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hyhpodcast: It took @chloeobrian and I three full tries to…

hyhpodcast:

It took @chloeobrian and I three full tries to record this podcast because of various technical issues, which just goes to show how much we actually wanted to discuss this. This, being…. just what the hell happened in seasons five and six? What did the writers intend to depict in the relationship between Carrie and Quinn, and how was that different than the fandom’s interpretation? Did Carrie love Quinn? Could they have been happy? Why did they kill Quinn not once, but twice? And how could we have missed it–not once, but twice? And how has distance and perspective altered our answers to all of these questions?

It’s been a year and a half since Quinn (allegedly, per Ashley) died. Eighteen months in search of the answer to that question: why? In this episode, Ashley and I attempt to offer some answers.

(Alternate titles: “Brody Had Lines,” “Sorry for Sara-ing You,” “A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy,” “This Sucks Now. Peace Out,” “Only Richard Burton Was Real.”)

(Technical pod note: As mentioned above, we had a slew of technical difficulties attempting to get this recorded but seem to have gotten something resembling audible on the third try. That said, you might hear a strange echo in a couple parts, although I tried as much as possible to fix this in the editing process. As always, thank you for listening.)

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Listen: Claire Danes Talks ‘Homeland’s’ Future, Possibility of Revisiting ‘My So-Called Life’ and Being a Working Mom

Listen: Claire Danes Talks ‘Homeland’s’ Future, Possibility of Revisiting ‘My So-Called Life’ and Being a Working Mom:

Claire’s podcast tour of America continues. Homie sure does love the word “unequivocal.” 

Claire Danes on Whether ‘Homeland’ Will End Next Year, and How It Might Evoke Season 1 — Turn It On Podcast

Claire Danes on Whether ‘Homeland’ Will End Next Year, and How It Might Evoke Season 1 — Turn It On Podcast:

I said “what the fuck” out loud, to myself, four times just reading the goddamn summary article: 

  1. CLAIRE CONTINUES THIS DAMN PODCAST TOUR. It’s a parody at this point. Claire, when are you comin’ on our pod. Have your people call my people.
  2. This fuckin’ quote about Carrie at the end of season seven: “It’s pretty devastating. I will have to think pretty seriously about what has happened to her during those seven months in institution or something in Moscow. I’ve talked to [executive producer Alex Gansa] about being disciplined about incorporating that into her character in the future. I don’t want it to just be a gimmick or something that served us for that final episode in the seventh season. It’s going to have to become part of her DNA.” FML.
  3. She believes Gansa is “unequivocally done.” What is it with her and “unequivocally”? 

PEACE OUT HOMIES.

Thoughts/recap of Claire’s TVLine podcast

This podcast was actually one of the more interesting ones that she’s done. It’s pretty short (less than 30 minutes) but you can tell Ausiello has been a loyal viewer of the show and is also familiar with the audience/viewer/fandom dynamic. He asked some good questions. 

Here’s my Twitter recap

After listening, Gail thought that Claire was also about to go there re: sexual assault but feels like she might have been implying it. I’m still not so sure. 

(I’ll elaborate more on the eighth season stuff here. It’s virtually certain Claire let the cat out of the bag on Howard Stern, was given a slap on the wrist, and then needed to walk back the comments. Nevertheless, her words still make it seem like it’s a foregone conclusion. Ausiello asked what the experience of filming abroad was like and she said that she’s had some great adventures and seen so many places she never would have otherwise… but I still have to think that with two kids and after eight years, she feels ready. And I still do not think that Showtime will continue the show on as Homeland without her.) 

TVLine Podcast: Dream Emmy Nominee Claire Danes Reveals the Harrowing Homeland Finale Scene You Didn’t See, Clarifies End-Date Comments

TVLine Podcast: Dream Emmy Nominee Claire Danes Reveals the Harrowing Homeland Finale Scene You Didn’t See, Clarifies End-Date Comments:

Q2 of 2018 will officially go down as the Claire Danes Podcast Tour of America.

CLAIRE, PLEASE COME ON OUR POD!!!!!! 

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Claire Danes (‘Homeland’)

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Claire Danes (‘Homeland’):

Claire needs to chill with the pods and let me live. 

Claire Danes on the Sunday Sitdown Podcast

Claire Danes on the Sunday Sitdown Podcast:

Oh man! ANOTHER podcast. This is actually just the extended version of Claire’s Today Show interview, which aired Sunday morning. I quite enjoyed the conversation. Willie Geist is another great interviewer. I’m glad I listened, though, because there is an exchange toward the end where he asks about the eighth season. Y’all at this point I feel like Carrie damn Mathison charting my theories and all the various happenings out on a cork board. But!! This is about the clearest (which doesn’t say much since Claire can talk in circles when she doesn’t have an answer to a question) explanation she’s offered. Verbatim: 

Willie Geist: So season eight is coming. You’ve said publicly it’ll be your last season on the show.

Claire Danes: Yeah, I mean… I can’t say definitively that it’s my last season. That’s what it feels like. That’s how it has been presented to me up until this point. But, you know… [laughing] in my old age, I have learned that many things can happen, so. It’s not entirely conclusive, but that’s what it feels like.

WG: So you’re not closing the door completely?

CD: I’m not closing the door completely, but it feels like the direction we’re heading in.

WG: That the show will be done after eight seasons or just most of you will be?

CD: Yeah… I’m sorry that I’m wavering here, but I think it’s maybe both? I don’t know.

So, it “feels like” the last season to her, it’s how it’s been presented (i.e., by Showtime, Fox et al.?), and it feels like the door is basically shut. To me this all but confirms my theory that she received a phone call after the April Howard Stern interview asking her to be less “definitive” when asked this question. Which explains the shift in her language (and similar “nothing is resolved”-type responses from Mandy, LLG, etc.), if not her mindset (her mindset above is more or less how she framed it in the HS interview and to me that matters more when we think about whether she’s game for anything beyond season eight). I’m additionally just not entertaining thoughts that the show is being pitched without her. 

All of which is to say I’ve hopped off the “Doomsday OH GOD WHEN WILL THIS SHOW END” train and am calling for passengers to my much sunnier “Season eight will be the last and ain’t that swell?!” car. Anyone else wanna jump in? 

Claire Danes on ID10T with Chris Hardwick

Claire Danes on ID10T with Chris Hardwick:

Claire is doing ALL the pods. I sooo enjoyed this one. It might even be better than the 2014 Marc Maron one (which, for those who care, was the inspiration behind our pod). They talk mostly about random life things, including Claire’s passion for antiques, growing up, her theme parties, and separation anxiety. Good listen! 

Claire Danes Explains How Homeland Keeps Predicting the Future from Little Gold Men

Claire Danes Explains How Homeland Keeps Predicting the Future from Little Gold Men:

I quite enjoyed this interview between Richard Lawson and Claire Danes on the Vanity Fair “Little Gold Men” podcast. Most of the conversation, which starts around 26 minutes in, is about A Kid Like Jake. But they also discuss whether season eight is the last season, how Claire spends her hiatuses, and how acting out various current events on Homeland affects Claire’s own perception of our current geopolitical climate. 

Also, Claire please come on our pod! 

‘Homeland’ Director Lesli Linka Glatter Breaks Down the Finale and Why Season 8 Might Not Be the End

‘Homeland’ Director Lesli Linka Glatter Breaks Down the Finale and Why Season 8 Might Not Be the End:

Just listened to this podcast with Lesli Linka Glatter. A very enjoyable listen. About ten minutes in they start talking about some new stuff – including some crucial scenes from the finale (though no mention of the final scene). As you can tell from the title, LLG admits that there is still discusion ongoing about whether season eight is the final season of Homeland and at this point I can really only laugh at the mixed messages surrounding this. 

More and more it feels like it will be the final season for Claire, Mandy, and Gansa (i.e., for Homeland as we know it) but that Showtime may keep it around in some reincarnated form. I have a lot of feelings and thoughts about that possibility. Suffice it to say my own investment in this show starts and ends with Carrie Mathison and there is no version of Homeland without her that interests me… at all. I’m also confident that Claire meant it when she said season eight would be her last. So this series will die (for me, personally) when Carrie hangs up the coat.