Homeland - Season 5, Episode 9 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Litvinov Ruse



Critic Consensus: "The Litvinov Ruse" is classic Homeland with a tight espionage plot and first-class acting at its core.

Episode Info

The CIA and BND make a play.


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 The Litvinov Ruse

Time for a shout-out to Rupert Friend for some more top tier tortured acting.

November 30, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Homeland has hit the home stretch and put the pedal to the metal.

November 30, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

While "The Litvinov Ruse" was an edge-of-your-seat hour of television, it's biggest accomplishment was a big FU in the face of the good guys.

November 30, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"The Litvinov Ruse" kept viewers on its feet with its classic Homeland surveillance approach to Allison's desperate escape... an escape that just might've turned into a victory for the traitorous agent.

November 30, 2015 | Full Review…

The wonderful thing about this season of Homeland-the thing I probably haven't done right by in my reviews-is its methodical and disciplined approach to intelligence and espionage.

November 30, 2015 | Full Review…

You may well hate the murderously venal Berlin station chief - though I still can't bring myself to - but you've got to love the artistry with which she has been depicted.

November 30, 2015 | Full Review…

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