Homeland (2011–2020)
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Gerontion 

With an old adversary in custody, Saul makes the gamble of his career. Carrie and Quinn scramble to contain a local police investigation, while Mira finds her marriage at a crossroads.

Director:

Carl Franklin

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Danes ... Carrie Mathison
Damian Lewis ... Nicholas Brody (credit only)
Rupert Friend ... Peter Quinn
Morena Baccarin ... Jessica Brody (credit only)
Jackson Pace ... Chris Brody (credit only)
Morgan Saylor ... Dana Brody (credit only)
Sarita Choudhury ... Mira Berenson
Tracy Letts ... Andrew Lockhart
F. Murray Abraham ... Dar Adal
Mandy Patinkin ... Saul Berenson
Clark Johnson ... Detective Calvin Johnson
Nazanin Boniadi ... Fara Sherazi
Shaun Toub ... Majid Javadi
William Abadie ... Alan Bernard
Vincent Irizarry ... Captain Lonza
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Storyline

Majid Javadi is firmly in Saul's grip and seems to run out of excuses to give in to blackmail, so he's put on an airplane back to Teheran as double agent. As the police found his family's corpses, Quinn must take the blame and invoke national security to go free. It works, but disgust him enough to consider leaving the CIA, yet he accepts to help find out what happened to Brody. Majid assures Carrie that not Brady, but henchmen of his law firm helped Abu Nasir's men bomb the CIA site. Confident Dar Adal deserts senator Andrew Lockhart when Saul rather keeps his successor-designate locked up 'accidentally' then call off operation Majid. Written by KGF Vissers

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The title, "Gerontion," comes from a T.S. Eliot poem by the same name, published in 1920. In ancient Greek, it means "Little Old Man," and it opens with the speaker describing himself as "an old man in a dry month ... waiting for rain...." Like the more famous Eliot poem from the same period, "The Waste Land," this one contains ruminations about sexuality, and religious disillusion and despair. A pointed passage is: "After such knowledge, what forgiveness? Think now / History has many cunning passages, contrived corridors, / And issues, deceives with whispering ambitions, / Guides us by vanities." See more »

Quotes

Saul Berenson: You killed her. Why? Get back at me because you could?
Majid Javadi: She was my wife. She was unfaithful.
Saul Berenson: She was your ex-wife. It was 35 years ago.
Majid Javadi: In the eyes of God, we're still married. I should have stoned her to death, but you didn't give me enough time.
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Homeland Main Title
Written by Sean Callery
Performed by Sean Callery Feat. Chris Tedesco
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Slow and no excitement!!
15 November 2013 | by calebyashSee all my reviews

This episode seems very sloppy. Saul's relationship problem and Carrie's pregnancy seems irrelevant to this episode. However, these two aspects show the real struggle in the personal affairs even in the midst of saving country. It has realistic touch. The plot does not seem so exciting. With regard to Broody, we do not know what is happening with him. I began to think, that he is no more needed in the series. Writes should think out of the box and add the originality that Homeland used to have. There are so many lose ends that writers must think of reconciling them. Another character that seemed pointless to me is the would-be CIA director. I hope this character will be developed further. with all its negativity, I hope this series will excite us.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Persian

Release Date:

10 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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