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Casus Belli 

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

Director:

Alex Graves

Writers:

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

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)
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Storyline

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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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The title "Casus Belli" translates from Latin as "The Case of War". See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

References Escape from New York (1981) See more »

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Homeland Theme
Written by Sean Callery
Performed by Sean Callery Feat. Chris Tedesco
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The Moment The Season Turned Around
22 February 2017 | by bobcobb301See all my reviews

This season has sort of been...there. It felt like a forced shift to left-wing propaganda, even though the show had never taken a bias before.

Then this episode happened. Suspenseful, surprising, a unique take on the hostage crisis storyline, but more importantly the best Quinn episode in Homeland history.

A little odd how quickly the police defused the situation and let Carrie just walk in, but reality is never been the reason we watch this show.

A standout episode though.


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