Homeland (2011– )
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The Yoga Play 

Carrie puts her mission on the line to do a risky favor. Saul is forced to rub elbows with his adversary, Senator Lockhart, on a hunting trip. Still on the run, Dana makes a shocking discovery.


Clark Johnson


Alex Gansa (developed for american television by), Howard Gordon (developed for american television by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Danes ... Carrie Mathison
Damian Lewis ... Nicholas Brody (credit only)
Rupert Friend ... Peter Quinn
Morena Baccarin ... Jessica Brody
Jackson Pace ... Chris Brody
Morgan Saylor ... Dana Brody
Sarita Choudhury ... Mira Berenson
Tracy Letts ... Andrew Lockhart
F. Murray Abraham ... Dar Adal (credit only)
Mandy Patinkin ... Saul Berenson
Mary Apick ... Fariba Javadi
David Marciano ... Virgil Piotrowski
Maury Sterling ... Max Piotrowski
Sam Underwood ... Leo Carras
Shaun Toub ... Majid Javadi


Saul hopes to be appointed regular CIA director when summoned to the presidential chief of staff's geese hunt, but senator Andrew Lockhart is the one toasted as nominee. Quinn is meanwhile taken into confidence and asked to supervise Carrie, who dumps her medication again. She even risks arousing suspicion from Iranian spy chief Majid Javadi's personal henchmen by abusing the 'yoga class' alibi to summon an FBI agent to check out runaway Dana, who is spooked by broadcast reports about lover Leo's allegedly fratricidal past, and dumps him as another 'liar'. Majid's men intrude at night to overpower and strip-search Carrie. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

27 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Saul is said to be going duck hunting in this episode. Mandy Patinkin who plays Saul, also played Jason Gideon in Criminal Minds (2005) who was a keen bird watcher. When his character left Criminal Minds, his replacement David Rossi was seen shooting ducks, this was to symbolise the exit of Patinkin's character. See more »


When Leo and Dana are in the gas station preparing to leave, it sounds like Leo calls Dana "Jess", Dana's mother's name. However, he actually yells "yes" after Dana asks him if his brother Phillip killed himself. See more »


Saul Berenson: I'm inviting you into an ongoing operation, Peter. Carrie's and mine.
Peter Quinn: You mean... burning her in front of the Senate? Committing her to a mental institution?
Saul Berenson: All an act. Part of the plan.
Peter Quinn: Fuck me. And it's working?
Saul Berenson: So far. Two nights ago, the deputy chief of Iran's intelligence directorate took the bait. We believe he's on his way here.
Peter Quinn: Javadi himself? Majid Javadi? He's taking a huge fuckin' risk.
Saul Berenson: Carrie Mathison's a huge fucking draw.
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Homeland Main Title
Written by Sean Callery
Performed by Sean Callery Feat. Chris Tedesco
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