Series 2 - 12. The Choice

The Choice
Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

As Homeland hurtles towards its conclusion, it’s time to forget the niggles and focus. Yes, there may have been moments when a plotline derailed or the emotional clockwork lost a cog. But Homeland’s writers set the bar high. They respect the conventions of TV storytelling about as much as Carrie does the CIA rulebook. And when occasionally they leave the actors stranded (Brody trying to stifle the bomb-maker in the woods? The baffling stab-in-the-hand scene?), the cast is so good they carry us through.

Mandy Patinkin’s beard deserves an Emmy nomination all to itself. For tonight’s finale everyone’s got their work cut out. Could it be the end of the line for Brody? And has Carrie finally come face to face with her undoing?

About this programme

12/12. Feature-length conclusion of the second series of the Emmy award-winning thriller. Carrie thinks about returning to the CIA, but wonders if a career in the intelligence service is really for her, and Brody meets with Faber and considers his family's future. Meanwhile, Saul is ordered to undertake a secret mission, and Quinn makes a momentous decision. Last in the series.

Cast and crew


Carrie Mathison
Claire Danes
Nicholas Brody
Damian Lewis
Jessica Brody
Morena Baccarin
Saul Berenson
Mandy Patinkin
David Estes
David Harewood
Mike Faber
Diego Klattenhoff
Peter Quinn
Rupert Friend