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Homeland: Beirut is Back

Against the advice of her family, Carrie becomes involved in an operation that may rid the world of Abu Nazir once and for all. Meanwhile, Mike questions the nature of the events surrounding the shooting of Elizabeth Gaines.

Source: Showtime

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x2
Airdate: Sunday October 07th, 2012

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (TV3) Oct 08, 2012
UK (Channel 4) Oct 14, 2012
AU (ten) Oct 21, 2012


Guest Stars
Allie McCullochAllie McCulloch
As Betsy Kenny (Nicholas Brody's Secretary)
Clara KhouryClara Khoury
As Fatima Ali (Carrie's Source in Beirut)
Hrach TitizianHrach Titizian
As Danny Galvez (CIA Analyst Working With Carrie)
Jamey SheridanJamey Sheridan
As Vice President William Walden
Jonah LotanJonah Lotan
As Rudy McCoy (Working With Saul in Beirut)
Larry PineLarry Pine
As Richard Halsted (Member of Congress)
Marc MenchacaMarc Menchaca
As Lauder Wakefield (Marine Friend of Brody's)
Navid NegahbanNavid Negahban
As Abu Nazir (Lead Terrorist In CIA Investigation)
Talia BalsamTalia Balsam
As Cynthia Walden (Mother of Finn Walden)
Tim GuineeTim Guinee
As Scott Ryan (Special Opps Agent)
Timothée ChalametTimothée Chalamet
As Finn Walden (Classmate of Dana Brody)
Valerie CruzValerie Cruz
As Major Joy Mendez (Carrie's Partner in Beirut)
Yael SharoniYael Sharoni
As Frankie Podesta (Working With Saul in Beirut)
Zuleikha RobinsonZuleikha Robinson
As Roya Hammad (Journalist Sympathetic for Abu Nazir)

Co-Guest Stars
Cal JohnsonCal Johnson
As CIA Driver
Viviana ChavezViviana Chavez
As Aide to Estes
Gal AmitaiGal Amitai
As Team Leader
George IskanderGeorge Iskander
As Local Chaser
Hillal KabubHillal Kabub
As Hezbollah Leader
Matan AmitMatan Amit
As Sniper Team Leader
Yasmin HadarYasmin Hadar
As Female Worshipper #2
Zihab MuchrebZihab Muchreb
As Female Worshipper #1
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 in Beirut where we see Fatima, the informant praying. She comes out of the mosque and Carries approaches her. Fatima takes her to a safe place and asks her what she is doing here as Fatima was supposed to go to meet her. Carrie tells her that there was a change in plans. But Fatima says that she wasn’t informed. She tells Carrie that her husband is meeting Abu Nazir the next day in Beirut. Next, Brody is attending a fund raiser and Walden is also present there. Walden tells Brody that the Israelis are having trouble destroying an Iranian nuclear plant and so they are trying to acquire an American bomb. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.66 Million Viewers

Trivia: In October 2012, the Lebanese government promised legal action against the producers of the show for the portrayal of Beirut as a city with dirty narrow streets and a haven for terrorists.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Paul OttenSweet Providing WomanPlays while Brody is at the pub with his friends.

Episode Quotes
Saul: Hey, your source came through. I won't have you call this anything but a victory.

Carrie: Why did you stop calling, Saul?
Saul: Doctor Rosenberg said I reminded you of work. I was having a deleterious affect on your prognosis.
Carrie: That sounds like him.
Saul: Ever think we'd be doing this again?
Carrie: I hoped. I know, I know. Don't get used to it.

Episode Goofs
Factual Error:

Brody's phone would have been confiscated in real life before he would be allowed to enter the situation room.

Factual Error:

If Brody is a devout Muslim, he should not be drinking beer or going out to bars.

Cultural References
The Freemasons: In the car with Mike, Brody talks about The Freemasons and The Illuminati.

Freemasonry is a secret organization with origins in the loose organisation of late medieval Stonemasonry.

The Illuminati refers to various organizations claiming to have unsubstantiated links to the original Bavarian Illuminati. They are alleged to conspire to control world affairs.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 1: Carrie is in Beirut with Saul after being flown out by Estes in 2x01 "The Smile" to track down a source.

Season 2, Episode 1: Jessica found out in 2x01 "The Smile" that Brody has converted and is a Muslim.

Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerKatie O'Hara
Production DesignerJohn D. Kretschmer
EditorJoe Hobeck
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  |  Nicholas Davidoff
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 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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