Homeland: Season 4, Episode 1

The Drone Queen (5 Oct. 2014)

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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)
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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 vindictive hothead 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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Securely focused, politically apt, and technically savvy
12 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Everyone can take a sigh of relief in knowing that "Homeland" slipped comfortably into the post-Brody portion of the show. In "Drone Queen", "Homeland" decided to put the spy action in a position of prominence over the emotional story lines, which is something I'm in favor of in this particular instance. They have seemed to figure out how to build a meaty plot from a leaner starting product. Carrie Mathison is still one of the most fascinating characters on television, and she's anchored by Danes' fearless performance. The episode's finale was a zapping turn that affected the shock and thrill fans needed to feel at home again. "Drone Queen" was a securely focused, politically apt, and technically savvy transition into the next phase of Carrie Mathison's saga of Homeland Security.

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