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Homeland Season 5 poster.jpg
Broadcast
Original run October 4, 2015 – December 20, 2015
No. of Episodes 12
Length
Nielsen rating 18-49 rating:
TBA
Viewers (million):
1.53
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 January 10, 2017
Blu-ray Disc release
Region A January 10, 2017
Seasons
Previous Season 4
Next Season 6

Season 5 of Homeland premiered on October 4, 2015 and concluded on December 20, 2015.

Summary

The game has changed for Carrie Mathison. Out of the CIA and living in Berlin, Carrie is trying to start a new life but realizes now she's the one with a target on her back. As the danger intensifies, and without Saul and Quinn to rely on, one thing becomes clear - she's never been at greater risk or with more to lose.

Carrie Mathison is a top CIA agent. But, through a complicated mission, she became unpopular within the Agency and stole its authority in field operations. Mathison receives a tip about an American soldier captured while on duty in Iraq.

It is said that he was converted. When Sgt. Nicholas Brody was released by US forces and returned to the United States shortly thereafter, Mathison suspected he was the sleeper.

Since then, she carries out unauthorized investigations against Brody and his family, which confirms her suspicion: Brody works for the terrorist Abu Nazir. But Carrie is embarrassed when it comes to Brody: she has fallen in love with him and is even pregnant with him.

After a series of dramatic events and Brody's death, Carrie turns her back on the CIA and starts a new life with her daughter Franny in Berlin. There she works as a security consultant for the Düring Foundation.

Saul Berenson mentored Carrie Mathison as a Middle East expert. Berenson has put his hand in the fire for Carrie with her superiors several times and loves her like a daughter.

He is often persuaded by her to allow his connections to work and to help her with the Brody case. But Mathison's questionable methods make Berenson doubt her repeatedly.

At the end of season four, Carrie and Saul break up. She learns of an agreement between the terrorist Haqqani and CIA agent Dar Adal.

Haqqani gets away with not publishing a video of Saul in which he is held hostage. That video would hamper Saul's rise to head of the CIA. So Saul agrees to the deal, prompting Carrie to walk away from him and the CIA.

Two and a half years later, Saul joined the CIA as Division Chief for European Affairs. Carrie, who expressed doubts about him at the hearing, ends up barring the position of head of the CIA.

Peter Quinn is initially hired to help Saul Berenson and Carrie Mathison monitor terrorist Nick Brody. Quinn should be responsible for the entire operation.

This arouses suspicion among his colleagues, as they have never seen Quinn in Langley before. Funny when he claims to have worked for the CIA for six years. Turns out he works for a secret unit under the direction of CIA agent Dar Adal. His real goal: to shut down Brody as soon as he's no longer of any use as a spy.

Carrie often doesn't follow his instructions, but puts her own head on. He thinks she is acting too emotionally because she has feelings for Brody.

Quinn worked for and against Carrie. However, that hasn't changed the fact that he's attracted to her.

Dar Adal holds a leadership position in the CIA. He has led covert operations within the CIA on several occasions. One of these secret teams of investigators was Peter Quinn.

The CIA agent works closely with Saul Berenson, whom he has known for a long time. Adal often handles the dark affairs of the American secret agency.

He's a man of secrets, with whom you can never be sure if you can trust him or not.

Allison Carr is the head of the CIA agency in Germany. One of their tasks is to find terrorists who have gone into hiding in Germany.

When they discover that a hacker works for Islamic State, he starts hacking the CIA. Through this data leak, information about an agreement between the CIA and the German secret service reached him. These documents show that German citizens were wiretapped.

The CIA chief is in close contact with Saul Berenson over this impending scandal. Carrie Mathison still knows them from their time together in Beirut.

Cast

Main Cast

Recurring Cast

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Episodes

Picture Title Number Season Number Production Code Original Airdate U.S. viewers
(million)
5.01 - Separation Anxiety.jpg Separation Anxiety 49 1 5WAH01 October 4, 2015 1.66
Almost two years after the Embassy attack in Islamabad, Carrie is building a new life in Berlin. But her peace is threatened when a request from her boss forces her back into the dangerous world she left behind.
Homeland 502 0832.R 595.jpg The Tradition of Hospitality 50 2 5WAH02 October 11, 2015 1.40
Carrie and Düring visit a refugee camp. Saul and Allison are at odds. Quinn stays on mission.
Homeland 503 - Super Powers.jpg Super Powers 51 3 5WAH03 October 18, 2015 1.11
Jonas and Carrie revisit her past. Quinn stalks his prey.
Homeland 504 - Why Is This Night Different.jpg Why Is This Night Different? 52 4 5WAH04 October 25, 2015 1.63
Answers elude Carrie. Saul and Allison run an operation.
Homeland 505 - Better Call Saul.jpg Better Call Saul 53 5 5WAH05 November 1, 2015 1.30
Quinn covers for Carrie. Dar and Allison assess the damage.
Homeland 506 - Parabiosis.jpg Parabiosis 54 6 5WAH06 November 8, 2015 1.35
Saul orders a sweep at the station. Carrie looks to Düring for support.
Homeland 507 - Oriole.jpg Oriole 55 7 5WAH07 November 15, 2015 1.35
Carrie reconnects with old friends. Saul opens up to Allison.
Homeland 508 - All About Allison.jpg All About Allison 56 8 5WAH08 November 22, 2015 1.47
Carrie needs Allison's help. Quinn's plans change.
Homeland 509 - The Litvinov Ruse.jpg The Litvinov Ruse 57 9 5WAH09 November 29, 2015 1.42
The CIA and BND make a play.
Homeland 510 - New Normal.jpg New Normal 58 10 5WAH10 December 6, 2015 1.74
A new threat emerges.
Homeland 511 - Our Man in Damascus.jpg Our Man in Damascus 59 11 5WAH11 December 13, 2015 1.83
Carrie follows a lead.
Homeland 512 - A False Glimmer.jpeg A False Glimmer 60 12 5WAH12 December 20, 2015 2.07
The clock runs out.

Production Notes

  • Showtime renewed the series for a fifth season of 12 episodes on November 10, 2014.
  • In April 2015, it was confirmed the entire season would be filmed in Berlin, Germany, making it the first American TV series to film an entire season there.
  • In June 2015, four new series regular roles were announced, including Sebastian Koch, Miranda Otto, Alexander Fehling and Sarah Sokolovic.
  • Production began in Berlin on June 2, 2015.

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