Homeland (2020): S08E02 – Catch and Release


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.


Carrie (Claire Danes) finds a note on her desk that says “Samira Noori”. After investigating her background, Carrie discovers that Samira’s husband died in a car bombing, likely intended for Samira herself who was investigating Vice President G’ulom in a corruption probe at the time. Jenna (Andrea Deck) stages a fake job interview with Samira while Carrie searches her apartment. Carrie finds evidence that Samira acquired which proves that G’ulom misappropriated a massive amount of funds earmarked for a military base. With this leverage, she is able to compel G’ulom (Mohammad Bakri) to reverse his stance and release the prisoners in accordance with the peace negotiations.

Tasneem (Nimrat Kaur) visits her stepfather Bunran Latif (Art Malik) and relates her suspicions about Saul’s actions. They deduce Saul’s plan to negotiate directly with Haqqani. Latif implores Tasneem to do everything in her power to disrupt the negotiations.

Saul (Mandy Patinkin) gets a message delivered to Haqqani (Numan Acar), asking him to meet in Peshawar. While Saul waits at the rendezvous, Max (Maury Sterling) alerts him from intercepted communications that the ISI are rapidly converging on Saul’s location. Saul realises that their target is Haqqani’s convoy, which is struck by an RPG. In the aftermath, Saul is captured and delivered to Haqqani who was not in the convoy, but had sent it as a decoy.

At a bar after hours, Carrie is greeted by Yevgeny (Costa Ronin), who reveals that he was the one who left the note on her desk.

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): Chip Johannessen and Patrick Harbinson.
  • Original Network: Showtime.
  • Release Date: 16 February 2020.
  • Running Time: 50 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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