“Homeland” viewers are in for a tense ride next Sunday when Season 4 episode 6,” From A To B And Back Again,” premieres. According to Showtime’s synopsis for the Nov. 2 installment, Carrie Mathison’s (Claire Danes) plan to recruit drone strike survivor Aayan Ibrahim (Suraj Sharma) in her attempt to discover the truth about CIA chief Sandy Bachman’s (Corey Stoll) death will go into full effect. Following Aayan’s confession to Carrie in episode 5 that his uncle, presumed dead terrorist Haissam Haqqani, is still alive, Carrie will reportedly “put her operation in motion,” the network has announced.
Thanks to Carrie’s team member Fara Sherazi (Nazanin Boniadi) and her Haqqani sightings, it appears Carrie might be able to help direct the U.S. embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, onto the wanted terrorist’s trail. Unfortunately for Carrie, the promo hints that the CIA's attempt to kill him via a drone strike might not go as planned.
“Take the shot, goddamn it!” Carrie says.
“Are you out of your mind?” Quinn asks.
A possible lost opportunity to take out Haqqani won’t be Carrie’s only problem. A sneak peek from episode 6 teases that she will also have a tense conversation with Fara, who was assigned to act as a journalist in Carrie's secondary, secret group overseas.
“Do you know what I would like to hear from you for once? I would like to hear you ask how you could help our effort. Our collective f---ing effort to make our country safe. Do you think you could manage that?” Carrie says to Fara after she refers to Aayan as “the boy.”
“You said ‘the boy.’ Like he’s some kindergartner instead of a grown adult who has been smuggling drugs to jihadists,” Carrie says.
“None of it would have been necessary if you had just done your job,” she said.
“There wouldn’t be an operation if it weren’t for me. I followed Aayan, I found out Haqqani’s alive, so don’t treat me like I’m the enemy," Fara says.
Carrie’s protective nature over Aayan is shown once again in a second sneak peek. In the clip, Carrie tells him he is not allowed to escape to London just yet for fear of him being killed by Pakistan intelligence.
“I don’t think you know how serious this is. Not for me, for you. You’re a national,” Carrie says after Aayan admits to having experienced a visit from presumed ISI forces during his stay at the safe house. “This time, there are no limits. You will end up at the bottom of a hole, or worse,” she says. “There is no safe way to get you out of here."
The next episode of “Homeland” airs Sunday, Nov. 2, at 9 p.m. EST on Showtime.