Homeland Season 6 Episode 4: "A Flash of Light" Quotes
CARRIE: Why do you do it? Why do you post all that ugliness up online? […] Photos of fallen American soldiers. Links to suicide bombers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Why do you do that?
SEKOU: It’s meant to shock people. Wake them up to what’s happening in the Middle East. If someone breaks in your home, logic dictates you do whatever it takes to get them out.
CARRIE: Would it surprise you that I sympathize with what you just said about defending your home?
SEKOU: Except for when that home is in a Muslim land and the invader is the U.S. military. Then it’s terrorists killing Americans.
CARRIE: No, I get that argument, too. But I also have friends who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, so those images you say are meant to shock, they deeply offend me.
EMMONS: Anything we can use to leverage [Dar Adal]?
CARRIE: Leverage him?
EMMONS: You said he ran black ops at the Agency for over two decades; there must be something.
KEANE: It’s a big ask, I know.
CARRIE: It’s more than that. It opens me up to prosecution for breach of the agreements I signed when I left the Agency. […] I was an intelligence officer for over ten years; even Dar Adal had my back sometimes.
KEANE: You’re loyal to people. I get that. I admire it. Nobody wants to be a whistleblower. […] Look at the stakes here, Carrie. We’re talking wholesale reform of the CIA, not for the faint of heart. […] Your reforms, Carrie. Your ideas.
CARRIE: I know.
KEANE: What is the use of being in power if you can’t correct things that are demonstrably bad for America and wrong for the world?
SAUL: God damn it, Majid. You cheating on the [nuclear] deal or not?
JAVADI: You sound convinced already, so why are you here asking me?
SAUL: We started something, Majid, three years ago, you and I did, together. Something between our two countries that succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.
JAVADI: We didn’t start anything together. You put a gun to my head and threatened to expose me to my own service, I went along because I had no choice, do you remember that?
CARRIE: I’m an ex-spy, Dar. I don’t pretend to be anything more than that.
DAR: I came to you as a friend, Carrie. An admirer, even. And I’m telling you this in the same spirit, stand down.
CARRIE: No, you stand down! You had your turn, fifty fucking years of it, and look where we are now. You stand down!