Homeland season 6 finale rocked by major character death

*HUGE SPOILERS FOR THE HOMELAND SEASON 6 FINALE FOLLOW*

Jacob Stolworthy
Monday 10 April 2017 09:02
Comments

The finale of Homeland season six was rocked by major events as a fan favourite was killed off in dramatic fashion.

*FINAL WARNING FOR SPOILERS*

It was the long-suffering Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend) who failed to make it through the season alive, going out in a heroic blaze of glory as the special ops pro drove President-elect Elizabeth Keane and friend Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) through a hail of bullets.

Quinn was lucky to make it out of last season alive: he suffered a brain hemorrhage having been used as a test for a chemical weapon by ISIS recruits in Berlin. This season has seen Friend credibly portray a fractured character suffering from PTSD attempting to unearth a conspiracy orchestrated by the shady Dar Adal (F. Murray Abraham).

Fans expressed their sadness over the loss of Quinn on social media, with one disappointed viewer describing his death as "somewhat empty."

The finale was rocked with twists and places Homeland's characters in intriguing positions going into what is likely to be its penultimate season: Adal found himself jailed for his part in the assassination attempt, while Keane proved she may not be the fair President viewers thought as it became clear she had used Carrie in her ploy to round up and arrest all government officials - including Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) - for possible complicity.

It's almost certain showrunners have been inspired by real-life events

In a shaky season, it seems like Homeland's season finale has ensured it remains a welcome TV fixture.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged in