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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

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (19 Votes cast)

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

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

Recap

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
 
Warning: Homeland season 1 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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