Homeland had a devastating season finale twist

Ben Lee
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From Digital Spy

Warning: This article contains MAJOR spoilers about the season six finale of Homeland, which hasn't aired in the UK yet. Don't read unless you've seen the episode... or if you want to know what happens.

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Homeland said farewell to a long-standing character, as Quinn was dramatically killed off in the season six finale.

Rupert Friend's character heroically got Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) and president-elect Elizabeth Keane (Elizabeth Marvel) to safety from armed soldiers while trying to get away from people trying to assassinate Keane.

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However, Quinn was mortally wounded driving through the barricade, shot several times with Carrie and Keane hiding in the back of their vehicle.

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When the SUV came to a stop, Carrie was devastated to find her friend dead behind the wheel.

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Showrunner Alex Gansa paid tribute to Rupert Friend and his portrayal of Quinn, telling Deadline that he has "worked his way into the audience's heart" over time.

"We feathered in his character in more or less an incidental way at the beginning," he said. "I think we were able to catch people by surprise as he grew into his own over time.

"So, by the time season 6 started, he became a real force on the show, and one that a lot of people tuned into because he was on the show and that reason only."

However, many fans voiced their displeasure at seeing the popular character go...

Meanwhile, Gansa suggested that it wouldn't be too far-fetched to see Damian Lewis return as Brody in the final two seasons.

"That's always a possibility," he said. "I think Brody was such an important part of Carrie's past that it might be worth exploring in some way, shape or form.

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"But honestly, I think Carrie, as a character, has moved past that. In a lot of ways she was much more naïve and innocent in that period of her life, and I think she's really matured into a woman now.

"I think for that reason Brody will remain in the rear view, probably."

Homeland airs on Showtime in the US and Channel 4 in the UK.

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