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“Paean to the People” had quite a few Easter eggs for astute watchers. The scene at the Arlington National Cemetery featured several gravestones with crew member names. Not all were visible in the final cut of the episode, but several crew members shared theirs on Instagram (links below).
I think the end gives the writers the chance to set the story in any possible direction. And with a time jump of a year or more, the past is “so long ago” that Carrie can have fully recovered to live a life without limitations and be back at work. It’s not the first time she’s been in a difficult situation, and we know she can control and suppress feelings to just work, which can be helpful to get back on track.
Having survived imprisonment without meds (?) and not taking drastic measures as she get more and more sick shows she stayed strong. She told Franny to come back, which she did.
I’m with you, though. This terrible experience might change her for the better, since she went through the disaster this time by herself.
I’ve been thinking about it, too (as well as why she didn’t just get rid of the jacket).
Carrie probably didn’t want to jeopardize the mission when Saul and the “package” were still detained by the Russians as she was on the run. She was in a public space, so cameras were all around and on these TV shows it looks like it’s sooo easy to follow someone through the whole city without missing a second.
More importantly, the Russians know what Carrie looks like, and being in both the crowd (the real Carrie) and with Saul in the van (the fake Carrie) would have endangered the mission. She needed to stay in disguise as Simone until the real Simone was out of the country.
Uhm, yes. She doesn’t want to do this job anymore, doesn’t want this false life. After all that happened it was important to her to get her honor and dignity back as president by Simone testifying that the Russians had been pulling the strings all along.
But then she realized there are other people who can manage the country better. People who haven’t been implicated personally and who see the twisted political situation more clearly. Warner had her back and in the end she knew she could trust him and put the future of the country in his hands. I’d say she showed strength in her decision. For her, the way was the goal.