Oriole

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Critic Consensus: In the action-packed "Oriole," Homeland brings Carrie and Allison together with a surprising turn of events.

Episode Info

Carrie reconnects with old friends; Saul opens up to Allison.

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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.

Nov 16, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

What was so wrong with the way the show used to work?

Nov 16, 2015 | Full Review…
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After a slow start, the action turned hot and heavy over the last 40 minutes of this episode.

Nov 16, 2015 | Full Review…

I have a lot more questions than answers after this one, but they're great questions to which I want the answers.

Nov 16, 2015 | Rating: 3.8/5 | Full Review…

"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.

Nov 16, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

Nov 16, 2015 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Upon reflection... there's a lot to dig into.

Nov 16, 2015 | Full Review…

Whereas 24 would be driven by the Russian plot, Homeland simply uses it as a means to a greater end-to say something about these characters, their intelligence, their trust.

Nov 16, 2015 | Full Review…

What if this is all a set-up, a long con to trap Allison? Homeland has pulled season-long twists over on us before.

Nov 16, 2015 | Full Review…

"Oriole" doesn't get Homeland any closer to tightening up its too-loose plotting, but it's a relatively action-packed episode, and one that begins to answer some of the season's pressing questions.

Nov 16, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…