The Litvinov Ruse

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

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The CIA and BND make a play.

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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.

Dec 1, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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

Dec 1, 2015 | Full Review…
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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.

Dec 1, 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.

Dec 1, 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.

Dec 1, 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.

Dec 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Allison is a stellar, complicated character, who has elevated a generally small-scale season into a surprisingly compelling human drama.

Dec 1, 2015 | Full Review…

It's the best episode of Homeland's fifth season.

Dec 1, 2015 | Full Review…

"The Litvinov Ruse" is the episode Homeland's fifth season has been slowly, steadily, sometimes frustratingly building toward.

Dec 1, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Mandy Patinkin is so good it hurts throughout this episode.

Dec 1, 2015 | Full Review…