Critic Consensus: While "Better Call Saul" contains its fair share of ridiculous moments, the end pays off with the reunion of Homeland's most important characters.
as Carrie Mathison
as Saul Berenson
as Mira Berenson
as Sen. Andrew Lockhart
as Peter Quinn
as Dar Adal
as Martha Boyd
as John Redmond
as Otto During
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[Homeland is] beginning to look like something less ambitious: a show that gesticulates wildly at the boogeyman of the moment while Carrie Mathison falls in and out of love with a series of romantic interests and father figures.
The last shot of the episode may not have had much of a payoff - we know Quinn's not going to die, and, even if we didn't, that would be the most infuriating way to kill of a well-liked character - but reuniting Carrie and Saul was immediately satisfying.
After several weeks of breathtaking cliffhangers, there was a bit of a lull in that department here. Still, with Quinn's state and the intrigue of Saul and Carrie working together again, there was more than enough here to leave us wanting more.
I'm glad they're depicting [Quinn's] bullet wound for what it is, since he really should have been dead when Carrie shot him in the woods. He's not invincible.
If "Better Call Saul" was any indication, more parts are sure to be added, removed, and rotated around until everything fits into one giant conspiratorial puzzle.
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