Homeland (2011– )
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The Drone Queen 

Carrie makes a crucial decision after learning pressing intelligence; Saul struggles to adjust to his new role in the private sector.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Fara Sherazi (credit only)
Martha Boyd
Mira Berenson
Kiran (as Shavani Seth)
J.G. Edgars


As CIA section chief in Kabul, Carrie ignores warnings about major collateral damage to sanction a drone strike on a hard-to-find Taliban leader, resulting in mass killings at a wedding in his family in Pakistan, which she calls their own risk. Orphaned moderate med student Aayan Ibrahim, the target's cousin, recorded the attack on video, which his relative Rahim posted on Internet behinds Ayyan's back. CIA informer-handler Sandy Bachman's identity becomes public and he's lynched by a mob, Quinn shoots two assailants during a disastrous attempt with Carrie to extract Sandy. CIA director Andrew Lockhart recalls both during the scandal investigation and orders Carrie to stay in the US, but Quinn gives her a tip to question archive-buried collaborator Hank Wonham. Written by KGF Vissers

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5 October 2014 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The title of this episode refers to the icing of the cake Carrie receives from her colleagues on her birthday. Its a reference to the computer strategy game "StarCraft" where the leader of the race Zerg is called "Carrie" and is usually referred to as "Queen of Blades", also the very basic unit of the Zerg is called a drone. See more »


In the long shot where Sandy first exits out onto the street having been blown, you can see the tip of Lion's Head over the buildings to the right. Lion's Head is in Cape Town, where this season was shot. See more »


Maggie Mathison: Hey, happy birthday.
Carrie Mathison: Thanks.
Maggie Mathison: So? What'd you do for your birthday?
Carrie Mathison: Interrogated a couple prisoners, flew another mission.
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Its NICE and now it also has an Indian touch of Characters
22 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Its good to see a show changing directions from particular story to another. The location in this new story is Kabul and Islamabad which has been shown very critically and detailed. It also contains some new brilliant characters like SURAJ SHARMA from LIFE OF PI. The characters from previous season are solid as well.The background sound is AMAZING and gives you a real feel of operation of a control room and other Places. The Look of Kabul and Islamabad is Amazing.There is a Tense situation throughout the whole episode which has been in every last season episodes and which makes you to watch the whole episode with a sense of Curiosity.It Looks Pretty good now and hope it will get better and interesting in upcoming episodes.

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