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Homeland: Clean Skin

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.

Source: Showtime

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Airdate: Sunday October 16th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Channel 4) Mar 04, 2012
CA (Super Channel) Mar 20, 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)
Brianna BrownBrianna Brown
As Lynne Reed (Carrie's Source for Prince Farid)
David MarcianoDavid Marciano
As Virgil (Member of Surveillance Team)
Marin IrelandMarin Ireland
As Aileen Morgan (Terrorist Working For Prince Farid Bin Abbud)
Maury SterlingMaury Sterling
As Max (Member of Surveillance Team)
Melissa BenoistMelissa Benoist
As Stacy Morton (Woman Interviewing for the Harem)
Navid NegahbanNavid Negahban
As Abu Nazir (Lead Terrorist In CIA Investigation)
Omid AbtahiOmid Abtahi
As Raqim Faisel (Terrorist Working For Prince Farid Bin Abbud)
Gaby HoffmannGaby Hoffmann
As CNN Producer
Lawrence OLawrence O'Donnell, Jr.
As Himself (Interview's Nicholas Brody)

Co-Guest Stars
Chelsea CardwellChelsea Cardwell
As Maddie (Friend of Dana Brody)
Jason HatfieldJason Hatfield
As Pittman (CIA Computer Analyst)
Taylor KowalskiTaylor Kowalski
As Xander (Friend of Dana Brody)
Korey JacksonKorey Jackson
As Driver (Assassinates Lynne Reed)
Paul UrcioliPaul Urcioli
As Detective
Ravi NaiduRavi Naidu
As Broker (Assesses Value of Necklace)
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 Lynn and the Prince Farid Bin Abud getting “busy”. He finishes and leaves. She grabs his phone and puts in the device that Carrie gave her. The phone information is downloaded and Farid comes in and asks what she is doing. She says that she is getting dressed. He takes her over to the mirror and puts a necklace on her. Meanwhile, Carrie, Virgil and Max are watching as Nicholas Brody is allowing the camera crew inside the home. The organizer tries to remodel the place and Virgil gets nervous that they’re going to expose the microphones. However, Nicolas says that they don’t need to move anything. Mike goes up to Jessica and says that he is glad to see that Nicholas still has his opinons of the décor. Jessica says that she kept everything the same, but Mike says that she didn’t keep everything the same. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.08 Million Viewers

Trivia: The YouTube video that Brody is talking about is the viral video "Ultimate Dog Tease".

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Candy Coated KillahzShut Your MouthFirst Song Played In Nightclub.
VondeckI Want YouSecond Song Played In Nightclub.

Episode Quotes
CIA Agent: We're running a hooker?
Carrie: If by hooker you, you mean someone who's out there risking herself, while we're sitting around a conference table. Then yeah, we are.

Saul: Everyone lies in this business, I accept that. But we all draw lines somewhere, and the two sides of that line are us and them. And whatever we had you and I, whatever trust we built up over a decade of me protecting you and teaching you everything I know, you destroyed it when you lied to me and you treated me like them. Like every other schmuck in this building. So when you say you understand, is that what you mean?

Nicholas: They want you to lose faith. Lose faith in your country, which they say is the devil. In your brother marines, who they say aren't coming for you because you have no military value. In your wife, who they say has got her arms wrapped around someone else.
Lawrence O'Donnell: How do you resist that?
Nicholas: You can't. Except by believing that those people they want you to renounce, that they're keeping the faith in you and you owe it to them to do the same.
Lawrence O'Donnell: Semper fidelis.

Dana: So, Why are you even doing the stupid interview then if things don't make sense.
Nicholas: I don't know. Just to keep the peace.
Dana: What are you going to say?
Nicholas: Well I'm not going to lie. I'm not going to tell the truth either. I'm not going to tell a bunch of total strangers what I just told you.

Lawrence O'Donnell: How has the homecoming been?
Nicholas: Well...
Dana: It's been great. For all of us. It's been really, really great to have him back. And I hope it is for him too.

Episode Goofs
Factual Error:

Carrie talks about cross checking names with the INS. A CIA agent would know that immigration is now referred to as USCIS, and has been since 2003.


The same woman walks past Carrie and Saul in different directions while they are talking in the heated walkway.

Cultural References

Jeopardy is a game show which has been on television since 1984.

Iron Man:

Iron Man is a film from 2008 starring Robert Downey Jr.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 2: Lynne Reed captured footage of Abu Nazir and showed it to Carrie in 1x02 "Grace".

Season 1, Episode 2: Dana reveals that she knew that her mom was sleeping with Mike. Mike and Jessica were in a relationship until she found out in 1x01 "Pilot" that Brody was alive and coming home.

Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerKatie O'Hara
Production DesignerJohn D. Kretschmer
CastingLisa Mae Fincannon  |  Judy Henderson  |  Craig Fincannon
Unit Production ManagerJ. David Brightbill
First Assistant DirectorAmy Lynn (1)
Second Assistant DirectorKim Kennedy
Music EditorJeff Charbonneau
Music SupervisorKevin Edelman
Camera OperatorRalph Watson
Location ManagerJason King (3)
Production Sound MixerLarry Long
Production CoordinatorJenna Irvine
Supervising Sound EditorLarry Goeb
Re-Recording MixerNello Torri  |  Alan Decker (2)
Director of PhotographyNelson Cragg
Stunt CoordinatorCal Johnson
Art DirectorMatthew Jacobs (1)
Makeup Department Head John R. Bayless (1)
Edited ByTerry Kelley
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