The Best Episodes of Homeland

When Marine Nicolas Brody is hailed as a hero after he returns home from eight years of captivity in Iraq, intelligence officer Carrie Mathison is the only one who suspects that he may have been turned.

The Choice

#1 - 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.

star 8.56
2,823 votes
Directors: Michael Cuesta
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There's Something Else Going On

#2 - There's Something Else Going On

Season 4 - Episode 9

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

star 8.55
3,253 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
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Big Man in Tehran

#3 - 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.

star 8.49
3,514 votes
Directors: Daniel Minahan
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Marine One

#4 - 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.

star 8.39
2,581 votes
Directors: Michael Cuesta
The Star

#5 - 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.

star 8.27
3,538 votes
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13 Hours in Islamabad

#6 - 13 Hours in Islamabad

Season 4 - Episode 10

The security breach at the Embassy has far reaching consequences.

star 8.27
3,127 votes
Directors: Daniel Attias
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Beirut Is Back

#7 - 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.

star 8.26
2,779 votes
Directors: Michael Cuesta
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Good Night

#8 - 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.

star 8.25
3,474 votes
Directors: Keith Gordon
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Halfway to a Donut

#9 - Halfway to a Donut

Season 4 - Episode 8

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

star 8.20
3,171 votes
Directors: Alex Graves
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Krieg Nicht Lieb

#10 - Krieg Nicht Lieb

Season 4 - Episode 11

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

star 8.20
3,029 votes
Directors: Clark Johnson
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#11 - 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.

star 8.19
2,730 votes
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New Car Smell

#12 - 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.

star 8.16
2,708 votes
Directors: Jeremy Podeswa
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Our Man in Damascus

#13 - Our Man in Damascus

Season 5 - Episode 11

Carrie follows a lead.

star 8.15
3,974 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
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Two Hats

#14 - 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.

star 8.14
2,664 votes
Directors: Dan Attias
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Broken Hearts

#15 - Broken Hearts

Season 2 - Episode 10

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 8.13
2,631 votes
Directors: Guy Ferland
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A Red Wheelbarrow

#16 - 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.

star 8.13
3,456 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
The Weekend

#17 - The Weekend

Season 1 - Episode 7

The relationship between Carrie and Brody becomes more complicated when they head into the countryside for the weekend, while Mike and Jessica face the fallout of the truth about their relationship, and Saul catches Aileen on the run to Mexico.

star 8.12
2,742 votes
Directors: Michael Cuesta
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In Memoriam

#18 - In Memoriam

Season 2 - Episode 11

Dangerously close to exhaustion, Carrie continues her hunt for Nazir and begins to suspect there is a mole in the CIA. Roya reveals her true colours under interrogation and Saul finds himself fighting to save his career under unexpected circumstances. Meanwhile, the Brodys struggle to maintain anything close to a state of sanity.

star 8.11
2,610 votes
Directors: Guy Ferland
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The Vest

#19 - The Vest

Season 1 - Episode 11

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 8.11
2,677 votes
Directors: Clark Johnson
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R Is for Romeo

#20 - R Is for Romeo

Season 6 - Episode 11

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

star 8.11
5,629 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
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From A to B and Back Again

#21 - From A to B and Back Again

Season 4 - Episode 6

Carrie puts her operation in motion, staging an attack on herself and Ayaan.

star 8.09
3,163 votes
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Achilles Heel

#22 - Achilles Heel

Season 1 - Episode 8

As Carrie and Saul reel from the news that Walker is alive, the intelligence community clashes on the best way to capture him; Brody learns a shocking truth about his captivity.

star 8.06
2,758 votes
Directors: Tucker Gates
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One Last Thing

#23 - One Last Thing

Season 3 - Episode 9

Carrie reunites with Brody, but the circumstances are more difficult than either of them could have imagined. Meanwhile, Saul gets a win from an unlikely source, and Dana grapples with her new life away from home.

star 8.06
3,414 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
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The Flag House

#24 - The Flag House

Season 6 - Episode 10

Dar plays his hand. Quinn revisits his past.

star 8.03
5,476 votes
Directors: Michael Klick
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State of Independence

#25 - State of Independence

Season 2 - Episode 3

After her Beirut adventures, Carrie hopes for a triumphant return to the CIA. Brody learns that his bomb maker is in danger of imminent discovery and attempts a last minute extraction. Jessica steps into the political limelight.

star 8.01
2,668 votes
Directors: Lodge Kerrigan
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