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Homeland S06 E02 The Man in the Basement

This is an excellent episode. As a lawyer, how far will you go for truth and justice? Carrie will risk prison. The role of the FBI informant is exposed. You cannot see them or interview them unless you want to risk prison. They don't appear in court. You cannot cross examine them. The FBI provides a synopsis of their lies as evidence. It shows how the informant and everyone is threatened with long prison terms to be kept under FBI control. The patsy was set up from the beginning. It's clear cold cut entrapment not facilitating terrorism. 

In the background we hear a facsimile of Alex Jones on the radio warning about the dangers of globalization. It's a nice touch. 

The million dollar question Quinn is she loves you. 

Carrie is prepping the president elect on the war with Iran issue. They are working on a shared nuclear program with North Korea. Let's hope art doesn't imitate life. That's a high price to pay for a Rothschild bank. 


Homeland is an American political thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series Hatufim (English title: Prisoners of War), which was created by Gideon Raff.

The series stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a Central Intelligence Agency officer with bipolar disorder, and Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody, a United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper. Mathison had come to believe that Brody, who was held captive by al-Qaeda as a prisoner of war, was "turned" by the enemy and poses a threat to the United States.

"The Man in the Basement" is the second episode of the sixth season of the American television drama series Homeland, and the 62nd episode overall. It premiered on Showtime on January 22, 2017.


Carrie (Claire Danes) and Reda (Patrick Sabongui) consult Sekou (J. Mallory McCree), asking about the $5,000 under his mattress. Sekou claims that it was a loan from his friend Saad (Leo Manzari) so that he could visit his father in Nigeria, though Saad did want Sekou to also have a meeting with an unidentified party in return. At Carrie's request, Max (Maury Sterling) looks into Saad's background and deduces that Saad is actually an informant for the FBI. The court doesn't allow Carrie and Reda any access to Saad, so Carrie tracks down Saad herself and confronts him. Saad admits that he was a gang member who turned informant when arrested, and that his handler, Special Agent Conlin (Dominic Fumusa), had him strike up a relationship with Sekou and offer him the money. Saad stresses that he reported back to Conlin that Sekou was not in any way supporting terrorists.

Dar Adal (F. Murray Abraham) has a sitdown with the President-elect's chief of staff Rob Emmons (Hill Harper). According to Dar, the CIA believes that Iran is assembling an underground nuclear program with the help of North Korea, and that Israel plans to apprehend Iran's liaison, Farhad Nafisi, when he makes a scheduled trip to Abu Dhabi. Saul (Mandy Patinkin) visits Carrie and accuses her of being an advisor to President-elect Keane (Elizabeth Marvel), noting that Keane's views on foreign policy are very reminiscent of Carrie's. Carrie denies it, but later, she indeed does meet with Keane and Emmons. After being apprised of the situation with Iran, Carrie proposes that Saul be the one to represent the U.S. in Abu Dhabi and talk to Nafisi. Dar Adal obtains photos of Carrie going to see Keane, but opts not to show them to Saul.

Quinn (Rupert Friend) refuses to take his medication; as a result, he has a seizure while shopping at the nearby store. When Carrie returns home, Quinn asks to be shown the video of him being exposed to sarin gas, claiming to have no memory of the incident. Carrie shows Quinn the video and recounts how she used the footage to save his life. Quinn responds "Why?", to which Carrie breaks into tears and repeatedly says "I'm sorry", leaving Quinn confused.

Posted by Conspiracy Cafe on July 3, 2017 at 5:21 PM 540 Views