Homeland may be mid-season but it’s not too late to get into the gripping political drama that is getting more and more exhilarating each week. In last Tuesday’s episode, Carrie (Claire Danes) barely escaped from her mysterious murderous neighbour and this week there’s more bad news as her daughter Frannie has been picked up by child services while at school. Meanwhile, Quinn (Rupert Friend) wakes up in a secluded cabin with an old ally, Astrid (Nina Hoss), and Javadi (Shaun Toub) arrives in New York to report back to Saul (Mandy Patinkin).