Homeland (2011– )
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The Smile 

Months after undergoing Electroconvulsive Therapy, former CIA case officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) has made strides towards mental health but her progress is threatened when an asset from her former life comes in from the cold.


Michael Cuesta


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Danes ... Carrie Mathison
Damian Lewis ... Nicholas Brody
Morena Baccarin ... Jessica Brody
David Harewood ... David Estes
Diego Klattenhoff ... Mike Faber (credit only)
Jamey Sheridan ... Vice President William Walden
David Marciano ... Virgil Piotrowski (credit only)
Navid Negahban ... Abu Nazir (credit only)
Jackson Pace ... Chris Brody
Morgan Saylor ... Dana Brody
Mandy Patinkin ... Saul Berenson
Hrach Titizian ... Danny Galvez
Amy Hargreaves ... Maggie Mathison
James Rebhorn ... Frank Mathison
Zuleikha Robinson ... Roya Hammad


It's 2011; Israel bombs five sites in Iran, and the CIA hears rumors of a retaliatory attack within the U.S. When a Lebanese woman offers intelligence but will only speak with Carrie, Estes and Saul are forced to bring her in from the cold for a couple days. (She lives with her sister and father, and she teaches English to immigrants). Once in Beirut, with a Canadian cover, an initial meeting goes wrong. Meanwhile, Brody, now a member of Congress, receives an assignment from a messenger of Abu Nazir. Things have come to a head with Brody's wife, as well, when their daughter has a problem at her new upper-crust, private high school. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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English | Arabic

Release Date:

30 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox 21 See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Dana is told that she needs to understand the "Quaker meeting" better. The Society of Friends is called "Quaker" colloquially; No Friend would ever refer formally to a meeting as a "Quaker" meeting. See more »


Carrie Mathison: What do you want?
Danny Galvez: Estes needs to see you.
Carrie Mathison: Tell him to fuck off.
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Homeland Main Title
Written by Sean Callery
Performed by Sean Callery Feat. Chris Tedesco
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What arrives slowly and leaves very fast?
19 November 2015 | by theovosseSee all my reviews

I liked the first season. It might have been a bit over the top, but it had good points, a good plot, and the final episode was very well done. The ending caught me by surprise.

Perhaps that made me expect too much of the season 2, but boy, was I disappointed. It starts well, but quickly starts using all spy movie clichés that fit in 20 minutes. And why is a female reporter who must be known to be related to The Bad Guy allowed to just waltz in and make someone do things they don't want to by just saying a few words? I'll never know, because that was the moment the credibility was lost, and I have no interest in resuming watching.

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