Homeland (2011– )
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Casus Belli 

Keane gets sidelined. Carrie's work follows her home.


Alex Graves


Gideon Raff (based on the original Israeli series "Prisoners of War" by), Alex Gansa (developed for American television by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Danes ... Carrie Mathison
Rupert Friend ... Peter Quinn
Elizabeth Marvel ... President Elizabeth Keane
F. Murray Abraham ... Dar Adal
Mandy Patinkin ... Saul Berenson
Hill Harper ... Rob Emmons
Patrick Sabongui ... Reda Hashem
Dominic Fumusa ... Ray Conlin
Jake Weber ... Brett O'Keefe
Ian Kahn ... Roger
Deborah Hedwall ... Marjorie Diehl
Zainab Jah ... Aby Bah
Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut ... Simone Bah
James Mount ... Agent Thoms
Robert T. Bogue ... ESU Captain Wilson (as Robert Bogue)


After the explosion of Sekou's delivery van, the press turns on the president-elect who warned against 'overreacting' as if this were an second 9/11 and blames her for cowardly evacuation, actually imposed by Dar's team while he keeps her isolated and confers with Saul, who reports the Iranian deal-breaking may well be staged, plausibly by Mossad. Agent Thoms not only joins the blame game to shred responsibility but convinced Carrie the FBI recording used to free Sekou was not from him after her blackmail but was delivered sneakily by a manipulative third party. Ignoring Quinn's warning their home is watched, Carrie asked him to babysit daughter Frannie, who adores him, unaware the press would soon trace them down and lay siege to the house, which also becomes a vandalism target. Peter puts up a one-man defense, grabs an invading reporter, even fights back an entire ESU which invaded the 'kidnap site' without wounding anyone. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

19 February 2017 (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?


The episode's title "Casus Belli" means "The Spy is Apparent" or "The Spy is Obvious" in Turkish. See more »


Franny: Hop
Peter Quinn: Great name
Franny: I named him when I was little. That's all I could say. Do you like rabbits?
Peter Quinn: Yes, I do. There's a famous rabbit called Peter, like me.
Franny: Peter Quinn?
Peter Quinn: Peter Rabbit
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References Escape from New York (1981) See more »


Homeland Theme
Written by Sean Callery
Performed by Sean Callery Feat. Chris Tedesco
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Entertaining show
23 February 2017 | by m-fallon67See all my reviews

Very thrilling episode that keeps you on the edge of your seat, as events take an interesting turn for Carrie and Peter Quinn. Some fans may be surprised to see a more left wing sympathetic view in the story line, than in past seasons but there are always good guys, bad guys, and the innocent sometimes caught up in the middle. Unfortunately one the reviews here,took to questioning the intelligence of some fans of the show who are pro- American and patriotic. Very condescending, arrogant, and actually quite ignorant to say something as pathetically narrow minded. This show is Hollywood fantasy. Yes, art sometimes imitates life, but this is Hollywood fiction. The freedom we have has been written on the tombstones of many patriotic Americans. Unfortunately not everyone appreciates it.

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