Series 2 - 7. The Clearing

The Clearing
Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

Don’t give up on Homeland just yet. Yes, series two has been up and down, but when it’s up, it remains a thing of wonder. Our CIA team got a shock at the end of the last episode, and frankly so did we. Reeling from that, Carrie and co are on the back foot, scrambling to regain the initiative. It puts Brody under pressure from both sides. “You’re going to have to play a larger role now,” terrorist contact Roya tells him. “Things are going to move very quickly.” But towards what?

Meanwhile, poor, anguished Dana longs to come clean about the hit-and-run accident she had while she was with boyfriend Finn. Which would be so much easier if he wasn’t the vice-president’s son.

About this programme

7/12. Reeling from the recent ambush, Carrie and the team struggle to regain control of the operation. Saul visits Aileen Morgan in solitary confinement, hoping she will provide key intelligence on this latest attack. An anguished Dana presses Finn to come clean about the hit-and-run, but her quest to tell the truth collides with her father's secret mission, and has serious consequences.

Cast and crew


Carrie Mathison
Claire Danes
Nicholas Brody
Damian Lewis
Jessica Brody
Morena Baccarin
David Estes
David Harewood
Mike Faber
Diego Klattenhoff
Vice President William Walden
Jamey Sheridan
David Marciano
Abu Nazir
Navid Negahban
Chris Brody
Jackson Pace
Dana Brody
Morgan Saylor
Saul Berenson
Mandy Patinkin
Peter Quinn
Rupert Friend
Finn Walden
Timothee Chalamet
Aileen Morgan
Marin Ireland