We were considered a comparative “downer blog,” if some of the asks we received in the days leading up to the finale are to be believed.
Like this one, for example! (For those who don’t wanna click, we were considered depressing, paranoid, and worrisome.)
The truth is, most of us were pretty sure Quinn was going to make it through the finale. Irony of ironies, I — that would be Ashley — was the one person who was almost entirely certain that he wasn’t going to make it. (As a result, I’m now like, “I told you he was going to die and I was right, so now I’m telling you that he’s fine and I’m probably right about that too.”)
Laure (who sadly has ditched the show) hosted a debate on April 4th, however, and you can find all of our opinions on the matter here: Should Carrie Let Quinn Go? A Therapy Session in Three Parts.
But despite the fact that, for me, the writing was on the wall… maybe because of that, I’ve been the least able to accept it. And my predictions were at least partly an effort to temper my expectations; if I went into the finale assuming that Quinn would die, then any other outcome would be acceptable to me.
The other blog… well, I think they were very certain that things were going to happen a certain way, they got a lot of people’s hopes up, and it backfired. It happens. They were expecting the show to make sense, when in fact Homeland is to be approached with maximum cynicism at all times.
If you skim back through our archive from April, 2017 — and you will have to scroll a LOT! — you can get a pretty good idea of what people were asking us in the days/weeks before the finale, and how we answered them. Mostly, I think it was Sara trying to be encouraging, while acknowledging that who the fuck actually knows anything when it comes to this godforsaken show.
I totally get your frustration, and I promise that we — well, definitely Sara, for sure — will be here until the cold, bitter end.