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'Homeland' recap: Prisoner exchange part of far bigger plot

'Homeland' recap: Prisoner exchange part of far bigger plot

A nerve-racking prisoner exchange turns out to be a small piece in a much larger Taliban plot against Americans in “There’s Something Else Going On,” Episode 409 of Showtime’s espionage thriller “Homeland.”

Taliban commander Haissam Haqqani (Numan Acar) has agreed to release his battered hostage, former CIA Director Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin), if the U.S. frees five high-value terrorists held at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

But Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), CIA station chief in Islamabad, correctly senses there’s greater treachery afoot. What she doesn’t know is that Haqqani’s primary goal is attacking the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan.

By the episode's conclusion,...

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