Homeland - Season 5, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Tradition of Hospitality



Critic Consensus: Built around a thrilling terrorism plot that forces the main characters into difficult moral choices, "The Tradition of Hospitality" is Homeland at its best.

Episode Info

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


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
Sebastian Koch
as Otto During
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Critic reviews for The Tradition of Hospitality

Homeland has set up a gripping premise for its new season, and I can't wait to see how it plays out.

October 12, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Homeland shines brightest when the political intrigue and gunplay illuminate the ways that Carrie and the gang are striving (and often failing) as moral beings.

October 12, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If nothing else, this episode succeeded in getting me excited for the Carrie/Quinn reunion, which after season four's finale is no small feat.

November 18, 2015 | Full Review…

The tension is ratcheting up as the season kicks in, with our three leads all separated at the moment and in very different mindsets as well.

October 12, 2015 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…

It was clear that the previously sleepiness was all purposeful, slowly building tension to a wonderful release-and a moment that actually showcased Carrie being smart and effective in her job!

October 12, 2015 | Full Review…

And just like that, Homeland may be changed forever.

October 12, 2015 | Rating: 4.4/5 | Full Review…

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