Homeland (2011– )
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A Flash of Light 

Carrie handles her client. Saul's trip takes a turn. Quinn investigates.


Gideon Raff (based on the original Israeli series "Prisoners of War" by), Howard Gordon (developed for American television by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Danes ... Carrie Mathison
Rupert Friend ... Peter Quinn
Elizabeth Marvel ... President Elizabeth Keane
F. Murray Abraham ... Dar Adal
Mandy Patinkin ... Saul Berenson
Hill Harper ... Rob Emmons
Allan Corduner ... Etai Luskin
Patrick Sabongui ... Reda Hashem
C.J. Wilson ... Porteous Belli
J. Mallory McCree ... Sekou Bah
Jacqueline Antaramian ... Dorit
Zainab Jah ... Aby Bah
Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut ... Simone Bah
James Mount ... Agent Thoms
Jacinto Taras Riddick ... Policeman


Peter is recovering and takes a sharp, or in Carrie's eyes paranoid, interest in a neighbor who seems to be spying. Dar tricks the president elect by tipping off the press, to moderate effect, but fails to scare Carrie into giving or even just admitting being her secret counsel. Saul's nightly blindfolded meeting with Muslims on the Westbank not only disappoints his sister, a Zionist colonist who realizes even after twelve years he didn't really visit for her sake, but suffices fro the Mossad to kidnap him for questioning, suspecting contacts with the Iranians on the nuclear deal. However he's urgently released home after a bomb explodes in the delivery van driven by Reda Hashem's client Sekou, who compromised his freedom deal and antagonized his Jihadist friends by putting the FI informer online. Written by KGF Vissers

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English | Persian

Release Date:

12 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


This is the first episode in the series to air in the UK before the USA, due to the hiatus to accommodate the Super Bowl LI. See more »


At Sekou's welcome-home party, Carrie has a conversation with a male lawyer. The hair on the right side of her head repeatedly jumps back and forth between being tucked around her ear or hanging straight down, depending on the camera angle. See more »


Featured in Homeland: alt.truth (2017) See more »


Terminal 7
Performed by Tomasz Stanko
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Back On Track
16 February 2017 | by 851222See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

So after first 3 quite episodes of "Homeland" - "A Flash of Light" delivered best episode in season 6 so far, and we are only 4 episodes into this season so far. It worked as usually in highest possible way in writing, acting and directing. There were some payoffs, and some plot lines that will be more and more interesting to see now. And what i also like from this episode was a link between plot line of this season (Iran) and s main plot line of season 3.

Overall, "A Flash of Light" is one of those episodes after which you kinda want more. "Homeland" season 6 is on a right track so far in my opinion after seeing "A Flash of Light".

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