Author: HELL YEAH HOMELAND

Are you serious that you’re not sure S8 will happen?

I’m entirely unconvinced that it will air this calendar year. 

Of course I recognize that they have been filming in Morocco but like……….. I have so many weird feelings about the complete lack of any information coming from Showtime about what has been their flagship show for almost the past ten years and it all just feels super fishy to me. It feels entirely unlike any past season’s production, I’ll say that. And they have never been spoiler-conscious over there so I don’t think that has anything to do with it.  

Would you do a photo montage of Carrie’s various hairstyles?

ONLY because you asked. In chronological order:

2005

#NeverForget the time the producers attempted to de-age Claire 10 years by just putting her hair in a half ponytail. We do not know why Carrie’s only hairstyle in the year 2005 is this half pony. I have NOTHING against a half ponytail. I love to rock one. It’s just… funny. Carrie, what happened to you? 

2011

Carrie’s pilot hair is obviously much different than the rest of her season one hair. It’s a bit darker, a bit wavier, a bit more layered. 

THIS HAIR MOMENT CANNOT BE MATCHED. 

If you thought I wasn’t gonna show some hair-in-hat…

2012

Carrie’s early season two hair is basically just her season one hair, only a tad darker. 

This is another hair moment that cannot be matched. 

I can’t put my finger on why I’m not a huge fan of Carrie’s late season two hair. But here it is and I’m not a huge fan. 

2013

Imagine being stuck in a psych ward for three weeks, wearing two t-shirts (as you do), and your hair still looks this good. This photo series is also a #journey for her eyebrows. 

Carrie’s mid-season three hair is my absolute least favorite. It’s just very… whatever. Carrie and Quinn sitting identically here is a trip, though. 

And yet Carrie’s late season three hair is next level. GO BRUNETTE, CARRIE. THIS IS YOUR LOOK. 

2014

We love a layer! 

And then she just lets it grow out and it’s only marginally better than mid-season three. 

2016

Her early season five hair is actually great. A little more golden, with some nice layering and a slight wave. 

#IJLTP 

I really don’t know how Carrie’s hair always seems to look great even when she’s in the worst of situations but it does!!! 

A look!  

This is also a good look for when the dude who bankrolled your NYC lifestyle and career comes around to propose to you again and you have to tell him no thanks and also to fuck off for calling your life small potatoes when HE IS THE POTATO. 

Another in the “look how neatly my hair is parted” series. 

2017

I really do love Carrie’s entire season six aesthetic. Short hair, jeweled-tone sweaters. It is legitimately the one good thing about that trash bag of a collection of twelve episodes. 

Carrie lets her hair grow a bit in season seven and we’re back to season five length/look/color. She looks good! 

Carrie’s post-Russia hairstyle is purposefully excluded from this series because I Don’t Need That In My Life. 

/FIN

Will season 8 promos surface this month?

No, I still think it’s too early. 

I wouldn’t expect anything in the way of actual promos with S8 footage until July. 

(The production/airing of this season is strange because they’ll almost be entirely finished (or maybe completely finished?) filming by the time it airs. Usually we would be getting promo footage after about 3 months of filming and about 2-3 months before the season aired but because they’re not going to air until the fall I still think we won’t see any teasers until the summer.)

To The other anon, I’m pretty sure Carrie’s major was near east studies at Princeton which would be realistic cause it’s an actual major inrl at the university. Also the homeland wiki says she also studied Arabic at the American university of Beirut but I don’t know if that’s canon as well

First sentence seems plausible. Second sentence does not. Don’t put any weight into what the Homeland wiki says. According to those folks Carrie’s first name is actually Caroline and we know that’s false.

How would Carrie react to the new Taylor Swift single?

Let’s just say I don’t think Carrie’s journey in season eight is gonna be as sunny and pastel-colored as the video for that single.

However:

I know that I’m a handful baby, uh
I know I never think before I jump

I know I tend to make it about me
I know you never get just what you see
But I will never bore you, ba-a-by

Carrie Mathison af

I just had a video rec pop up on my YouTube “Homeland Season 7 finale explained by director/Vanity Fair”. Kind of interesting. You probably posted it before, but I don’t remember it. Apologies if you did.

Indeed we did: 

https://www.hellyeahomeland.com/post/175237237317

Where did the Meredith Stiehm quote come from?

The Meredith Stiehm quote on this post is from this THR article from 2014.

Sara. Nag nag nag, but curious to know if you have watched Prisoners of War yet.

I can tell you I actually tried to watch the first episode. A few weeks ago now. I watched about 10 minutes but it didn’t “grab” me. 

So instead I decided to watch all the MCU movies.

What would Carrie have majored in when she went to college? Where did she go and how did Saul find her?

I can never remember if this is canon or not but I always just assume Princeton.

We don’t know the answers to the other questions but we can speculate. I’d guess her major was Political Science or Foreign Relations (I think I read Arabic Studies once too). I’d assume the CIA has active recruitment operations at a bunch of universities in the US and I’m guessing that’s how Saul found her. 

Hi, haven’t been here in a while, come back to see you are still fighting anons over Sarah’s takes on Quinn … le sigh 😔