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The Best Seasons of Homeland

Updated May 6, 2020 2.9k votes 994 voters 76.8k views8 items

List RulesVote up the best seasons of Homeland.

For all you Showtime junkies, we're ranking the best seasons of Homeland, with the help of your votes. You might also be interested in things Homeland gets wrong about the intelligence community and the best spy TV shows of all time. When it debuted in 2011, Homeland instantly became a must-watch series. The look into the CIA and Homeland Security felt genuine, and actors like Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin and Damian Lewis really bring the show to life. Between the Golden Globes and Emmys the series has taken home, it's hard to argue that Homeland isn't an amazing show. But what is your favorite season of Homeland? Whether you liked the earlier seasons or the most recent one, vote up the top Homeland seasons that really had you hooked and downvote any that you felt were a little dry. If you're missing Homeland now that the last season has aired, check out other shows like Homeland.
 
Be warned that there are spoilers below, so if you haven't seen the all seasons of Homeland, you might want to browse carefully. If you have finished the series, make sure to check out these other shows like Homeland once you've finished voting!

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  • Homeland - Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seasons of Homeland
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    The first season of Homeland premiered on December 18, 2011, and contains 12 episodes. This season introduces viewers to CIA Agent Carrie Mathison and Nicholas Brody, a recently rescued Marine sergeant who may or may not be a sleeper terrorist agent.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Grace," "The Good Soldier," and "Crossfire."

    Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

    • Brody and Carrie have hook up.
    • There is a shooting at the mosque.
    • Brody prays in his garage.
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  • Homeland - Season 4 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seasons of Homeland
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    The fourth season of Homeland premiered on October 5, 2014, and contains 12 episodes. This season finds Carrie in Afghanistan investigating a terrorist leader.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Trylon and Perisphere," "About a Boy," and "Halfway to a Donut."

    Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

    • Carrie nearly drowns her baby.
    • Carrie sleeps with Aayan.
    • Saul is captured by terrorists and makes a video with them.
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  • Homeland - Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seasons of Homeland
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    The second season of Homeland premiered on September 30, 2012, and contains 12 episodes. This season finds Brody being recruited for a Congressional run while Carrie searches for the truth.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Beirut Is Back," "A Gettysburg Address," and "Broken Hearts."
     
    Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

    • Carrie tries to commit suicide, but doesn't go through with it.
    • Saul tricks an airport official in order to protect the real flash drive.
    • Carrie tells Brody and Dana not to file a report about the incident.
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  • Homeland - Season 8 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seasons of Homeland
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    Homeland - Season 8

    The eighth season of Homeland premiered on February 9, 2020, and contains 12 episodes. This season finds Carrie coping with her experience in Russia as Saul encourages her to help him in Afghanistan.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "The English Teacher," "F*cker Shot Me," and "Prisoners of War."

    Memorable moments from Season 8 include:

    • Max tells Carrie what happened to the flight recorder.
    • Carrie gets arrested.
    • Carrie moves on to her next chapter.
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