Critic Consensus: In the action-packed "Oriole," Homeland brings Carrie and Allison together with a surprising turn of events.
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
Critic reviews for Oriole
[Carrie] was in her element - calling contacts, snooping through houses and ditching wigs - but she did say one thing that was absolutely nuts.
After a slow start, the action turned hot and heavy over the last 40 minutes of this episode.
I have a lot more questions than answers after this one, but they're great questions to which I want the answers.
"Oriole" was another efficiently constructed episode of the show, one that managed to check in with every character without ruining the tension of the key stories involving Carrie, Saul, and Allison.
An entertaining episode of Homeland that kept things moving with a bit of action and some choice moments for all our leads, "Oriole" also reminded us of some of Homeland's more outlandish qualities with the Saul and Quinn subplots.
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