Parabiosis

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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.

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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.

Nov 10, 2015 | Full Review…
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Carrie is a lot of things, but a quitter she is not - usually.

Nov 10, 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.

Nov 10, 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.

Nov 10, 2015 | Full Review…

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

Nov 10, 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.

Nov 10, 2015 | Full Review…

Not gonna lie, watching Saul squirm under pressure was surprisingly satisfying!

Nov 10, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Hey, it might be wishful thinking, but Claire Danes can't possibly keep that wig on forever, right?...right?!

Nov 10, 2015 | Full Review…

I really wish someone would just take poor Quinn to an emergency room.

Nov 10, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

This taut, 46-minute long episode of Homeland - written by Chip Johannessen and Ted Mann and directed by Alex Graves - was essentially a game of chess, putting players in position for showdowns ostensibly yet to come.

Nov 10, 2015 | Full Review…