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The Clearing 

Fearing an attack is imminent, Saul goes to a federal prison to interview Aileen (whom he brought back from the U.S.-Mexican border a year or so ago) and Carrie, under orders from Quinn, ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Virgil Piotrowski (credit only)
Abu Nazir (credit only)
Cynthia Walden
Roya Hammad
Finn Walden (as Timothee Chalamet)


Fearing an attack is imminent, Saul goes to a federal prison to interview Aileen (whom he brought back from the U.S.-Mexican border a year or so ago) and Carrie, under orders from Quinn, presses Brody to find out from Roya what's going on. Brody and his family are at a weekend fundraiser for Walden at the mansion of a self-made Vietnam vet. Dana wants Finn to go to the police with her. Carrie visits with Mike. Aileen is depressed and uncooperative, so Saul agrees to get her a cell with a window in exchange for her help. Is this the break they need? And what of Dana and her resolve to confess? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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11 November 2012 (USA)  »

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In the woods, Brody's hand disappears from the side of Carrie's head between shots. See more »


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Homeland Main Title
Written by Sean Callery
Performed by Sean Callery Feat. Chris Tedesco
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Homeland The Clearing
11 November 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Brody meets with Roya is the park but she cannot say anything about what happened at Gettsburg. She says he soon will have another job to do in the plan. Saul meets with Aileen (Marin Ireland) when she has been held in 23 hour lock down. He try's to make a deal with her to find out who one of the shooters was. Carrie meets with Quinn in the hospital who after the shooting was able to survive. Quinn discharges himself from the hospital. In the back of a car Dana tells Finn she went to the dead women's funeral then saying she wants to tell people about what they did. After some worry he agrees to talk to their parents about hitting the women. In the back of another car Jessica tells Brody that Mike said he killed Tom Walker. Brody lies to Jessica saying he killed Tom but through the help of the CIA. Brody calls Carrie about how Mike knew about Walker. Saul meets with the Warden to try get him to get Aileen a room with a window. Carrie meets with Mike to tell him to stay away from Brody telling him that their is an attack coming soon. She tells him she knows about his relationship with Jessica trying to connect with him. When Chris asks Brody to swim at the party he cannot because people look at his war wounds. Saul try's to make the deal with Aileen but she cannot trust him. At the stables Rex says he is supporting Walden but Brody says he is not the man everyone thinks he is. Carie then calls Brody telling him to meet her at the clearing. Carrie then kisses Brody which links her to personally into the case. She does not know why she loves him so much but the two continue to kiss with nothing to care about. Dana blurts out that her and Finn killed someone to their mothers. To get Aileen to talk Saul offers her bread, cheese and wine. The two reflect on their past and Saul's wife. Saul gets a call that Aileen has a window room now. After she reads the contract for a new room she tells Saul about this new man. When it's night Brody goes swimming in the pool alone. Finn leaves with a bag in the middle of the night. Dana tells him that her family are different and will talk about the murder. When Brody try's to talk to Walden he says to let this scandal lie. Quinn organizes a group to go after the new target that was apart of the mission. When Saul finds out Aileen lied he rushes into her room to find her bleeding to her death. Brody leaves with Dana and Dana thinks he will blow the whole operation. When Brody and Dana get to the police Carrie is there waiting. Bridy then has to tell Dana that if this gets out it will ruin the election. Mandy Patikin finally has done something more then sit in the background and the writers gave him something to work with which makes me happy.

EPISODE GRADE: B+ (MVP: Mandy Patinkin)

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