Homeland (2011– )
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Halfway to a Donut 

Carrie organizes a last-ditch operation. Lockhart and Martha stall the ISI.


Alex Graves


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

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Danes ... Carrie Mathison
Rupert Friend ... Peter Quinn
Nazanin Boniadi ... Fara Sherazi (credit only)
Laila Robins ... Martha Boyd
Tracy Letts ... Andrew Lockhart
Mandy Patinkin ... Saul Berenson
Mark Moses ... Dennis Boyd
Raza Jaffrey ... Aasar Khan
Nimrat Kaur ... Tasneem Qureshi
Michael O'Keefe ... John Redmond
Numan Acar ... Haissam Haqqani
Art Malik ... Bunny Latif
Jòvan Muthray Jòvan Muthray ... Shopkeeper
Tyrone Keogh ... S.F. #1 (as Ty Keogh)
Dylan Edy ... S.F. #2


Carrie arrogantly accuses the ICI of sabotage all investigations but finds perfect gentleman general Aasar Khan cooperative enough to completely convince even Quinn. Hoping to avenge Ayaan she tries to track the medicine he was to bring to Taliban uncle Haissam Haqqani trough the knave's nurse-girlfriend, but the pills wreck her memory and self-control. ICI can easily have her arrested for armed street frenzy an brings her to the general's home, where the illusion to find Brody alive, to good to be true or ignored, mentally breaks her. Meanwhile Saul makes a failed escape attempt. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

16 November 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?


After Bin Laden's death in 2011, already scarce cell phone use by the Taliban plummeted for fear of being tracked and monitored, especially in remote areas with few users. Someone so close to a major Taliban leader as Saul's prison guard would not be carrying a live smart phone. See more »


Andrew Lockhart: We need to bring the ambassador into this.
Carrie Mathison: We need to bring no one into this, not until we think it through.
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Homeland Theme
Written by Sean Callery
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The Best Season Four Episode Yet
25 November 2014 | by RyanCShowersSee all my reviews

"Homeland" was on a roll with "From A to B and Back Again" and "Redux" but this was the hour where I realized the show I fell in love with three years ago was back. The conference scene helped build the episode's momentum and led into the imposing Saul scene nicely by the writers. The sequence involving Saul trying to escape was thrilling and the most tense the show has been since Abu Nazir exited the series two seasons ago. The use of close-ups in the midsts of Saul's chase were intimately intense and the directing scaled the suspense to levels of suspense you forgot "Homeland" was able to reach. Mandy Patinkin got off to a whimpering year at the season's beginning but has been revealed to be the heart of this portion of the season. He and Claire Danes cranked out the episode's big scene passionately and wholeheartedly, a scene so vigorous that it feels like days long. So far, "Halfway to a Donut" is the best episode of season four.

Grade: A

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