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Compelling and contemporary US thriller about a troubled and unorthodox CIA agent, starring Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin and Rupert Friend

About the Show

Compelling and contemporary US thriller about a troubled and unorthodox CIA agent, starring Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin and Rupert Friend

Series 2 Summary

The second season of the tense US thriller finds former CIA agent Carrie Mathison on the slow path to recovery and freshman Congressman Nicholas Brody serving his first term in office.

  • Episode 1 - The Smile

    Episode 1 - The Smile

    Months after Carrie's expulsion from the CIA and the dramatic events that prompted her to undergo electro-convulsive therapy, the former CIA officer is on the slow path to recovery

  • Episode 2 - Beirut Is Back

    Episode 2 - Beirut Is Back

    Carrie goes against the advice of her family, and gets involved in an operation aiming to neutralise the threat posed by Abu Nazir. Brody's handler presses the Congressman into service.

  • Episode 3 - State of Independence

    Episode 3 - State of Independence

    Carrie convinces herself that a triumphant return to the CIA may be on the cards. Brody finds out that the Gettysburg bomb-maker is on a terrorist watch list.

  • Episode 4 - New Car Smell

    Episode 4 - New Car Smell

    Estes is stunned by information Saul gives him in a secret debrief. He authorises a covert operation to pursue intelligence recovered in Beirut, but only once his own trusted operative is in charge.

  • Episode 5 - Q&A

    Episode 5 - Q&A

    Brody finds himself a prisoner again, this time in the US. Carrie has to play second fiddle after her rash judgement call at the hotel, while Estes is busy ensuring that Jessica stays off their trail.

  • Episode 6 - A Gettysburg Address

    Episode 6 - A Gettysburg Address

    Dana visits the hospital and is shocked by what she sees there. Faber gets tangled up with the CIA when he asks too many questions about his old friend Tom Walker.

  • Episode 7 - The Clearing

    Episode 7 - The Clearing

    Reeling from the ambush, Carrie and the team struggle to regain control of their operation, while Brody and his family attend a fundraiser at a Virginia horse farm

  • Episode 8 - I'll Fly Away

    Episode 8 - I'll Fly Away

    The lies that are tangling his relationships with Carrie, Roya and Jessica leave Brody heading for a serious meltdown as he struggles to keep his complicated alliances separate

  • Episode 9 - Two Hats

    Episode 9 - Two Hats

    In an effort to clarify his priorities, Brody makes a key phone call before things can spiral further out of control

  • Episode 10 - Broken Hearts

    Episode 10 - Broken Hearts

    When Saul catches up with an old friend, he discovers evidence of covert activities by Estes. But it's Carrie, seemingly at the top of her game, who turns out to be more in the dark than anyone else.

  • Episode 11 - In Memoriam

    Episode 11 - In Memoriam

    Becoming exhausted, Carrie continues to hunt for Nazir, her suspicion turning towards the CIA itself. Roya reveals her true colours under interrogation, and Saul finds himself fighting for his career.

  • Episode 12 - The Choice

    Episode 12 - The Choice

    Following the dramatic events at the mill, Carrie must decide where her heart lies: does she want to be back at the CIA - with a promotion, no doubt - or leading a very different life?