Homeland: Season 5 (2015)

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Season 5
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Homeland re-energizes itself in season five by setting up a twisty Berlin-set spy thriller that spotlights Carrie's questionable ethics more than ever.

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Critic Ratings: 27

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User Ratings: 669

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Air date: Oct 4, 2015

Season 5 begins with Carrie building a new life in Berlin, almost two years after the embassy attack in Islamabad. But her peace is threatened when a request from her boss forces her back into the dangerous world she left behind.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2015

Carrie and Düring visit a refugee camp; Saul and Allison are at odds; Quinn stays on mission.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2015

Jonas and Carrie revisit her past; Quinn stalks his prey.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2015

Answers elude Carrie; Laura asks Jonas for help; Saul and Allison run an operation.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2015

The hacktivists rise up; Quinn covers for Carrie; Dar and Allison assess the damage.

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Air date: Nov 8, 2015

Saul orders a sweep at the station; Carrie looks to Düring for support.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2015

Carrie reconnects with old friends; Saul opens up to Allison.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2015

Carrie needs Allison's help{/]; Quinn's plans change.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2015

The CIA and BND make a play.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2015

A new threat emerges.

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The game has changed for Carrie Mathison. Out of the CIA and living in Berlin, Carrie is trying to start a new life but realizes now she’s the one with a target on her back. As the danger intensifies, and without Saul and Quinn to rely on, one thing becomes clear – she’s never been at greater risk or with more to lose. -- (C) SHOWTIME

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Critic Reviews for Homeland Season 5

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (15)

But for now, at least, Homeland is back with a surprising show of force.

Oct 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Considering the payoff and potential within these first three episodes, it's time to embrace both Carrie and Homeland like we did at the start.

Sep 29, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

After some credibility problems in past seasons, Homeland hits the reset button Sunday on Showtime - and it works.

Oct 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Season 5, which picks up more than two years after last season's boom-clap climax and measured denouement, offers neither the candy-hued crazy of Season 3 nor the tightly plotted thrills of Season 4, but rather something more ruminative and sedate.

Oct 5, 2015 | Full Review…

[Carrie Mathison's] comeuppance provided one of the high points of the fifth season's last episode.

Feb 7, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm being incredibly inartistic, but I think that she - Carrie Mathison - is such a compelling character, and I think her journey is part and parcel with what Homeland is about, juxtaposed to the world and what is happening in the world currently.

Oct 2, 2015 | Full Review…

What gives Homeland its unsettling edge is the sense that it's pitching you into the dark corners of an endless secret war liable to erupt into bloody chaos at any moment, on a battlefield which is beyond anybody's control.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The writers continue to steer clear of making this a dumbed down battle between good versus evil.

Apr 26, 2017 | Full Review…

It's shaping up to be a terrific series.

Aug 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Claire Danes is spectacular. She has won two Primetime Emmys and two Golden Globes for her role in the series and it is more than well-deserved.

May 24, 2017 | Full Review…

Berlin's an enticing setting for Carrie, and Homeland, having gotten back its mojo after a too-long dalliance with Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), seems once again headed in an interesting direction.

Oct 2, 2015 | Full Review…

If you're craving something more, Season 5 may feel like a retread job on tires that are showing their wear.

Oct 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Homeland: Season 5

  • Nov 01, 2020
    Nicht alle Aspekte des Deals mit diesem Unternehmen sind ideal
  • Sep 21, 2020
    In my opinion, this is where Homeland starts going downhill, next seasons after are a disgrace and a poor man's House of Card instead of being about spies.
  • Jul 18, 2020
    Seasons 1-4 were amazing. It feels like someone else wrote and directed season 5. It is harder to follow and introduced many different characters I didn't necessarily care about. For a show that kept be bolted straight up on the edge of my couch, this season wasn't as amazing.
  • May 05, 2020
    Homeland is one of those shows that makes people think about everything that goes on around the world, related not only to CIA, GRU, ISI, but most importantly it teaches you to put things into perspective and not judge people directly. Everyone has their reasons and their causes for behaving in certain ways, but the most important thing is being able to realize that people think differently for many reasons. It is not the worst, it's what makes us human in the first place. This show is about putting yourself in someone else's shoes. It sounds cliché, but it might save the day, the month, the year or the world! Regarding the show, the actors are amazing. Don't stop watching after season 3.
  • Apr 29, 2020
    A good portrayal of Berlin , but the fake number plates did get on my nerves...
  • Apr 26, 2020
    typical series about cia/fbi stuff between us vs russia
  • Nov 02, 2019
    Intense and dinamic action
  • Jul 18, 2017
    One of the best yet. Good plot and acting.
  • Jun 06, 2017
    The game has changed for Carrie Mathison. Out of the CIA and living in Berlin, Carrie is trying to start a new life but realizes now she’s the one with a target on her back. As the danger intensifies, and without Saul and Quinn to rely on, one thing becomes clear – she’s never been at greater risk or with more to lose. (Rotten Tomatoes) * Previous Season Spoilers Ahead * Season three brought the end of the Brody era, season four brought the end of Carrie and the CIA in the Middle East era, season five introduced the new era: Carrie and the CIA in Europe. She begins the season away from the CIA and relocated in Berlin, where she works in private security for an enigmatic German billionaire (Sebastian Koch), attempts to be a good mother to her daughter, as well as having a normal relationship with her co-worker boyfriend. This season showcases how relevant and terrifying that Homeland can be. Now that the focus is on the threat of Islamist extremists in Europe, in particularly a country that has seen several attacks in the last couple of years, Germany. Although some of the ideas and actions concerning the terrorists in this season are a bit dramatic and in the realms of fantasy as there are many lines in the fire, Homeland does reveal the underbelly of mainland Europe’s terrorist network. Throw into the mix, high ranking betrayals, Carrie being hunted and Quinn going above and beyond the call of duty regardless of his health. Season five carries on and goes one step further than what season four started. The post-Brody shenanigans are gone, and the CIA vs The Terrorists takes centre stage. First it was in the Middle East, and now the more modern image of terrorism, very close to home. A thrilling season that culminates in typical nail-biting fashion! https://rwh92.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 04, 2017
    Homeland re-energizes itself in season five by setting up a twisty Berlin-set spy thriller that spotlights Carrie's questionable ethics more than ever.

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