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About a Boy 

Carrie tries to earn the trust of a frightened asset. On his way out of town, Saul catches a break when he spots a familiar face. Quinn and Fara stake out a new suspect.


Charlotte Sieling


Gideon Raff (based on the original Israeli series "Prisoners of War" by), Alex Gansa (developed for American television by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Danes ... Carrie Mathison
Rupert Friend ... Peter Quinn
Nazanin Boniadi ... Fara Sherazi
Laila Robins ... Martha Boyd
Tracy Letts ... Andrew Lockhart (credit only)
Mandy Patinkin ... Saul Berenson
Suraj Sharma ... Aayan Ibrahim
Michael O'Keefe ... John Redmond
Mark Moses ... Dennis Boyd
Raza Jaffrey ... Aasar Khan
Nimrat Kaur ... Tasneem Qureishi
Meren Reddy ... Parvez
Tamer Burjaq ... Farhad Ghazi
Zahir Bassa Zahir Bassa ... Qadir
Mahmood Muhammed Mahmood Muhammed ... Cop


To Quinn's disgust, Carrie shamelessly seduces innocent virgin Aayan Ibrahim into bed to win his trust. Saul tails criminal ICI-henchman Farhad Ghazi at the airport, but ends up his captive without any CIA staff noticing. Quinn and Fara's stakeout meanwhile yields the imam who accompanied Ayaan's most-wanted uncle. Ambassador Boyd's husband Dennis finds her neither pleased nor surprised when he announces he's staying, indeed having missed out on an academic new chance, but does well as ICI spy. Written by KGF Vissers

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The establishing shot of "Benazir Bhutto Airport" when Saul is waiting for his flight is shot in Cape Town's central train station. The electronic board in the centre of the shot has "CAPE TOWN" on it very clearly and shows train times, and a billboard shows an advert for Weet-bix, which is a South African breakfast cereal. See more »


Fara Sherazi: Okay, I'm trying to be balls in here, but I'm not into suicide.
Peter Quinn: Another two, three miles, we'll be in the no-go area. Believe it or not, I don't have a death wish, either.
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Homeland Theme
Written by Sean Callery
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Homeland has lost it completely!
27 October 2014 | by zainnadeem71See all my reviews

Being a Pakistani youth myself, I was a die hard fan of Homeland solely because of its well written and multi-layered script,authenticity (to some extent) and good acting until NOW. Season 4 has disappointed me to its every bit as it could. This episode is again about the delusional Carey Mathinson trying to "recruit" her dumb asset while ferocious ISI agents continue to spy on her and her team. I mean, come on! The writers clearly don't know what they are trying to show here rather than the same old bizarre story line from a crappy spy movie! The roles of the supporting actors have gone unimportant, boring and predictable. I urge you to please not waste your time watching this!

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Release Date:

26 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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