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Homeland: State of Independence

Fresh from her adventures in Beirut, a restless Carrie prepares for what she hopes will be a triumphant return to the CIA. Meanwhile, Brody attempts a last minute extraction of the Gettysburg bomb maker.

Source: Showtime

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x3
Airdate: Sunday October 14th, 2012

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (TV3) Oct 15, 2012
UK (Channel 4) Oct 21, 2012
AU (ten) Oct 28, 2012

Guest Stars
Hrach TitizianHrach Titizian
As Danny Galvez (CIA Analyst Working With Carrie)
James RebhornJames Rebhorn
As Frank Mathison (Carrie and Maggie Mathison's Father)
Jamey SheridanJamey Sheridan
As Vice President William Walden
Marc MenchacaMarc Menchaca
As Lauder Wakefield (Marine Friend of Brody's)
Nasser FarisNasser Faris
As Tailor (Made Brody's Bomb Vest)
Talia BalsamTalia Balsam
As Cynthia Walden (Mother of Finn Walden)
Taylor KowalskiTaylor Kowalski
As Xander (Friend of Dana Brody)
Zuleikha RobinsonZuleikha Robinson
As Roya Hammad (Journalist Sympathetic for Abu Nazir)

Co-Guest Stars
Viviana ChavezViviana Chavez
As Aide to Estes
Danny BoushebelDanny Boushebel
As Lebanese Officer
Sean Russel HermanSean Russel Herman
As Attendant
Stephen Delaney (1)Stephen Delaney (1)
As Karl (Estes' Secretary, Opens Door for Carrie)
Tamara AriasTamara Arias
As Flight Attendant
Yakini HornYakini Horn
As Lulu (Carrie's Student)
Zeeko ZakiZeeko Zaki
As Sergeant

Christian HigginsChristian Higgins
As Wounded Veteran
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 episode begins at the Beirut airport where Saul is going through the security check. One of the officers asks him to step out and takes him to a room. He tries telling them that he is a Diplomat; but they pay no heed to him and they open his suitcase and rip off the lining and take out a memory card. The Hezbollah rep takes it and tells Saul never to come back to Lebanon. We then see that Saul is in the plane and he still has the memory card with him as he had hidden it elsewhere. Next, Carrie is writing a report and her father tells her that she ought to go to bed and she can’t strain herself. She says that she is feeling great and he says that she has one more hour to finish her work. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.48 Million Viewers

Trivia: Morena Baccarin (Jessica Brody) submitted this episode for consideration due to her nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Coldstart ProductionsDrowningBrody pulls into the gas station.
Miles Davis QuintetAireginPlaying on Carrie's iPod.

Episode Quotes
Jessica: I know how much you hate talking about this stuff in public, I was just curious what you were planning to say tonight.
Brody: What do you think?
Jessica: (Reading Brody's speech) By my third year in captivity, I knew that this was where I was going to die. That I had to accept that, make peace with it. So that's what I did. I prepared to die. But I didn't die, somehow I got to come home to a wife and two kids I'd talked myself into believing would be just fine - no - better off, without me. I mean, how could they really know me any more.
Brody: Too much?

Carrie: You're not in Beirut?
Saul: Came straight here from the airport. I hear you were turned away from the debrief at Langley today.
Carrie: I was the one who recovered that intel. He wouldn't even let me present it!
Saul: Well, I can only imagine how shitty that must have felt. Still feels.
Carrie: Before the Beirut trip, I really thought I'd finally found a way to cope with being out of the company.

Jessica: Was there really a union meeting in your district today?
Brody: Yes.
Jessica: Where? What town? Don't answer that. I don't want to hear another lie.
Brody: I'm not lying.
Jessica: They just roll off your tongue, don't they? One after the other. I really thought we turned a corner this morning. You're hiding something. I can see it in your eyes. Now either you tell me what's going on --
Brody: There's nothing going on --
Jessica: Or I suggest you start looking for a hotel room! And while you're at it, you give this marriage some serious thought, because I don't think I can do this any more.

Brody: (Pre-recorded video) This is Nicholas Brody and I'm a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. People will say I was broken, I was brainwashed. People will say I was turned into a terrorist.
Carrie: Oh my God.
Brody: Taught to hate my country. My actions this day is against such domestic enemies. The vice-president and members of his national security team, who I know to be liars and war criminals --
Carrie: I was right.
Brody: -- who are responsible for atrocities they must be held accountable for.
Saul: You were right.
Brody: This is about justice for eighty-two children whose deaths were never acknowledged and whose murder is a stain on the soul of this nation.
Carrie: I was right.

Episode Goofs
Crew or Equipment Available:

When Saul is on his air plane, stowing his diplomatic bag in the overhead, the overhead lights above his seat are actually battery powered LED lights.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 12: Saul shows Carrie the video that Brody had planned to have released in 1x12 "Marine One" after his suicide attack.

Season 1, Episode 11: The tailor that Brody is moving to a safe house is the man from 1x11 "The Vest" that Brody got his suicide vest from.

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 OperatorNicholas Davidoff  |  Bob Newcomb
Set DecoratorSummer Eubanks
Location ManagerKarl Golden
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
Assistant To ProducerAshley Brim  |  Lisa James  |  Jack Solomon
Writers' AssistantKatie Schaefer
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