Homeland: Season 2 (2012)

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Critic Consensus: Homeland is proving itself one of the best thrillers on television, as its second season ratchets up the tension and benefits from increased chemistry between its stars.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2012
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Air date: Oct 7, 2012
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Air date: Oct 14, 2012
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Air date: Oct 21, 2012
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Air date: Oct 28, 2012
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Air date: Nov 4, 2012
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Air date: Nov 11, 2012
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Air date: Nov 18, 2012
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Air date: Nov 25, 2012
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Air date: Dec 2, 2012
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Months after undergoing electroconvulsive therapy, Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is living a relatively peaceful life with her father and sister as the second series of the conspiracy thriller begins. But her mental health is threatened when she accepts a mission to return to Beirut and gather intelligence from the wife of a Hezbollah leader, a woman who once was one of Carrie's most valued sources. Carrie can't resist the possibility of bringing down terrorist Abu Nazir (Navid Negahban) and perhaps being reinstated at the CIA. In Washington, D.C., congressman Brody (Damian Lewis) is being groomed as a potential vice-presidential running mate, but Saul (Mandy Patinkin) makes an alarming discovery that puts a serious dent in Brody's plans. Trouble also brews in the Brody household when Brody's daughter Dana (Morgan Saylor) outs him as a Muslim to her mother Jessica (Morena Baccarin), who is enjoying life as the newest member of the Capitol's inner circle. Dana's life becomes even more complicated when she and the vice president's son inadvertently commit a crime while out on a joy ride. Throughout it all, Carrie is increasingly drawn to Brody, even though he is the willing pawn of the world's most feared terrorist.

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Critic Reviews for Homeland Season 2

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (22)

It's a refreshingly artful hybrid: cable brains spliced with network brawn.

Sep 17, 2013 | Full Review…

With the bar set at "Emmy," Homeland has little room to falter. With this return episode, it doesn't.

Sep 30, 2012 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Still good this season - just not as good.

Sep 30, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Homeland, the best new series last season, is back in riveting form.

Sep 30, 2012 | Full Review…

Powerful return for Emmy-winning war-on-terror thriller.

Jul 22, 2018 | Full Review…

The problem with the Brody-Carrie "love" is that it is unconvincing, and it is unconvincing for many reasons having to do with common sense.

Mar 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Homeland came out of the gate strong in Season 2, opening with a five-episode run that blew up the show's relationships and overall plot in eye-opening, mind-blowing ways.

Sep 10, 2013 | Full Review…

It's been a good season of Homeland, though no where near as excellent as last year. Let's hope they have better thing in store for us come season 3.

Sep 27, 2013 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

There is a point in Homeland's second season where this ceases to be a slow-burning espionage thriller and turns into a silly season of 24. Still, there are enough great moments to keep your interest. For now.

Nov 2, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

As is always the case on Homeland, we have what feels like useful and true information, but we still aren't sure whom or what to trust.

Sep 30, 2012 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Homeland: Season 2

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