On Homeland Season 8 Episode 2 – “Catch and Release”, when Marine Sgt Nicholas Brody, who had been missing in action, gets a hero’s welcome upon his return home following eight years in enemy captivity in Iraq, brilliant-but-volatile CIA agent Carrie Mathison doesn’t buy his story. She thinks Brody has turned, is now working for al-Qaida and may be connected to a terror plot to be carried out on American soil.
She then engages him in a dangerous game of cat and mouse that has America’s national security at stake. But Carrie’s questionable investigation methods land her in hot water with Saul Berenson, her longtime mentor in the CIA, who has gone to bat for her more than once but may now be alienated by her current investigation. You can watch the full episode below.
About the show:
In the final season, Carrie Mathison is recovering from brutal confinement in a Russian gulag. Her body is healing, but her memory remains fractured. This is a problem for Saul, National Security Advisor to President Warner, who has been dispatched to engage the Taliban in Afghanistan peace negotiations.
But Kabul teems with warlords and mercenaries, zealots and spies and Saul needs the relationships and expertise that only his protégé can provide. Against medical advice, Saul asks Carrie to walk with him into the lion’s den one last time.