Homeland (2020): S08E06 – Two Minutes


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.


Max (Maury Sterling) is taken prisoner by a Taliban soldier and handcuffed to a bed. His captor takes Max’s backpack to a travelling salesman and sells everything inside, including the flight recorder from the President’s helicopter.

Carrie (Claire Danes) asks Yevgeny (Costa Ronin) to use his connections in the Taliban to find out if they are holding Max. Yevgeny agrees to do so, under the condition that Carrie finds a way to suspend the CIA’s surveillance in that region while he makes a call. Carrie pulls it off by intentionally jamming the printer at the Kabul station and using this to distract Lonnie (Austin Basis) who was manning the surveillance computer.

President G’ulom (Mohammad Bakri) threatens to execute 300 Taliban prisoners if Haqqani (Numan Acar) does not turn himself in. President Hayes (Sam Trammell) makes a call to G’ulom, obstensibly to discourage him, but the inexperienced Hayes is instead manipulated by G’ulom into being sympathetic to this course of action. Haqqani decides to turn himself in, but into the United States’ custody, in hopes of getting a fair trial.

Mike (Cliff Chamberlain) informs Saul (Mandy Patinkin) that Carrie’s conversation with Yevgeny was recorded, and that Carrie subsequently lied in her reports about the relationship. Saul confronts Carrie, noting that her knowledge of the President’s whereabouts while having regular contact with a Russian intelligence agent is extremely problematic given what happened. Carrie is escorted to a plane to be shipped back to Germany, but rather than boarding, she runs on to the tarmac where she is promptly picked up by Yevgeny.

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): Tucker Gates.
  • Writer(s): Debora Cahn.
  • Original Network: Showtime.
  • Release Date: 15 March 2020.
  • Running Time: 54 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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