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Homeland: The Weekend

The relationship between Carrie and Brody becomes more complicated when they head into the countryside for the weekend, while Mike and Jessica face the fallout of the truth about their relationship, and Saul catches Aileen on the run to Mexico.

Source: Showtime

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x7
Airdate: Sunday November 13th, 2011

Director: Michael Cuesta

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Channel 4) Apr 01, 2012


Guest Stars
Amy HargreavesAmy Hargreaves
As Maggie Mathison (Carrie Mathison's Sister)
Hrach TitizianHrach Titizian
As Danny Galvez (CIA Analyst Working With Carrie)
Marin IrelandMarin Ireland
As Aileen Morgan (Terrorist Working For Prince Farid Bin Abbud)
Sarita ChoudhurySarita Choudhury
As Mira Berenson (Saul Berenson's Wife)

Co-Guest Stars
Chelsea CardwellChelsea Cardwell
As Maddie (Friend of Dana Brody)
Taylor KowalskiTaylor Kowalski
As Xander (Friend of Dana Brody)
James Allen McCuneJames Allen McCune
As Jeff (Friend of Dana Brody)
Joe WardJoe Ward
As Russ The Aryan (Hits on Carrie at the Bar)
Viktor HernandezViktor Hernandez
As Federale (Arrests Aileen in Mexico)
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 Beaumont, Texas. Eileen walks into a bus station and asks when the next bus goes to Mexico and when. The ticket agent asks her where she wants to go and she tells her that she doesn’t care. Meanwhile, Carrie and Nicholas drive and Nicholas asks why she got into his car. She tells him that she wanted to. She asks Nicholas what type of bar they are going to. Nicholas says that he likes Dive Bars. They get there and start playing pool. Nicholas walks off and a guy with an 88 tattoo walks up to Carrie. He suggests her to go with him instead of hanging out with Nicholas. She jokes with the guy and says that 88 stands for Ariean Pride. Nicholas comes up and asks if there is a problem. The man says that Carrie isn’t keeping her mouth shut. He goes to hit her, but is blocked by Nicholas and is taken down. Nicholas and Carrie get out of there and drive away. Carrie mentions a cabin that her family has and they drive to it...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.42 Million Viewers

Trivia: While walking through the woods, Carrie says she and her sister used to play Lewis & Clark, and specifies that she always wanted to be Lewis. Meriwether Lewis is presumed to have suffered from a bipolar disorder just like Carrie.

Episode Quotes
Saul: I'm looking forward to the drive, actually. I've had some upheaval at home. Could use some peace, quiet. You're obliging me with that, so thank you.

Aileen: So, what's the trouble at home?
Saul: Nothing much. Just the love of my life walking out my door.
Aileen: For good?
Saul: I hope not. 'Cause I can't imagine being that lost.

Aileen: He had a horse, we would ride.
Saul: Did you love him then, or did that come later?
Aileen: You don't know me.

Brody: How long were you in Baghdad?
Carrie: A couple of three year stints.
Brody: What happened out there?
Carrie: What didn't happen.

Carrie: Why did they kill Walker, and not you?
Brody: You asked me that at the debriefing.
Carrie: Yeah, and you were evasive.
Brody: It doesn't matter.
Carrie: I'll decide that.
Brody: You don't need to know.
Carrie: I need to know everything.
Brody: I killed him. Okay? I killed him. They told me to beat a man to death, or be killed myself. And so I did it. And I vowed to never tell a living soul.
Carrie: Who told you to kill him.
Brody: Abu Nazir.

Cultural References
Lewis & Clark: Carrie says that she used to play Lewis & Clark with her sister.

Lewis and Clark were American explorers.

The Andy Griffith Show: The man who hit's on Carrie at the bar references Opie.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 6: Aileen's boyfriend Faizel was killed in 1x06 "The Good Soldier" while they were on the run from the CIA.

Season 1, Episode 1: Carrie tells Brody that she had surveillance on him, and thinks he is the POW that was turned. She installed surveillance in his home in 1x01 "Pilot" after he got home from war.

Season 1, Episode 6: Carrie asks Brody if she slipped the prisoner from 1x06 "The Good Soldier" the razor blade.

Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerKatie O'Hara
Production DesignerJohn D. Kretschmer
EditorJordan Goldman
CastingJudy Henderson
Unit Production ManagerJ. David Brightbill
First Assistant DirectorKen Collins
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 MixerNello Torri  |  Alan Decker (2)
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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