Homeland: Season 8 (2020)

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Season 8
Homeland

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Homeland returns to form with a tautly thrilling final season that fittingly finishes the job Carrie Mathison started all those years ago.

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Critic Ratings: 15

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User Ratings: 17
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Episodes

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Air date: Feb 9, 2020
2
Air date: Feb 16, 2020
3
Air date: Feb 23, 2020
4
Air date: Mar 1, 2020
5
Air date: Mar 8, 2020
6
Air date: Mar 15, 2020
7
Air date: Mar 22, 2020
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Air date: Mar 29, 2020

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Tv Season Info

In the final season, Carrie Mathison is recovering from brutal confinement in a Russian gulag. Her body is healing, but her memory remains fractured. This is a problem for Saul, National Security Advisor to President Warner, who has been dispatched to engage the Taliban in Afghanistan peace negotiations. But Kabul teems with warlords and mercenaries, zealots and spies -- and Saul needs the relationships and expertise that only his protégé can provide. Against medical advice, Saul asks Carrie to walk with him into the lion's den -- one last time.

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Critic Reviews for Homeland Season 8

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (11)

Homeland is a serviceable spy thriller with some superior turns. But if this had been the debut season, we would not have had eight of them.

Feb 18, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Fine, sharp opener to what already feels like a tragic climax.

Feb 10, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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Freeing itself of its original narrative moorings has done it nothing but good. It's also a testament to the thoughtfulness and intelligence of showrunners Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa that it has stayed so on the ball.

Feb 10, 2020 | Full Review…

[Returns] Homeland to a share of its former glory -- in the view of someone who pulled away a few years ago; others never abandoned it -- by bringing the show's theme full circle to where it began.

Feb 10, 2020 | Full Review…

Rven though the circumstances are new... it still felt like déjà vu. We have had this vibe, this dynamic before - many times.

Feb 18, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Medically speaking, it's probably inadvisable to treat bipolarity as a superpower. But that's where we are.

Feb 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Lesli Linka Glatter returns for the first two episodes... and, for as much credit as she rightly gets for her beautifully staged and tensely cut action sequences, the performances she evokes in a still or slightly shifting frame are incredible.

Feb 4, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

My favorite part of the new season, honestly, might have been reflecting on how, after this lengthy Homeland journey, the character who has gravitated up the call sheet by virtue of sheer survival has been Maury Sterling's Max.

Feb 7, 2020 | Full Review…

Overall the first four episodes made available for review plod along... But then, just as I'm about to write off this final season, something happens at the end of the fourth episode that pulls me right back in. Just like Carrie, I can't seem to let go.

Feb 6, 2020 | Rating: 6.8/10 | Full Review…

This eighth season is a worthy final chapter sticking to the notes that have worked best.

Feb 11, 2020 | Full Review…

To have the final season employ Carrie's mental illness, and her enemies' despicable manipulation of it, to investigate everything that makes Carrie redeemable points to a riveting journey ahead.

Feb 11, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

For all its lurid overacting and preposterous plots, I'll miss Homeland when it's over.

Feb 18, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Homeland: Season 8

  • 3d ago
    There should be no wonder as to why this is the last season. I'm expecting Jack Bauer to show up any minute now and...nope, that would be too interesting. If projecting possible hysteria into a formidable narrative were really the strength of this program then they would have done so. They have lost the plot alongside the political reality which would be fine but they really pride themselves on it and it's just not there this time. If the narrative were interesting on its face then it would be fine but its droll and self-aggrandizing and the acting is as whatever as ever. I didn't realize that Claire Danes could continue to be overly paranoid but I sure hope that she doesn't get type-cast because she could have a broad range if anyone would let her do so.
  • 3d ago
    Homeland is sharp,sweet and Good to watch give it another Emmy!!
  • 3d ago
    Greatest Tv show at the moment
  • 3d ago
    Claire Danes is the best! This season is exciting and action packed. I'm devastated this is the last season!
  • Feb 10, 2020
    Continues the drama of the previous season, hope to see a good finale for this great series.

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