10 Best Episodes of Homeland

CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even sanity, at every turn.

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Homeland - S4E9

#1 - There's Something Else Going On (Season 4 - Episode 9)

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

The episode was rated 8.51 from 3530 votes.

Homeland - S2E12

#2 - The Choice (Season 2 - Episode 12)


Carrie is faced with a pivotal decision, while Brody meets with Faber to contemplate the future of the family. Meanwhile, Saul undertakes a secret assignment; and Quinn has a decision to make that may prove to be a game-changer.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 2965 votes.

Homeland - S8E12

#3 - Prisoners of War (Season 8 - Episode 12)

Events surrounding Saul and Carrie's final mission come to a conclusion.

The episode was rated 8.49 from 1593 votes.

Homeland - S3E11

#4 - Big Man in Tehran (Season 3 - Episode 11)


Brody's loyalty to the mission wavers when he meets a ghost from his past. As Lockhart's confirmation looms, Saul stares into the precipice between success and failure.

The episode was rated 8.44 from 3722 votes.

Homeland - S1E12

#5 - Marine One (Season 1 - Episode 12)

While Carrie is near catatonic and confined to bed, Saul investigates the unsettling implications of her timeline; Walker secures a perch for his mission; Brody makes his final preparations for the Vice President's policy summit at the State Department.

The episode was rated 8.32 from 2690 votes.

Homeland - S3E12

#6 - The Star (Season 3 - Episode 12)


Security forces close in on Carrie and Brody. As Saul plans a last ditch rescue operation, Brody struggles to find redemption.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 3751 votes.

Homeland - S4E10

#7 - 13 Hours in Islamabad (Season 4 - Episode 10)

The security breach at the Embassy has far reaching consequences.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 3395 votes.

Homeland - S2E2

#8 - Beirut Is Back (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Fatima tells Carrie about a meeting her Hezbollah commander husband will be having in Beirut with Abu Nazir and Carrie and Saul request a special forces team to capture him.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 2926 votes.

Homeland - S3E10

#9 - Good Night (Season 3 - Episode 10)

Brody embarks on a high stakes mission, but his fragile condition threatens the entire operation. Quinn makes an uncomfortable discovery about Carrie, while a sudden crisis forces Fara to rejoin the team.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 3670 votes.

Homeland - S4E8

#10 - Halfway to a Donut (Season 4 - Episode 8)


Carrie organizes a last-ditch operation. Lockhart and Martha stall the ISI.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 3437 votes.

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    Homeland - S4E11

    #11 - Krieg Nicht Lieb (Season 4 - Episode 11)

    Carrie puts her life on the line to get her team out of Pakistan.

    The episode was rated 8.15 from 3311 votes.

    Homeland - S2E5

    #12 - Q&A (Season 2 - Episode 5)


    Brody is a prisoner again. Carrie plays second fiddle after her rash judgment call at the hotel as Estes is busy keeping Jessica off their trail. Dana and Finn's date night turns deadly serious.

    The episode was rated 8.14 from 2856 votes.

    Homeland - S8E5

    #13 - Chalk Two Down (Season 8 - Episode 5)

    Carrie chases answers. Max attempts a rescue. G’ulom takes an opportunity.

    The episode was rated 8.12 from 1627 votes.

    Homeland - S5E11

    #14 - Our Man in Damascus (Season 5 - Episode 11)


    Carrie follows a lead.

    The episode was rated 8.12 from 4304 votes.

    Homeland - S2E4

    #15 - New Car Smell (Season 2 - Episode 4)

    Estes authorizes a covert operation to investigate intel recovered in Beirut. Brody gets a shock when he runs into Carrie at Langley. Dana discovers she has something in common with the Vice President's son.

    The episode was rated 8.12 from 2846 votes.

    Homeland - S8E11

    #16 - The English Teacher (Season 8 - Episode 11)


    Saul backchannels; Carrie seeks out one final favor.

    The episode was rated 8.10 from 1467 votes.

    Homeland - S2E9

    #17 - Two Hats (Season 2 - Episode 9)

    Brody makes a necessary phone call. Saul teams up with Virgil and Max to dig up some information on one of their own. Carrie finds herself preparing for the most important meeting of her career.

    The episode was rated 8.10 from 2805 votes.

    Homeland - S3E8

    #18 - A Red Wheelbarrow (Season 3 - Episode 8)


    After new information comes to light, Carrie and Quinn pursue a key suspect in the Langley bombing. Saul deals with political backlash while Fara discovers the toll an intelligence job can take. Meanwhile, the Brody family gets startling news.

    The episode was rated 8.10 from 3646 votes.

    Homeland - S6E11

    #19 - R Is for Romeo (Season 6 - Episode 11)

    Carrie and Quinn make a discovery while Keane makes a decision and Max finds trouble.

    The episode was rated 8.09 from 6229 votes.

    Homeland - S7E11

    #20 - All In (Season 7 - Episode 11)


    Saul's mission is a go. The clock ticks on the Keane administration.

    The episode was rated 8.09 from 3044 votes.


    Last updated: feb 04, 2023

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