Homeland (2011– )
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The Choice 

Carrie must decide what her heart really wants. Brody shares a drink with Faber to discuss the future of his family. Saul is tasked with a secret mission and Quinn makes a decision that may change everything.


Michael Cuesta


Howard Gordon (developed for american television by), Alex Gansa (developed for american television by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Danes ... Carrie Mathison
Damian Lewis ... Nicholas Brody
Morena Baccarin ... Jessica Brody
David Harewood ... David Estes
Diego Klattenhoff ... Mike Faber
Jamey Sheridan ... Vice President William Walden (credit only)
David Marciano ... Virgil Piotrowski (credit only)
Navid Negahban ... Abu Nazir
Jackson Pace ... Chris Brody
Morgan Saylor ... Dana Brody
Mandy Patinkin ... Saul Berenson
Talia Balsam ... Cynthia Walden
Timothée Chalamet ... Finn Walden (as Timothee Chalamet)
Sarita Choudhury ... Mira Berenson
Billy Smith ... Special Agent Hall


Brody, Carrie, Estes, Quinn, and Dana must make choices. Brody and Carrie repair to the lakeside cabin where their affair took a serious turn some months ago. Quinn is watching from across the lake, with orders from Estes. A high-powered rifle is at his side. Saul is locked down with a minder while Estes covers tracks. The CIA plans a memorial as well as a burial at sea. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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English | Arabic

Release Date:

16 December 2012 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Claire Danes was 8 months pregnant with her son Cyrus (with husband Hugh Dancy) when she completed filming the second season of Homeland in 2011. See more »


When Saul is standing besides the imam on board of the ship, watching Abu Nazir's embalming, the cable of the boom mike is briefly visible top left in the frame. See more »


Peter Quinn: Nothing happens to Brody.
David Estes: Or?
Peter Quinn: Or you'll find me back in this bedroom one night. Right back in that chair. 'Cause I'm a guy that kills bad guys.
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References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »


Dyin' A Thousand Deaths
Written by Aleksey Efimov
Performed by Aleksey Efimov
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As a U.S. Army veteran.....

I lost respect for this episode when they gave Nazir the terrorist, who was responsible for who knows how many deaths, a burial at sea with honors. Sorry, but in my opinion that was a slap in the face to all the brave men who died serving our country fighting terrorism. The rest of the episode was okay, but that particular scene destroyed it for me.

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