Homeland - Season 5, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes




Critic Consensus: "Parabiosis" makes a long-overdue effort to pull the various plots of season five together, even though Homeland is still taking too long to bring significant parts of its story into focus.

Episode Info

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


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 Parabiosis

Homeland Season Five has been a complex and scattershot affair, introducing new characters and new power dynamics at every turn. Six episodes in, it's begun to fight the sprawl by narrowing its focus to Carrie, Saul, and Quinn.

November 9, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Carrie is a lot of things, but a quitter she is not - usually.

November 9, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Saul got the spotlight in this Homeland, reminding us why Mandy Patinkin is one of the best things about the show.

November 9, 2015 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Questions still remain about the direction of this season, but this tight concentration on a character that desperately need it was a darn smart choice for a show that has alternated between greatness and repetitiveness.

November 9, 2015 | Full Review…

The pieces are all laid out to move forward into the second half of the season.

November 9, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

After weeks of heavy focus on the action/thriller component of the series, it was refreshing to have an episode where the season's clear theme was at the forefront.

November 9, 2015 | Full Review…

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