Homeland (2011– )
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The Choice 

Carrie must decide what her heart really wants. Brody shares a drink with Faber to discuss the future of his family. Saul is tasked with a secret mission and Quinn makes a decision that may change everything.


Michael Cuesta


Howard Gordon (developed for american television by), Alex Gansa (developed for american television by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Danes ... Carrie Mathison
Damian Lewis ... Nicholas Brody
Morena Baccarin ... Jessica Brody
David Harewood ... David Estes
Diego Klattenhoff ... Mike Faber
Jamey Sheridan ... Vice President William Walden (credit only)
David Marciano ... Virgil Piotrowski (credit only)
Navid Negahban ... Abu Nazir
Jackson Pace ... Chris Brody
Morgan Saylor ... Dana Brody
Mandy Patinkin ... Saul Berenson
Talia Balsam ... Cynthia Walden
Timothée Chalamet ... Finn Walden (as Timothee Chalamet)
Sarita Choudhury ... Mira Berenson
Billy Smith ... Special Agent Hall


Brody, Carrie, Estes, Quinn, and Dana must make choices. Brody and Carrie repair to the lakeside cabin where their affair took a serious turn some months ago. Quinn is watching from across the lake, with orders from Estes. A high-powered rifle is at his side. Saul is locked down with a minder while Estes covers tracks. The CIA plans a memorial as well as a burial at sea. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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English | Arabic

Release Date:

16 December 2012 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Claire Danes was 8 months pregnant with her son Cyrus (with husband Hugh Dancy) when she completed filming the second season of Homeland in 2011. See more »


Abu Nazir's body is flown out to sea to be buried. The ship he is delivered to is a battleship. There are no battleships in service with the US Navy. See more »


Peter Quinn: Nothing happens to Brody.
David Estes: Or?
Peter Quinn: Or you'll find me back in this bedroom one night. Right back in that chair. 'Cause I'm a guy that kills bad guys.
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Edited from Under Siege (1992) See more »


Trouble in Mind
Written by Richard M. Jones
Arranged by Herschel Dwellingham
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What happened
20 December 2012 | by bdillon-133-442971See all my reviews

Did the writes have a reverse conversion on the road to Damascus (yes I know its in Syria as opposed to Iraq or Lebanon!) After a taut, enthralling & mesmeric first series, series 2, aside from a flurry I vaguely remember, lurched from the mundane, the bizarre, the ludicrous to finally the banal ending to the series.

Saw it through to the end, not sure why. Some was out of hope, which I knew was fading rapidly, little was out of expectation; and I wasn't disappointed on this front; but mostly out of the same principle to read a book I have started, to see it through, but knowing I won't be buying the sequel.

Mandy Patinkin, you deserve better

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