Homeland Episode Guide

Here is the episode guide for Homeland. Each episode has the title, writer, director, and a description listed. The descriptions are sourced from locations such as Wikipedia and official press releases

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12 - A False Glimmer

Written By: Liz Flahive & Alex Gansa & Ron Nyswaner Directed By: Lesli Linka Glatter
Rating: 0.7 Audience: 2.07
A synopsis for this episode is not available.

11 - Our Man in Damascus

Written By: David Fury Directed By: Seith Mann
Rating: 0.6 Audience: 1.84
A synopsis for this episode is not available.

10 - New Normal

Written By: Meredith Stiehm & Charlotte Stoudt Directed By: Dan Attias
Rating: 0.6 Audience: 1.74
A synopsis for this episode is not available.

09 - The Litvinov Ruse

Story By: Howard Gordon & Patrick Harbinson Directed By: Tucker Gates
Rating: 0.5 Audience: 1.42
The CIA and BND make a play.

08 - All About Allison

Written By: 0.5 Directed By: 1.47
Rating: Audience:
A synopsis for this episode is not available.

07 - Oriole

Written By: Alex Gansa & Patrick Harbinson Directed By: Lesli Linka Glatter
Rating: 0.4 Audience: 1.35
A synopsis for this episode is not available.

06 - Parabiosis

Written By: Chip Johannessen & Ted Mann Directed By: Alex Graves
Rating: 0.4 Audience: 1.35
Saul orders a sweep at the station. Carrie looks to Düring for support.

05 - Better Call Saul

Written By: Benjamin Cavell & Alex Gansa Directed By: Michael Offer
Rating: 0.4 Audience: 1.49
A synopsis for this episode is not available.

04 - Why Is This Night Different?

Written By: Ron Nyswaner Directed By: John Coles
Rating: 0.6 Audience: 1.63
Carrie cannot find answers; Saul and Allison run an operation.

03 - Super Powers

Written By: Alex Gansa and Meredith Stiehm Directed By: Keith Gordon
Rating: 0.4 Audience: 1.11
Jonas and Carrie revisit her past. Quinn stalks his prey.

02 - The Tradition of Hospitality

Written By: Patrick Harbinson Directed By: Lesli Linka Glatter
Rating: 0.5 Audience: 1.40
Carrie and Düring visit a refugee camp. Saul and Allison are at odds. Quinn stays on mission.

01 - Separation Anxiety

Written By: Chip Johannessen and Ted Mann Directed By: Lesli Linka Glatter
Rating: 0.6 Audience: 1.66
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.
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12 - Long Time Coming

Written By: Meredith Stiehm Directed By: Lesli Linka Glatter
Rating: 0.6 Audience: 1.92
Back in the States, Carrie and Saul investigate what she saw in Islamabad.

11 - Krieg Nicht Lieb

Written By: Alexander Cary & Chip Johannessen Directed By: Clark Johnson
Rating: 0.7 Audience: 2.11
Carrie puts her life on the line to get her team out of Pakistan.

10 - Hours in Islamabad

Written By: Alex Gansa & Howard Gordon Directed By: Dan Attias
Rating: 0.6 Audience: 1.95
The security breach at the Embassy has far reaching consequences.

09 - There's Something Else Going On

Written By: Patrick Harbinson Directed By: Seith Mann
Rating: 0.6 Audience: 1.77
Carrie improvises to salvage her mission. And the CIA closes in on a leak.

08 - Halfway to a Donut

Written By: Chip Johannessen Directed By: Alex Graves
Rating: 0.5 Audience: 1.66
Carrie organizes a last-ditch operation. Lockhart and Martha stall the ISI.

07 - Redux

Written By: Alexander Cary Directed By: Carl Franklin
Rating: 0.5 Audience: 1.54
Lockhart arrives just as Carrie's investigation gets complicated.

06 - From A to B and Back Again

Written By: Chip Johannessen Directed By: Lesli Linka Glatter
Rating: 0.5 Audience: 1.54
Carrie puts her operation in motion.

05 - About a Boy

Written By: Meredith Stiehm Directed By: Charlotte Sieling
Rating: 0.5 Audience: 1.52
Carrie works a frightened asset. Quinn and Fara stake out a new suspect.

04 - Iron in the Fire

Written By: Patrick Harbinson Directed By: Michael Offer
Rating: 0.5 Audience: 1.35
Carrie gets a tip. Saul calls in a favor. Fara uncovers a conspiracy.

03 - The Drone Queen

Written By: Alexander Cary Directed By: Lesli Linka Glatter
Rating: 0.4 Audience: 1.22
Carrie recruits a key asset. Quinn zeroes in on a potential lead.

02 - Trylon and Perisphere

Written By: Chip Johannessen Directed By: Keith Gordon
Rating: 0.6 Audience: 1.61
Carrie returns to the states for an inquiry; Quinn spirals out of control.

01 - The Drone Queen

Written By: Alex Gansa Directed By: Lesli Linka Glatter
Rating: 0.6 Audience: 1.61
Carrie returns to the states for an inquiry; Quinn spirals out of control; a disgraced former case officer reveals information. The fourth season premiere of Homeland airs October 5, 9|8c, on Showtime
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12 - The Star

Written By: Alex Gansa & Meredith Stiehm Directed By: Lesli Linka Glatter
Rating: 0.9 Audience: 2.38
Season 3 ends with security forces closing in on Carrie and Brody, and Brody struggling to find redemption. Meanwhile, Saul plans a last-ditch rescue mission.

11 - Big Man In Tehran

Written By: Chip Johannessen & Patrick Harbinson Directed By: Daniel Minahan
Rating: 0.8 Audience: 2.09
Brody's loyalty to the mission wavers when he meets a ghost from his past. Meanwhile, Lockhart's confirmation looms; and Saul stares into the precipice between success and failure.

10 - Good Night

Written By: Alexander Cary & Charlotte Stoudt Directed By: Keith Gordon
Rating: 0.7 Audience: 2.06
Brody embarks on a mission with high stakes; Quinn makes a discovery about Carrie; Fara must rejoin the team.

09 - Horse and Wagon

Written By: Barbara Hall Directed By: Jeffrey Reiner
Rating: 0.7 Audience: 1.94
Carrie and Brody reunite under difficult circumstances; Saul gets a win from an unlikely source; Dana struggles with her new life.

08 - A Red Wheelbarrow

Written By: Seith Mann Directed By: Alex Gansa & James Yoshimura
Rating: 0.7 Audience: 1.78
Carrie and Quinn pursue a key suspect in the Langley bombing; Saul contends with political backlash; the intelligence job takes a toll on Fara; the Brody family gets shocking news.

07 - Gerontion

Written By: Chip Johannessen Directed By: Carl Franklin
Rating: 0.7 Audience: 1.85
Saul makes the gamble of his career; Carrie and Quinn try to contain a local police investigation; Mira's marriage is at a crossroads.

06 - Still Positive

Written By: Alexander Cary & Barbara Hall Directed By: Lesli Linka Glatter
Rating: 0.8 Audience: 2.00
Carrie turns the tables on the mastermind of the Langley bombing and recruits one of Iran's most powerful operatives. Meanwhile, Saul struggles to keep an intrusive Sen. Lockhart at bay; and Dana makes a radical decision that changes her family forever.

05 - The Yoga Play

Written By: Patrick Harbinson Directed By: Clark Johnson
Rating: 0.8 Audience: 2.00
Carrie puts her mission on the line. Saul rubs elbows with his adversary

04 - Game On

Written By: James Yoshimura Directed By: David Nutter
Rating: 0.7 Audience: 1.77
Dana goes AWOL, forcing Jessica to call the police. Carrie has a meeting.

03 - Tower of David

Written By: Henry Bromell & William Bromell Directed By: Clark Johnson
Rating: 0.8 Audience: 1.81
Brody returns to his faith for guidance in an unexpected way when he finds himself facing increasingly desperate straits. Back in the U.S., Carrie struggles to connect with Saul when a mysterious man offers to help her but at a significant cost.

02 - Uh... Oo... Aw...

Written By: Chip Johannessen Directed By: Lesli Linka Glatter
Rating: 0.7 Audience: 1.83
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.

01 - Tin Man is Down

Written By: Alex Gansa & Barbara Hall Directed By: Lesli Linka Glatter
Rating: 0.8 Audience: 1.88
Homeland Season 3 opens during the aftermath of the horrific terror attack that decimated the U.S. intelligence apparatus, and prompted a global manhunt for the world’s most wanted terrorist – Nick Brody (Damian Lewis). As Carrie (Claire Danes) and Saul (Mandy Patinkin) begin to pick up the pieces of their shattered professional and personal lives, they are swept up in the political and media firestorm surrounding the terror attack and the subsequent search for Brody’s whereabouts. The series also stars Morena Baccarin, Rupert Friend, Jackson Pace and Morgan Saylor

12 - The Choice

Written By: Alex Gansa & Meredith Stiehm Directed By: Michael Cuesta
Rating: 0.9 Audience: 2.29
In the Season 2 finale, 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.

11- In Memoriam

Written By: Chip Johannessen Directed By: Henry Bromell
Rating: 1.0 Audience: 2.36
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 struggles to maintain anything close to a state of sanity.

10 - Broken Hearts

Written By: Henry Bromell Directed By: Guy Ferland
Rating: 1.0 Audience: 2.20
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.

09 - Two Hats

Written By: Alexander Cary Directed By: Dan Attias
Rating: 0.8 Audience: 2.02
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.

08 - I'll Fly Away

Story By: Howard Gordon & Chip Johannessen Directed By: Michael Cuesta
Rating: 0.9 Audience: 1.87
He lies for Carrie. He lies for Roya. And he's still lying to Jessica. Brody heads towards a serious meltdown as he struggles to keep his complicated alliances clear. Against Quinn's orders, Carrie stages a risky intervention to keep Brody in line, forcing both of them to confront their mixed emotions. Meanwhile, Dana turns to an unlikely source for comfort. 

07 - The Clearing

Written By: Meredith Stiehm Directed By: John Dahl
Rating: 0.8 Audience: 1.91
Reeling from the recent ambush, Carrie and the team struggle to regain control of their operation while Brody and his family attend a fundraiser at a Virginia horse farm. Saul visits Aileen in solitary confinement, hoping she'll provide key intelligence on the attack. An anguished Dana pressures Finn to come clean about their hidden crime, but her quest to tell the truth collides with her father's secret mission in ways neither could have foreseen

06 - A Gettysburg Address

Written By: Chip Johannessen Directed By: Guy Ferland
Rating: 0.8 Audience: 1.74
Dana visits the hospital and is shocked by what she sees there. Faber gets tangled up with the CIA when he asks one too many questions about Tom Walker. Brody agrees to work with Carrie and Quinn to stop an attack on America, but his loyalty to the United States is questioned when Gettysburg once again becomes a battleground.

05 - Q&A

Written By: Henry Bromell Directed By: Lesli Linka Glatter
Rating: 0.9 Audience: 2.07
Brody finds himself prisoner again, but this time it's on American soil. Meanwhile, Carrie is forced to play second fiddle after her rash judgment call at the hotel as Estes is busy keeping Jessica off their trail. Dana's relationship with Finn goes to the next level when their date night turns deadly serious. 

04 - New Car

Written By: Meredith Stiehm Directed By: David Semel
Rating: 0.8 Audience: 1.75
Following a secret debrief from Saul, a stunned Estes authorizes a covert operation to investigate intel recovered in Beirut - but not without putting his own trusted operative in charge of the operation. Brody, still reeling from his misadventures with the bomb maker, gets another shock when he runs into Carrie at Langley. Dana discovers she has something in common with Finn Walden, the Vice President's son. 

03 - State of Independence

Written By: Alexander Cary Directed By: Lodge Kerrigan
Rating: 0.6 Audience: 1.48
Fresh from her adventures in Beirut, a restless Carrie prepares for what she hopes will be a triumphant return to the CIA. Meanwhile, Brody learns that the Gettysburg bomb maker is on a terrorist watch list and in danger of imminent discovery. With no time to lose, Brody attempts a last minute extraction. Jessica takes risks of her own as she steps into the political limelight. 

02 - The Smile

Written By: Chip Johannessen Directed By: Michael Cuesta
Rating: 0.8 Audience: 1.66
Against the advice of her family, Carrie becomes involved in an operation that may rid the world of Abu Nazir once and for all. Brody's handler presses the Congressman into service causing his relationship with Jessica to take a hit. Meanwhile, Mike questions the nature of the events surrounding the shooting of Elizabeth Gaines. 

01 - The Smile

Written By: Alex Gansa & Howard Gordon Directed By: Michael Cuesta
Rating: 0.7 Audience: 1.73
A former asset threatens Carrie's peace; Brody learns Nazir may not be happy with a non-violent approach; Dana lets a secret slip.
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12 - Marine One

Story By: Alex Gansa & Howard Gordon Directed By: Michael Cuesta
Rating: 0.7 Audience: 1.71
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. 

11 - The Vest 

Written By: Meredith Stiehm & Chip Johannessen Directed By: Clark Johnson
Rating: 0.5 Audience: 1.32
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. 

10 - Representative Body

Written By: Henry Bromell Directed By: Guy Ferland
Rating: 0.4 Audience: 1.22
Carrie and Saul identify Walker's contact in Washington but their target has diplomatic immunity; Brody is approached to run for a disgraced congressman's seat in the House of Representatives. 

09 - Crossfire

Written By: Alexander Cary Directed By: Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Rating: 0.5 Audience: 1.35
After his attempt to sever ties with Abu Nazir, Brody finds himself reliving his captivity and recommits to his mission; Carrie finds herself in the middle of a public relations nightmare on the heels of the mosque shooting. 

08 - Achilles Heel

Written By: Chip Johannessen Directed By: Tucker Gates
Rating:

0.4

Audience: 1.20
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. 

07 - The Weekend

Written By: Meredith Stiehm Directed By: Michael Cuesta
Rating: 0.5 Audience: 1.42
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. 

06 - The Good Soldier

Written By: Henry Bromell Directed By: Brad Turner
Rating: 0.5 Audience: 1.33
Reeling after losing key players in Nazir's plot against America, the CIA orders polygraphs on everyone who came in contact with them, including Brody, which Carrie sees as an opportunity to finally learn the truth, results mostly in personal disclosures from Saul and David. Saul requests a transfer to the New Delhi Station, hoping to rekindle his relationship with his wife. Carrie's relationship with Brody becomes more personal. The lovers are on the run and being pursued by more than just the CIA. 

05 - Blind Spot

Written By: Alexander Cary Directed By: Clark Johnson
Rating: 0.4 Audience: 1.28
Brody confronts the lone survivor among the insurgents that held him, leading Carrie to believe she may be proved right about Brody once and for all - but Brody's reunion with his captor surprises everyone; the agency is hot on the trail of the lovers who bought a house near the airport with funds from a stolen necklace. 

04 - Semper I

Written By: Howard Gordon & Alex Gansa Directed By: Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Rating: 0.4 Audience: 1.10
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. 

03 - Clean Skin

Written By: Chip Johannessen Directed By: Dan Attias
Rating: 0.4 Audience: 1.08
The Brody family prepares for a television interview; Carrie's team closes in on an Al Qaeda plot. 

02 - Grace

Story By: Alex Gansa Directed By: Michael Cuesta
Rating: 0.4 Audience: 0.94
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.

01 - Pilot

Written By: Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa & Gideon Raff Directed By: Michael Cuesta
Rating: 0.4 Audience: 1.08
When former Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) is rescued after being held in captivity for eight years in Afghanistan, CIA operations officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) believes he has been turned into a sleeper agent by al-Qaeda after previously receiving intel that an American prisoner had been turned.
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