So what’s the story with Anson so exactly is he? Theories?

When James D’Arcy was announced as a recurring character for season 7, THR described his character, Anson, as an arrogant former special ops agent who went to The Farm (the CIA’s Camp Peary) with Carrie.

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In dialogue during “Active Measures,” it’s revealed that Anson and Carrie have a sexual history in addition to a professional one. During the ops meeting in Maggie’s kitchen, other missions they were on are discussed, including one where Carrie (maybe?) stole a car.

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As for theories on Anson, he’s being set up to be a volatile, unstable guy who isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty. That doesn’t sound like someone who would put the brakes on Carrie. Instead it sounds like Anson could be a very dangerous partner in crime for her moving forward. One without much of a moral code from what we’ve seen so far.

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