The WORST Episodes of Homeland

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021

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.

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Long Time Coming

#1 - Long Time Coming

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 21, 2014

Back in the States, Carrie and Saul investigate what she saw in Islamabad.

star 7.14
4,682 votes
Writers: Meredith Stiehm
Fair Game

#2 - Fair Game

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 15, 2017

Carrie returns home to the US with Franny to work as an advocate for Muslim Americans. Dar and Saul brief President-elect Keane. Quinn struggles with his new circumstances.

star 7.34
6,382 votes
Directors: Keith Gordon
Writers: Alex Gansa, Ted Mann
The Covenant

#3 - The Covenant

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 29, 2017

Saul goes to Abu Dhabi. Carrie delivers bad news. Quinn senses something.

star 7.45
6,710 votes
Writers: Ron Nyswaner
Separation Anxiety

#4 - Separation Anxiety

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 4, 2015

Almost two years after the Embassy attack in Islamabad, Carrie is building a new life in Berlin. But her peace is threatened when a request from her boss forces her towards the dangerous world she left behind.

star 7.47
5,749 votes
Writers: Chip Johannessen, Ted Mann
Tower of David

#5 - Tower of David

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 13, 2013

As Brody finds himself in increasingly desperate straits, he returns to his faith for guidance in an unexpected way. Carrie struggles to connect with Saul when a mysterious man offers to help her, but at a great cost.

star 7.48
7,754 votes
Directors: Clark Johnson
Writers: Henry Bromell, William Bromell
The Man in the Basement

#6 - The Man in the Basement

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 22, 2017

Carrie and Reda fight for their client while Quinn fights against his new life. Saul and Dar suspect Keane has a secret.

star 7.49
6,824 votes
Directors: Keith Gordon
Writers: Chip Johannessen
Iron in the Fire

#7 - Iron in the Fire

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 19, 2014

Carrie gets a tip from Redmond regarding Quinn's lead. Saul calls in a favor with an old friend in the Pakistani military. Fara uncovers a deep-rooted conspiracy.

star 7.49
5,253 votes
Directors: Michael Offer
Writers: Patrick Harbinson
Trylon and Perisphere

#8 - Trylon and Perisphere

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 5, 2014

An official inquiry brings Carrie back to the States, where she struggles with her ambivalence towards motherhood. Quinn spirals out of control. A disgraced former case officer reveals disturbing new information.

star 7.49
4,414 votes
Directors: Keith Gordon
Writers: Chip Johannessen

#9 - Standoff

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 25, 2018

Carrie has a distressing realization. Saul negotiates. Keane and Wellington disagree.

star 7.50
3,615 votes
Directors: Michael Klick
Writers: Anya Leta, Ron Nyswaner
About a Boy

#10 - About a Boy

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 26, 2014

Carrie tries to earn the trust of a frightened asset. On his way out of town, Saul catches a break when he spots a familiar face. Quinn and Fara stake out a new suspect.

star 7.51
5,303 votes
Writers: Meredith Stiehm
Semper I

#11 - Semper I

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 23, 2011

The political powers that be make big plans for national hero Brody, but his increasingly erratic behavior threatens his media darling status; Carrie grows desperate for evidence linking Brody with Abu Nazir, as Saul directs her to focus on Nazir's money trail.

star 7.55
11,554 votes
Writers: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon
Super Powers

#12 - Super Powers

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 18, 2015

Jonas and Carrie revisit her past. Quinn stalks his prey.

star 7.56
5,379 votes
Directors: Keith Gordon
Writers: Alex Gansa, Meredith Stiehm
All About Allison

#13 - All About Allison

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 22, 2015

Carrie needs Allison's help. Quinn's plans change.

star 7.59
5,343 votes
Directors: Dan Attias
Writers: Ron Nyswaner

#14 - Uh...Oo...Aw

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 6, 2013

Saul attempts to track down those responsible for the Langley attack and recruits an unlikely expert to follow the money trail. Meanwhile, Quinn takes matters into his own hands; Carrie learns who is really on her side; and the Brody family turn to therapy to mend their broken household.

star 7.61
7,991 votes
Writers: Chip Johannessen
Better Call Saul

#15 - Better Call Saul

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 1, 2015

The hacktivists rise up; Quinn covers for Carrie; Dar and Allison assess the damage.

star 7.61
5,116 votes
Directors: Michael Offer
Writers: Alex Gansa, Benjamin Cavell

#16 - Oriole

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 15, 2015

Carrie reconnects with friends while Saul confides in Allison.

star 7.62
5,211 votes
Writers: Alex Gansa, Patrick Harbinson
Rebel Rebel

#17 - Rebel Rebel

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 18, 2018

Carrie makes a discovery. Wellington protects Keane. O'Keefe continues to broadcast.

star 7.63
3,752 votes
Writers: Chip Johannessen, Patrick Harbinson

#18 - Clarity

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 15, 2018

Carrie needs to choose a side. Keane needs an ally. Saul has an idea.

star 7.64
3,376 votes
Directors: Dan Attias
Writers: Howard Gordon, Ron Nyswaner
The Tradition of Hospitality

#19 - The Tradition of Hospitality

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 11, 2015

Carrie and Düring visit a refugee camp. Saul and Allison are at odds. Quinn stays on mission.

star 7.64
5,456 votes
Writers: Patrick Harbinson
Imminent Risk

#20 - Imminent Risk

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 5, 2017

Carrie gets bad news. Saul makes a plan. Quinn accepts his situation.

star 7.64
6,897 votes
Directors: Tucker Gates
Writers: Ron Nyswaner
Enemy of the State

#21 - Enemy of the State

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 11, 2018

Carrie and Franny are living with Maggie's family in DC. Saul and the federal employees detained after the attempt on the President-elect's life are in prison. President Keane's administration comes under scrutiny. Season premiere.

star 7.65
3,884 votes
Writers: Alex Gansa, Debora Cahn

#22 - Grace

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 9, 2011

Carrie continues to surveil Brody but is unable to follow his actions into his garage which is a blind spot, where Brody begins to perform an Islamic prayer. Meanwhile, Carrie receives visual confirmation from an undercover agent that shows Al-Qaeda member Abu Nazir on video meeting with the Royal Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

star 7.65
12,308 votes
Directors: Michael Cuesta
Writers: Alex Gansa, Alexander Cary

#23 - Parabiosis

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 8, 2015

Saul orders a sweep at the station. Carrie looks to Düring for support.

star 7.65
5,119 votes
Directors: Alex Graves
Writers: Chip Johannessen, Ted Mann
The Smile

#24 - The Smile

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 30, 2012

Months after undergoing Electroconvulsive Therapy, former CIA case officer Carrie Mathison has found a modicum of peace in her family's suburban embrace. But the strides she's made towards mental health are threatened when an asset from her former life comes in from the cold. Meanwhile, freshman Congressman Nick Brody discovers that Abu Nazir may not be content with his nonviolent approach to affecting change in American foreign policy. Brody's daughter Dana lets a vital secret slip.

star 7.66
9,678 votes
Directors: Michael Cuesta
Writers: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon
The Clearing

#25 - The Clearing

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 11, 2012

Carrie and the team struggle to regain control of their operation. Saul visits Aileen in solitary confinement. Dana pressures Finn to come clean about their hidden crime with unforeseen consequences.

star 7.66
9,080 votes
Directors: John Dahl
Writers: Meredith Stiehm