‘Long Time Coming’ was definitely the appropriate episode title for the season four finale of ‘Homeland.’ Warning: serious spoilers ahead!
It’s been four long seasons of intense sexual tension on Homeland, and we’ve been waiting for something to happen between Quinn (Rupert Friend) and Carrie (Claire Danes). Well, the Dec. 21 finale delivered in that category — did they walk away happily ever after?
‘Homeland’ Finale Recap
Before we jump into the Quarrie story you’ve been waiting for, here’s a little backstory of what went down and how we led up to that moment.
The finale was centered around the death of Carrie’s father (James Rebhorn) — which by the way, the entire ep was dedicated to James, who passed away earlier this year. At the memorial service, it was no surprise that Carrie is completely distraught. So, who did she turn to?
You guessed it. She goes right into Quinn’s arms in the cemetery, for what seemed to be the best and longest hug, ever. Of course, we know that the way to grieve is with alcohol and that’s what Quinn and Carrie do, along with Saul (Mandy Patikin) and Lockhart (Tracy Letts).
When it’s time to go, Carrie walks Quinn to his truch and yes, we finally see the pair kiss. And no, not just a peck but a passionate makeout up against the truck.
Will Quarrie Be Together?
While we were all rejoicing, Carrie immediately had second thoughts, and tells Quinn she knows she’ll “just f–k this up.”
He reassures her: “I’ve seen you at your worst. You want out too, We get out together.”
She decides to think about — of course she has to! How can that much tension go to waste? However, she’s forced to deal with the mother that abandoned her family 15 years ago, as well as the news that she has a half brother. So, when Quinn calls her to try and get an answer if they can be together, she tells him she needs more time to think.
What she doesn’t know is that Quinn was approached to head on a new mission, and without her commitment, he decides to go. After Carrie speaks to her mother, she realizes maybe she can commit — but when she calls him, the line has been disconnected.
She demands to know where he went, and Dar (F. Murray Abraham) reveals to her that he’s on a mission to Syria, then Iraq, and that means, he’s off the grid. Not to worry, there is a letter addressed to her just in case he doesn’t make it back. OMG.
Anxiety-ridden yet? Me too. Now we have to wait until next season to get all the answers to a ton of open-ended questions. Most importantly, will Quarrie EVER happen?
— Emily Longeretta