Editorial

REVIEW: ‘Homeland’ Is Excellent In Season 5

Homeland (Credit: Screenshot/YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsL6s-3Y2uk)

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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I cruised through “Homeland” season five and it was excellent on every level.

As you all know, I’ve been isolating at home during coronavirus, and this means that I’ve been crushing different shows and movies. (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters)

After not watching “Homeland” since season three ended (shoutout to Brody) on Showtime, I finally fired it back up on Hulu. Season four was incredible and I was immediately hooked back in.

Well, I finally finished season five and it was just as good, if not better, than season four. This show is so damn good!

Most of season five takes place in Germany. It opens with Carrie (Claire Danes) out of the CIA working for a German billionaire; Saul is up to his usual stuff; Quinn has returned from 28 months in Syria and it’s time to get down to business.

I won’t spoil anything, but the plot is relatively simple by “Homeland” standards. There’s going to be a massive terrorist attack and Carrie is intent on stopping it.

One of the best parts about the season is Quinn. It really feels like he had an expanded role here and I loved it.

Quinn’s a fascinating character. He’s violent by nature, but equally as protective of Carrie. Above all else, he loves her and that tears at him. To say he has a sad ending to the season would be an understatement, but again, you’ll have to make that call for yourself when you see it.

Naturally, like any other season of “Homeland,” there are traitors, twists and turns and plenty of surprises along the way.

I feel like such a damn idiot for stopping “Homeland” after season three. Of all the dumb choices I’ve ever made, that’s right up there with the worst of them.

“Homeland” is such a badass show and you’re missing out if you’re not watching!

If you love action, suspense, mysteries and more, you can catch the first seven seasons of “Homeland” on Hulu.

Make sure to check back for my thoughts on season six!