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.
Casus Belli Photos
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.
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.
Homeland delivers a high stakes episode that completely upends everything from the past four episodes, if not even the past several seasons.
Showtime's long-running drama [is] as compelling now as at any point since the end of its first season.
At its best, Homeland delivers scintillating action sequences with a powerful emotional punch... This is exactly what Homeland Season 6 Episode 5 accomplished.
Discuss Homeland on our TV talk forum!