All About Allison

EPISODE:

TOMATOMETER

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.

Cast

All About Allison Photos

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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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!

Nov 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.

Nov 23, 2015 | Full Review…

This was the episode we'd been waiting for - at least, those of us invested in Allison's history - and it delivered.

Nov 23, 2015 | Full Review…

If "Allison" isn't Homeland's dullest episode to date, it's certainly close.

Nov 23, 2015 | Full Review…

Miranda Otto was fantastic in the episode, letting her cool exterior melt just enough for us to get a glimpse inside.

Nov 23, 2015 | Full Review…

It's the sort of connection that only Carrie could have made, and Danes plays the discovery with a measure of both refocused relief (at finally knowing her foe) and devastating disappointment (at who that enemy is).

Nov 23, 2015 | Full Review…