Critic Consensus: Although Homeland's premiere episode lacks the shows signature thrills and gimmicks, "Fair Game" effectively sets the table for future improvement, establishing a powerful sense of time and place and nuanced character moments throughout.
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Critic reviews for Fair Game
In previous seasons, Homeland dragged out key story strands endlessly. So hurrah that the new series is simply getting on with things.
Homeland is always confusing, unnerving, and rewarding all that the same time, and season 6 looks no different.
Obviously, any romantic feelings must be prefaced by Quinn's recovery and how he addresses his complicated feelings toward Carrie, but Season 6 feels ripe with potential for the pairing - and overall.
Homeland's premiere doesn't offer many sparks, but those with a vested interest in a certain character are in luck.
If you accept the glaring plot departure from the end of last season... then this was a fine table-setter for the new season.
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