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Super Powers



Critic Consensus: Carrie's in the throes of madness in "Super Powers," and the result is an intense installment that harkens back to Homeland's best stretches while promising intriguing new wrinkles.

Episode Info

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


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 Super Powers

The first two episodes of the new season established a fresh premise with a changed Carrie, but Season 5 just took a riveting turn toward vintage Homeland.

October 19, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The next exploding cigar can appear at any moment, and after two episodes of context building and Edward Snowden references, "Super Powers" marks a bracing swerve into Sillyville.

October 19, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Carrie's past looms large in this episode, which even more than usual for Homeland contemplates the ramifications of living a life in service of protecting the U.S.

October 19, 2015 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…

Although going cold turkey from lithium was so clearly a terrible idea from the outset, it wasn't an implausibly bad idea for her, and Jonas is so robotic already that I mostly bought his going along with it.

November 18, 2015 | Full Review…

As an action-thriller, this season is working for me.

October 19, 2015 | Full Review…

We learned so much and absolutely nothing during this hour, and keeping the mystery alive is worth every agonizing second that we have to wait to get answers.

October 19, 2015 | Full Review…

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