Homeland - Season 6, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

Casus Belli



Critic Consensus: Tense, emotional, and reminiscent of earlier Homeland episodes, "Casus Belli" returns its leading lady to the tense, high-stakes storytelling in which she truly thrives.

Episode Info

Keane gets sidelined; Carrie's work follows her home.


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 Casus Belli

Homeland's seasons tend to wind up slowly for a few episodes at a time before going off like a bear trap two or three times a season and this is snap number one of season 6.

February 20, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The tense hostage situation made this an exciting hour, but there was surprisingly little in the way of plot advancement in this episode. I am in favor of smaller, slower storytelling in theory, but... Let's pick up the pace, Homeland.

February 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Homeland delivers a high stakes episode that completely upends everything from the past four episodes, if not even the past several seasons.

February 20, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Showtime's long-running drama [is] as compelling now as at any point since the end of its first season.

February 20, 2017 | Rating: 7.8/10 | Full Review…

At its best, Homeland delivers scintillating action sequences with a powerful emotional punch... This is exactly what Homeland Season 6 Episode 5 accomplished.

February 19, 2017 | Rating: 4.8/5 | Full Review…

With her legal advocacy likely shut down for the time being, we can look forward to Carrie back where she does her best work -- out on a limb, flouting authority and seeing who the real enemy is.

February 21, 2017 | Full Review…

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