Homeland: Season 1, Episode 12

Marine One (18 Dec. 2011)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.0/10 from 1,960 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 2 critic

In the Season 1 finale, a near-catatonic Carrie is confined to bed as Saul puzzles over the unnerving implications of her time line.



(developed for american television by), (developed for american television by), 5 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 20 Mar 2011
a list of 13 titles
created 05 Jan 2012
a list of 1677 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
a list of 47 titles
created 16 Oct 2013
a list of 42 titles
created 6 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Marine One" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Marine One (18 Dec 2011)

Marine One (18 Dec 2011) on IMDb 9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Homeland.
« Previous Episode | 12 of 49 Episodes | Next Episode »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Faber (credit only)


Vice-President Walmsley and his team are making preparations for the announcement of his candidacy for President, and several different factions are on their own mission for the event. David tries to convince him that if he is set on going ahead with the announcement at this time, that he do it in a more secured setting as Walker is still at large. Walker has to find a way into the secured zone to be able to have clear and undetected access for his shot. Brody not only prepares himself for his final suicide bomb mission, but also videotapes a confession for later viewing about his view that the Vice-President, who ordered the attack that killed several children including Abu Nazir's son but who publicly blamed that attack on Al Qaeda, is the true terrorist. Brody has to decide if he will ultimately go through with the plan or if there is another better option about which his backers will support. In Brody's preparation, Dana believes she understands why her father has been acting so ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


TV-MA | See all certifications »




Release Date:

18 December 2011 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


After Nicholas Brody confronts Carrie outside the police station for the last time, Carrie turns and walks to her sister's van. As she does so, the clip for Claire Danes' body microphone can clearly be seen over her right-hand back pant pocket. See more »


References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »


Homeland Main Title
Written by Sean Callery
Performed by Sean Callery Feat. Chris Tedesco
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Engaging season with a premise not built to last
5 March 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I came into this show well aware of the hype surrounding it. It had taken home several Emmy's and golden globes in its first year, which was quite an accomplishment. Once I saw it however, I quickly came to the conclusion that it was overrated. Not that it wasn't a good season, because it was very good overall, but it just is not as fantastic as people have made it out to be.

Carrie is a well thought out character: she's interesting, unreliable yet somehow reliable at the same time, and her illness provides great potential and unpredictability. For the most part she was handled well this season, and was portrayed so well by Claire Danes. However, I think Saul takes the cake for best character on the show. He's real, dynamic, and flawed despite coming across as a generally nice guy to be around.

But the character who should be the most interesting isn't. Nicholas Brody. No doubt the mystery surrounding his captivity and rescue makes for a good season, but he himself really isn't all that captivating. And once we find out who he is and what he's doing, the story takes a turn in a direction that does not hold open many doors for following seasons.

This is a show that does have a good premise, but it's one that can likely be solved in a single season or two at most. But where does it go from there? Likely the story branches out into so many different directions and angles that we no longer even acknowledge the fact that there indeed was a premise that sparked the show.

Unlike shows like The Wire, Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, or Breaking Bad, which all have premises that can sustain themselves for multiple seasons at which point the show gracefully ends rather than drawing out unnecessarily, Homeland does not.

Only time will tell, but ignoring all that, I can say that the first season was a successful run.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Do You Like Lockhart? Groovie-Goolie
Episode 11 Hints rbeal90
ISI Officials talking english between them ? Zhaiden
Clip - Ep 11 - Another version of Quinn-Carrie Fight Duplicate
Who is that blonde woman? MyNamesParadise
The season finale will make or break this season kpark1996
Discuss Marine One (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page