Homeland (2020): S08E01 – Deception Indicated


Introduction

The eighth and final season of the American spy thriller television drama series Homeland premiered on 09 February 2020, and concluded on 26 April 2020, on Showtime, consisting of 12 episodes.

The series is loosely based on the Israeli television series Hatufim (English: Prisoners of War) created by Gideon Raff and is developed for American television by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa.

Outline

While rehabilitating at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Carrie (Claire Danes) is interviewed by counterintelligence agent Jim Turrow (David Hunt). Turrow informs Carrie that she failed a polygraph test, and calls into question whether Carrie betrayed her loyalty during the months in captivity that she has no memory of.

Saul (Mandy Patinkin), now National Security Advisor, is leading the U.S. effort to end the war in Afghanistan. Negotiations fall apart when Afghanistan’s Vice President, Abdul Qadir G’ulom (Mohammad Bakri), announces he will refuse to honour the proposed terms. Saul recruits Carrie to join him in Kabul to help salvage the peace talks, despite warnings from Carrie’s caretakers at the hospital that she’s not ready.

Max (Maury Sterling) joins a platoon of soldiers in Korangal Valley with the aim of repairing a listening device near the Pakistan border which intercepts Taliban communications. Their unit comes under fire, but Max is able to service the device, and confirms it is operational back at the base.

Now in Afghanistan, Carrie visits the home of one of her former assets, but learns he was branded a traitor by the Taliban and publicly executed. Growing more concerned about what information she may have revealed while in captivity, she asks the station chief (Cliff Chamberlain) whether Russia shares information with the Taliban. He confirms that they do. Carrie is further disturbed the next day when, while waiting to meet with G’ulom, she sees her Russian captor Yevgeny Gromov (Costa Ronin) coming out of G’ulom’s office.

Homeland Series

You can find a full index of Homeland Series 08 here.

You can find a full index and overview of Homeland here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Lesli Linka Glatter.
  • Writer(s): Alexa Gansa and Debora Cahn.
  • Original Network: Showtime.
  • Release Date: 09 February 2020.
  • Running Time: 59 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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