Homeland - Season 4, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes

Iron in the Fire



Critic Consensus: Homeland successfully ramps up the intrigue in its fourth episode and expands its narrative further, even if it feels a little familiar and sheds more light on Carrie's questionable decisions.

Episode Info

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.


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

Is there a more enjoyably unlikable protagonist on television?

December 21, 2014 | Full Review…

Episode 4 put the redundancy right in our collective face.

December 21, 2014 | Full Review…

This show's creative team has managed to right the ship by getting back to the core concept, which is this: God, Carrie is such an a**hole.

June 8, 2018 | Full Review…

When Homeland gets into the greys of the war on terror, it's always compelling.

December 21, 2014 | Full Review…

Problematic moments aside, "Iron in the Fire" illustrated one of the strengths of these early episodes: the scope of the story.

December 21, 2014 | Full Review…

This hour really hit me hard.

December 21, 2014 | Full Review…

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