Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) may still be mourning the loss of Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) on Season 4 of “Homeland,” but she may not be single for much longer. TV Line is reporting that in episode 3 of the Showtime drama, “Shalwar Kameez,” Carrie and her longtime confidant Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend) might just become the hit series' new “it” couple.
“There’s a major development on the front in this Sunday’s episode as Quinn is forced to confront his true feelings for Carrie,” the site reported Tuesday. “By the end of the hours, all eyes (and ears) will be on Carrie when she makes an impromptu confession that she may quickly regret.”
Friend last talked about his character’s possible on-screen romance in an Oct. 2 interview with Esquire magazine, labeling Quinn and Carrie’s relationship in Season 4 as “bad news.”
“There’s a huge mutual respect. But you know when there’s a person in your life and you’re attracted to them -- and I don’t mean sexually or physically -- almost because you know that, when you’re around them s*** goes down? Those two have a weird orbit for one another. They are each other’s bad news,” he said.
Despite admitting that his character has feelings for Carrie, Friend said he doesn’t believe the show's writers have officially marked Quinn as the new Brody.
“It would be a possibility if it wasn’t expected,” he said. “To be honest, while it's the obvious play, it doesn’t feel very ‘Homeland’ to me. But I’m not writing the shows.”
While “Homeland” fans will have to wait until Sunday night to see if the alleged new romance pans out, Showtime’s sneak peek of episode 3 does tease the idea that Quinn may have stronger feelings for Carrie than he lets on.
“This isn’t about PTSD. This is about your feelings for Carrie Mathison,” CIA agent Dar Adal (F. Murray Abraham) says to Quinn while discussing his involvement in the shocking death of CIA chief Sandy Beckham in episode one. “If she hadn’t been in that car, Sandy Beckham would be alive today … You took your eyes off Sandy to save Carrie,” he says.
“Homeland” Season 4 episode 3 will air Sunday, Oct. 12, at 9 p.m. EDT on Showtime.