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Homeland: Grace

Carrie receives a new piece of electronic evidence from an undercover agent while staying glued to the surveillance footage of life in Brody's home, which reveals a man struggling with his traumatic memories and resisting pressure to become a media hero.

Source: Showtime

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x2
Airdate: Sunday October 09th, 2011

Director: Michael Cuesta
Story: Alex Gansa

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Channel 4) Feb 26, 2012
CA (Super Channel) Mar 13, 2013


Guest Stars
Alok TewariAlok Tewari
As Latif Bin Walid (Majordomo for Prince Farid)
Amir ArisonAmir Arison
As Prince Farid Bin Abbud (Arabian Prince In Contact With Abu Nazir)
Amy HargreavesAmy Hargreaves
As Maggie Mathison (Carrie Mathison's Sister)
Brianna BrownBrianna Brown
As Lynne Reed (Carrie's Source for Prince Farid)
David MarcianoDavid Marciano
As Virgil (Member of Surveillance Team)
Maury SterlingMaury Sterling
As Max (Member of Surveillance Team)
Melissa BenoistMelissa Benoist
As Stacy Moore (Woman Interviewing for the Harem)
Navid NegahbanNavid Negahban
As Abu Nazir (Lead Terrorist In CIA Investigation)
Scott BryceScott Bryce
As Major Foster
Michael McKeanMichael McKean
As Judge Jeffrey Turner

Co-Guest Stars
Jason HatfieldJason Hatfield
As Pittman (CIA Computer Analyst)
Rachel St. GelaisRachel St. Gelais
As Josie Mathison (Maggie Mathison's Daughter)
Renee St. GelaisRenee St. Gelais
As Ruby Mathison (Maggie Mathison's Daughter)
Chris BretscherChris Bretscher
As Reporter #3
Dan MenginiDan Mengini
As Reporter Alan Quick
Todd TruleyTodd Truley
As Reporter #2
Main Cast
Claire DanesClaire Danes
As Carrie Mathison
Mandy PatinkinMandy Patinkin
As Saul Berenson
Morena BaccarinMorena Baccarin
As Jessica Brody
Jackson PaceJackson Pace
As Chris Brody
Damian LewisDamian Lewis
As Nicholas Brody
Morgan SaylorMorgan Saylor
As Dana Brody
Diego KlattenhoffDiego Klattenhoff
As Mike Faber
David HarewoodDavid Harewood
As David Estes


The scene opens with Nicholas remembering when he was in Baghdad. He has his friend put in the grave and the terrorists put a gun to his head and pull the trigger. Nicholas wakes up from the nightmare and it wakes up Carrie as well. Jessica is getting breakfast ready for the kids when Nicholas comes out. He asks what happened and she tells that he was muttering something in Arabic and holding her arm. He apologizes when he sees the marks. Chris comes downstairs and tells that the reporters are still out there. CBS News wants to do an interview and Nicholas tells Dana to tell them that he is not home. Nicholas says that he will be fine and that Jessica can go to work. After they leave, Carrie watches him closely. Nicholas remembers when he was in a tight cell. He goes outside and then goes back inside really quickly and crouches in the corner. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 0.94 Million Viewers

Trivia: The killing of Osama bin Ladin was referenced as part of the plot. Bin Ladin was killed while this episode was in production.

Episode Quotes
Jessica: You punched a reporter.
Brody: Oh, he'll live.
Jessica: In front of Chris.
Brody: He'll live, too.

Judge Jeffrey Turner: Are you ever going to let me off your hook, Saul?
Saul: We both know you're far too fine a judge for that, Jeffrey.
Judge Jeffrey Turner: Can we at least act like this is about the law rather than a brief moment of weakness in my past?
Saul: This is absolutely about the law, your honor.

Nicholas: You know what I really need, Mike? I need the last eight years back. Where I get to take care of my wife and kids. Where I don't get asked to go over there and fight their fucking war. I'm not taken prisoner. Not left out there to rot. Never tortured. None of it. Can you do that for me? Or is it too much to ask?

Episode Goofs
Factual Error:

When Brody is singing Marine Corps Hymn, he says the wrong lyrics. When he is kneeling over the grave, he says "First to fight for right and country." The correct line is "First to fight for right and freedom".

Factual Error:

Brody says his prayer out loud to himself. However, a Muslim does not need to speak the verses if he is praying alone, reciting them at heart or soundlessly is enough.

Cultural References
Jozef Israëls: The painting Saul comments on during his meeting with the judge is "Mending the Nets" by Dutch-Jewish painter Jozef Israëls.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 1: Saul has an analyst looking at the video's of Brody's homecoming. Carrie noticed a pattern in the movement of Brody's fingers in 1x01 "Pilot" that she thinks is a signal.

Season 1, Episode 1: David Estes asks Mike in a very pointed way how Brody's wife Jessica is doing. In 1x01 "Pilot" we found out that Mike and Jessica were in a relationship, David appears to know about this.

Season 1, Episode 1: We find out that the pills that Carrie was taking in 1x01 "Pilot" are supplied to her by her sister, and that her father also suffers from the same illness.

Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerKatie O'Hara
Production DesignerJohn D. Kretschmer
EditorJoe Hobeck
Unit Production ManagerJ. David Brightbill
First Assistant DirectorLouis Guerra
Second Assistant DirectorKim Kennedy
Director of PhotographyNelson Cragg
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