Shalwar Kameez
Homeland Season 4

73%

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Critic Ratings: 11
Critics Consensus

The ill-conceived romantic tension between Carrie and Quinn aside, "Shalwar Kameez" excels when it focuses on Carrie doing her job.

Episode Info

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

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Critic Reviews for Shalwar Kameez

While I understand why a panicked writers' room would resort to a romantic subplot -- like it or not, the new pace of this show is sluggish compared to what fans were used to -- matching up Carrie and Quinn is a terrible idea.

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The plot thickens.

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As viewers, we love Carrie to be, uh, unorthodox, but I'm loving how this season is carefully working to justify just how badly this will all explode in her face.

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"Shalwar Kameez" is a story in three smiles: one knowing, one exhilarated, and one conspiratorial.

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Looks like Carrie's secret team just got stronger.

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The end of "Shalwar Kameez" had me more intrigued and excited about what happens next on Homeland than anything I've seen in the past season and more.

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The show dialed down the intensity factor after last week to set up shop in what will presumably be its main location this season.

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I'm really pleased there is a central mystery wrapped around Bachman's death, including his treasonous activities to get data and who might have given him the green light to carry them out.

Dec 20, 2014 | Full Review…

Carrie Mathison remains blissfully ignorant of the damage she is causing to those closest to her in Homeland Season 4, episode 3 "Shalwar Kameez."

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Normally, viewers don't have a hard time reading romantic subtext into any male/female partnership, but this Carrie-Quinn (Quarrie?) thing is flummoxing at best. Aside from the writers, has anyone been shipping these two?

Dec 20, 2014 | Full Review…

Homeland requires that we at least somewhat believe that Carrie can do her job effectively, yet it's mostly forgotten how to tell stories that illustrate that point. "Shalwar Kameez" went a long way in rectifying that for me.

Dec 20, 2014 | Full Review…