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Homeland: Semper I

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.

Source: Showtime

Episode Info


Episode number: 1x4
Airdate: Sunday October 23rd, 2011


Alternate Airdates:

UK (Channel 4) Mar 11, 2012

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Guest Stars
David MarcianoDavid Marciano
As Virgil (Member of Surveillance Team)
Recurring
David MarcianoDavid Marciano
As Virgil (Member of Surveillance Team)
Recurring
Linda PurlLinda Purl
As Elizabeth Gaines (Advisor For Vice President)
Recurring
Linda PurlLinda Purl
As Elizabeth Gaines (Advisor For Vice President)
Recurring
Maury SterlingMaury Sterling
As Max (Member of Surveillance Team)
Recurring
Marin IrelandMarin Ireland
As Aileen Morgan ("Wife" of Raqim Faisel, Terrorist)
Recurring
Navid NegahbanNavid Negahban
As Abu Nazir (Lead Terrorist In CIA Investigation)
Recurring
Omid AbtahiOmid Abtahi
As Raqim Faisel (University Professor, Terrorist)
Recurring
Omid AbtahiOmid Abtahi
As Raqim Faisel (University Professor, Terrorist)
Recurring
Marin IrelandMarin Ireland
As Aileen Morgan ("Wife" of Raqim Faisel, Terrorist)
Recurring
Hrach TitizianHrach Titizian
As Danny Galvez (CIA Analyst Working With Carrie)
Recurring
Hrach TitizianHrach Titizian
As Danny Galvez (CIA Analyst Working With Carrie)
Recurring
Alok TewariAlok Tewari
As Latif Bin Walid (Majordomo for Prince Farid)
Recurring
Scott BryceScott Bryce
As Major Foster
Recurring
Annika BorasAnnika Boras
As Jessica's Friend
Annika BorasAnnika Boras
As Jessica's Friend

Co-Guest Stars
Viviana ChavezViviana Chavez
As Aide to Estes
Recurring
Lisa VargaLisa Varga
As Demmie (Mike Faber's Date)
Lisa VargaLisa Varga
As Demmie (Mike Faber's Date)
Des EppsDes Epps
As Younger Vet
Des EppsDes Epps
As Younger Vet
George Bryant IIGeorge Bryant II
As Discussion Leader (Starts the Veteran's Meeting)
Main Cast
Claire DanesClaire Danes
As Carrie Mathison
Mandy PatinkinMandy Patinkin
As Saul Berenson
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
Morena BaccarinMorena Baccarin
As Jessica Brody
Jackson PaceJackson Pace
As Chris Brody
Damian LewisDamian Lewis
As Nicholas Brody
Morgan SaylorMorgan Saylor
As Dana Brody
David HarewoodDavid Harewood
As David Estes
Diego KlattenhoffDiego Klattenhoff
As Mike Faber
David HarewoodDavid Harewood
As David Estes

Recap

The scene opens with Carrie watching the surveillance coverage and watches Nicholas as he gets ready. Nicolas sees Abu Zamir in the mirror. Carrie notes that Nicholas is having hallucinations. David meets with Ms. Gaines, the Vice President’s secretary. She tells David that they need to know if Nicholas is really as sane as he portrays. Saul comes by and tells David that they may have found out how Abu Nazir is funding his organization. They go into a meeting where Carrie brings up the fact that the Prince’s advisor is the man who made the transfer of the necklace that was around Lynn’s neck. She points out that several people have come by for the purchase of the necklace and they need to get the information before Abu Nazir does. David authorizes the inspection of all the potential buyers that came into the Laundry mat to talk about the necklace. At the same time, one of the “buyers” is having breakfast...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.10 Million Viewers



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
FurPanOpPlaying in Dana's room when Jessica talks to her.
Michael BurkesDon't Let It Be a DreamCarrie and David discuss their relationship.


Episode Quotes
Carrie: Guy hasn't broken the speed limit once.
Danny: Does that make him more, or less suspicious?
Carrie: It makes him boring as shit.

Carrie: Why are you being nice to me?
David: Do I need a reason?
Carrie: Not unless you want me to believe a word you're saying.

David: So tell me what's so important that it couldn't wait.
Saul: Abu Nazir, David. Remember him? Two horns, long tail, a strong scent of sulfur? I think we found out how he's financing his attack.



Cultural References
Episode Title: Semper I

"Semper I" is a play on the motto for the Marine Corps, Semper Fi.



Episode References
Season 1, Episode 3: Carrie's source for Prince Farid was killed in 1x03 "Clear Skin" and the necklace she was wearing was sold.



Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerKatie O'Hara
Unit Production ManagerJ. David Brightbill
Second Assistant DirectorKim Kennedy
Director of PhotographyNelson Cragg
 
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