Homeland 506 - Parabiosis
Season 5, Episode 6
Written by: Chip Johannessen & Ted Mann
Directed by: Alex Graves
Production number: 5WAH06
Running time: 46 minutes
Original airdate: November 8, 2015
Viewers: 1.35

Parabiosis is the sixth episode of Season 5 of Homeland. It aired on November 8, 2015.


Saul orders a sweep at the station. Carrie looks to Düring for support.

Episode guide

Carrie asks Saul to fetch copies of the leaked CIA documents, voicing her theory that the Russians are trying to kill her due to something contained in the documents. Saul refuses to help her, but his suspicions are soon aroused when he notices that he is being followed by a surveillance detail. He learns from Allison that Dar Adal ordered the surveillance. In a heated argument, Dar Adal accuses Saul of being in league with the Israelis, and proclaims that Saul will be subjected to a polygraph test.

Carrie returns to Jonas at their hideaway, who tells her that Quinn wandered off while severely bleeding and is probably dead. Jonas gives Carrie an ultimatum, telling her it's time to notify the authorities and to come home with him, but Carrie stays behind. With nowhere else to turn, she asks Otto Düring for access to a private airplane, explaining that she brings ruin to everyone around her and that she wants to simply disappear.

Quinn is rehabilitated by Hussein, a doctor who resides with a group of Syrian jihadists. The leader of the group, Hajik, is released from prison due to his prosecution being based on the CIA's illegal spying. Hajik suspects Quinn of being an American spy, but Quinn is able to convince the rest of the group that he is a mercenary. When Quinn is healthy enough to leave, he is attacked by Hajik. Quinn kills him in hand-to-hand combat.

Saul arrives at the station to find that much of his clearances have been revoked, and that he's locked out of the computer system. Saul sneaks onto Mills' computer to copy the leaked documents and then goes to a private club owned by Düring. He asks Düring to deliver the documents to Carrie. They are quickly accosted by CIA personnel. The CIA men find nothing after thoroughly searching Saul and Düring, and then take Saul away. When Düring stops at the coat check before leaving, he discovers that Saul had already left the documents in his coat pocket. Düring presents the documents to Carrie before she boards the airplane.


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Background information

Season 5
#501 "Separation Anxiety" #507 "Oriole"
#502 "The Tradition of Hospitality" #508 "All About Allison"
#503 "Super Powers" #509 "The Litvinov Ruse"
#504 "Why Is This Night Different?" #510 "New Normal"
#505 "Better Call Saul" #511 "Our Man in Damascus"
#506 "Parabiosis" #512 "A False Glimmer"