1. The Choice
    Episode 12 The Choice
    Homeland Recap: A World Turned Upside Down The second season finale feels like a flip of last year’s closer.
  2. In Memoriam
    Episode 11 In Memoriam
    Homeland Recap: What’s Left to Do Now? After a climactic shooting, the raison d’être of the show seems to have vanished.
  3. Broken Hearts
    Episode 10 Broken Hearts
    Homeland Recap: Pace Yourself When did Ryan Murphy start writing for Homeland?
  4. Two Hats
    Episode 9 Two Hats
    Homeland Recap: The War at Home Jessica and Mike get their own version of Brody’s and Carrie’s woodland interlude.
  5. I’ll Fly Away
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    Homeland Recap: Spies in the House of Love The second super-soapy episode in a row.
  6. The Clearing
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    Homeland Recap: Petraeus, Carrie, Brody and CIA Love This might have been the most overtly soapy single episode of Homeland yet.
  7. A Gettysburg Address
    Episode 6 A Gettysburg Address
    Homeland Recap: Nod If You Understand What a piece of work is Brody! He has flipped. He hasn’t flipped. He has flipped, kind of. He’s conflicted. He’s playing everyone.
  8. Q&A
    Episode 5 Q&A
    Homeland Recap: The Ball Game Is Over This might be the series’ second best episode after “The Weekend.”
  9. New Car Smell
    Episode 4 New Car Smell
    Homeland Recap: If Nothing Else Faith in Homeland: restored.
  10. State of Independence
    Episode 3 State of Independence
    Homeland Recap: The Tailor of Gettysburg We were going to make fun of this episode until one hilarious scene turned the whole thing around.
  11. Beirut Is Back
    Episode 2 Beirut Is Back
    Homeland Recap: When You’re Right, You’re Right The show can go one of two ways after tonight’s episode.
  12. The Smile
    Episode 1 The Smile
    Homeland Recap: Matters of Trust The now-Emmy-winning show returns for its second season.
  1. The Star
    Episode 12 The Star
    Homeland Season Three Finale Recap: A Kind of Peace We have absolutely no idea where Homeland could go from here. And that’s a great place for this show to be.
  2. Big Man in Tehran
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    Homeland Recap: The Most Wanted Man in the World It looked like Homeland was back to being the show our recapper loved again. And then it chickened out.
  3. Good Night
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    Homeland Recap: Relax the Goat At least the show has the decency to acknowledge that Saul’s second “play” is a long shot.
  4. One Last Time
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    Homeland Recap: Never Have to See You Again Saul has an absolutely crazy plan.
  5. A Red Wheelbarrow
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    Homeland Recap: Knowing the Game We’re coming to terms with the fact that Homeland is a show in which the characters don’t make the same decisions that actual humans would.
  6. Gerontion
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    Homeland Recap: The Eyes of God Cunning passages. Impudent crimes.
  7. Still Positive
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    Homeland Recap: Domain Management Homeland sure loves its what the hell moments.
  8. The Yoga Play
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    Homeland Recap: Duck Hunting Senator Lockhart is just what this show needs.
  9. Game On
    Episode 4 Game On
    Homeland Recap: Full-Blown Contagion “Game On” was an episode that left us torn between pleasure at the show’s nervy plotting, and rage-y frustration.
  10. Tower of David
    Episode 3 Tower of David
    Homeland Recap: Like a Cockroach Amount of Saul in this episode? Zero.
  11. Uh… Oh… Ah…
    Episode 2 Uh… Oh… Ah…
    Homeland Recap: The Big Lie Carrie: Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.
  12. Tin Man Is Down
    Episode 1 Tin Man Is Down
    Homeland Season Premiere Recap: Keepers of the Sacred Flame The show is doing something more interesting than simply minimizing liabilities.
  1. Long Time Coming
    Episode 12 Long Time Coming
    Homeland Season 4 Finale Recap: Grudge Dread As an episode “Long Time Coming” was solid; as a season finale it was wonderful.
  2. Krieg Nicht Lieb
    Episode 11 Krieg Nicht Lieb
    Homeland Recap: Failure Protocol Carrie seems to have a new attitude towards vengeance.
  3. 13 Hours in Islamabad
    Episode 10 13 Hours in Islamabad
    Homeland Recap: Embassy Siege Homeland continues on its late-season hot streak.
  4. There’s Something Else Going On
    Episode 9 There’s Something Else Going On
  5. Halfway to a Donut
    Episode 8 Halfway to a Donut
    Homeland Recap: Only Wrong Choices A great Homeland episode, exciting and surprising.
  6. Redux
    Episode 7 Redux
    Homeland Recap: Breakdown Takedown This week, we truly saw things from Carrie’s perspective.
  7. From A to B and Back Again
    Episode 6 From A to B and Back Again
    Homeland Recap: Lady Death Strike One of the show’s biggest shockers yet.
  8. About a Boy
    Episode 5 About a Boy
    Homeland Recap: You Bet Your Asset What’s the more alarming behavior: crying during sex or pretending to cry during sex?
  9. Iron in the Fire
    Episode 4 Iron in the Fire
    Homeland Recap: The Spy Who Loved Me What Carrie did last night was one of the weirdest, most inappropriate things she’s ever done. And that’s saying something.
  10. Shalwar Kameez
    Episode 3 Shalwar Kameez
    Homeland Recap: In Love and War on Terror Last night, we realized where this season is headed.
  11. The Drone Queen/Trylon and Perisphere
    Episodes 1 and 2 The Drone Queen/Trylon and Perisphere
    Homeland Season 4 Premiere Recap: Bad Mom Working single mothers: How do they do it?
  1. A False Glimmer
    Episode 12 A False Glimmer
    Homeland Finale Recap: Love’s Easy Tears This finale is a romantic tragedy worthy of a Brontë novel.
  2. Our Man in Damascus
    Episode 11 Our Man in Damascus
    Homeland Recap: Reborn Identity This episode is peak Homeland.
  3. New Normal
    Episode 10 New Normal
    Homeland Recap: Untold Horrors This Frankenstein’s monster of a season finally starts coming together.
  4. The Litvinov Ruse
    Episode 9 The Litvinov Ruse
    Homeland Recap: Whack-a-Mole Carrie reunites with Saul. They like each other again!
  5. All About Allison
    Episode 8 All About Allison
    Homeland Recap: Flashback to the Future A good wig can really say it all.
  6. Oriole
    Episode 7 Oriole
    Homeland Recap: Defector Detector In a vacuum, “Oriole” was a solid, suspenseful episode of television.
  7. Parabiosis
    Episode 6 Parabiosis
    Homeland Recap: Boss Fight CIA bosses: They’re just like us!
  8. Better Call Saul
    Episode 5 Better Call Saul
    Homeland Recap: Masking for a Friend This episode came down to Peter Quinn.
  9. Why Is This Night Different?
    Episode 4 Why Is This Night Different?
    Homeland Recap: Disguise the Limit On Homeland, a great romance will start with a contract killing, a flesh wound, and a sleeper hold.
  10. Super Powers
    Episode 3 Super Powers
    Homeland Recap: So-Called Angels Carrie — and this episode — meant business.
  11. The Tradition of Hospitality
    Episode 2 The Tradition of Hospitality
    Homeland Recap: U.N. Danger Girl This episode ramped up the tension and intrigue, landing us firmly back in Homeland’s best neighborhood: Stresstown.
  12. Separation Anxiety
    Episode 1 Separation Anxiety
    Homeland Season Premiere Recap: Disquiet Life Carrie thought she was done with the game, but the game wasn’t done with Carrie.
  1. America First
    Episode 12 America First
    Homeland Season-Finale Recap: Another Lesson Learned The season finale of Homeland focused on several of the things this show does best.
  2. R For Romeo
    Episode 11 R For Romeo
    Homeland Recap: Toxic Soldier This episode took some unexpected twists.
  3. The Flag House
    Episode 10 The Flag House
    Homeland Recap: Family Ties Who can stop Dar Adal?
  4. Sock Puppets
    Episode 9 Sock Puppets
    Homeland Recap: A Doomed Man “Sock Puppets” is built on five-and-a-half seasons of drama.
  5. Alt.Truth
    Episode 8 Alt.Truth
    Homeland Recap: Black Dog A frustrating season of Homeland improved this week by focusing on the vulnerabilities of four of its most interesting characters.
  6. Imminent Risk
    Episode 7 Imminent Risk
    Homeland Recap: A House on a Lake Dar Adal has officially gone full villain.
  7. The Return
    Episode 6 The Return
    Homeland Recap: The New York Groove Anyone else miss the action-packed Homeland of seasons past?
  8. Casus Belli
    Episode 5 Casus Belli
    Homeland Recap: Hostage Situation When will Carrie and Saul reunite? Homeland is always better when they’re together.
  9. Flash of Light
    Episode 4 Flash of Light
    Homeland Recap: Whistleblowers It’ll be very interesting to see where Homeland goes from here.
  10. The Covenant
    Episode 3 The Covenant
    Homeland Recap: A Long Trip “The Covenant” is a remarkably thin episode.
  11. The Man in the Basement
    Episode 2 The Man in the Basement
    Homeland Recap: Inside Woman Will Quinn be radicalized against America?
  12. Fair Game
    Episode 1 Fair Game
    Homeland Season-Premiere Recap: Transition of Power The good news: Quinn is alive. The bad: He’s very far from okay.
  1. Paean to the People
    Episode 12 Paean to the People
    Homeland Season-Finale Recap: God Bless America “Paean to the People” ends season seven on a surprisingly somber note.
  2. All In
    Episode 11 All In
    Homeland Recap: The Light at the End of the Tunnel Will Carrie make it back to Washington in time to save Keane’s presidency?
  3. Clarity
    Episode 10 Clarity
    Homeland Recap: A Presidency in Crisis Carrie and President Keane are both faced with life-changing decisions.
  4. Useful Idiot
    Episode 9 Useful Idiot
    Homeland Recap: The Useful Idiot Is Dante Allen dead?!
  5. Lies, Amplifiers, F**king Twitter
    Episode 8 Lies, Amplifiers, F**king Twitter
    Homeland Recap: The Unknown Known “The things we thought could never happen in this country apparently can.”
  6. Andante
    Episode 7 Andante
    Homeland Recap: It All Falls Down Carrie has always had a thing for bad guys.
  7. Species Jump
    Episode 6 Species Jump
    Homeland Recap: The Russians Are Coming! “Species Jump” is one of the best Homeland episodes in years.
  8. Active Measures
    Episode 5 Active Measures
    Homeland Recap: A Terrible Thing Can President Keane prevent a civil war before it’s too late?
  9. Like Bad at Things
    Episode 4 Like Bad at Things
    Homeland Recap: The War Against America “Like Bad at Things” throws Saul into the middle of a disturbingly believable disaster.
  10. Standoff
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    Homeland Recap: A Waking Nightmare Is Dante the new Quinn?
  11. Rebel Rebel
    Episode 2 Rebel Rebel
    Homeland Recap: The Lunatic Fringe Don’t mess with Carrie Mathison.
  12. Enemy of the State
    Episode 1 Enemy of the State
    Homeland Season-Premiere Recap: Welcome to the Resistance What does Homeland look like without Peter Quinn?

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