The BEST Episodes of Homeland

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 12, 2020

Network: Showtime

A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.

Prisoners of War

#1 - Prisoners of War

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 26, 2020

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

star 8.49
1,804 votes
Writers: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon
The Choice

#2 - The Choice

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 16, 2012

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.

star 8.43
8,907 votes
Directors: Michael Cuesta
Writers: Alex Gansa, Meredith Stiehm
There's Something Else Going On

#3 - There's Something Else Going On

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 23, 2014

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

star 8.36
5,032 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
Writers: Patrick Harbinson
Marine One

#4 - Marine One

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 18, 2011

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.

star 8.31
10,184 votes
Directors: Michael Cuesta
Writers: Alex Gansa, Chip Johannessen, Howard Gorden
Big Man in Tehran

#5 - Big Man in Tehran

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 8, 2013

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.

star 8.27
7,546 votes
Directors: Daniel Minahan
Writers: Chip Johannessen, Patrick Harbinson
The Star

#6 - The Star

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 15, 2013

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

star 8.16
7,373 votes
Writers: Alex Gansa, Meredith Stiehm
13 Hours in Islamabad

#7 - 13 Hours in Islamabad

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 7, 2014

The security breach at the Embassy has far reaching consequences.

star 8.15
5,160 votes
Directors: Daniel Attias
Writers: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon
Chalk Two Down

#8 - Chalk Two Down

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 8, 2020

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

star 8.10
1,788 votes
Directors: Alex Graves
Writers: Chip Johannessen, Patrick Harbinson
Halfway to a Donut

#9 - Halfway to a Donut

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 16, 2014

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

star 8.10
5,058 votes
Directors: Alex Graves
Writers: Chip Johannessen
Krieg Nicht Lieb

#10 - Krieg Nicht Lieb

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 14, 2014

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

star 8.10
4,787 votes
Directors: Clark Johnson
Writers: Alexander Cary, Chip Johannessen
R Is for Romeo

#11 - R Is for Romeo

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 2, 2017

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

star 8.10
6,705 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
Writers: Chip Johannessen, Patrick Harbinson
Our Man in Damascus

#12 - Our Man in Damascus

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 13, 2015

Carrie follows a lead.

star 8.08
5,199 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
Writers: David Fury
The English Teacher

#13 - The English Teacher

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 19, 2020

Saul backchannels; Carrie seeks out one final favor.

star 8.08
1,660 votes
Directors: Michael Cuesta
Writers: Chip Johannessen, Patrick Harbinson
All In

#14 - All In

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 22, 2018

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

star 8.08
3,237 votes
Directors: Alex Graves
Writers: Chip Johannessen, Patrick Harbinson
Beirut Is Back

#15 - Beirut Is Back

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 7, 2012

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.

star 8.06
9,675 votes
Directors: Michael Cuesta
Writers: Chip Johannessen
Designated Driver

#16 - Designated Driver

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 12, 2020

No one admits to anything.

star 8.05
1,675 votes
Directors: Michael Offer
Writers: Chip Johannessen, Patrick Harbinson
Good Night

#17 - Good Night

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 1, 2013

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.

star 8.05
7,643 votes
Directors: Keith Gordon
Writers: Alexander Cary, Charlotte Stoudt
Q&A

#18 - Q&A

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 28, 2012

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.

star 8.04
9,494 votes
Writers: Henry Bromell
The Flag House

#19 - The Flag House

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 26, 2017

Dar plays his hand. Quinn revisits his past.

star 8.04
6,578 votes
Directors: Michael Klick
Writers: Alex Gansa
Two Hats

#20 - Two Hats

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 25, 2012

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.

star 8.03
9,063 votes
Directors: Dan Attias
Writers: Alexander Cary
Broken Hearts

#21 - Broken Hearts

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 2, 2012

Saul catches up with an old friend and discovers evidence of covert activities by Estes. Brody and Vice President Walden find themselves at odds over the future of their political relationship, while Dana and Finn come to terms with their own differences.

star 8.02
9,078 votes
Directors: Guy Ferland
Writers: Henry Bromell
The Vest

#22 - The Vest

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 11, 2011

In the wake of the explosion, Saul finds Carrie hospitalized and manic, but realizes her chaotic theories have merit; before his congressional campaign begins, Brody takes his family on a weekend trip to Gettysburg, where he retrieves an important item.

star 8.02
11,185 votes
Directors: Clark Johnson
Writers: Chip Johannessen, Meredith Stiehm
Chalk One Up

#23 - Chalk One Up

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 1, 2020

Saul plans an announcement. Carrie gets a surprise.

star 8.01
1,815 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
Writers: Chip Johannessen, Patrick Harbinson
Paean to the People

#24 - Paean to the People

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 29, 2018

Carrie and Saul's mission doesn't go as planned. Elizabeth Keane fights for her presidency. Season finale.

star 7.99
3,158 votes
Writers: Alex Gansa
Casus Belli

#25 - Casus Belli

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 19, 2017

Keane gets sidelined. Carrie's work follows her home.

star 7.98
6,911 votes
Directors: Alex Graves
Writers: Chip Johannessen