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S2-E6 A Gettysburg Address

S2-E6 A Gettysburg Address



In real life I don’t imagine a cannon as loose as Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) would last long at the CIA. The screening systems might pick up on the the pharmaceutical habit or the sex-with-strangers thing as a potential risk to top-level espionage. But since Homeland isn’t the real world, it can make its own rules, and by those rules Carrie is perfect, a fabulously flawed heroine of a kind we could watch all day long.

And opposite her is her mirror image: a fascinatingly flawed villain. This week Brody has to speak at the memorial service of the fellow hostage whom we know, via flashbacks, he beat to death. He also has to do a polygraph test (Carrie’s idea): did he smuggle the razorblade in to that terrorist? On that question an awful lot hangs.


The CIA director is reeling after losing key players in Nazir's plot against America, so Carrie suggests lie-detector tests on everybody involved in the case - including Brody - believing this is her chance to finally get the truth from him. Meanwhile, as Brody prepares to deliver the eulogy at Tom Walker's funeral, he is racked with guilt at what he did to his friend while they were prisoners in Afghanistan, and the situation with Mike and Jessica comes to a head. Drama, starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis.

Cast & Crew

Nicholas Brody Damian Lewis
Carrie Mathison Claire Danes
Jessica Brody Morena Baccarin
David Estes David Harewood
Mike Faber Diego Klattenhoff
Vice President William Walden Jamey Sheridan
Virgil David Marciano
Abu Nazir Navid Negahban
Chris Brody Jackson Pace
Dana Brody Morgan Saylor
Saul Berenson Mandy Patinkin
Peter Quinn Rupert Friend
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