Homeland  Season #1 Episode #1

Synopsis: Carrie Mathison, a CIA operations officer, is on probation after carrying out an unauthorized operation in Iraq. As a result, she has been reassigned to the Counter terrorism center. Whilst in Iraq, she was warned that an American prisoner had been turned by Al-Qaeda. When Nicholas Brody, a U.S. Marine Sergeant, is rescued after being held hostage since 2003, she suspects that he is the one. While Brody is received home as a war hero, Carrie goes to any lengths necessary to catch him out.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
  Won 5 Golden Globes. Another 49 wins & 163 nominations.
55 min

I don't care where he is.

Find him.

It's urgent.

Yes, I'll hold.

He's been locked up for almost a year and overnight they decide to hold a trial and pronounce a death sentence? What did you expect? Hasan blew up 129 civilians in the marketplace in Ramadi.

I know what he did.

I also know he's got intel about an imminent attack on U.



He's been dangling this so-called attack for the last three months.


And now he'll come clean if we commute his sentence.

We don't dictate law to the Iraqis anymore.

This is their jurisdiction.

And Hasan is their prisoner.

David Hold on a second.

He's Abu Nazir's bomb maker, David.

Execute him now, and everything he knows is gone forever.

It's over.

I'm on my way to the prison now.

At least petition JSOC.

- Have them appeal to the Iraqi Army.

- JSOC can't do anything either.

David, you're a CIA deputy director you can do this.

- I told you it's over.

- Please don't shut me down.

David, Senator Feldman's looking for you.

- Tell him I'll be right there.

- David, please, this is my last chance with Hasan.

- Carrie, I have to go.

- David I'm hanging up.

Estes didn't go for it.

I knew he wouldn't.

Is that him? Yes.

I'm not sure we can trust him.

Can he get me inside or not? He says he can.

Now you have only two minutes.

Understand what I say two minutes.

Ibrahim I tried to get the Agency to intervene, but they couldn't do anything.

I'm sorry.

So I have nothing to say to you.

Ibrahim, you said your family was in hiding, afraid for their lives.

I can get them to Amman.

Tell me what you know, and I will personally guarantee their safety.

Why should I believe you will do what you say? We have to go.

You said two minutes.

The guards, they are coming.

I need more time.

You don't believe me? Well, maybe I was wrong to believe you.

You said you were an important man.

You said you had information about an attack by Abu Nazir.

- I have information.

- Prove it.

Because unless you do, I won't protect your family.

Please, we're out of time! My family! My family! You promised to protect them! You're listening to "Jim Dawkins in the Morning.

" Wake up, Washington.

This is Dave sitting in for Jim Dawkins.

We got a lot on the topic today.

So why don't you get your phones ready and give us a call.

They say that Washingtonians are apathetic and Last night, at 2300 GMT, one of our ground assets produced a live lead on an enemy operating base in the Korengal Valley.

Nice of you to join us, Carrie.

How is it you are the only analyst in this section that can't get to a briefing on time? I wanted the whole group to hear this.

Within the hour, Delta Team was on site.

where they identified multiple insurgents on our hit list.

Minutes later, two UH-60 Blackhawk gunships lit the target with over 8,000 rounds.

All 13 hostiles were confirmed kills.

But, during the sweep, one of the deltas found something else a padlocked door to an interior room.

I wanted you to see for yourselves.

Get the f*** down! Get him on his feet! What did you say? I'm an American.

Turns out he's one of ours.

Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody.

MIA since early 2003 and presumed dead until now.

What happened to his partner? Brody was a scout sniper.

They work in pairs.

Corporal Thomas Walker also went missing that day.

According to Sergeant Brody, Walker was killed during their captivity.

But that shouldn't dampen what is a major win for the agency and for everyone in this room.

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

Because of you, an American hero is coming home.

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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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