do you think they planned the finale ending from the very beginning? I’m just so haunted by the Carrie’s comment about being stuck in a dark hole from 7.03. It’s kinda fucking me up thinking about Carrie’s S7 arc in its entirety.

Hm… I’m having a really hard time answering this because I could see it both ways. I do think they had the intention all season of showing Carrie losing her grip on her sanity, only to gain it back… and now that I think about it, it is pretty Homelandian for her to go through all that and then sacrifice it for the good of the country. So maybe I just convinced myself that, roughly, the arc (Carrie loses her sanity, gains it back, then consciously gives it up again) was planned from the beginning? I don’t know? Go ask Alex?