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HOMELAND | CARRIE & QUINN | you know my shit // you know mine

I’VE SEEN YOU AT YOUR WORST — Long Time Coming [4x12]

I think there’s a huge mutual respect there. They’re both brilliant at what they do. They recognize that you have to take yourself to extreme personal lengths in order to conduct yourself professionally. They both have to go through things that I think most people would find very difficult. We see that with Carrie and Quinn this season. They put themselves through the mill in the name of something greater than them. Those people are quite rare and I think they find each other, they recognize each other and they stick together. Rupert Friend

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I need not tell you that since we left, all my thoughts have been with you at Windsor, and that your image fills my whole soul. Even in my dreams I never imagined that I should find so much love on earth. How that moment shines for me when I was close to you, but with your hand in mine! Those days flew by so quickly, but our separation will fly equally so. Letter from Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to his fiancé Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, dated 15 November 1839.

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"I never, never spent such an evening!! My dearest dearest dear Albert … his excessive love and affection gave me feelings of heavenly love and happiness I never could have hoped to have felt before! He clasped me in his arms, and we kissed each other again and again! His beauty, his sweetness and gentleness - really how can I ever be thankful enough to have such a Husband! … to be called by names of tenderness, I have never yet heard used to me before - was bliss beyond belief! Oh! This was the happiest day of my life!”
- Queen Victoria’s Journals (x)

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Director Michael Cuesta had originally considered actor Rupert Friend when casting the lead role of Sherlock Holmes for the pilot for CBS’s Elementary in the spring of 2012. “He would have been an edgier, darker Sherlock,” Cuesta recalls. The director was taken with the actor and told the casting director, “Sorry, but I’m gonna have to cast this guy in Homeland,” which would film just a few months later.