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Why Is This Night Different? 

Carrie is told who the person that wants her dead is but she doesn't believe it. In order to stay alive Quinn helps Carrie stage her death.


(as John Coles)


(based on the original Israeli series "Prisoners of War" by), (developed for American television by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dar Adal (credit only)
Etai Luskin
Ivan Krupin
Janina Blohm-Sievers ...
Sabine (as Janina Blohn Sievers)
Üter's Wife


Peter stuns Carrie by revealing he was ordered to execute her in Saul's exclusive way. Before staging her death, even for daughter Sabine, she insists to check up on the order, which leads to Peter barely surviving a shootout. After consulting Israel, Saul's team abuses Syrian general Youssef's stay in Lausanne for his daughter's surgery to recruit him as Alawite alternative for monstrous president Assad, but his plane has a shattering end destination. Activist Numan is horrified to discover his CIA files didn't reach the reporter because his cahoot Korzenik stole the memory stick to sell to the Russians, but they tortured him to get to the copy before executing him and the witness. Written by KGF Vissers

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25 October 2015 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Some of the action is supposed to take place in "Douvaine, Switzerland". Douvaine is in France (near the border with Switzerland). See more »


Carrie Mathison: Where have you been?
Peter Quinn: Syria.
Carrie Mathison: Quinn, the last two years, everywhere I went, I looked for you. I tried to find you. I never stopped thinking about you.
Peter Quinn: Doesn't matter now.
Carrie Mathison: [putting on a wig] Well... how do I look?
Peter Quinn: Like somebody else.
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Homeland Theme
Written by Sean Callery
Performed by Sean Callery Feat. Chris Tedesco
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Another great piece of the puzzle
29 October 2015 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

"Why Is This Night Different?" is another great episode in a super solid season 5 so far. When i started to think that this season will go in the roots of main story in season 3, the ending turned everything around. Who is this Allison Carr? She answered the phone at the end in Russian, who are becoming more and more involved in season 5. So far, i think this season has the most side plots then ever, which eventually i think will come together.

Overall, 4 episodes into season 5 and i can't think of anything so far that would ruin the series. It's near damn perfect. Acting, directing, editing and cinematography as solid as usual. "Why Is This Night Different?" is another great piece of the great puzzle named "season 5".

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