Homeland: Season 4 (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Homeland is back on top, with a renewed energy and focus not seen since its first season.

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Air date: Oct 5, 2014
2
Air date: Oct 5, 2014
3
Air date: Oct 12, 2014
4
Air date: Oct 19, 2014
5
Air date: Oct 26, 2014
6
Air date: Nov 2, 2014
7
Air date: Nov 9, 2014
8
Air date: Nov 16, 2014
9
Air date: Nov 23, 2014
10
Air date: Dec 7, 2014
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Season 4 of the spy drama begins with Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) working as the CIA Chief of Station in Kabul, Afghanistan, where she receives an urgent intelligence report from her counterpart in Islamabad on the whereabouts of terrorist Haissam Haqqani (Numan Acar) in Pakistan. Carrie orders an assault against him, but her actions result in the deaths of 40 civilians attending a wedding at the same location. Consequently, CIA director Andrew Lockhart (Tracy Letts) recalls her back to the U.S. However, a major scandal casts shadows over Lockhart's actions. Meanwhile, Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) struggles to adjust to life in the private sector; and Carrie learns that Haqqani may have survived the initial attack, which could lead to deadly consequences for everyone involved.

Cast

Claire Danes
as Carrie Mathison
Mandy Patinkin
as Saul Berenson
Sarita Choudhury
as Mira Berenson
Rupert Friend
as Peter Quinn
Damian Lewis
as Nicholas Brody
Tracy Letts
as Sen. Andrew Lockhart
Laila Robins
as Martha Boyd
Morena Baccarin
as Jessica Brody
David Harewood
as David Estes
Michael O'Keefe
as John Redmond
Diego Klattenhoff
as Capt. Mike Faber
Nazanin Boniadi
as Fara Sharazi
Morgan Saylor
as Dana Brody
Jackson Pace
as Chris Brody
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Critic Reviews for Homeland Season 4

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (25)

It is still psychologically astute, but it has become a much more straightforward, and largely effective, spy show.

Oct 1, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The show has reset and is now prepared to move forward. And how refreshing it is.

Oct 6, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

[Claire] Danes' Carrie is steelier than ever, her heart hardened to near-concrete while going about the exhilarating business of eliminating terrorists no matter what the collateral damage.

Oct 3, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

If the season turns out to be primarily a complex Middle East thriller, that could still be entertaining. Homeland has just set us up to want more.

Oct 3, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's clear that Homeland, this many years in, is just like Saul: It still has things to say, and ideas to explore, even if they're not always comfortable to absorb.

Oct 3, 2014 | Full Review…
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Here's hoping the drama can avoid the credibility problems of past seasons while launching a taut and topical new story.

Oct 3, 2014 | Full Review…

It suffers too much from echoes of stuff you've seen before, from Secret State to Edge of Darkness, while the fancy on-screen overlays of computer data are too brazenly post-Sherlock for comfort.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Homeland has officially gone from America's shining self-examination of foreign policy to just another basic cable spy-drama that's been there and done that, and it shows no signs of returning to form any time soon.

Sep 29, 2014 | Full Review…

"Homeland" is back big time with a fourth season that replicates the greatness of the show's first season.

Sep 28, 2014 | Rating: 5.0/5 | Full Review…

It redirects its focus away from prep schools and bedrooms (bye bye, Dana and Jessica Brody) and back onto the pitfalls and immoralities consistent with fighting something as unscrupulous as the war on terror.

Oct 6, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Homeland: Season 4

½

JeffL

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BrendanN

Super Reviewer

½

Homeland slightly improved with one if its best seasons, thanks to a fresh start, a new imposing villain that even when he's not present, he feels like a threat; by putting some characters under extreme situations they never were before and a couple of superb action packed episodes that were missing from the previous seasons. Still, some silly storylines still occur that feel like belong on a whole different show. Add some inconsequent plot turns, Carrie going nuts again (and using this fact to put her place in jeopardy AGAIN), more Quinn but that's not necessarily great, he's a one trick pony in the end and more unnecessary family dramas around that have very little connective tissue to the overal narrative.

Francisco G

Super Reviewer

The fourth season of Homeland shows remarkable staying power, with a willingness to sever old characters and move on to new story-lines. The audacity of Homeland, with its ability to change gears and not look back has become a hallmark. It’s still riveting and thrilling, a refreshing departure from the over-emphasized Broody storylines of old. The characters seem to be developing, and the show hasn’t showed signs of stalling. However, I was a bit disappointed with the eagerness to sever from the on-going arcs of season three. The third season had a lot to admire, and seemed to lay strong ground work which I hope will not be lost in the fifth season. Overall, not as strong as the third season, yet a promising ending makes for an exciting future. 4/5 Stars

JeffreyM

Super Reviewer

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