The Flag House



Critic Consensus: "The Flag House" propels Homeland's main characters to turning points in their respective arcs, positioning the show's heroes for an inevitable showdown in the final act.

Episode Info

Dar plays his hand; Quinn revisits his past.


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 Flag House

It's another slow burner as Homeland season 6 twists and winds it's way toward an inevitable climactic showdown between Dar Adal and well, everyone. Most of what we're treated to here is player positioning.

Mar 27, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

By the end of "The Flag House" it finally appears as though our heroes are ready.

Mar 26, 2017 | Rating: 8.1/10 | Full Review…

This was the latest in a series of excellent Homeland episodes, and one of the show's better outings since the incredible first season.

Mar 28, 2017 | Full Review…

As the season rounds the corner into its final act, Homeland Season 6 Episode 10 brings the three main characters to a turning point in their respective arcs.

Mar 27, 2017 | Rating: 4.8/5 | Full Review…

I didn't realize how much I've missed this kind of uneven footing in a Homeland season, the kind where my uneasiness is actually the intended effect by the writers, as opposed to coming from a bout of skepticism.

Mar 27, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In "The Flag House," our heroes finally approach the evil that's been hiding in plain sight, and each time they must choose how to prioritize their devotion either to the American flag or to a more personal desire to get their house in order.

Mar 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Elizabeth Marvel is coming into her own as a furious, guilt-ridden and newly ferocious bereaved mother-turned-president-elect.

Mar 27, 2017 | Full Review…

This episode works well within the show's ongoing themes, as Carrie, Keane, and Saul all make decisions influenced by the pull of their closest family members. We'll see how those choices play out over the season's final arc.

Mar 27, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's family first this week, as Dar Adal targets both Elizabeth and Carrie in their most vulnerable spot. In a season when he has made an art of going too far, he still manages to go that little bit further.

Mar 27, 2017 | Full Review…

It's fitting that Quinn, it appears, will be the key to unraveling the entire conspiracy -- and while I'm happy his story has finally merged back with Carrie's, it's a risk to put so much of season 6 on his wounded shoulders.

Mar 27, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…