Homeland (2020): S08E04 – Chalk One Up


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) is escorted to Bagram Airfield where she is welcomed by Saul (Mandy Patinkin), and then President Warner (Beau Bridges). Warner thanks Carrie for her sacrifice in Moscow, and informs her that he is taking her advice and visiting a military base in Afghanistan where, along with Afghan President Daoud (Christopher Maleki), he will announce the end of the war. Warner and Daoud depart on helicopter “Chalk Two” accompanied by escort helicopter “Chalk One”.

Carrie gets a frantic call from Samira (Sitara Attaie) asking for help– Samira’s brother-in-law Bilal (Omar Farahmand) is attempting to kidnap her and force her into marriage. Carrie and her team disable Bilal’s car and hold the Taliban men at gunpoint when they try to leave, extricating Samira from the situation.

While returning from the military base, Chalk Two disappears from radar. Chalk One surveys the area and sees the wreckage of a downed helicopter. While looking for a place to land nearby, Chalk One spots Taliban soldiers on the ground. Fire is exchanged briefly before Chalk One is shot down by an RPG blast.

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): Seith Mann.
  • Writer(s): Chip Johannessen and Patrick Harbinson.
  • Original Network: Showtime.
  • Release Date: 01 March 2020.
  • Running Time: 47 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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