Homeland: Season 4 (2014)

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Season 4
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Homeland is back on top, with a renewed energy and focus not seen since its first season.

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Critic Ratings: 46

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User Ratings: 920

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Air date: Oct 5, 2014

Season 4 begins with Carrie, the CIA Chief of Station in Kabul, making a critical decision when her counterpart in Islamabad delivers urgent intelligence on a high-value target. Back in the U.S., Saul struggles to adjust to the private sector.

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Air date: Oct 5, 2014

An official inquiry brings Carrie back to the U.S., where she struggles with her ambivalence towards motherhood. Meanwhile, Quinn spirals out of control; and a disgraced former case officer reveals disturbing new information.

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Air date: Oct 12, 2014

Carrie recruits a key asset; Quinn locates a potential lead.

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Air date: Oct 19, 2014

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

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Air date: Oct 26, 2014

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

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Air date: Nov 9, 2014

Lockhart arrives in Islamabad to help negotiate Saul's release. Meanwhile, Carrie's investigation gets complicated as she deals with Saul's situation, the search for a hospital employee with the key to Haqqani's true medical condition and a serious threat to her own sharp focus.

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Air date: Nov 9, 2014

Lockhart arrives in Islamabad to help negotiate Saul's release. Meanwhile, Carrie's investigation gets complicated as she deals with Saul's situation, the search for a hospital employee with the key to Haqqani's true medical condition and a serious threat to her own sharp focus.

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Air date: Nov 23, 2014

Carrie improvises to salvage her mission; the CIA closes in on a leak.

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Air date: Dec 7, 2014

The security breach at the Embassy results in far reaching consequences.

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Air date: Dec 14, 2014

Carrie puts her life on the line to get her team out of Pakistan.

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Homeland Season 4

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (27)

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…

The show had taken on the characteristics of the jazz filtering through the opening credits and Carrie's workout ear buds. It was loud and improvisational. More importantly, it had given Carrie back the attractive quality of competence.

Oct 22, 2018 | 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…

I can unequivocally say the producers have found new life. And am I glad to have this critique of America's war on terror still available to millions of American viewers every week.

Oct 6, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Homeland: Season 4

  • Aug 29, 2020
    Unbearable. Carries character who was already a tough pill to swallow has turned into a mythical fake never possible joke. The show has become so predictable between her breaking all the rules and the constant "Carrie stand down" "Carrie stay in the car" "Carrie im warning you" over and over and over as if the real world and the laws don't apply to this cartoon character. Oh but hey it does apply to all the other characters just to keep her insane storyline moving forward. Was really getting into it then Brody is killed and now just Carrie. Ya I'm good
  • Aug 26, 2020
    Worst season of the series. Poor script, bad character. Carrie seems a lobotomized here.
  • Jul 18, 2020
    AMAZING TV! This show has been amazing, but season 4 was incredible!
  • May 06, 2020
    One of the best seasons of TV ever
  • May 05, 2020
    Homeland is one of those shows that makes people think about everything that goes on around the world, related not only to CIA, GRU, ISI, but most importantly it teaches you to put things into perspective and not judge people directly. Everyone has their reasons and their causes for behaving in certain ways, but the most important thing is being able to realize that people think differently for many reasons. It is not the worst, it's what makes us human in the first place. This show is about putting yourself in someone else's shoes. It sounds cliché, but it might save the day, the month, the year or the world! Regarding the show, the actors are amazing. Don't stop watching after season 3.
  • Apr 26, 2020
    typical series about cia/fbi stuff between us vs m.e.
  • Mar 11, 2019
    Well conceived. The first five seasons of Homeland are outstanding--thoughtful and patient writing, excellent acting, characters with depth. As good as television gets.
  • Feb 11, 2018
    Not the same. Could Carrie be more cold hearted?? I dont think she has a heart at all. Im disappointed
  • Feb 05, 2018
    One of the worse seasons so far!!!
  • Dec 23, 2017
    One of the best shows!

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