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Alt. Truth
Season 6, Episode 8
Written by: Patrick Harbinson
Directed by: Lesli Linka Glatter
Production number: 6WAH08
Running time: 53 minutes
Original airdate: March 12, 2017
Viewers (millions): 1.27

Alt. Truth is the eighth episode of Season 6 of Homeland. It aired on March 12, 2017.


Carrie and Saul present evidence to Keane. Quinn tracks a mark.

Episode guide

Saul (Mandy Patinkin) visits Carrie (Claire Danes) at her home and finds her distraught about losing her daughter. He takes Carrie to Franny’s foster home and parks across the street so Carrie can see that her daughter is in good care. Saul asks a now calm Carrie to help facilitate a meeting between Majid Javadi (Shaun Toub) and President-elect Elizabeth Keane (Elizabeth Marvel). At the meeting, Javadi tells Keane that Nafisi did make payments to North Korea and that there is reason to believe Iran is contravening the nuclear agreement. Carrie and Saul are blindsided, having expected Javadi to say the opposite. After Keane leaves, Saul demands answers from Javadi. Javadi admits that he aligned himself with Dar Adal, having concluded that Dar’s influence in the CIA far exceeds Saul’s.

Quinn (Rupert Friend), increasingly paranoid of Astrid and Dar Adal, finds Astrid’s gun in her car and empties the bullets. He also thinks he sees Astrid talking to Belli (C.J. Wilson) at the supermarket. When Quinn confronts Astrid with his suspicions and only gets denials, he punches her in the stomach and leaves to track down the neighbour, having seen his truck at a motel. However, when he stakes out the motel, he ends up attacking an innocent stranger. While Quinn apologises to Astrid for his actions after returning, he is grazed in the head by a bullet through the window, fired by Belli. Astrid rushes out to her car to get her gun and is killed due to the gun not being loaded. The attacker targets Quinn next, hitting him in the shoulder and knocking him into the lake. He fires several shots into the water and, satisfied that Quinn must be dead, flees the scene. Quinn emerges from the water shortly thereafter.


“You idiot. Don’t you know anything?” - Astrid for Quinn

My reality has a dreaminess. And my thoughts keep disappearing. - Quinn


“Javadi pushes every button in Carrie’s worn-out body by going so far as to tell her that he found a nice final resting place for Brody in an Iranian cemetery for martyrs — this after Carrie obliquely references his sacrifice for the cause of getting the Iranian nuclear deal done. Javadi promises to draw her a map — as if she’ll be making a pleasure trip to Tehran soon.” – Cynthia Littleton


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Season 6
#601 "Fair Game" #607 "Imminent Risk"
#602 "The Man in the Basement" #608 "Alt. Truth"
#603 "The Covenant" #609 "Sock Puppets"
#604 "A Flash of Light" #610 "The Flag House"
#605 "Casus Belli" #611 "R Is for Romeo"
#606 "The Return" #612 "America First"