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Top 5 Gasp-Worthy Moments From Homeland

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SHOWTIME's Homeland kept our hearts pounding until the end.


To say Homeland was shocking would be a bit of an understatement. The gripping drama used all the elements of a spy thriller, with enough twists and turns to make the eight-season SHOWTIME series one for the record books.

We're still reeling from last month's series finale, so we decided to take a look back at the show's top five jaw-dropping moments. Beware: minor spoilers ahead!

Stream all episodes of Homeland on the SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME ANYTIME® apps, as well as via SHOWTIME On Demand.

Hallucinations

Damian Lewis and Claire Danes in Homeland

Carrie hallucinates.

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Season 4, Episode 7

We didn't know what to believe while watching this episode. After taking some tainted medicine, Carrie (Claire Danes) became more and more paranoid while trying to cope with Brody's death. This roller coaster of an episode gave us a taste of the mania that Carrie felt.

Explosive Finale

David Harewood in Homeland

A memorial service in Homeland.

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Season 2, Episode 12

In the Season 2 finale, we witnessed a memorial service that—pardon the pun—blew us away. A bomb went off, killing nearly 200 people, including some of our favorite characters. (We're still recovering.)

A negotiator

Mandy Patinkin and Claire Danes in Homeland

Carrie negotiates Saul's release.

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Season 4, Episode 9

This episode completed the arc of Saul's kidnapping. Just when we all thought Saul (Mandy Patinkin) had given up, Carrie stepped in to talk him off the ledge. Using her effective CIA techniques, she persuaded him to keep going in a heart-racing scene that solidified the pair's friendship.

Russian Prisoner

Claire Danes in Homeland

Carrie is released from prison.

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Season 7, Episode 12

As one of the biggest cliffhangers in the show's run, this episode revealed that Carrie had spent seven months imprisoned in Russia without her meds, unable to recognize anyone after her release—even Saul. This somber ending to the show's seventh season chilled us to the bone.

Deathly deal

Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin in Homeland

Carrie and Saul talk in Homeland.

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Season 8, Episode 11

In true Homeland fashion, this episode set up the show-stopping series finale in the most dramatic way imaginable. In exchange for the information she needed, Yevgeny (Costa Ronin) told Carrie to kill Saul. Will she or won't she?

Stream all episodes of Homeland on the SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME ANYTIME® apps, as well as via SHOWTIME On Demand.

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