A Flash of Light



Critic Consensus: "A Flash of Light" ties together loose plot threads and sees key dynamics shift in the most engaging hour of the season thus far.

Episode Info

Carrie handles her client; Saul's trip takes a turn; Quinn investigates.


Claire Danes
as Carrie Mathison
Mandy Patinkin
as Saul Berenson
Rupert Friend
as Peter Quinn
Laila Robins
as Martha Boyd
Sebastian Koch
as Otto During
Miranda Otto
as Allison Carr
Alexander Fehling
as Jonas Happich
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Critic Reviews for A Flash of Light

Something finally explodes and Homeland Season 6 truly begins.

Feb 13, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Even if it's just a TV show, Homeland clearly speaks to more than its own reality.

Feb 13, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

We got some welcome story advancement this week, as the show did a nice job of tying all of these loose plot threads together. I hope our patience is rewarded, as four episodes of laying groundwork was trying.

Feb 13, 2017 | Full Review…

All in all, this was a strong episode setting up what promises to be a more action-heavy middle of the season.

Feb 13, 2017 | Rating: 4.3/5 | Full Review…

The suddenly shifting dynamics offer what is perhaps the most engaging hour of the past several seasons. Certainly the best we've thus far had in season 4.

Feb 13, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Homeland still fascinates me-for both its merits and its flaws-as surely as it did four years ago.

Feb 13, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

I can't tell you how pleased I was tonight to see the return of Majid Javadi, the fastidious and ferocious butcher of Season 3.

Feb 13, 2017 | Full Review…

So, there we have it: The true beginning of this season.

Feb 13, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

It almost feels like Homeland is turning from a thriller that's mostly about Carrie into a quieter ensemble drama about terrorism and issues facing the intelligence community, but without the white-knuckle pace of seasons past.

Feb 13, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

As Dar Adal (F. Murray Abraham) and Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) argue over whether or not to spark such a war, one can't but think Homeland is echoing the issues of early 2017 in ways that the writers couldn't have possibly predicted.

Feb 13, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…