Worst: Spoiler Alert!
In addition to its actual awards, Homeland also won the dubious distinction of breaking the spoiler barrier when executive Alex Gansa gave away a big Season 2 plot point (which recently wrapped its Showtime run, but has yet to find its way to DVD, meaning that a ton of people haven’t seen it yet) while accepting the Best Drama series statue. Then again, considering how loose the show’s fictionalized version of the CIA is with secrets, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the creators don’t know when to shut up.
Worst: Spoiler Alert!
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Max Greenfield (New Girl)
Ed Harris (Game Change)
Danny Huston (Magic City)
Mandy Patinkin (Homeland)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
Deserves to Win: Max Greenfield
We’ve talked at length about the idiocy of the Golden Globe supporting actor categories pitting fabulous comedians against serious dramatic arcs against stand-alone movie performances, but that being said, if these are our choices, we’d pick Schmidt. Greenfield brings his douchey character to life with such glee that we actually feel for him, when we’re not too busy laughing at the ridiculous stuff that comes out of his mouth.
Will Win: Mandy Patinkin
We predict a sweep for the Homeland crew, and Patinkin’s performance as Saul is one that will be easily awarded a trophy.
Read more: Golden Globes 2013: TV Picks and Predictions
Quinn thinks very hard about killing him, since he promised Estes he would do it the second Carrie went into town for croissants and her Latisse prescription, but then doesn’t do it. Why not? Because you can see a person’s momentum or you can see their position, but never both at the same time. Quinn sees Brody on his knees, praying, and he looks very small. Whether or not he entirely intended to stab Nick through the hand that day, he saw what happened next: He saw Carrie break him apart and put him back together. He was there when Nick freaked out on Roya, and he was there when Carrie fucked his pieces back into human shape.
He came to trust Nick the same way he came to trust Carrie, through sheer pragmatism: Everything they ever said came true, all the way down the line. Nick may be a terrorist, and Carrie may be a nutcase, but that doesn’t change the fact that their promises and guesses and secrets and admissions always worked out in the end.
What Carrie was to Brody, last year, is what Quinn has become to them. He has crawled into bed with them, and listened to them telling secrets. He is not impressed by love, but he knows what honesty looks like. And now, with this prayer, he knows another secret that not even Carrie gets to know. I wanted it to be a transcendent moment in which Nick’s communion with God showed Quinn they were the same, but I don’t know if it got that far. I just know that when we are alone, that is when we are unafraid. It’s how Carrie fell in love, too.
- Jacob Clifton, Homeland 2-12 “The Choice” Recap
Brody must have been stoked to learn that he has one of the only BlackBerrys in existence with video chatting capabilities, and seeing him react to that would be a treat, assuming that Damian Lewis is better at acting excited over a phone than he is being terrified and stressed out over one.