Name: Sydney (@snqa303)
Answered on: 3/15/20
1. What is your idea of a perfect Homeland ending?
I might surprise people with this (or maybe not), but after all, I am still a hopeless romantic. And despite my anger towards Carrie over the years, deep down I still wanted her to be in love with Quinn — to be able to love him as much as he loved her. I want the fairytale ending!
So, that being said, seasons 6, 7, and 8 never really happened. It was all a dream. Carrie’s dream. Quinn wakes up from his coma, with very little effects from his stroke. She tells him she loves him and wants to be with him. They finally do get out together and live happily ever after.
The fucking end!
2. Which Homeland character do you most identify with?
Astrid. She’s hopelessly in love with Quinn. Need I say more?
3. What has your experience as a fan of the show been like?
It’s been life-changing and has enriched my life immensely. And I’m not exaggerating when I say that. I came into the Homeland fandom at a very difficult time in my life. It brought me Peter Quinn and Rupert Friend. It also inspired me to write and create. But most importantly, it brought me to the most amazing group of women that I am so happy and proud to call my friends.
4. What is a moment on Homeland that made you sit up out of your seat in awe or shock?
Wow. That’s a tough one. There are so many. I’d have to pick something from season 4. That’s definitely the season that really kept me on the edge of my seat. I think the scene when Carrie and Saul were heading back to the Embassy and their caravan was attacked in “There’s Something Else Going On.” I remember jumping out of my seat for that one!
5. If you could have the writers redo one storytelling decision, what would it be and why?
I don’t think I really have to answer this one, right?
6. If you could be a Homeland character, which one would you like to be?
Astrid. Even though she’s dead, at least she got to have hot, amazing sex with Quinn. (And yes, the sex was definitely amazing!)
7. What is your favorite episode of Homeland?
Another tough question, but I’ll have to say, “Krieg Nicht Lieb”. There was so much Quinn! He was making bombs, beating up soldiers, climbing walls, hanging out with Astrid, telling Carrie off—it would have been the perfect episode had he’d been wearing just a towel and not that damn bathrobe in the scene at Astrid’s place.
8. What is your least favorite episode of Homeland?
Quinn’s last episode.
A strong runner-up is “Tower of David”—I almost stopped watching after that disaster of an episode.
9. If you could bring back one character, dead or alive, from the Homeland graveyard, who would it be and why?
You all know. And he’s not dead!
Why?… Why? (*I’m crying as I type this, lip quivering, and now I’m leaving the room.)
10. What will be your most enduring memory of Homeland?
It’s hard to pick one moment or one part of the show itself that will most endure. Of course, the character of Peter Quinn will always live in my heart and in my soul. But really, it’s hard for me to separate the show at this point with everything else that came with it. Being a part of Hell Yeah Homeland. The discussions on LiveJournal. Reading and writing fanfic. Making gifs. Making so many incredible friendships. Even with all of the “tsuris” it’s caused (look it up, it’s Yiddish), I wouldn’t trade a moment of it. That’s what will endure. Always.