***Spoiler Warning: This post contains Homeland discussion through Season 5, and a HUGE Season 6 Spoiler***
Sadly, I realize I’m among a small group of folks who are still watching Homeland, but even more sadly for those who aren’t — that’s a huge mistake. Though this past season took a few episodes to find its wings, it took off like a terrifying bat out of hell and ramped up the tension to Defcon 1. If you haven’t watched, do yourself a favor and remedy that over the summer — and get the hell out of this post, STAT.
If you did see Season 5, I know you’re right beside me mourning over our HUGE finale loss. Unlike Brody (Damian Lewis), who by the time he left we couldn’t wait to be rid of, what happened to Rupert Friend’s Peter Quinn was devastating, and we can’t at all imagine what the series will be like without him. Subjected to a terrorist group’s nerve agent test, the black ops agent died in a hospital bed, Carrie at his side and devastated as we were. As revealed this week by Homeland co-creator and showrunner, Alex Gansa, a timely Season 6 will focus on a presidential election, and the transfer of power during a dangerous time. And at an L.A. screening last night, we were reminded about what a Showtime executive seemingly gave away earlier this year. Last warning, folks: Season Six Spoiler ahead:
Rejoice, for it appears Peter Quinn is not dead! In January, programming president of Showtime Barry Levine hinted at Quinn’s seemingly impossible fate:
There is no question about it. The life-or-death question remains. But if he should live, it will not be in any way, shape or form the way he has lived to date.”
And, attending Wednesday’s screening — alongside currently filming co-star Claire Danes — was none other than Rupert Friend.
Ah, I feel so much better.
Homeland, Season 6 is expected to air later this year.