Homeland - Season 5, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes

All About Allison



Critic Consensus: Homeland finally provides a compelling backstory for Allison's character, though too few narrative pieces snap into place in "All About Allison."

Episode Info

Carrie needs Allison's help; Quinn's plans change.


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 All About Allison

"All About Allison" spends most of its time walking back those changes and most of the rest reviewing information that was laid out with a lot more finesse in previous episodes.

November 23, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's not so much that the moment when everything clicked for our heroine was exciting. It was more a relief.

November 23, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Miranda Otto's take on Allison was as strong as always and the revelations about how she wound up where she is today were worth the wait.

November 23, 2015 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…

This reveal did what all great flashback reveals do: made the audience reconsider some of the assumptions they had about a presumably villainous or treacherous character.

November 23, 2015 | Full Review…

At least Carrie has finally figured it out, perhaps a little bit later than would have been optimal, but she got away with her life. So huzzah!

November 23, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Flashback sequences can be clunky, but I think that they worked well here, both in explaining how Allison came to be the person that she is, and in showing us some pre-Brody Carrie.

November 23, 2015 | Full Review…

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