The Drone Queen



Critic Consensus: Homeland begins its fourth season with a virtual series reset, offering enough fresh intrigue both to attract new viewers and keep longtime fans on board.

Episode Info

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.


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

A bracing, intelligent start.

Dec 22, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

As the fourth season of Homeland opens, it feels more like a series premiere than anything else.

Dec 22, 2014 | Full Review…

It really is a new direction for the Emmy-winning show now missing its co-lead, and so far the lack of excitement is not being made up for with meaningful drama.

Dec 22, 2014 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, the creators of this show love their lead actress a little too much and we suspect Carrie will come out on top by the end of it all, rather than paying for her mistakes.

Jun 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Already in the first episode of Season 4 there are new, exciting problems pushing the series forward.

Dec 22, 2014 | Full Review…

I'm much more confident about Homeland in the post-Brody world than I was earlier this week.

Dec 22, 2014 | Full Review…

Whether you want to call it a reboot, a restructuring, or a restart, the Homeland of season 4 is, from the very early going, a much more refined and well-structured affair.

Dec 22, 2014 | Full Review…

"The Drone Queen" is focused and remarkably temperate, establishing the state of play for a new threat with precise, unfettered strokes.

Dec 22, 2014 | Full Review…

The CIA has promoted Carrie to station chief in Kabul, where she doggedly fights the Taliban as American and NATO combat troops exit Afghanistan.

Dec 22, 2014 | Full Review…

And just like that, with its fourth season premiere Showtime's Homeland has been reborn.

Dec 22, 2014 | Full Review…