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Homeland: Season 2 (2012)




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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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.


Claire Danes
as Carrie Mathison
Damian Lewis
as Nicholas Brody
Mandy Patinkin
as Saul Berenson
Morena Baccarin
as Jessica Brody
David Harewood
as David Estes
Diego Klattenhoff
as Capt. Mike Faber
Navid Negahban
as Abu Nazir
Morgan Saylor
as Dana Brody
Jackson Pace
as Chris Brody
Rupert Friend
as Peter Quinn
James Rebhorn
as Frank Mathison
Jamey Sheridan
as Vice President William Walden, William Walden
Hrach Titizian
as Danny Galvez
Amy Hargreaves
as Maggie Mathison
Jamie Sheridan
as William Walden
Talia Balsam
as Cynthia Walden
Chris Chalk
as Tom Walker
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Critic Reviews for Homeland: Season 2

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (20)

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

September 17, 2013 | Full Review…

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

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

Still good this season - just not as good.

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

September 30, 2012 | Full Review…

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

July 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.

March 28, 2017 | Full Review…

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