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Homeland: The Clearing

In the aftermath of the ambush, Carrie and the team scramble to gain control of the operation, while Brody attends a well-heeled fund-raiser at a Virginia horse farm. Elsewhere, Saul drops in on Aileen, who is in solitary confinement, hoping she can shed some light on the latest attack; and a conflicted Dana leans on Finn to fess up to their crime.

Source: Showtime

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x7
Airdate: Sunday November 11th, 2012

Director: John Dahl
Writer: Meredith Stiehm

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (TV3) Nov 12, 2012
AU (ten) Nov 18, 2012
UK (Channel 4) Nov 18, 2012

Guest Stars
Jamey SheridanJamey Sheridan
As Vice President William Walden
Marin IrelandMarin Ireland
As Aileen Morgan (Terrorist In Prison, Helps Saul)
Maury SterlingMaury Sterling
As Max (Member of Surveillance Team)
Rupert FriendRupert Friend
As Peter Quinn (CIA Lead Analyst)
Talia BalsamTalia Balsam
As Cynthia Walden (Mother of Finn Walden)
Timothée ChalametTimothée Chalamet
As Finn Walden (Boyfriend of Dana Brody)
Zuleikha RobinsonZuleikha Robinson
As Roya Hammad (Journalist Sympathetic for Abu Nazir)
Bethany GeaberBethany Geaber
As Diane Johnston (Guest at Rex Henning's Fundraiser)
Fawad SiddiquiFawad Siddiqui
As Mohammed Al Ghamdi (Man Aileen Identifies as a Terrorist)
John FinnJohn Finn
As Rex Henning (Contributor to Vice President Walden's Campaign)
Shelton GrantShelton Grant
As Reynolds
Tony SenzamiciTony Senzamici
As Maurice Johnston (Guest at Rex Henning's Fundraiser)
Victor SlezakVictor Slezak
As Warden Jack Pritchard (Prison Warden for Aileen)

Co-Guest Stars
Jeff AlbertsonJeff Albertson
As FBI Swat Team Leader
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 with Hammad waiting for Brody during his morning jog. She tells him that they lost a man and so he is going to have to play a larger role now. This time he wants details as there are six feds who are dead. Well, that is how it’s going to be. She tells him he needs to meet with someone and she will give him the details later. She tells them that they are almost there. Next, Saul visits Aileen, who is in solitary confinement for twenty three hours in a day. He tells her that they need her help. He shows her the picture of the man who led the Gettysburg attack. She knows the man and she tells him that in return of her help, she needs a cell with a window; a view. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.91 Million Viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Jon AllenJoannaBrody and Carrie argue at the end of the episode.

Episode Quotes
Quinn: Why does Roya care so much about Walden.
Carrie: Maybe he's the target.
Quinn: Again?
Carrie: Well, the World Trade Centre was hit in '93, and was the target again more recently you may recall.

Dana: Finn. I went to her funeral. They passed around this collection plate, and there were like 12 dollars...
Finn: You want to send money, or something?
Dana: I want to tell.
Finn: Tell who?
Dana: Parents? The cops?
Finn: And, uhh, what will that achieve?
Dana: It's the right thing to do.
Finn: I know, I'm not a socio-path here, okay?
Dana: Then let's do it together.
Finn: If we were normal people with normal parents we would.
Dana: Oh, what? We're special?

Chris: You going to ride a horse?
Dana: I don't know.
Chris: 'Cause you can break a neck on a horse.

Brody: So...Mike was over the other night.
Jessica: Who told you that?
Brody: Chris.
Jessica: He told me something upsetting about you.
Brody: Why am I not surprised.
Jessica: He told me you killed Tom.
Brody: You believe him?
Jessica: I can take it if it's the truth, but I can't take another lie.
Brody: The CIA knew we were close, and they used me to reach him. And I got messy.
Jessica: Like how?
Brody: Like, dangerous. Yeah, I...I did have a part stopping him.

Carrie: Brody, you won't have a deal anymore if you do this. The whole thing will be off, do you understand? And that's for your daughter, too, right?

Episode Goofs

At the end of the previous episode Carrie told Brody that there were seven casualties at Gettysburg. When Brody meets with Roya, he tells her there were six casualties.


While kissing in the woods, Brody's hand disappears from the side of Carrie's head between shots.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 6: Brody and Roya meet at the beginning of the episode to talk about the murder of the federal agents in 2x06 "A Gettysburg Address".

Season 1, Episode 7: Saul goes to visit Aileen, the terrorist that he put in jail in 1x07 "The Weekend" after driving from Mexico to DC together.

Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerKatie O'Hara
Production DesignerJohn D. Kretschmer
EditorJordan Goldman
CastingJudy Henderson
Unit Production ManagerJ. David Brightbill
First Assistant DirectorLouis Guerra
Second Assistant DirectorKim Kennedy
Music EditorJeff Charbonneau
Music SupervisorKevin Edelman
Costume DesignerKatina Le Kerr
Key GripEric Jones (1)
Camera OperatorBob Newcomb  |  Nicholas Davidoff
Set DecoratorSummer Eubanks
Location ManagerJason King (3)
Property MasterGillian Albinkski
Construction CoordinatorPete Battistelli
Production Sound MixerLarry Long
Script SupervisorKara Still McGee
Production CoordinatorJenna Irvine
Post Production SupervisorAdam Christopher Banks
Supervising Sound EditorCraig Dellinger
Re-Recording MixerAlan Decker (2)  |  Nello Torri
GafferTommy Ray Sullivan
Director of PhotographyNelson Cragg
Stunt CoordinatorCal Johnson
Art DirectorGeoffrey S. Grimsman
Assistant Production CoordinatorEvelyn Chafin
Makeup Department Head John R. Bayless (1)
Production AccountantJoe McLaughlin
Casting AssociateKimberly Graham
Hair Department HeadDeborah Ball
Assistant To ProducerJack Solomon  |  Jose Cabrera  |  Katie Schaefer  |  Charlotte Stoudt
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