Ok, now that I’ve had a chance to scroll through all the posts and tweets and comments and watch the trailer 100 times (pausing every couple of seconds) aaaaand read the Deadline article (among others) I can honestly say, “holy shit I am PUMPED for this coming season!” Why?…
The very fact that Gansa and friends devoted time to discuss Peter Quinn makes me so friggin happy! But then to say they are “very invested” to developing his character?!
Now honestly I am not sure what to make of this “Brody-like foil” comment. I’m going to guess that in keeping Carrie the focus of Homeland, they’ll continue to use Quinn to highlight Carrie’s weaknesses and strengths. To me that means they’ll continue to develop their relationship, both as working colleagues and friends. I do not think it means Quinn becomes Carrie’s lover or love-interest. I still think that is way down the line, which I’m fine with. And these tweets coming out of the TCAs suggesting that C/Q is happening - they do make me excited but I feel like I’m sometimes so eyeball deep in C/Q that I’m slightly delirious (if not totally insane).
In terms of Stein’s comments about Carrie being stable in managing her disorder, that kind of rubbed me the wrong way. She made it sound like ‘yeah, no biggie, Carrie’s so talented that she can just get her shit together when she needs to,” which makes the managing of bipolar disorder seem simple. It just seemed a little dismissive but I trust Stein enough as a writer to feel Carrie is in good hands this season.
Bottom line, just give me more Quinn…angry Quinn, caring Quinn, badass Quinn, snarky Quinn, Quinn with a gun, Quinn without a gun, Quinn in a towel, Quinn without a towel, Quinn driving, Quinn looking out a window for fuck sake.
Just. More. Quinn.