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Homeland: Two Hats

Things for Brody are threatening to spiral out of control, forcing him to make a phone call he has been avoiding; Carrie preps for a pivotal meeting; Saul teams with Virgil and Max for an assignment.

Source: Showtime


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x9
Airdate: Sunday November 25th, 2012

Director: Daniel Attias
Writer: Alexander Cary

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (TV3) Nov 26, 2012
AU (ten) Dec 02, 2012
UK (Channel 4) Dec 02, 2012

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
David Marciano
As Virgil (Member of Surveillance Team)
Recurring
F. Murray Abraham
As Dar Adul (Man Peter Quinn Meet on the Bus)
Recurring
Jamey Sheridan
As Vice President William Walden
Recurring
Maury Sterling
As Max (Member of Surveillance Team)
Recurring
Mido Hamada
As M.M. (Terrorist Working With Roya/Abu Nazir)
Recurring
Navid Negahban
As Abu Nazir (Lead Terrorist In CIA Investigation)
Recurring
Rupert Friend
As Peter Quinn (CIA Lead Analyst)
Recurring
Valerie Cruz
As Major Joy Mendez (CIA Agent)
Recurring
Zuleikha Robinson
As Roya Hammad (Journalist Sympathetic for Abu Nazir)
Recurring
Daniella Pineda
As Officer Julia Diaz (Peter Quinn's Ex-Girlfriend)

Co-Guest Stars
Jason Wesley
As TAC Team Agent #2
Nneoma Nkuku
As Waitress
Paul Rolfes
As FBI Liaison
Raymond Scott Parks
As TAC Team Agent #1

Uncredited
Jeff Strickland
As FBI Agent
Recurring
Marc Thompson
As FBI Liaison
Main Cast
Claire Danes
As Carrie Mathison
Mandy Patinkin
As Saul Berenson
Morena Baccarin
As Jessica Brody
Jackson Pace
As Chris Brody
Damian Lewis
As Nicholas Brody
Morgan Saylor
As Dana Brody
Diego Klattenhoff
As Mike Faber
David Harewood
As David Estes

Recap

The episode begins with Estes, Saul, Carrie and Peter in the Ops. Carrie thinks that Brody is dead; if not physically then operationally. They need to move on. Estes thinks that their next best move would be to roll up Hammad. All agree. Meanwhile, Nazir drops Brody off in some remote location in Baltimore. He tells Brody that he needs his help on this one and that the mission cannot be accomplished without him. They hug and Nazir leaves. Brody runs to a café and calls Carrie and tells her too take his family to some safe place. Carrie is relieved to hear from him. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.02 Million Viewers

Trivia: During the discussions among the CIA Saul mentions an attack in Mumbai. The Mumbai attack he is referring to is the 26/11 attack carried out by terrorists on Taj Hotel in Mumbai. It took place in 2008 and resulted in many civilian casualties.



Episode Quotes
Brody: Are they safe yet?
Carrie: Yes.
Brody: Where?
Carrie: Can't discuss that on an open line.
Brody: Remember where we first met? And I don't mean your office.
Carrie: In the rain?
Brody: I'll see you there in 30.

Brody: I thought I was dead, Carrie.
Carrie: It's really good to see you. Where did they take you on that helicopter?
Brody: I don't know. 40...45 minutes? Very fast, very low...west...and dark. Away from any signs of civilization.
Carrie: We have to hone in on all of the details now. Every little thing.
Brody: They took me to see Abu Nazir.
Carrie: What?
Brody: He's here, Carrie. He's here. He's in America. And he's planning an attack.

Nazir: Your wife and children have nothing to fear if you stay true to yourself.

Quinn: Where have you been? You look wasted.
Saul: I'm just old. You'll get there, sooner than you think.



Episode Goofs
Factual Error:

The safe house is supposed to be in the DC area. The view out the window is of nearby skyscrapers, but in Washington DC no building is allowed to be higher than 13 stories.

Factual Error:

Tim Horton's coffee is brought into the war room, however there aren't any Tim Horton's locations in the DC area.



Cultural References
Tim Hortons: Peter Quinn brings in Tim Hortons coffee to the CIA analysts.

Tim Hortons Inc. is a Canadian restaurant known for its coffee and doughnuts.



Episode References
Season 2, Episode 8: Brody was taken by Roya and M.M. at the end of 2x08 "I'll Fly Away" in a helicopter to meet with Abu Nazir.

Season 1, Episode 4: Brody tells Carrie to meet him in the place they first met, and Carrie says "In the rain?". They are referring to the meeting they had in 1x04 "Semper I" outside of the veteran's support group at a church.



Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerKatie O'Hara
Production DesignerJohn D. Kretschmer
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
Stunt CoordinatorCal Johnson
Art DirectorGeoffrey S. Grimsman
Assistant Production CoordinatorEvelyn Chafin
Makeup Department Head John R. Bayless (1)
Casting AssociateKimberly Graham
Hair Department HeadDeborah Ball
Assistant To ProducerAshley Brim  |  Katie Schaefer  |  Charlotte Stoudt  |  Jose Cabrera
Edited ByTerry Kelley
 
Warning: Homeland season 2 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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