Homeland: Season 2, Episode 5

Q&A (28 Oct. 2012)

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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.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Faber (credit only)
Abu Nazir (credit only)
Finn Walden (as Timothee Chalamet)


The CIA figures they have 24 hours to learn what they can from Brody. Estes tells Brody's chief of staff to say that the Representative has the flu, so Jessica takes chicken soup to the hotel. To Carrie's dismay, Peter Quinn runs the interrogation; Brody sticks to his story. Would Carrie have done a better job? That evening, Dana goes on a date with Finn Walden; can they lose his Secret Service minders? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Two people in a room
5 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having been taken in to custody by the CIA it is time for Brody to be interrogated about the contents of his video and his connections to the terrorist Abu Nazir. Carrie isn't pleased when she has to sit and watch while Quinn questions Brody. It soon becomes apparent that he isn't getting anywhere as Brody denies wearing a suicide vest with the intention of killing the vice president even after being shown the recording he made. After questioning Brody for some time Quinn appears to lose control and stabs Brody through the hand; he has to be dragged out of the room screaming. It is now Carrie's turn to ask the questions; he methods are far more gentle; she gives him water, unchains his hands, even turns off all the cameras before she starts talking about how she really cared for him… slowly but surely he starts to open up and tell the truth. With the truth out one might expect him to be dragged off to prison to await trial but he is far more valuable on the outside working for the CIA against Nazir. While Brody is in custody his wife has been worrying as to his whereabouts and doesn't believe the excuses officials tell her and his daughter Dana goes for a drive with her new boyfriend, the vice president's son Chris; a drive that will end in a tragedy.

I think this was the best episode to date; largely because of the scenes in the interrogation room. These only included two people for most of the time. In these scenes Damian Lewis and Claire Danes were great as protagonists Brody and Carrie; Rupert Friend also put in a fine performance as Peter Quinn… the moment he attacked Brody was a real shock. At the end of the previous episode I was confused as to how Brody could continue to be a major part of the series as the evidence against him was so solid but what happens here provides a believable way for him to continue be free. The scenes with Dana and Chris were a slight distraction but I'm sure they will become important in future episodes.

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