The BEST Episodes of Homeland

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 3, 2019

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.

There's Something Else Going On

#1 - There's Something Else Going On

Season 4 - Episode 9

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

star 8.52
3,489 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
Writers: Patrick Harbinson
The Choice

#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.

star 8.51
3,062 votes
Directors: Michael Cuesta
Writers: Alex Gansa, Meredith Stiehm
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 8.45
3,752 votes
Directors: Daniel Minahan
Writers: Chip Johannessen, Patrick Harbinson
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 8.35
2,829 votes
Directors: Michael Cuesta
Writers: Alex Gansa, Howard Gorden
13 Hours in Islamabad

#5 - 13 Hours in Islamabad

Season 4 - Episode 10

The security breach at the Embassy has far reaching consequences.

star 8.24
3,359 votes
Directors: Daniel Attias
Writers: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon
The Star

#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.

star 8.24
3,771 votes
Writers: Alex Gansa, Meredith Stiehm
Good Night

#7 - 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 8.22
3,705 votes
Directors: Keith Gordon
Writers: Alexander Cary, Charlotte Stoudt
Beirut Is Back

#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.

star 8.22
3,047 votes
Directors: Michael Cuesta
Writers: Chip Johannessen
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 8.17
3,394 votes
Directors: Alex Graves
Writers: Chip Johannessen
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 8.17
3,269 votes
Directors: Clark Johnson
Writers: Alexander Cary, Chip Johannessen

#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 8.15
2,977 votes
Writers: Henry Bromell
Our Man in Damascus

#12 - Our Man in Damascus

Season 5 - Episode 11

Carrie follows a lead.

star 8.13
4,235 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
Writers: David Fury
New Car Smell

#13 - 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 8.13
2,953 votes
Directors: Jeremy Podeswa
Writers: Meredith Stiehm
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 8.11
2,913 votes
Directors: Dan Attias
Writers: Alexander Cary
All In

#15 - All In

Season 7 - Episode 11

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

star 8.10
2,901 votes
Directors: Alex Graves
Writers: Patrick Harbinson, Chip Johannessen
Broken Hearts

#16 - 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 8.10
2,875 votes
Directors: Guy Ferland
Writers: Henry Bromell
A Red Wheelbarrow

#17 - 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 8.10
3,690 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
Writers: Alex Gansa, James Yoshimura
R Is for Romeo

#18 - R Is for Romeo

Season 6 - Episode 11

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

star 8.10
6,131 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
Writers: Chip Johannessen, Patrick Harbinson
The Weekend

#19 - 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 8.08
3,022 votes
Directors: Michael Cuesta
Writers: Meredith Stiehm
In Memoriam

#20 - 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 8.08
2,855 votes
Directors: Guy Ferland
Writers: Chip Johannessen
The Vest

#21 - 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 8.07
2,934 votes
Directors: Clark Johnson
Writers: Meredith Stiehm , Chip Johannessen
From A to B and Back Again

#22 - 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 8.06
3,382 votes
Writers: Chip Johannessen
Achilles Heel

#23 - 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 8.04
3,007 votes
Directors: Tucker Gates
Writers: Chip Johannessen
One Last Thing

#24 - 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 8.03
3,634 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Barbara Hall
The Flag House

#25 - The Flag House

Season 6 - Episode 10

Dar plays his hand. Quinn revisits his past.

star 8.02
5,961 votes
Directors: Michael Klick
Writers: Alex Gansa