There's Something Else Going On
Season 4, Episode 9
Written by: Patrick Harbinson
Directed by: Seth Mann
Production number: 4WAH09
Running time: 47 minutes
Original airdate: November 23, 2014
Viewers: 1.77

There's Something Else Going On is the ninth episode of Season 4 of Homeland. It aired on November 23, 2014.


Carrie improvises to salvage her mission. The CIA closes in on a leak.

Episode guide

Carrie asks Dennis Boyd to confess to helping the ISI, but he denies involvement. In the middle of the session, Martha Boyd pulls Dennis out and criticizes Carrie, but this is shown to be a ploy, as Martha agrees with Carrie's suspicions. Martha later catches Dennis trying to escape the embassy and locks him up.

During the prisoner exchange, the CIA and ISI stand at opposite ends of an airstrip. Both sides release their prisoners at the same time. A teenage boy wearing a suicide vest follows along with Saul. At this point, Saul sits down and refuses to move because he doesn't wish to see those prisoners go free. Carrie approaches Saul and pleads with him. Finally, Saul agrees and rises up, and the exchange succeeds.

On the way back to the Embassy, the three car convoy transporting Saul and Carrie is struck by two RPGs. The CIA staff detect the explosions, and Lockhart sends the embassy's security guards to the scene. When Martha visits Dennis in the cell, and tells him what happened, it occurs to Dennis that the explosions are a diversion for an attack on the embassy. He confesses to Martha that he told Tasneem Qureshi about the embassy's hidden tunnel.

Haissam Haqqani and a platoon of soldiers, all armed with assault rifles, make use of the tunnel and get inside.


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Season 4
#401 "The Drone Queen" #407 "Redux"
#402 "Trylon and Perisphere" #408 "Halfway to a Donut"
#403 "Shalwar Kameez" #409 "There's Something Else Going On"
#404 "Iron in the Fire" #410 "13 Hours in Islamabad"
#405 "About a Boy" #411 "Krieg Nicht Lieb"
#406 "From A to B and Back Again" #412 "Long Time Coming"