Laure (@laure00001): After “Casus Belli” there was a lot of debate in the fandom about Carrie’s handling of Quinn. Was she manipulating him, playing him to get to Franny? Was she telling the truth? What do you all think?
Zefir (@zeffy001): I thought it was a perfect “Carrie-handling an asset” speech. It was the truth, that’s why the speech was so good. But served the right way.
Cynthia (@lange-c): I bought it as Carrie being honest, but I regard her as a fairly manipulative person. So, it’s like splitting hairs.
Sara(@carriemathison): Claire played it straight, as if Carrie was being 100% truthful. But I don’t think there is full canon evidence to support her attitude…
Laure: Really? Carrie seemed very moved, when she was at the bedroom door, looking at Carrie and Quinn.
Sara: Carrie knows how to get people to do what she wants. She said seeing Quinn with Franny was the best feeling in the world, but the only domestic scene we saw with the three of them was last episode, at snack time… where Carrie was very impatient with Quinn. And in this episode, when they were watching the horrible newscast. I’m not convinced Carrie has romantic notions of a family of three. Her negotiation with Quinn here was reminiscent of 4.09, when Carrie had to negotiate with Saul during the prisoner exchange.