Super Powers

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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.

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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.

Oct 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.

Oct 19, 2015 | Full Review…
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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.

Oct 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.

Nov 18, 2015 | Full Review…

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

Oct 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.

Oct 19, 2015 | Full Review…

Another foundational aspect of Homeland is its brisk pacing, and it definitely feels like classic Homeland to have pieces of the story fitting together long before you expect them to.

Oct 19, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Whether you're going to stick around with the series this season will probably come down to whether you're willing to go with the writers' intent in pursuing a Carrie who's again willing to go off her meds... in hopes of winning the War on Terror.

Oct 19, 2015 | Full Review…

Aren't you relieved to see the old Carrie back?

Oct 19, 2015 | Full Review…

Super Powers was a strong episode that acknowledged some past mistakes while trying to find small bits of new ground for Carrie.

Oct 19, 2015 | Full Review…