In the opener of this "Manchurian Candidate"-like political thriller, a marine (Damian Lewis) rescued after eight years as a POW in Afghanistan returns home a war hero. But a CIA operative (Claire Danes) suspects he may actually be an enemy agent with a connection to Al Qaeda and part of a plan to commit a terrorist act on U.S. soil.
Songs: Tomasz Stanko Quintet -- Terminal 7
Despite misgivings, the Brody family prepares to step into the spotlight with an exclusive television interview; at the CIA, Carrie and her team close in on an Al Qaeda plot to fund a terrorist attack on the U.S.
Songs: Vondeck -- I Want You, Candy Coated Killahz -- Shut Your Mouth
The political powers that be make big plans for national hero Brody, but his increasingly erratic behavior threatens his media darling status; Carrie grows desperate for evidence linking Brody with Abu Nazir, as Saul directs her to focus on Nazir's money trail.
Songs: Michael Burkes -- Don't Let It Be a Dream, Fur -- PanOp
Brody confronts the lone survivor among the insurgents that held him, leading Carrie to believe she may be proved right about Brody once and for all - but Brody's reunion with his captor surprises everyone; the agency is hot on the trail of the lovers who bought a house near the airport with funds from a stolen necklace.
Songs: Gridlink -- Orphan
Reeling after losing key players in Nazir's plot against America, the CIA orders polygraphs on everyone who came in contact with them, including Brody, which Carrie sees as an opportunity to finally learn the truth.
Guest Stars: Hrach Titizian
as Danny Galvez (CIA Analyst Working With Carrie) | Omid Abtahi
as Raqim Faisel (University Professor, Terrorist) | Sarita Choudhury
as Mira Berenson (Saul Berenson's Wife) | James Urbaniak
as Larry (Polygraph Test Administor) | Sherman Howard
as Chip Shooter Haigh (Former Marine and Friend of Tom Walker) | Afton Williamson
as Helen Walker (Widowed Wife of Corporal Thomas Walker) | Marc Menchaca
as Lauder Wakefield (Former Marine and Friend of Tom Walker) | Jeremiah Birkett
as Staff Sergeant Calhoun (Former Marine and Friend of Tom Walker) | Jaden Harmon
as Lucas Walker (Son of Helen and Tom Walker) |
The relationship between Carrie and Brody becomes more complicated when they head into the countryside for the weekend, while Mike and Jessica face the fallout of the truth about their relationship, and Saul catches Aileen on the run to Mexico.
Guest Stars: Hrach Titizian
as Danny Galvez (CIA Analyst Working With Carrie) | Amy Hargreaves
as Maggie Mathison (Carrie Mathison's Sister) | Marin Ireland
as Aileen Morgan (Terrorist Working For Prince Farid Bin Abbud) |
As Carrie and Saul reel from the news that Walker is alive, the intelligence community clashes on the best way to capture him; Brody learns a shocking truth about his captivity.
Guest Stars: Linda Purl
as Elizabeth Gaines (Advisor For Vice President) | Sarita Choudhury
as Mira Berenson (Saul Berenson's Wife) | Joe Urla
as Richard Johnson (Congressman Involved in Scandal) | Afton Williamson
as Helen Walker (Widowed Wife of Corporal Thomas Walker) | Chris Chalk
as Tom Walker (Sergeant Brody's Marine Partner) | Jaden Harmon
as Lucas Walker (Son of Helen and Tom Walker) | Ramsey Faragallah
as Mansour Al-Zahrani (Hands Tom Walker Directions Through Window) | Billy Smith (2)
as Special Agent Hall (FBI Liason on Walker Task Force) |
After his attempt to sever ties with Abu Nazir, Brody finds himself reliving his captivity and recommits to his mission; Carrie finds herself in the middle of a public relations nightmare on the heels of the mosque shooting.
Songs: Leonard Cohen -- Everybody Knows
Walker's Washington contact is identified by Carrie and Saul, but the target is protected via diplomatic immunity. Meanwhile, political bigwigs approach Brody about running for a disgraced congressman's seat.
Songs: Miles Davis -- My Funny Valentine, Thelonious Monk -- Straight, No Chaser, Tomasz Stanko Quartet -- Trista
In the wake of the explosion, Saul finds Carrie hospitalized and manic, but realizes her chaotic theories have merit; before his congressional campaign begins, Brody takes his family on a weekend trip to Gettysburg, where he retrieves an important item.
Songs: Tomasz Stanko Quartet -- Trista
While Carrie is near catatonic and confined to bed, Saul investigates the unsettling implications of her timeline; Walker secures a perch for his mission; Brody makes his final preparations for the Vice President's policy summit at the State Department.