Homeland script
Homeland  Season #1 Episode #1 (2011)
Synopsis: The first season of the American television drama series Homeland premiered on October 2, 2011 on Showtime and concluded on December 18, 2011, consisting of 12 episodes. The series is loosely based on the Israeli television series Hatufim (English: Prisoners of War) created by Gideon Raff and is developed for American television by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa.The first season follows Carrie Mathison, a CIA operations officer who has come to believe that Nicholas Brody, a U.S. Marine Sergeant, who was held captive by al-Qaeda as a prisoner of war, was turned by the enemy and now poses a significant risk to national security.

You should all take a moment give yourselves a big hand.

Because of you, an American hero is coming home.

Good job.

What were his exact words, please? An American prisoner of war has been turned.

He said this in English? Yes.

He whispered it into my ear right before the guards pulled me away.

And when he used the expression "turned" He meant turned working for Abu Nazir.

Why am I just hearing about this now? Because until ten minutes ago, I didn't know there were any P.

O.

W.

's still alive in Iraq or Afghanistan.

So you're suggesting that Abu Nazir You're suggesting that Abu Nazir planted intelligence in his own safe house just so we could recover Sergeant Brody? I realize it sounds like a reach.

To say the least.

Why not just drop him near a checkpoint and make it look like he escaped.

Why would you sacrifice Because Abu Nazir is playing the long game.

This way, no one suspects a thing.

Except you.

Yeah, except me.

Yeah.

And Sergeant Brody's due home from Germany tomorrow morning, which gives us just under 22 hours.

To do what? To authorize a surveillance package.

To tap his phones, wire his house, follow him wherever he goes.

David will never sign off on that and you know it.

Of course he won't.

The White House needs a poster boy for the war, and David just served him up on a platter.

That's why I'm coming to you.

I'm not going over his head, not on a hunch.

But if I'm right, if he is a terrorist, we need eyes and ears on Brody from the minute he steps off the plane.

- Never happen.

- But Out of the question.

Carrie All right, fine.

What do I have to do? Prove that the safe house leak was planted.

Or at least give me a reason to doubt its authenticity.

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Howard Gordon

Howard Gordon (born March 31, 1961) is an American television writer and producer. He is well known for his work on the Fox action series 24 alongside the Showtime thriller Homeland, which he co-developed with Alex Gansa and Gideon Raff, and for the FX political drama Tyrant, which he co-developed with Craig Wright. He also produced the NBC science fiction thriller Awake. more…

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