- You have no sanction, no support on the ground, and no extraction plan. You will die over there!
- No, you’re wrong, Carrie. And you want to know why? Because you’re gonna get me home.
I’m an enormous Carrie apologist, but you have a point.
I have to disagree with you that Carrie is Quinn’s only weakness. He is still able to do his job despite what I perceive as romantic feelings for her. It’s not yet compromised his judgment, has it (that he took the shot in 3.08 proves this)? (And I contend that his decision in 2.12 not to kill Brody was not solely Carrie-based, and his judgment wasn’t compromised but actually clear-sighted.) I think he has a vulnerability toward Carrie, but it’s never caused him to do something that, objectively, he shouldn’t. So I don’t really think it’s a weakness — whereas with Carrie, her judgment has been compromised many times because of her feelings for Brody. Same with Saul and his affection for Carrie.
Quinn is level-headed, this season especially. I don’t think he’s involved enough in this current operation where he would be put in the position to have his judgment compromised. I see these final two episodes as largely Carrie/Brody-based, most likely to close out that storyline, and so I don’t think he’ll be involved much at all.
Today has been an uncharacteristically happy day in the Homeland fandom, between Mandy’s interview and Claire on Sesame Street.
(I did, however, hear that Mandy described the finale thusly: “You will be shocked and stunned… and quite confused… and what they set up for the future is interesting.”)
Homeland’s Mandy Patinkin chats about shaving his beard, and Kelly and Michael surprise Mandy with an email from a first kiss.
This is reminiscent of that one time he got super excited over a stranger’s baby being born. His joy is infectious! What a delightful human being.