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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

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

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

Jeff StricklandJeff Strickland
As FBI Agent
Marc ThompsonMarc Thompson
As FBI Liaison
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 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
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