13 Hours in Islamabad
Homeland Season 4



Critic Ratings: 15
Critics Consensus

Homeland continues to impress this season, as "13 Hours in Islamabad" is a tense, action-packed installment that features outstanding performances and some shocking plot turns.

Episode Info

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


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 13 Hours in Islamabad

Only now do I feel I'm starting to truly appreciate the beauty of "Homeland" Season 4.

Dec 21, 2014 | Full Review…

In what maybe the best episode of the show since Season 2's Emmy-winning "Q&A," Sunday night's installment opened moments after the cliffhanger from two weeks ago.

Dec 21, 2014 | Full Review…

This seems to be the season where long-running shows pull off the trick of improving themselves by switching course.

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

"13 Hours in Islamabad," which comprises 45 of the best minutes of Showtime's Emmy-winning series so far, is as close as the thriller has gotten to the territory of its network precursor, 24.

Jan 17, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

It managed to turn into the kind of sleek operation that occurs when the series is at its best. And that is remarkable, considering the episode missed so many big swings and still came out feeling like it hit one out of the park.

Dec 21, 2014 | Full Review…

If there's one thing [the episode] further confirmed, it's that Homeland soars when it sets aside some of its tics... and murky interpersonal discord and simply commits to being a show about spies, espionage, and terrorism.

Dec 21, 2014 | Full Review…

Homeland has once again assumed its place as television's sharpest appraisal of the War on Terror, a grim, even despairing examination of chickens coming home to roost.

Dec 21, 2014 | Full Review…

For me, "Islamabad" worked, even while it made me feel the same emotions I'd imagine would lead someone to the exact opposite reaction.

Dec 21, 2014 | Full Review…

Not only did it come in under the normal air time in terms of minutes, it was almost nonstop action for much of it. It was brilliantly fierce in its delivery.

Dec 21, 2014 | Full Review…

Man, what a great episode.

Dec 21, 2014 | Full Review…