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Thomas Anson in Homeland
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↳ “All she’s asking for is time. Give her some.”
This week was more hectic and crazier than I expected so I haven’t been able to sit down and talk about
all the one thing Carrie wore this week. Rest assured next week will be much more interesting because Carrie Mathison WEARS A CHAMBRAY SHIRT.
Let’s get down to it.
So Carrie shows up at the Mathison-Dunn residence in the same clothes she left in last night. I’d call it a walk of shame, but, in the words of Gretchen Cutler’s grandmother, it’s not a walk of shame if you’re incapable of feeling shame. I chose this shot because I think it’s interesting to compare and contrast the various LEWKS of the Mathison Sisters. WHY CAN’T CARRIE WEAR PANTS LIKE MAGGIE’S? Clearly we have established that those pants do exist in Carrie’s world. What’s more, she is exposed to them. I just don’t get it.
So Carrie changes speedy quick as she’s grabbing her shit to leave Maggie’s in a huff. She puts on this ensemble which is actually pretty good! That’s a different leather jacket than the one she was wearing at the bar and DO NOT ASK ME why the first leather jacket needed to go. I don’t get you, Carrie.
That scarf is the same one she was wearing last week when she met Saul. And that sweater is pretty cute. It’s a nice color on her.
Here is a better shot of the dark green sweater. Hard to tell in this pic. Anyway, it’s cute and fits well and reminds me of the various array of sweaters they dressed Carrie in last year. This is a net POSITIVE move for her wardrobe. Solid A. I’m perpetually disregarding the fact that she always wears those black jeans so that is a grade on a curve.
WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THIS FUCKING BLAZER. I’m so amused by the fact that Carrie grabbed not only her large winter coat (see below) but this navy blazer when she grabbed her stuff. I think she maybe just walked into her closet, held her arms out eight inches, and grabbed everything on a hanger that was in those eight inches.
This navy blazer is being paired with the dark green sweater and black pants. I’m laughing as I’m writing this because Carrie is being adventurous with color but ALL THE COLORS are neutral and I don’t know if it’s still against the Rules of Fashion to pair navy with black but I’m highly amused that Carrie’s look might actually be on trend in the most Carrie Mathison way possible (i.e., just by accident).
It is navy, right??? Or is the light doing weird things? I’m fascinated by this blazer.
Here’s that black coat again. It must be REALLY DANG COLD in DC during April. Look at that woman behind her in the full-length puffy coat!! (Very quick aside but Carrie, for all that she struggles to dress herself in anything resembling interesting, does a pretty great job with Franny. That little lady’s looks are always on point for a five- (or four- or six-) year-old.)
Sigh. Even the blanket she wraps herself in is grey. Also, this ain’t a “walk of shame” but more like a “frozen on the couch in shame because I tossed my clothes somewhere back in the kitchen.”
Carrie, you get an F for this look and this ENTIRE SITUATION.
IN CONCLUSION: NAVY BLAZER. COUCH OF SHAME. CHAMBRAY SHIRT NEXT WEEK.
This week on the pod we are all about “come to Jesus” moments. First we lament Carrie’s inability to see the light re: Dante, and what not to do with your kid on a field trip around Washington. Then @pinkys143 describes her own epiphany recognizing Saul as a garbage human. Lastly, we discuss the truly WTF development of Wellington having a secret crush on his boss. We close by playing a truly excellent game of “What’s More Awkward?” This episode gave us a lot of material on that front!
(Alternate titles: “Tossin’ Around with These Shitheads,” “Perpetual State of Denial,” “The Sky Is Not the Limit,” “I Really Need to Get More Wine,” “Get a Grip Carrie,” “The First Pawn,” “I Edited This on an Airplane.”)
Franny + Hop | requested by anonymous
Recess is over.
I guess we found it! Gail with her eagle eyes spied some crew members in the LinkedIn printout Carrie had for Dante. So here we go!
Ray Bivins: Special Effects Coordinator
Dominik Mainl: First Assistant Camera
Courtney Bridgers: Production Designer
Rick Dennis: Art Director
Giorgio Scali: Director of Photography
Bob Foster: Transportation Coordinator
Hannah Ross: Props