S2-E8 I'll Fly Away

S2-E8 I'll Fly Away

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To get the most of tonight’s episode it helps if you recall the Anthony Weiner affair, a real Washington scandal where a Congressman with an unfortunate surname was caught sending links to risqué images of himself. Something similar happens in Homeland, except the politician in question is named Dick Johnson, causing a good deal of hilarity between Jessica and Brody.

That’s right, Jess and her damaged marine are sharing jokes now. They’re patching things up, playing card games with the kids. All of a sudden it’s happy families. This slots into tonight’s theme, which is about marriage and its place in our characters’ lives: Saul is still trying to stop his wife leaving, and Brody’s fellow hostage Walker is calling his wife’s answerphone just to hear her voice.

And our heroine Carrie? She’s left forlornly wondering about her own future and the price that people like her pay for the job they do. As always, Claire Danes’s sharp, sad, vulnerable face says it all.

Summary

Carrie and Saul learn that Walker is alive and working for al-Qaeda, so they rush to locate him - but must deal with competing intelligence agencies' disagreements over the best way to track him down. Brody finds himself thrown into the political arena at a party hosted by Elizabeth Gaines, and later comes face to face with a mystery man who reveals a shocking secret about his eight years in captivity. Drama, starring Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin.

Cast & Crew

Carrie Mathison Claire Danes
Nicholas Brody Damian Lewis
Jessica Brody Morena Baccarin
David Estes David Harewood
Mike Faber Diego Klattenhoff
Dana Brody Morgan Saylor
Chris Brody Jackson Pace
Saul Berenson Mandy Patinkin
Peter Quinn Rupert Friend
Roya Hammad Zuleikha Robinson
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