Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 02, 2011 on Showtime
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  • Episode Summary

    In the pilot of Homeland, CIA case officer Carrie Matthison (Claire Danes) makes contact with one of her informants. Before her cover is blown, her informant whispers to her that an American has been turned into an al-Qaeda double-agent. Ten months later, an American named Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) is liberated from an al-Qaeda compound. Believing that he may be the traitor she was warned about, Matthison begins investigating this new American hero.moreless

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    • what a great start

      This was an amazing start to an amazing show.
    • About this episode

      It had great written and single-camera picture editing.
    • Homeland

      The first episode of Homeland makes the show look very promising Homeland is about a CIA officer Carrie Matthison who suspects Nicholas Brody an American rescued from Al Qaeda Carrie thinks that he has turned into a double agent The problem Carrie has is she can't prove it and people don't believe her However at the end of the episode she gets Saul to consider that Brody is a threat when they see that Brody is possibly communicating on TV We also found out that Brody beat his partner to death and he is hiding a lot more secrets from everyone.moreless
    • Homeland is portraying a state of mind

      There are so many shows out there that are clever and good, but you will not for the life of you rewatch an episode ever! But Homeland can be watched again and again, like listening to a jazz record - even though the story is going forward, the feel and the flow of the show is like they are portraying a state of mind, not a chronically told story. This show is amazing and I hope they manage to keep focus on this state of mind, and the musicality of the show, on top of the amazing story.moreless
    • It's a new thing for me

      It's serious. It's well written. It was captivating.
    Jamey Sheridan

    Jamey Sheridan

    Vice President William Walden

    Guest Star

    Nestor Serrano

    Nestor Serrano

    Major General Tony Trujillo

    Guest Star

    Navid Negahban

    Navid Negahban

    Abu Nazir

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Carrie: Because Abu Nazir is playing the long game. This way no one expects a thing.
        Saul: Except you?
        Carrie: Except me.

      • Carrie: I-I'm just making sure we don't get hit again.
        Saul: Well, I'm glad someone's looking out for the country, Carrie.
        Carrie: I'm serious. I-I missed something once before, I won't... I can't let that happen again.
        Saul: It was ten years ago. Everyone missed something that day.
        Carrie: Yeah, everyone's not me.

    • NOTES (6)

      • International Episode Titles:
        Germany: Der Verdacht (The Suspicion)
        France: Pilote (Pilot)

      • The episode won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series and for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.

      • Additional credits:
        Deborah Ball - Hair Department Head
        John R. Bayless - Make-up Department Head

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Canada: November 1, 2011 on Super Channel 2
        Sweden: November 23, 2011 on SVT1/SVT1 HD
        Australia: January 22, 2012 on TEN
        United Kingdom: February 19, 2012 on Channel 4/Channel 4 HD
        Finland: January 6, 2013 on MTV3
        Germany: February 3, 2013 on Sat.1

      • This episode had 1.08 million viewers on its original airing and was the network's highest-rated drama premiere in eight years.

      • This episode was made available online and via affiliate On Demand channels as of September 13, and had been seen by over 1.4 million viewers before its TV premiere.

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