The Return



Critic Consensus: "The Return" answers lingering questions only to introduce more in a mysterious, thrilling episode of cat-and-mouse.

Episode Info

Carrie follows a lead; Saul meets an old friend; Keane takes a stand.


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 The Return

Well, I'm not gonna lie, I'm a little let down at this week's lack of bizarro Alex Jones but this week's episode does at least hit us with a healthy dose of suspense and a few jaw dropping WTF moments.

Feb 28, 2017 | Full Review…
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Action, intrigue, and the ideological differences between hawks and doves? Those are all in play, and those were the tent poles that made the first season of Homeland one of the best in the history of TV. Bravo!

Feb 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Homeland Season 6 Episode 6 offered some Hitchcock-worthy scenes, as Carrie played cat-and-mouse with the mysterious watcher Quinn's been ranting about all season.

Feb 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Its aesthetic is pointed and purposeful.

Feb 28, 2017 | Rating: 7.6/10 | Full Review…

"The Return" was another impressive episode from Homeland... I am beginning to see the show has finally found its footing in a post-Brody world.

Feb 28, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"The Return," like much of season six, is mostly shocking because of just how little happens in it. And it's one of the most exciting episodes of the season.

Feb 28, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It's an interesting commentary on the political liabilities of circumspection. And the very fine line between political disagreement and all-out personal invalidation.

Feb 28, 2017 | Full Review…

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I miss the frenetic, action-packed Homeland of past seasons. Sure, season six has offered some strong character work, but we're halfway finished and I'm still waiting for it to really build momentum.

Feb 28, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This is the central conceit of tonight's episode, "The Return," in which almost every protagonist challenges the convenient narratives being fed to them and comes to accept a new and radical point of view.

Feb 27, 2017 | Full Review…

The halfway point of the series finds Homeland on confident form after a sluggish start.

Feb 28, 2017 | Full Review…