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hellyeahomeland: Homeland | “Pilot”

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Homeland | “Pilot”

What were his exact words, please?
An American prisoner of war has been turned.

Homeland | “Pilot”What were his exact words, please?An American…

Homeland | “Pilot”

What were his exact words, please?
An American prisoner of war has been turned.

Things Carrie Wore This Week*

*361 weeks ago

PREVIOUSLY ON THINGS CARRIE WORE THIS WEEK: Carrie wore a dress!

Oishk, so “The Weekend” is… an episode. A real journey. It’s also pretty fucking flawless. I’m still not sure it’s the best Homeland episode (or my favorite), but shit is it good. 

Anyway, we begin with purple blouse.

I included this shot because you can actually see that Carrie is wearing legitimate heels here. Good for her! The “pissed off all my college boyfriends”/“all of them?”/“both of them” exchange here is so good and reminds me that Carrie is actually funny this episode and cracks SEVERAL jokes. I don’t really think of Carrie as a funny person and it’s hard to actually tell which parts of the episode are the “important parts” where she was being real instead of fake but ….. ANYWAY THINGS SHE WORE.

I love this silly purple sleeveless blouse. I know the navy blouse is more ~iconic~ but the purple one looks so much nicer. She needs color. 

Of course the rest of the episode is Carrie in this grey shirt and old jeans and I was thinking a lot about how this outfit is exactly the kind of thing that she’d have at this cabin…. just real kinda whatever clothes. 

This episode is a lot about removing walls and boundaries in their relationship and showing us a side of Carrie we didn’t know (e.g., the side that knows what a “nosegay” is, or a side that is actually funny) and this is the most casual thing we’ve ever seen her wear, save pajamas. So while it’s an unremarkable outfit choice, at least sartorially speaking, it totally and completely fits for the moment.

After watching this episode, I got to thinking about the importance of the cabin not just in the Carrie/Brody canon, but in the Carrie Mathison canon. In some ways it represents the real Carrie. In several other ways, it represents Carrie’s own delusions and wildest dreams – it was here she playacted adventures with her sister and dreamed of greater, more exotic places. 

Every trip to the cabin represents something disarmingly free of artifice and yet entirely built up out of it. In this episode, she takes Brody here, seemingly on a dare, and is surprised that she might actually be falling for him, despite simultaneously feeling that he is possibly a terrorist (and definitely turned). 

In season two, they return, almost as a cleansing act, and she considers, again, what a life with him might be like. That night, Franny is conceived, turning the dream into something terrifyingly real. 

Later, in season five, while the life she built in Berlin is at risk in every possible way, she tells Otto that when it’s all over she’ll take Jonas and Franny to the cabin and never leave. There they’ll stay, cocooned from reality. 

None of this has much of anything to do with her clothes, except that we only ever see the same grey t-shirt, faded blue jeans outfit one other time, at the beginning of “The Smile.” 

In fact, we see this outfit in successive scenes, as the last thing Carrie thinks of before her first ECT treatment in “Marine One” is that weekend with Brody. 

Maybe it was an unconscious thing, maybe this is just the costume department’s “casual Carrie outfit.” Maybe not though. At a time in Carrie’s life when so much else was faded and without definition, maybe this was her attempt to get back to that person she was at the cabin. Maybe that was the most honest with herself, and with anybody else, she’d ever felt. Maybe that was, despite all the secrets and lies and bullshit and so much else, the real Carrie. 

IN CONCLUSION: SO WHAT IS THE TRUTH DOT GIF.

Regular

Chapter 19 of Little River Ledge

It‘ll be Christmas soon and Carrie and Quinn drive to Virginia for Carrie‘s reunion with Franny.

“I’m all alone… I’m… meditating.”↳ Carrie Mathison…

“I’m all alone… I’m… meditating.”
Carrie Mathison in every episode | “The Weekend”

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Mandy Patinkin Has Found a ‘New Life Partner in Music’

Mandy Patinkin Has Found a ‘New Life Partner in Music’:

Has playing a C.I.A. agent on “Homeland” impacted your worldview?Absolutely. Saul will never die for me, even if he dies on the show — and I don’t know if he will yet. Because he’s taught me how to listen. However you label me — and I’ve been labeled in many different ways — he is calm, and he’s given me this platform to be an information conduit for those who have no voice.

If Saul dies, I will eat my shoe.

(h/t ashley)

Things Carrie Wore This Week*

*360 weeks ago

PREVIOUSLY ON THINGS CARRIE WORE THIS WEEK: I discovered the Great Earring Change Conundrum and Ashley taught me that I’ve been using “begs the question” wrong my entire life.

So… “The Good Soldier” is, like “Blind Spot,” fairly unremarkable from a clothing standpoint. I mean, Carrie does wear a dress! 

And, oh hey! The features of that dress are nearly identical to that of Brody’s military uniform. See previous discussion of that here

The ways their dress in this episode mimic each other are really quite remarkable, especially for a show like this where costuming seems so much like an afterthought. They were clearly drawing a line between Carrie and Brody in this episode in a set-up for “The Weekend.” (Note that Carrie doesn’t wear the dress again until “Representative Brody,” the episode where she–pathetically and soul-crushingly–thinks she has a shot with Brody.) 

Now here I am discussing symbolism again…

The dress itself is kinda unremarkable, though she does look great in it. It strikes me as actually super casual given the rest of her work wardrobe though.

Carrie does wear something different, at the end of the episode when she arrives for Brody’s polygraph. I LOVE HER PURPLE BLOUSE. It is iconic. My favorite part of this post series is just declaring anything I want to be iconic. 

I love this silly purple blouse. 

This post is almost over because the only other thing Carrie wore this episode is bedroom eyes for Brody.

So

many

BEDROOM EYES

SHE IS LITERALLY BITING HER BOTTOM LIP BECAUSE SHE WANTS TO SLEEP WITH HIM SO BADLY.

Oh mon dieu. 

I can’t with you, Carrie Mathison. 

IN CONCLUSION: I CAN’T WITH YOU CARRIE MATHISON. YOUR PURPLE BLOUSE IS NEAT. AND YOUR HAIR LOOKS AMAZING.

“I like it when life is like that… heightened somehow.”↳…

“I like it when life is like that… heightened somehow.”
Carrie Mathison in every episode | “The Good Soldier”

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