Homeland (2011– )
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Big Man in Tehran 

While Brody starts his mission in Tehran intending to kill the grand general of Iran, Carrie tries to give local support and a extraction plan for him.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Brody (credit only)
Chris Brody (credit only)
Dana Brody (credit only)
Mira Berenson (credit only)
Alan Bernard
Majid Javadi
Masud Sherazi
Danesh Akbari
Mossad Agent


In Tehran, Javadi has processed Brody and prepares to present him to his boss, Revolutionary Guards commanding general Danesh Akbari. Carrie enlists locally, with difficulty, Saul's financial analyst Sharazi's uncle Masud. Saul forces his adulterous wife's arrested Israeli lover Gene to get two of his Mossad contact there to help her, so they can supply Brody with a lethal arsenic dose. Javadi arranges for Akbari to meet Brody, but just out of reach, he drives off and sends Nicholas to his Iraqi brainwasher's widow Nassrin. Langley now believes Brody is a failure, a lost cause, and even a threat to asset Javadi, so Saul accepts he must be eliminated. Written by KGF Vissers

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8 December 2013 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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As Brody suffocates Deshan Akbari, he grips Brody's arms before they go limp and fall to the floor beside his dead body. In the next frame Akbari's arms are laying on his torso and no longer on the floor. See more »


Nassrin: Life is unlivable. But I survive.
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Homeland Main Title
Written by Sean Callery
Performed by Sean Callery Feat. Chris Tedesco
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The best laid plans…
17 December 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The previous episode saw Brody crossing the border into Iran and meeting CIA asset and senior Iranian intelligence agent Majid Javadi… now he just has to get close enough to the head of the agency to kill him. This won't be easy; first he has to convince the Iranians that he is genuinely seeking asylum then he must actually meet the man who is notoriously paranoid. At first it looks as if the meeting is going to go ahead and Saul enlists Mossad assistance to assist in supplying a weapon and then extracting Brody. Unfortunately things don't go as expected; Brody doesn't meet his target and soon he is making statements on Iranian TV condemning the United States. Back in Washington everybody is furious and fear that he may blow the whole operation by telling the Iranians about Javadi… perhaps Brody has outlived his usefulness! Carrie, who flew into Tehran shortly after Brody entered the country to help organise the extraction is determined to protect Brody; something that could be a serious mistake if he does betray the operation.

As the third season reaches its penultimate episode the tension is rising nicely. I liked how it looked as though Brody would accomplish his mission quickly only for everything to go somewhat wrong in a way that left his loyalty in doubt once again. One thing that did seem unlikely was Carrie's presence in Tehran; it doesn't seem possible that the authorities wouldn't spot her; after all she stands out due to her blonde hair and her public appearances early in the season would make her known to Iranian Intelligence… still while watching I was too caught up in the story to worry about that and Claire Danes does a fine job in the role. The ending, which I won't describe in detail, was great and set things up nicely for the final episode… I can't wait!

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