Homeland: Season 1, Episode 11

The Vest (11 Dec. 2011)

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When the dust settles from an explosion, Saul finds a manic Carrie hospitalized and realizes there may be merit to her wild theories.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Faber (credit only)
Benjamin Pelteson ...
Dr. Jeremy


After the terrorist bomb turned the tables on the entrapment-team, Carrie is only released to home at Saul's request, but still nobody believes her obsessive 'research' and theories. Brody enjoys family life, especially blossoming son Chris, and preparing for his congressional campaign. For further instructions, he inconspicuously visits an oriental old-fashioned 'tailor' while visiting Gettysburg with his family. Written by KGF Vissers

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The 'Heritage Diner' where the Brody family eats (and the local man tells Nicholas that he'll vote for him) is actually J. J. Wasabi's in Mooresville at the corner of Moore Avenue and Main Street, just as shown on-screen. See more »


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Written by Tomasz Stanko Quartet
Performed by Tomasz Stanko Quartet
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The Vest
24 October 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Saul (Mandy Patinkin) goes to the hospital to pick up Carrie (Claire Danes), who has been there for a week recuperating from her injuries. To his shock, he finds Carrie acting like a totally different person, talking a mile a minute, and ranting and raving about needing a green pen and theories about Abu Nazir.

Brody takes his family on a trip to Gettysburg, proposing it as a way to spend time together before he embarks on his campaign for Congress. Brody shows the family where the Battle of Gettysburg took place, and tells them stories of Civil War heroes. Later on, they go to a diner for lunch, and Brody excuses himself to get something at the drugstore. Brody instead heads to the back of a clothing store. Waiting there is a man who has tailored an explosive suicide vest for Brody. Brody tries on the vest while coldly asking whether the explosion will sever his head cleanly off his body.

Despite her father's (James Rebhorn) protests, Carrie calls Brody. She describes the period that Abu Nazir went silent, and asks Brody whether he has any insights into it, since he was there and had a personal connection with Nazir. Brody offers to come over and discuss it. Shortly after, Carrie answers her door, anticipating Brody's arrival, but she finds Estes at the door instead.

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