So it’s been a while... it’s taken a while...

As I begin to write this, I wonder if there’s anyone there to hear it.

Those who watched and loved Homeland as I did will know that there are a substantial number of people who have a) left the fandom b) chosen to bask in the glory of Season Four or c) are still in mourning over the loss of Peter Quinn and don’t quite know where that leaves them when it comes to Homeland.

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Why I am so disappointed of Homeland right now.

1. Looking at the fact that the most beautiful thing of the whole show is Quinn’s letter, which was written spontaneously by a supporting actor… well this says everything to me.

2. If they hated the lovestory SO BADLY, why did they even start to write it?? Nobody forced them… but letting all endings loose without ANY conclusion is just awful.
It’s really devastating for us fans to hope for YEARS and then we get such an ending? Very disrespectful.

3. Let’s face it… Homeland is after all just TV! We loved this show for it’s drama, thrill and tragedy, but the writers failed again. TV shows serve one main purpose which is ENTERTAINMENT! Do you feel entertained by it now? No? Me neither. I only grief and mourn about it and feel utterly betrayed. The ending of this season was a big F**k you for loyal fans.

4.Real life is tough sometimes (trust me, I know what I am talking about), that’s why we enjoy fiction right? We even enjoy fictional drama, but in contrast to real life there can be a payoff, a rewarding ending, a relief or even a precious message delivered. The finale left us here without nothing, really nothing… which shows the lack of quality of how the story and character build turned out now.

5. Hurt/Comfort is an extremely popular genre in the whole Fanfiction world in many fandoms. They are favoured for a reason: putting heroes through a lot of “Hurt” (physical pain, torture, difficult situations etc.) makes characters more human, they get easier to identify with. However, after all this pain, there will be REWARD for the hero and the reader/viewer in form of “Comfort”. That gives the character a Chance for growth and redemption. And of course it can be crucial for building a relationship between characters. In Homeland there is only Hurt/Hurt left. Season 6 was a pointless torture porn for Quinn. The end was awful, no reward, just nothing. Also all the other main characters are hollow tortured souls. I can’t find empathy for one of them anymore.