Homeland (2011– )
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The Man in the Basement 

Carrie and Reda fight for their client while Quinn fights against his new life. Saul and Dar suspect Keane has a secret.


Keith Gordon


Gideon Raff (based on the original Israeli series "Prisoners of War" by), Howard Gordon (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
Elizabeth Marvel ... President Elizabeth Keane
F. Murray Abraham ... Dar Adal
Mandy Patinkin ... Saul Berenson
Maury Sterling ... Max Piotrowski
Hill Harper ... Rob Emmons
Dominic Fumusa ... Ray Conlin
Patrick Sabongui ... Reda Hashem
C.J. Wilson ... Porteous Belli
Zainab Jah ... Aby Bah
J. Mallory McCree ... Sekou Bah
Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut ... Simone Bah
Leo Manzari Leo Manzari ... Saad Mahsud
Claire Keane ... Franny


Quinn is out of hospital, released into Carrie's care, but too hostile even to accept his medicine. She gets Max to mind him, which works better, but he still ends up in an ambulance after a seizure in a grocery store. Carrie lies to Saul who asks her if she advises clueless president-elect Keane and chief of staff Rob Emmons, whose critical questions must stem from an expert. Dar is committed to the Israëli claim that Iran is breaking the nuclear agreement terms, she convinces Keane otherwise. Meawhile she and lawyer Reda Hashem find the defense of terror suspect Sekou Bah hopeless, so Reda advises him a plea bargain, Carrie would rather take on federal informer Saad Mahsud, who was set up himself. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

22 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Commencing with Season 6 / Episode 2, the pre-credits sequence opens with uncredited audio commentary by poet Gil Scott-Heron ("The first revolution is when you change your mind about how you look at things ..."), journalist Jeremy Scahill ("The brutality against protesters, the para-militarization of law enforcement..."), journalist Glenn Greenwald ("... the system of indefinite detention ..."), Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Inspector General of the Intelligence Community Charles McCullough, etc. See more »


Homeland Theme
Written by Sean Callery
Performed by Sean Callery Feat. Chris Tedesco
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Slow but good start
29 January 2017 | by 851222See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

So the 6th season of "Homeland" started quite slowly, but interestingly nevertheless. I have a couple of thoughts of were this season is going to, but leave it to "Homeland" to surprise you more then once and in the best way when things will start to rolling - it happened before, i'm sure it will happened in season 6 as well.

There are like ~3 main story lines so far and while they didn't intersect yet nor it is clear how things will take its shape, i do enjoyed these two episodes although this is a bit slow start even for "Homeland" but yet again this is not a complain - there will be a major plot arc pretty soon and it has to be built on something and these first two episodes are exactly what it is - the story is being set up.

Overall, superb acting by everyone involved, great plausible and intriguing writing - its all what made previous seasons great are here. Now we just need to wait to things to get heating up. It will.

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