History Series / Homeland

22nd Mar '16 11:32:04 AM nirao01
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A raid on a terrorist safehouse in the Middle East leads to the rescue of USMC Sergeant Nicholas Brody (Creator/DamianLewis), who has been missing in action for eight years. Brody receives a hero's welcome from his wife Jessica (Morena Baccarin), {{CIA}} Deputy Director David Estes (David Harewood), the Vice President and the entire country -- but not from Carrie Mathison (Creator/ClaireDanes), a former CIA Operations Officer. Based on intelligence from her last (and completely unauthorised) mission, Carrie believes that Brody is a sleeper agent waiting to be activated. With the help of her mentor, CIA Middle East section chief Saul Berenson (Creator/MandyPatinkin), Carrie sets out to prove that Brody, seen by the world as an American hero, is really a traitor.

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A raid on a terrorist safehouse in the Middle East leads to the rescue of USMC Sergeant Nicholas Brody (Creator/DamianLewis), who has been missing in action for eight years. Brody receives a hero's welcome from his wife Jessica (Morena Baccarin), (Creator/MorenaBaccarin), {{CIA}} Deputy Director David Estes (David Harewood), (Creator/DavidHarewood), the Vice President and the entire country -- but not from Carrie Mathison (Creator/ClaireDanes), a former CIA Operations Officer. Based on intelligence from her last (and completely unauthorised) mission, Carrie believes that Brody is a sleeper agent waiting to be activated. With the help of her mentor, CIA Middle East section chief Saul Berenson (Creator/MandyPatinkin), Carrie sets out to prove that Brody, seen by the world as an American hero, is really a traitor.
19th Mar '16 6:02:05 AM TrollBrutal
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* WorthyOpponent: Saul compliments Ivan Krupin with admiration for the major penteration inside the American intelligence masterminded by his Russian counterpart.

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* WorthyOpponent: Saul compliments Ivan Krupin with admiration for the a major penteration penetration inside the American intelligence masterminded by his Russian counterpart.
19th Mar '16 6:00:53 AM TrollBrutal
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* WorthyOpponent: Saul compliments Ivan Krupin with admiration for the major penteration inside the American intelligence masterminded by his Russian counterpart.
-->'''Saul:''' You came this close to painting a masterpiece, this close ... Not many people can say that.
2nd Feb '16 7:41:50 PM Fireblood
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** [[spoiler: Brody's standing amongst his family, friends and the whole nation gets smashed when his immolation recording is revealed to the public.]]
** Ambassador Martha Boyd in Season 4. She is undermined in front of the Pakistani's by both Lockhart and the President, her embassy [[spoiler: is attacked by terrorists who leave over 30 people dead]] and her husband [[spoiler: commits treason]], which threatens to ruin her reputation in the State Department by association.

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** [[spoiler: Brody's standing amongst among his family, friends and the whole nation gets smashed when his immolation recording is revealed to the public.]]
** Ambassador Martha Boyd in Season 4. She is undermined in front of the Pakistani's Pakistanis by both Lockhart and the President, her embassy [[spoiler: is attacked by terrorists who leave over 30 people dead]] dead]], and her husband [[spoiler: commits treason]], which threatens to ruin her reputation in the State Department by association.



* CorruptBureaucrat: Most of the high ranking members of the Pakistani ISI in season 4, with the exception of Col. Khan, are sympathetic towards the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. This leads to them being less than helpful toward their supposed American "allies", especially when [[spoiler: Saul and Carries convoy is bombed and the US Embassy is attacked]].

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* CorruptBureaucrat: Most of the high ranking high-ranking members of the Pakistani ISI in season 4, with the exception of Col. Khan, are sympathetic towards the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. This leads to them being less than helpful toward their supposed American "allies", especially when [[spoiler: Saul and Carries Carrie's convoy is bombed and the US Embassy is attacked]].
2nd Feb '16 5:47:35 PM Pete52
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** Col. Aasar Khan, one of the few good men in the ISI, passes on details of their corruption and decisions to Carrie in Season 4.
2nd Feb '16 5:44:29 PM Pete52
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* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler: Brody's standing amongst his family, friends and the whole nation gets smashed when his immolation recording is revealed to the public.]]

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* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler: BrokenPedestal:
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Brody's standing amongst his family, friends and the whole nation gets smashed when his immolation recording is revealed to the public.]]]]
** Ambassador Martha Boyd in Season 4. She is undermined in front of the Pakistani's by both Lockhart and the President, her embassy [[spoiler: is attacked by terrorists who leave over 30 people dead]] and her husband [[spoiler: commits treason]], which threatens to ruin her reputation in the State Department by association.
2nd Feb '16 5:41:31 PM Pete52
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** Cape Town, South Africa doubles as Islamabad and rural Pakistan in Season 4.



* CorruptBureaucrat: Most of the high ranking members of the Pakistani ISI in season 4, with the exception of Col. Khan, are sympathetic towards the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. This leads to them being less than helpful toward their supposed American "allies", especially when [[spoiler: Saul and Carries convoy is bombed and the US Embassy is attacked]].



* FieldPromotion: Saul, a Section Chief, is promoted to Director of the CIA at the start of Season 3 [[spoiler: due to the rest of the chain of command being killed in the Langley bombing]].



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Senator (and later CIA Director) Lockhart. Despite being portrayed as a fairly crass jerk throughout season 3 and 4, in "13 Hours in Islamabad" he is the first and only person to want to prevent [[spoiler:Fara]] getting decapitated by Haqqani by handing over the intel he wants.



* TheMole: It's yet to be revealed. ''24'' shows this trope is AuthorAppeal for the writers but ''Homeland'' is averting or only implying it, as the existence of leaks is consistently mentioned.

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* TheMole: It's TheMole:
**It's
yet to be revealed. ''24'' shows this trope is AuthorAppeal for the writers but ''Homeland'' is averting or only implying it, as the existence of leaks is consistently mentioned.mentioned.
**[[spoiler: Dennis Boyd]] in Season 4, who is blackmailed by the ISI into stealing classified documents from his wife, the [[spoiler: US Ambassador to Pakistan]].



* SpottingTheThread: Brody realizes there is something fishy with Carrie when she shows undue knowledge of his favorite tea.

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* SpottingTheThread: Brody SpottingTheThread:
**Brody
realizes there is something fishy with Carrie when she shows undue knowledge of his favorite tea.tea.
**In Season 4, whilst watching multiple YouTube videos of [[spoiler: Section Chief Sandy Bachmann]] being beaten to death, Quinn notices a member of the crowd wearing an earpiece, suggesting the murder was orchestrated by the Pakistani government.
20th Dec '15 7:06:55 PM Fireblood
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** Abu Nazir means, roughly, "father of foreboding" in Arabic. It also doubles as a NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast.

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** Abu Nazir means, roughly, "father of foreboding" in Arabic. It also doubles as a NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast.[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast name to run away from really fast]].
20th Dec '15 7:01:17 PM Fireblood
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* GreyAndGrayMorality: The whole show is full of it. On one side is the CIA and the American government, who are repeatedly shown bending and breaking their own rules. This is often shown to put lives at risk. On the other side is a war hero who suffered years of torture by Al-Qaeda. [[spoiler:and has been turned into a WellIntentionedExtremist after witnessing the murder and cover-up of 83 children in a US drone strike]]. When Abu Nazir is directly involved it becomes BlackAndGreyMorality as he has a prior history of [[ItsPersonal non-personal]] killings in several spots around the globe and the American operatives, despite their flaws, try to make a difference between warfare and terrorism and don't condone the actions of their Vice-President.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: The whole show is full of it. On one side is the CIA and the American US government, who are repeatedly shown bending and breaking their own rules. This is often shown to put lives at risk. On the other side is a war hero who suffered years of torture by Al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda, [[spoiler:and has been turned into a WellIntentionedExtremist after witnessing the murder and cover-up (subsequent cover-up) of 83 children in a US drone strike]]. When Abu Nazir is directly involved it becomes BlackAndGreyMorality as he has a prior history of [[ItsPersonal non-personal]] killings in several spots around the globe and the American operatives, despite their flaws, try to make draw a difference clear line between warfare and terrorism and don't condone the actions of their Vice-President.Vice President.



* HeroicSacrifice: In "A False Glimmer" Qasim tries to stop Bibi from triggering the gas, gets shot for his trouble, but still manages to pull him away from it long enough to stop Bibi from triggering the gas and letting Carrie shoot him, saving thousands of lives. He dies in Carrie's arms as she recites an Islamic prayer for him.

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* HeroicSacrifice: In "A False Glimmer" Qasim tries to stop Bibi from triggering the gas, gets shot for his trouble, but still manages to pull him away from it long enough to stop Bibi from triggering the gas and enough, letting Carrie shoot him, him and therefore saving thousands of lives. He dies in Carrie's arms as she recites an Islamic prayer for him.
20th Dec '15 6:54:50 PM Fireblood
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* HeroicSacrifice: In "A False Glimmer" Qasim tries to stop Bibi from triggering the gas, gets shot for his trouble, but still manages to pull him away from it long enough. This stops Bibi from releasing the gas, along with letting Carrie shoot him, saving thousands of lives.

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* HeroicSacrifice: In "A False Glimmer" Qasim tries to stop Bibi from triggering the gas, gets shot for his trouble, but still manages to pull him away from it long enough. This stops enough to stop Bibi from releasing triggering the gas, along with gas and letting Carrie shoot him, saving thousands of lives. He dies in Carrie's arms as she recites an Islamic prayer for him.
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