Homeland (2011– )
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Why Is This Night Different? 

Carrie is told who the person that wants her dead is but she doesn't believe it. In order to stay alive Quinn helps Carrie stage her death.


John David Coles (as John Coles)


Gideon Raff (based on the original Israeli series "Prisoners of War" by), Howard Gordon (developed for American television by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Danes ... Carrie Mathison
Rupert Friend ... Peter Quinn
Sebastian Koch ... Otto Düring
Miranda Otto ... Allison Carr
Alexander Fehling ... Jonas Hollander
Sarah Sokolovic ... Laura Sutton
F. Murray Abraham ... Dar Adal (credit only)
Mandy Patinkin ... Saul Berenson
Atheer Adel ... Numan
Sven Schelker ... Korzenik
Allan Corduner ... Etai Luskin
Mark Ivanir ... Ivan Krupin
Igal Naor ... General Youssef
Janina Blohm-Sievers Janina Blohm-Sievers ... Sabine (as Janina Blohn Sievers)
Reymonde Amsallem ... Üter's Wife


Peter stuns Carrie by revealing he was ordered to execute her in Saul's exclusive way. Before staging her death, even for daughter Franny, she insists to check up on the order, which leads to Peter barely surviving a shootout. After consulting Israel, Saul's team abuses Syrian general Youssef's stay in Lausanne for his daughter's surgery to recruit him as Alawite alternative for monstrous president Assad, but his plane has a shattering end destination. Activist Numan is horrified to discover his CIA files didn't reach the reporter because his cahoot Korzenik stole the memory stick to sell to the Russians, but they tortured him to get to the copy before executing him and the witness. Written by KGF Vissers

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English | German | Russian | Arabic | Hebrew

Release Date:

25 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Studio Babelsberg See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Diego Klattenhoff & Mark Ivanir also worked together on an episode of The Blacklist - episode 1.17, The Blacklist: Ivan (No. 88) (2014). See more »


Additionally in the scenes which are set in Switzerland a German ambulance is seen. It has a paint scheme of the Berlin fire fighters. The emergency phone number on the car is 112. But in Switzerland the emergency phone number is 144. See more »


Carrie Mathison: Where have you been?
Peter Quinn: Syria.
Carrie Mathison: Quinn, the last two years, everywhere I went, I looked for you. I tried to find you. I never stopped thinking about you.
Peter Quinn: Doesn't matter now.
Carrie Mathison: [putting on a wig] Well... how do I look?
Peter Quinn: Like somebody else.
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Homeland Theme
Written by Sean Callery
Performed by Sean Callery Feat. Chris Tedesco
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