Homeland: Season 1, Episode 6

The Good Soldier (6 Nov. 2011)

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Carrie manages to prepare a polygraph test for the 11 people who were near Afsal Hamid, including Sgt. Brody. Meannwhile, she tries to get closer to Brody using other personal methods.



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Helen Walker (as Afton C. Williamson)


After Afsal Hamid's suicide, the director, consulted above his deputy's head, allows all eleven agents and soldiers known to have had opportunity to pass on a razor lie-detector-tested. Brody is included and asks for a delay after a frustrating reunion with war comrades at a funeral where Mike's adultery is exposed, leading to a fight and Brody getting drunk. He still beats the polygraph, but a control question proves that must be a trick, as it concerns the adultery Carrie committed with him. Before the team tracks down Raqim Faisel, he's killed by gunfire after his partner spotted a booby-trap just in time. Written by KGF Vissers

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The Good Soldier
24 October 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Carrie (Claire Danes) arrives at Langley, seemingly rejuvenated. Everyone there is in disbelief that Afsal Hamid was able to kill himself. Carrie proposes that a polygraph test be administered to everyone who came into contact with Hamid. Carrie is excited because Brody (Damian Lewis) will be on the list; she's confident he won't be able to pass the polygraph. The testing process begins that day. Carrie is the first to take the polygraph.

A memorial service is held for Tom Walker. Brody delivers the eulogy while fighting back memories of beating Walker to death. Afterwards, Carrie finds Brody and tells him about the polygraph test he has to take; they schedule it for the following day. At the reception, Brody and Mike (Diego Klattenhoff) are chatting with some other Marines who attended the service.

Saul takes the polygraph again and passes this time. He enters the observation room with Carrie, as Brody's test is next. Brody takes the test and easily passes on every question, including the one asking whether he gave Afsal Hamid the razor blade. Carrie is flustered, but has one more gambit - she tells the interviewer (James Urbaniak) to ask Brody if he's ever been unfaithful to his wife.

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