New Normal
Homeland Season 5



Critic Ratings: 11
Critics Consensus

"New Normal" takes an exciting new turn but at the expense of a long-gestating spy story set up by Homeland's previous episodes.

Episode Info

A new threat emerges.


Claire Danes
as Carrie Mathison
Damian Lewis
as Nicholas Brody
Mandy Patinkin
as Saul Berenson
Morena Baccarin
as Jessica Brody
David Harewood
as David Estes
Diego Klattenhoff
as Capt. Mike Faber
Morgan Saylor
as Dana Brody
Jackson Pace
as Chris Brody
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
Miranda Otto
as Allison Carr
Alexander Fehling
as Jonas Happich
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Critic Reviews for New Normal

Homeland has entered the final sprint of Season Five, and it's surprising to note how little of the drama that led us here still resonates in "New Normal."

Dec 7, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

F. Murray Abraham earned this week's [MVP] honor in an instant.

Dec 7, 2015 | Full Review…

It's certainly a good time to have all hands on deck, but it's also unexpected.

Dec 7, 2015 | Full Review…

The thread with Allison remains compelling, and the business involving Quinn's "death" was gripping and tough to watch.

Dec 7, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Over the last two weeks, Homeland has alternated which of its two primary stories has gotten the time to shine, with notably different results.

Dec 7, 2015 | Full Review…

After weeks of cliffhangers and continually upping the ante, "New Normal" was something of a letdown.

Dec 7, 2015 | Full Review…

O.K., so that's a huge relief.

Dec 7, 2015 | Full Review…

Terrorists may be about to unleash an attack somewhere in Berlin, but it's this small-picture human element that matters most.

Dec 7, 2015 | Full Review…

Pacing has been a struggle throughout the season, but "New Normal" is especially disappointing for two reasons.

Dec 7, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Meanwhile, the vans loaded with sarin are barreling toward their destination. And fiction is edging ever closer to reality.

Dec 7, 2015 | Full Review…