Homeland (2011–2020)
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Iron in the Fire 

Carrie gets a tip from Redmond regarding Quinn's lead. Saul calls in a favor with an old friend in the Pakistani military. Fara uncovers a deep-rooted conspiracy.


Michael Offer


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
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
Maury Sterling ... Max Piotrowski
Raza Jaffrey ... Aasar Khan
Nimrat Kaur ... Tasneem Qureshi
Art Malik ... Bunny Latif
Numan Acar ... Haissam Haqqani
Shavani Cameron Shavani Cameron ... Kiran (as Shavani Seth)


Quinn reluctantly accepts joining Carrie's Pakistan team to examine his theory that Sandy's lynching was orchestrated by a Pakistani intelligence officer, or as turns out their thug 'subcontractor' Farhad Ghazi. Now Ayaan is without prospect, he considers and accepts a proposal from Carrie, posing as Fara's London editing chief, to sell his family's story for a safe scholarship in London, which doesn't even exist. Following him, the team discovers his uncle, Taliban commander Haissam Haqqani, wasn't killed by the drone. The ambassador's husband, a politics professor, is blackmailed and laves Islamabad feigning a dream job. Saul calls markers on retired Pakistani military intelligence general Bunny Latif but the incumbent is impressed nor amused. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

19 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The ISI Headquarters is played by the old Portnet Building near Cape Town's Foreshore. The Benazir Bhutto Airport establishing shot was at the Cape Town train station. See more »


In "Previously on...", Aayan clearly asks "How?" In response to a suggestion. That was not the response he gave in the previous episode. See more »


John Redmond: There's a tunnel.
Carrie Mathison: A tunnel?
John Redmond: It starts under the Economics section. Dumps you out into the Itwar bazaar.
Carrie Mathison: Why didn't you say something?
John Redmond: You never asked.
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Homeland Theme
Written by Sean Callery
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Grating Tension Is Back
25 October 2014 | by RyanCShowersSee all my reviews

The area where "Homeland" never fails to bring quality showmanship is the technical areas. The cinematography of this season, this episode in particular, is chiller, which adds to the vital suspense "Homeland" needs to be in top form. The grating tension is very present in "Iron in the Fire", as well as the general plot elements operating to a profitable result. The show has been taking criticism for Carrie's development so far in season four. First with the unsavory baby-drowning "moment of weakness", and now with manipulating the impressionable, young Ian. As someone who denounced the horrid bathtub scene, I cannot say this is as ludicrous, but that does not mean this is going to drive the plot to the palace of acclaim the show once received. Can "Homeland" maintain its lauded character of Carrie Mathison without Brody? First impressions suggested yes, but each episode makes that initial review more unstable.

Grade: B

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