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Homeland: Blind Spot

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.

Source: Showtime

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Airdate: Sunday October 30th, 2011

Director: Clark Johnson
Writer: Alexander Cary

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Channel 4) Mar 18, 2012


Guest Stars
Amy HargreavesAmy Hargreaves
As Maggie Mathison (Carrie Mathison's Sister)
David MarcianoDavid Marciano
As Virgil (Member of Surveillance Team)
Hrach TitizianHrach Titizian
As Danny Galvez (CIA Analyst Working With Carrie)
James RebhornJames Rebhorn
As Frank Mathison (Carrie and Maggie Mathison's Father)
Jason HatfieldJason Hatfield
As Pittman (CIA Computer Analyst)
Maury SterlingMaury Sterling
As Max (Member of Surveillance Team)
Navid NegahbanNavid Negahban
As Abu Nazir (Lead Terrorist In CIA Investigation)
Rachel St. GelaisRachel St. Gelais
As Josie Mathison (Maggie Mathison's Daughter)
Renee St. GelaisRenee St. Gelais
As Ruby Mathison (Maggie Mathison's Daughter)
Sarita ChoudhurySarita Choudhury
As Mira Berenson (Saul Berenson's Wife)
Justin M. BoydJustin M. Boyd
As UPS Agent
Rebecca KoonRebecca Koon
As Faisel's Assistant
Waleed ZuaiterWaleed Zuaiter
As Afsal Hamid (Survivor of Al-Qaeda Group Being Interrogated)
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 in Islamabad where a man is awaken by men. At the same moment, Nicholas is praying in the garage. The man is taken out of the back of a truck and has a bag put over his head. Carrie goes to Maggie’s and hears someone yelling. It is her father. She says hello and he offers to make her a sandwich. She gets a call from Danny and he tells her about another surviving terrorist where they rescued Nicholas has been picked up. Saul waits for his wife as she comes off the plane. He sees her and greets her. Carrie sneaks off to the bathroom and takes some of her father’s pills. She comes back in the kitchen and tells her father that she has to go. However, he knows the drill and wrapped up the sandwich already. Saul asks how Mira’s trip was and she says that the Slum Project in India needed some work and Saul gets a call from Danny. He tells him that David wants everyone in. Mira tells him that she understands. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.28 Million Viewers

Casting: Even though she is credited, Morgan Saylor (Dana Brody) does not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
GridlinkOrphanUsed to keep Afsal awake in interrogation room.

Episode Quotes
Saul: It's been a very complicated day.
Mira: Your life is a very complicated day.

Saul: So you're a religious man and a torturer. What are you, Catholic?

Pittman: We sent a phantom e-mail to the one Hamid gave you. Whoever it is will never actually receive the e-mail or know that it was sent. So far, it's bounced off of a server in Rio, where it went through a re-encryption filtering protocol, then to Johannesburg - same drill - then to Thailand, then Finland, and now, nearly an hour later, your guess is as...
Pittman: I'd say you owe me dinner, Carrie. Possibly even sex.
Carrie: Holy fuck!
Pittman: Well, I wouldn't go that far.
Carrie: Jesus Christ.

Carrie: The fourteenth man gave up an e-mail address we just traced to the engineering department at Bryden University.
Danny: Faisel? Are you fucking kidding me? The professor we tailed, then cleared?
Carrie: Correct. Everybody, stop what you're doing! Only thing I need you to do right now is find this man, Raquim Faisel.

Nicholas: You beat me. You humiliated me. You killed my friend. But you did not break me. You should have killed me when you had the chance. But now here we are. I'm a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, shit bird. How did you think this would end?

Saul: The working theory is that Hamid smuggled the razor blade inside the sole of his shoe.
Carrie: Bullshit! I mean, not only did Brody contrive to get himself in the room, he orchestrated Hamid's suicide and he warned Dr. Faisel. And we - you and I - let it happen. Enough on the sidelines. Enough in the shadows. We need to take this up the chain before we're counting bodies and trying to spin yet another monumental intelligence screwup.
Saul: Don't think I'm not considering it.
Carrie: Well, how about doing something about it?
Saul: Because nothing's changed, Carrie.
Carrie: Wh-wh- What do you mean "nothing's changed"?
Saul: I don't see Brody giving Hamid a damn thing, do you? Not a razor blade, not a god damn summer cold.
Carrie: Good! You know? Get angry! I'm over your whole detached routine.
Saul: You're out of line. It's my home. Get out.

Episode Goofs
Factual Error:

When Saul picks up his wife in the baggage claim area of the airport, "Charlotte Douglas International Airport" is visible on a glass door. The scene is supposed to have taken place in a Washington, DC area airport.

Cultural References
Kadish: Saul recites a Kadish for Afsal, which is the Jewish prayer for the dead.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 1: We learn that t pills that Carrie has been taking since the 1x01 "Pilot" are for bi-polar disorder.

Season 1, Episode 4: Jessica tells Brody that she cut her hair because he agreed to go to the support group. Brody went to a veteran's support group in 1x04 "Semper I" after an outburst at home.

Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerKatie O'Hara
Production DesignerJohn D. Kretschmer
EditorJoe Hobeck
CastingJudy Henderson
Unit Production ManagerJ. David Brightbill
First Assistant DirectorAmy Lynn (1)
Second Assistant DirectorKim Kennedy
Music EditorJeff Charbonneau
Music SupervisorKevin Edelman
Costume DesignerKatina Le Kerr
Camera OperatorBob Newcomb  |  Ralph Watson
Set DecoratorSummer Eubanks
Location ManagerJason King (3)
Property MasterGillian Albinkski
Production Sound MixerLarry Long
Script SupervisorKara Still McGee
Production CoordinatorJenna Irvine
Assistant EditorShon Hedges
Post Production SupervisorAdam Christopher Banks
Supervising Sound EditorCraig Dellinger
Re-Recording MixerAlan Decker (2)  |  Nello Torri
Director of PhotographyNelson Cragg
Stunt CoordinatorCal Johnson
Art DirectorGeoffrey S. Grimsman
Makeup Department Head John R. Bayless (1)
Production AccountantJoe McLaughlin
Casting AssociateKimberly Graham
Hair Department HeadDeborah Ball
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