's link to Russia. Carrie flees with Franny after a blowout with her sister and later has an eye-opening chat with Dante's ex.

8: Lies, Amplifiers, F**king Twitter - Aired: 2018-04-01

Wellington puts pressure on the Russian ambassador. Maggie gives Carrie an ultimatum. Saul and Carrie take extreme steps to get Dante to talk.

9: Useful Idiot - Aired: 2018-04-08

Yevgeny learns what happened to Dante. Saul takes a risky chance to uncover Yevgeny's network. Carrie finds out her sister is consulting a lawyer.

10: Clarity - Aired: 2018-04-15

Russia expert Sandy tells Saul she suspects Simone is still alive. Carrie faces Maggie in court. Keane's future rests in the vice president's hands.

11: All In - Aired: 2018-04-22

Sen. Paley investigates why Saul went to Moscow. Carrie's team launches the operation to exfiltrate Simone. Keane's recent decision backfires.

12: Paean To The People - Aired: 2018-04-29

Saul must usher his group out of Russia without raising suspicions. Carrie and Anson race toward the U.S. Embassy. The new president is put to the test.

Season 8 (12 Episodes)

1: Deception Indicated - Aired: 2020-02-09

A still-recovering Carrie is sent to Kabul to help secure a peace deal with the Taliban. Elsewhere in Afghanistan, Max embarks on his own risky mission.

2: Catch and Release - Aired: 2020-02-16

Carrie gets an anonymous tip on a possible source of leverage to use against G'ulom. Saul goes to Pakistan to arrange a private meeting with Haqqani.

3: False Friends - Aired: 2020-02-23

After Saul warns Haqqani that there's a mole in his camp, the Taliban leader summons his son. Carrie receives a mysterious invitation from Yevgeny.

4: Chalk One Up - Aired: 2020-03-01

President Warner arrives in Afghanistan to make an announcement to the troops — and the world. Samira gets an upsetting visit from her brother-in-law.

5: Chalk Two Down - Aired: 2020-03-08

Max's expertise is needed for a rescue mission. Carrie notices something suspicious on the flight manifest. G'ulom launches a manhunt for Haqqani.

6: Two Minutes - Aired: 2020-03-15

Carrie asks Yevgeny to help her find Max. Jenna gets enhanced audio on the recording of Carrie's meeting with Yevgeny. President Hayes calls G'ulom.

7: F**ker Shot Me - Aired: 2020-03-22

Carrie and Yevgeny follow a lead on Max's whereabouts. To try to delay Haqqani's trial, Saul makes an appeal to Tasneem and her father.

8: Threnody(s) - Aired: 2020-03-29

The Taliban threaten to kill Max if Haqqani is executed. President Hayes falls under the influence of a new adviser at the White House.

9: In Full Flight - Aired: 2020-04-05

Carrie and Yevgeny visit a bazaar, where they get a lead on the flight recorder. Tasneem meets with Jalal to stop him from provoking a war with the U.S.

10: Designated Driver - Aired: 2020-04-12

Carrie tells the helicopter mechanic what was on the black box. Yevgeny offers Carrie a deal. Jalal forces one of his men to accept a horrific mission.

11: The English Teacher - Aired: 2020-04-19

Saul begs Tasneem for any intel she can get on where Jalal might be hiding. An unlikely ally helps Carrie find a lead on the rumored Kremlin spy.

12: Prisoners of War - Aired: 2020-04-26

A chat with Carrie's sister makes Saul suspicious. Seeing no other way to stop an imminent war, Carrie steels herself to carry out a plan against Saul.