Homeland - Season 4, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes

Halfway to a Donut



Critic Consensus: "Halfway to a Donut" is one of the strongest episodes of the season, a tension-filled, high-stakes installment that recalls the best of Homeland's first season.

Episode Info

Carrie organizes a last-ditch operation; Lockhart and Martha stall Pakistan's Inter-Services-Intelligence.


Claire Danes
as Carrie Mathison
Mandy Patinkin
as Saul Berenson
Sarita Choudhury
as Mira Berenson
Tracy Letts
as Sen. Andrew Lockhart
Rupert Friend
as Peter Quinn
Laila Robins
as Martha Boyd
Michael O'Keefe
as John Redmond
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Critic reviews for Halfway to a Donut

Disregarding the "twist" that Saul didn't kill himself, Episode 8 was awash with relatively-minor moments of tension building to one much-needed switcheroo at the end.

December 21, 2014 | Full Review…

The writers behind Homeland mounted their boldest operation yet to win over any fans who are still smarting over the decision to reset the series after bumping off Brody last season. And, as far as this review is concerned, their mission was accomplished.

December 21, 2014 | Full Review…

More episodes like this and we'll forget Brody ever existed.

June 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Homeland is just back to where it was at the start of episode eight, although Carrie is on firmer ground and with intel that may actually work in her favor.

January 17, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The show has proved that while it might be unable to hit the big highs it reached in Season 1 and Season 2, it can still pull off intense, compelling sequences when its characters are risking their lives in order to do their jobs.

December 21, 2014 | Full Review…

With Aayan's death and Saul's subsequent capture, the plot got tighter and with Homeland Season 4 Episode 8 we're once again faced with how brilliant the series can be.

December 21, 2014 | Full Review…

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