Homeland: Season 1, Episode 8

Achilles Heel (20 Nov. 2011)

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While Carrie and Saul are left reeling by the news that Walker is alive, the intelligence organizations squabble over how to capture him.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Faber (credit only)
Congressman Richard Johnson
Helen Walker (as Afton C. Williamson)


Saul Berenson is convinced that Raquem's caught cahoot Aileen has switched sides and believes her information. Danny Galvez works out heir house was ideal for a sniper to hit the president in Marine One. Brody is suspect-off now his 'buried' mate Tom Walker is believed to be the Al-Qaeda convert mole. He is indeed alive, living as a homeless veteran, but with secret contacts. Written by KGF Vissers

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Written by Sean Callery
Performed by Sean Callery Feat. Chris Tedesco
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Achilles Heel
24 October 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Tom Walker (Chris Chalk) is in Washington, D.C, homeless, begging for money on the street. Mansour Al-Zahrani (Ramsey Faragallah), a Saudi diplomat, passes him a key and a note written on a dollar bill.

When Brody returns home from Langley, he and Jessica (Morena Baccarin) have an emotional conversation concerning her relationship with Mike. She expresses regret for having moved on while he was gone, but tries to get him to understand how long she waited for him. He says he does not blame her.

At Saul's house, Mira Berenson (Sarita Choudhury) is packing to leave for India, and Saul is clearly upset about her plans. Carrie shows up and tells Saul that she personally contacted Brody after her surveillance operation was shut down. She insists that her personal contact with him is over. He is at first disapproving, saying it should never have happened, but then softens.

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