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Homeland: Crossfire

After his attempt to sever ties with Abu Nazir, Brody finds himself reliving his captivity and recommits to his mission; Carrie finds herself in the middle of a public relations nightmare on the heels of the mosque shooting.

Source: Showtime

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x9
Airdate: Sunday November 27th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Channel 4) Apr 15, 2012


Guest Stars
Billy Smith (2)Billy Smith (2)
As Special Agent Hall (FBI Liason on Walker Task Force)
Chris ChalkChris Chalk
As Tom Walker (Sergeant Brody's Marine Partner)
Hrach TitizianHrach Titizian
As Danny Galvez (CIA Analyst Working With Carrie)
Jamey SheridanJamey Sheridan
As Vice President
Navid NegahbanNavid Negahban
As Abu Nazir (Lead Terrorist In CIA Investigation)
Ramsey FaragallahRamsey Faragallah
As Mansour Al-Zahrani (Working for Abu Nazir)
Sammy SheikSammy Sheik
As Imam Rafan Gohar (Imam of the Temple SWAT Team Shot At Walker In)
Adam BoyerAdam Boyer
As Dan (Hunter in the Woods With Walker)
Hend AyoubHend Ayoub
As Zahira Gohar (Wife of Imam Rafan Gohar)
Rohan ChandRohan Chand
As Issa Nazir (Abu Nazir's Son)

Co-Guest Stars
Jeff WickerJeff Wicker
As Reporter
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
David HarewoodDavid Harewood
As David Estes


The scene opens with Nicholas at the grocery store. He calls and leaves a message for Jessica about the grocery list. Back at the house, Dana can’t believe that Tom Walker is alive. Back at the store, Nicholas asks the cashier about the list and she recognizes him as the “war hero”. As Nicholas gets to his car, he is attacked by two men. They kick him and beat him with a crow bar and then inject him with a sedative. Meanwhile, Carrie goes up to the Masque and Hall, from the FBI, comes up and Carrie says that she wanted to talk to the lead on the team. Carrie says that the leader of the Masque tells that none of the men knew Walker, but Hall points out that Walker knows the Masque well. At the same moment, Walker is walking through a forest...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.35 Million Viewers

Casting: Even though they are credited, Diego Klattenhoff (Mike Faber) and Jackson Pace (Chris Brody) do not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Leonard CohenEverybody KnowsPlayed during end credits.

Episode Quotes
Abu Nazir: I want him to learn English. You will live here with him as long as it takes.
Brody: I have no clue how to do this. I'm not a teacher.

Carrie: We have a problem.
Hall: Hey, what are you, stalking me now? How did you find me here?
Carrie: You spent years training me.

Estes: You're really something Carrie, I've got to hand it to you. There is no bridge you wont urn no earth you wont scorch.
Carrie: When it comes to catching walker, or any terrorist suspect for that matter, damn straight.
Estes: You recorded a senior FBI agent, who thought he was talking off the record to someone on the same side, so you could leverage the FBI into admitting a mistake. Are you really prepared to sacrifice the very agency that, will all their man-power, is the best chance we have to get Walker?
Carrie: They accidentally shot and killed two people. Now, I get that it's not easy or even ideal, but we need to convince them to just make a statement taking responsibility.
Estes: For what? The hope that this Imam will give you information that you don't even know he has?
Carrie: No disrespect, David, but I think I've been in the field long enough to know a source when I see one.

Saul: What the hell? What are you doing Carrie?
Carrie: What? Nothing.
Saul: Last I checked this was my office.
Carrie: I just needed somewhere private to calm down.
Saul: Somewhere private?
Carrie: Okay, so I was hoping you'd be here. Where have you been?
Saul: I just heard about the Imam from the FBI. Estes is right.
Carrie: That Imam knows Walker, I f**king know it, 100%.
Saul: You think the Imam's bad?
Carrie: No! No that's the problem, he's practically a saint. I've got nothing on him, I've got zero leverage.
Saul: You're 100% sure he's not bad?
Carrie: Pretty much.
Saul: So. Maybe you're approaching the problem the wrong way around.

Abu Nazir: Nicholas. Can you hear me, Nicholas? Nicholas.
Brody: Yeah I can hear you.
Abu Nazir: You're angry.
Brody: How the f**k do you think I feel.
Abu Nazir: You are also in shock. which is why you told our friend in Washington to tell me its all over.
Brody: I've been living the last eight years thinking I killed Tom Walker. Which I now find out is not true. Which means everything I did, everything...everything I believed was all a trick. Based on a lie.

Episode Goofs
Factual Error:

Farragut Square is shown to have a fountain, but there's no fountain in Farragut Square in real life.


Carrie only spends a short time inside the mosque, but outside the shadows changes as if she has been inside all day.


When Carrie speaks to Special Agent Hall and records his statement with her phone, the camera switches between the two showing Hall from Carrie's perspective and Carrie from Hall's perspective. In each shot the phone lies on the table pointing in a different direction.

Cultural References
Vitamin Water: Brody is shopping for the popular health drink Vitamin Water at the grocery store.

Take Me Out To The Ball Game: Brody teaches Issa how to sing the baseball song "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 8: At the end of 1x08 "Achilles Heel" we learned that Brody has still been in contact with Abu Nazir.

Season 1, Episode 7: We learn that "Issa", the name that Brody was saying in his sleep in 1x07 "The Weekend" was the name of Abu Nazir's son.

Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerKatie O'Hara
Production DesignerJohn D. Kretschmer
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 OperatorRalph Watson  |  Bob Newcomb
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
Edited ByTerry Kelley
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