America First
Homeland Season 6

67%

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Critic Ratings: 12
Critics Consensus

"America First" confounds expectations with a shocking development that caps a creative rebound -- and effectively lays the groundwork for Homeland's season 7.

Episode Info

Season 6 ends as pieces fall into place.

Cast & Crew

Claire Danes
Carrie Mathison
Mandy Patinkin
Saul Berenson
Rupert Friend
Peter Quinn
Elizabeth Marvel
Elizabeth Keane
Maury Sterling
Max Piotrowski
Hill Harper
Rob Emmons
Jake Weber
Brett O'Keefe
Robert Knepper
Gen. Jamie McClendon
Linus Roache
David Wellington
James Mount
Agent Thoms
Alfredo Narciso
Sen. Elian Coto
John Getz
Joe Crocker
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Critic Reviews for America First

I honestly didn't see this coming.

Apr 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Over the past weeks, art and life have sometimes dovetailed so closely that it was easy to hope that the surreal quality of our times would fade into a comforting made-for-TV resolution. No such luck

Apr 10, 2017 | Full Review…

The season finale ... focused on several of the things this show does best. It was action-packed, which is something we've come to expect from closing chapters of seasons of this show, but it was also foreboding about the future of a paranoid country.

Apr 10, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Ultimately, "America First" serves as a prologue to next season.

Apr 10, 2017 | Full Review…

The show puts a huge amount of effort into being relevant to current world events and in that, it excelled. As long as it keeps doing that, Homeland has a reason to exist. It may even be necessary.

Apr 10, 2017 | Full Review…

So did this finale work for a season that brought everyone home? In some ways, yes.

Apr 10, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

More than anything, "America First" is such a deeply implausible and phony episode.

Apr 10, 2017 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

Quinn and Carrie are the soul and center of Homeland; without Quinn, she-and the show-might be nothing.

Aug 22, 2017 | Full Review…

The suspense that accompanied the season's astute politics evaporates in the episode's latter stages, as if it never existed at all.

Apr 11, 2017 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Homeland Season 6 Episode 12 just upended a season that had felt tight in its plot and coherent in its character development for... shock value? I don't even know.

Apr 11, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The future is uncertain, but the way the show has echoed our headlines and miraculously surpassed their incredulity should be applauded. Even more impressive is the turnaround in storytelling quality.

Apr 10, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

This was a strong finale, capping the second-best season of Homeland. After the final twist with the power-hungry Keane, it will take some creative writing to bring Carrie and Saul back to a position of professional prominence - a necessary step.

Apr 10, 2017 | Full Review…