Homeland (2020): S08E09 – In Full Flight


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

Carrie (Claire Danes) and Yevgeny (Costa Ronin) search the bazaars in Kohat looking for the flight recorder. Carrie finds Max’s rucksack in one shop. The shopkeep (Narinder Samra) reluctantly admits that he recently sold the flight recorder to the broker Saleem Sinai (Rikin Vasani). Carrie offers a finders fee for him to arrange a re-sale with the broker at midnight.

The Pakistani government announces that they view the United States’ threats as an act of war. In the situation room, Pakistan’s mobile nuclear launchers are observed moving towards the Afghan border. President Hayes (Sam Trammell) expresses concern that Pakistan is not backing down, as Zabel (Hugh Dancy) had assured him.

Tasneem (Nimrat Kaur) visits Jalal (Elham Ehsas) in an attempt to convince him to go into hiding and avoid further provocation of the United States. Jalal, empowered by the now bolstered ranks of the Taliban, flatly refuses. Tasneem and Bunny (Art Malik) decide that their best course of action is to protect Jalal.

Carrie sneaks out at midnight to meet the broker without telling Yevgeny. Saul (Mandy Patinkin) wires her $999,999 which she uses to purchase the flight recorder. As she prepares to listen to the recording, she is surprised by the arrival of Yevgeny. They listen to the recording together which confirms that the Presidents’ helicopter merely crashed due to a mechanical failure. Carrie asks for Yevgeny’s help in delivering the recorder to the embassy in Islamabad. Yevgeny is standoffish, as Carrie was lying to him. They kiss, but Yevgeny then sedates Carrie with a needle. He and his men take away Carrie along with the flight recorder.

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): Dan Attias.
  • Writer(s): Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon.
  • Original Network: Showtime.
  • Release Date: 05 April 2020.
  • Running Time: 49 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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