Barry delays his return to America when his brother is incapacitated. Later, Barry's nephew's wife is kidnapped by terrorists.
A dictatorship is threatened by political unrest in the opener of this series, in which the son of a Middle East ruler reluctantly leaves the U.S. to return to his home country.
Tensions between President Heller and Prime Minister Davies boil over, until one of them decides to take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Jack has a plan for tracking down Margot, but it involves using someone unexpected—and unsuspecting—as bait; and back at the CIA in London, Jordan raises suspicions about Kate's husband.moreless
After being betrayed, Carrie attempts to get the truth out about Brody's innocence before the CIA can prevent the disclosure. Saul recruits new help for the CIA, and Dana adjusts to living with her family again, and being away from her new boyfriend, Leo.moreless
After a devastating terrorist attack, Saul is promoted to Director of the CIA, and is tasked with carrying out six assassinations of terrorist leaders that may have been involved. Meanwhile, Carrie is called to testify in front of the Senate Committee about Brody's immunity deal, and Brody's supposed involvement in the terrorist attack.moreless
Carrie Mathison is making progress with her mental health after her Electroconvulsive Therapy. A former asset threatens Carrie's peace. Brody learns Nazir may not be happy with a nonviolent approach. Dana lets a secret slip.moreless
In one reality, Michael sits in a holding cell hoping that Bird can clear his name, while in the other the police force hunts the wounded detective down. But in the final confrontation, Michael may face his greatest enemy: reality.moreless
Michael learns of the conspiracy behind the accident that killed his family and goes after Detective Hawkins in both realities. The Birds in both reality have to choose who to believe as well, and one of them will pay the price.moreless
Harper becomes concerned about Michael's behavior after he has a disturbing dream that prevents him from switching realities.
In one reality, Michael investigates a gang-related shooting but indicators in the other reality suggest everything isn't what it seems. In the other reality, Hannah helps Emma, Vega plans Michael's going-away party to Oregon, and Captain Harper realizes that the situation with Michael isn't going away as neatly as she hoped.moreless
Michael experiences two different versions of the same football game and deals with murders that resulted from the altered outcomes. Meanwhile, Vega plans a going-away party for Michael, and in the other reality Rex has his heart broken.moreless
In one reality, Michael and Bird coordinate the entry of a couple into the Witness Relocation Program, while in the other Vega meets his partner's longtime informant.
Michael returns to a case that he was working on prior to the accident, giving Captain Harper cause for concern. Meanwhile, Michael and Vega work an old homicide case and Dr. Lee provides an assist while Hannah prepares for the move to Oregon. And in the other reality, Michael and Bird investigate a suicide and Evans gives Michael some advice about whether he should go with Hannah.moreless
In one reality, Michael finds himself collaborating with Dr. Lee to help a man with schizophrenia who has taken a hospital hostage. The key to helping him is a ring in the other reality that disappears. Meanwhile, Michael starts hallucinating and sees a penguin everywhere, while Rex tells his father about his new girlfriend Emma.moreless
A FBI agent questions Michael's new method of solving cases via "hunches" when the detective tracks down a serial killer long believed to be dead, based on what he sees in the other reality. Meanwhile, Hannah wants to move back to Oregon and both of Michael's psychiatrists warn that if he leaves Los Angeles, his dreams could disappear.moreless
Detective Michael Britten encounters his son's former babysitter while investigating an apparent suicide at an exclusive party on a yacht. He then meets the babysitter again in his other reality, but this time she's a suspect in a case.moreless
Rex is kidnapped by an escaped convict Michael arrested 10 years ago and the investigation gets gets in the way of an event honoring his deceased son in the other reality; clues from both realities lead to Michael's sanity being questioned.moreless
Following a horrific car accident, Det. Michael Britten regains consciousness to learn that his wife, Hannah, had died and his teenaged son, Rex, had survived the accident. As he tries to piece his life back together, he awakens again in a world in which his wife is alive, but his son is dead. Because he wants to keep both Hannah and Rex alive, he begins living in two realities and turns to solving crimes in both worlds with the help of two different partners, Det. Isaiah "Bird" Freeman and Det. Efrem Vega. He is assigned therapists in both realities, Dr. Laura Evans and Dr. John Lee, who help Michael learn to deal with his new existence.moreless
In the penultimate episode of the first season, the truth about Brody's plans are revealed, and the stage is set for the final episode, where Brody will be revealed either as a war hero/politician/devoted family man, or a terrorist. Carrie is close to figuring out the truth, but her plans are derailed when she must deal with her own medical condition and career path.moreless
The relationship between Carrie and Brody becomes more complicated when they head into the countryside for the weekend, while Mike and Jessica face the fallout of the truth about their relationship, and Saul catches Aileen on the run to Mexico.moreless
An undercover agent hands over new evidence to Carrie who is keeping an eye on the surveillance footage of Brody's home.