Homeland (2011– )
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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.


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

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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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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: I-I didn't do anything. I have no idea where this is coming from. I swear, no matter what Dar Adal said, I did not...
Peter Quinn: Not him. Saul. Saul put your name on the list.
Carrie Mathison: Saul?
Peter Quinn: Close your eyes.
Carrie Mathison: I don't believe it.
Peter Quinn: Believe it. Now play fucking dead.
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Homeland Theme
Written by Sean Callery
Performed by Sean Callery Feat. Chris Tedesco
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Who wants Carrie dead?
2 November 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode opens shortly after the previous one ended; Carrie has been captured by Quinn and after staging a photograph that makes her look dead he explains his orders to kill her and urges her to disappear. He states that he gets is orders directly from Saul via a secret post office box; she refuses to accept that her mentor would want her dead so insists on accompanying Quinn when he drops off his 'proof' of her death... it appears that Quinn is now a loose end to be cleared up but he is hard to kill and evidence is soon found that points to a surprising source for the kill-orders.

Meanwhile Saul and Allison Carr are in Switzerland where they are trying to persuade a Syrian general to help overthrow President Assad and the two hackers who stole the CIA's data want to do different things with it; one wishes to make it public the other intends to sell it to the Russians… something he might not live to regret.

This was another gripping episode. We learn more about what is going on; most notable, in a shocking revelation, the person who ordered Quinn to kill Carrie. It was interesting to see that Quinn clearly cares about Carrie… if he didn't he wouldn't have let her live but until he faked the picture I'd wondered if he'd merely been ordered to capture her. There is also some real tension as the hacker goes to see the Russians; most viewers will guess that things are unlikely to end well for this greedy and fairly expendable character. We also get impressive action, which includes a sudden shootout and an explosive conclusion. It isn't just the exciting scenes that are interesting though; the scenes where Saul tries to persuade the Syrian general to accept US support and stage a coup were enjoyable without the need for any obvious danger. Overall another thrilling episode.

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