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Showtime original drama Homeland concluded April 26, 2020.

#Homeland is based on an Israeli TV show / available on Hulu.

rottentomatoes: 85%

metacritic: 92

imdb: 8.3

emmys: 8 wins

golden globes: 5 wins

SAG awards: 1 win

Carrie Mathison, Homeland, Hulu, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Broadcasting, Fox 21, Showtime Networks, Claire Danes

Carrie Mathison

Carrie Mathison flips an Al Qaeda sleeper cell outside of Langley, Virginia.

Carrie Mathison, Homeland, Hulu, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Broadcasting, Fox 21, Showtime Networks, Claire Danes

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

2 wins: 2012, 2013

Best Television Actress – Drama Series

2 wins: 2012, 2013

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

1 win: 2013

“I don’t care where he is. Find him. It’s urgent. Yes. I’ll hold. He’s been locked up for almost a year and overnight they decide to hold a trial and pronounce a death sentence? I know what he did. I also know he’s got intel about an imminent attack on U.S. soil. Yeah. And now he’ll come clean if we commute his sentence. David… hold on a second… he’s Abu Nazir’s bomb maker, David. Execute him now, and everything he knows is gone forever. I’m on my way tp the prison now. At least petition JSOC. David, you’re a CIA deputy director– you can do this. Please don’t shut me down. David, please. This is my last change with Hasan. David…” — Carrie Mathison

“Estes didn’t go for it. I knew he wouldn’t. Is that him? Can he get me inside or not? I tried to get the Agency to intervene, but they couldn’t do anything. I’m sorry. Ibrahim, you said your family was in hiding, afraid for their lives. I can get them to Amman. Tell me what you know, and I will personally guarantee their safety. You said two minutes. I need more time. You don’t believe me? Well, maybe I was wrong to believe you. You said you were an important man. You said you had information about an attack on Abu Nazir. Prove it. Because unless you do, I won’t protect your family. Please, we’re out of time!” — Carrie Mathison

“What happened to his partner? Brody was a scout sniper. They work in pairs. Corporal Thomas Walker also went missing that day.” — Carrie Mathison

“An American prisoner of war has been turned. Yes. He whispered it into my ear right before the guard pulled me away. He meant turned– working for Abu Nazir. Because until ten minutes ago, I didn’t know there were any P.O.W.’s still alive in Iraq or Afghanistan. I realize it sounds like a reach. Because Abu Nazir is playing the long game. This way, no one suspects a thing. And Sergeant Brody’s due home from Germany tomorrow morning, which gives us just under 22 hours. To authorize a surveillance package. To tap his phones, wire his house, follow him wherever he goes. The White House needs a poster boy for the war, and David just served him up on a platter. But if I’m right, if he is a terrorist, we need eyes and ears on Brody the minute he steps off the plane. But… all right, fine. What do I have to do? I’m in the penalty box, Saul. I’m 5,000 miles away from my contacts. I can’t collect intelligence from behind a desk.” — Carrie Mathison

“I got 30 minutes. Who the fuck is he?! Hi. What happened to Nick and Eddie? Eyes and ears in every room. Then it’s back to my place to set up the monitors. How long before you’re set up?” — Carrie Mathison

“You said you’d be ready by the time they got home. I’m having trouble collecting that intel. I need you to get me into Sergeant Brody’s debrief tomorrow morning. I’m a trained interrogator. I’ll ask him a few questions, poke around his story a little. David’s all about punishing me. And not just for what happened in Baghdad. No, but… this shouldn’t be personal; I belong in that room. Sorry. Uh, yeah. I promise. Thank you, Saul. Well? I need to be in the office by 9:00, so get here at 8:00.” — Carrie Mathison

“What time is it? The debrief! I’m late! Shit! Two calls came in; both hang-ups. One last night, one this morning. Both times the wife answered; both times there was no one was on the other end of the line. No, and the calls were blocked. Is there any way that… look, Virgil, if somebody’s trying to make contact with Brody, it’ll only happen once. All right. I’ve got to get dressed.” — Carrie Mathison

“I served as a case officer in Iraq. You picture was on our MIA wall. I saw it every day for five years. It’s good to meet you in person. I’m sorry we were unable to find you sooner. I’d like to start with the first few days of your captivity if you don’t mind. How soon after you were taken did the interrogations begin? What did they want to know? When you were debriefed in Germany, you said you gave up no such information. And Corporal Walker? Did he give anything up? But still you must have wondered, especially after you learned of his death. There is, sir. As you know, the first 72 hours after a soldier’s capture are critical. What he knows can be used by the enemy during that period to devastating effect. The point is Sergeant Brody stopped being a source of actionable intelligence fairly quickly, and yet he was kept alive for eight more years. I’d like to ask him if he knows why. Who was your interrogator? Zayadi? Was this him? But you know who this man is. Did you ever meet him? Abu Nazir? Was he ever present during any of your interrogations? Look again. Sergeant Brody? What-what… what about Walker? Did he ever mention Abu Nazir? You sure? It’s just, I’m just a little surprised, sir. Abu Nazir was in charge of coordinating attacks against coalition forces at the time. No one had more reason to sit down with the only two American P.O.W.’s in his custody. No, sir, that’s it. Thank you, Sergeant Brody.” — Carrie Mathison

“Anything? Tell me. This is it. He’s making contact. All right, I’ll meet you there. Where’s-where’s Bluemont Park?” — Carrie Mathison

“Did you fix the audio? Somebody’s approaching Brody from 1:00– a female, dark red coat. Are you recording this? She didn’t give me any messages. Helen Walker. It’s the wife of the mother missing Marine. Just keep listening. Want to be there in time for this barbecue. I’m sorry. Was I supposed to say something? I am crazy. I’ve got a mood disorder, okay? I’m dealing with it. I’ve-I’ve been dealing with it since I was 22. God, no. No. Nobody does. Don’t act so shocked. I mean, it can’t come as a complete surprise. What are you saying? That I’m making this shit up? Well, maybe I am; you know, maybe it is all in my head, but you’re in it now, Virgil, up to your fucking neck, and so is your weird little brother, so don’t even think about bailing on me.” — Carrie Mathison

“I thought that once I had some proof– no. Saul, please… I’m just making sure we don’t get hit again. I’m serious– I missed something once before; I won’t… I can’t let that happen again. Yeah, everyone’s not me. Come on, you recruited me, Saul. You trained me. You put me in the field. Tell me what I can do to make this right between us. Aw, fuck!” — Carrie Mathison

“Shit. Shit. Don’t you want to get a couple more drinks in me first? No. Oh, weeds out the guys looking for a relationship. What? I just find it a lot easier not to screw things up with people I don’t know. What if I told you I betrayed my only true friend in the world today, just played him for a fool, put his 35-year career at risk? Yeah. Another, please. I’d rather just get out of here. I’m done making the decisions. You’re in charge now.” — Carrie Mathison

“His right hand. No. No. Look again. It’s a pattern that repeats, like a musical phrase. There. No. Just… wait. This is him outside his house. And here he is at Andrews Air Force Base. Okay, do you… do you see? It happens whenever he’s on camera, whenever he knows the world is watching– it’s the same sequence over and over again. He’s making contact, Saul. He’s sending a message to somebody– a handler, a sleeper cell, somebody. Let’s get the crypto guys on it. Pittman’s team is the best– plus, he knows how to be discreet. So am I still going to jail?” — Carrie Mathison

“Jesus. Shit. Hey, Maggie, it’s me. Sorry I haven’t called in a while; I’ve been slammed. Um, thought I’ll come see you guys for a night, if that’s good with you. Uh… call me back. Let me know. Thanks. Bye. I’ve got a doorbell, you know? What’s that? You got a warrant? A FISA warrant? We’re legal now? Eyes on Brody makes complete sense. It’s exactly what you’d have done in my shoes, Saul. I know what I did. And I know it was wrong… and insulting. I want to show you something. He has nightmares. Where he repeatedly begs someone to kill him, in Arabic. He’s too ashamed or scared or both to face the press outside his house or take calls from the TV news, so what does he do? He finds shelter in the corner of the bedroom, where he hasn’t moved in over five hours. But what if it’s more than that? Maybe it’s not that simple for him. No one said becoming a terrorist was easy. Saul.” — Carrie Mathison

Nick Brody, Homeland, Hulu, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Broadcasting, Fox 21, Showtime Networks, Damian Lewis

Nicholas Brody

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

1 win: 2012

Best Television Actor – Drama Series

1 win: 2012

“I’m an American.”

“I want to call my wife first. Jessica? It’s me. Brody.”

“No, I’m good. Thanks. Dana. Look how beautiful you are. Chris. Where’s Mom? When? Thank you, sir.”

“Yeah. Thank you, Mr. Vice President. I’m not really good at speeches. My wife does most of the talking in the family. Even though I can’t mention ’em by name, I want to thank the Special Forces team that saved my life. And thanks to all of you out there for your prayers and your good wishes. It made all the difference. Most of all, I want to say… I want to say thank you to my family for their strength in my absence… …and for their undying faith this day would come. I’m a lucky man.”

“I’m driving. Mike? Thanks, man. It’s great to be home. This is for real? You stayed in? And Megan? How’s she? Ah. It’s okay, Jess. I’d rather just get it over with. Good. Yeah. God, it’s good to see you, buddy.”

“You painted the house. I like it. What do you think? Sure.”

“Who was that? God, you look beautiful. Oh, I see what this is now. Dimming the lights, plying me with liquor. Kind of. I gotta say, I like you in that nightgown, though. Sure. Yeah. Jess… Jess… hey. Hey. Hey… oh, Jess… hey. No, it’s okay. Let’s sit down here. It’s over. It’s over now, baby. I’m home. I’m home now, baby.”

“Thank you, sir. I understand. Thank you, ma’am. I appreciate that. Not at all. Pretty much right away. Anything I could tell ’em about U.S. ground operations, supply routes, communication codes, rules of engagement. My SERE training was excellent. Ma’am? We were never interrogated together, so I don’t know. I often wondered that myself. An Al Qaeda commander. His name was Zayadi. That’s what he told me his name was, anyway. No. Of course. Every Marine in country was briefed on high-value targets. No. No. I never met him. No. Thank you.”

“Hey, Jess. I’m actually still here at Langley. I’m stuck in this debrief, and it’s taking a little longer than I expected. Oh, only an hour or two maybe. Sure. I won’t be late.

“I don’t understand why you had to go through Mike. Why didn’t you just call me yourself? What do you want to know? He’s gone. Does it really matter how it happened? He was beaten to death. No.”

“You know, I’m shaking his hand– he’s the vice president– and I suddenly realize… I don’t even know the guy’s name. Oh. Right. Here. So, Mike’s been a big help to your mom, huh? You like him? There you go. One’s for Mom. Ow!”

“♪ From the halls of Montezuma ♪ To the shores of Tropoli ♪ First to fight for right and country ♪ And to keep hour honor clean ♪ We are proud to bear the title ♪ Of United States Marine ♪”

“Hey. Hey, slow down. Happened again, didn’t it? Show me. Don’t answer that. Tell ’em I’m not here. Hey, I thought you didn’t want to be late. Hey, all those years on my own, Jess, I think I can handle one more day. All right? Go on. Get out of here.”

“Hello? Hello? Hello? Hello? Hello! Hello?!”

Jessica Brody, Homeland, Hulu, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Broadcasting, Fox 21, Showtime Networks, Morena Baccarin

Jessica Brody

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

1 nomination: 2013

“Oh, I think that’s mine. It might be one of my kids. Hello. Brody? What do you want me to say? I’m not okay. I’m a long way from okay.”

“Where’s your sister? Dana! Is she in her room? Come with me. Dana?! Come on. I have some incredible news for you guys. Dana! Who is he? Xander… you need to leave right now. Gee, Dana, I don’t know, it’s either the lying or the drugs. You’re supposed to be looking after your brother. Why don’t you just do what you say you’re gonna do for a change? What? Shit!”

“Hi, Brody. Yeah, just let me get my coat. Thank you. Four years ago.”

“You okay?”

“Are you sure that’s a good idea? Okay, I guess. When? Tomorrow?! He just got here.”

“He’s a contractor. He gave us a really great rate. What do you think of the color? Come on. I’ll show you what we did inside. Sure.”

“Hello? Hello? Hello? Oh, Jesus, you scared me. Nobody. They hung up. How was your shower? How about a glass of wine? I opened a bottle. Is it that obvious? My mother wears a nightgown. This is a negligee. How about that wine, what do you say? The tag is still… is that okay? Hmm? Oh, my… what did they do to you… baby… oh, God… I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. Okay. Okay. Oh, baby. It hurts…”

“Hey, can you guys come in here for a second? Hey, I need help getting ready for tonight. Some of your father’s buddies from Bravo Company are coming over for a barbecue. There’s a bag of corn that needs to be shucked, and the grill needs to be cleaned. Why is everything always a problem with you? I know things haven’t been easy between you and me. But we all have to find a way to be there for each other now, okay? Clean the grill. Hello? Hey. How did it go? How much longer? Well, don’t forget, everybody’s coming at 5:00. Okay. Bye, honey.”

“Hi. I’m not ducking you. I’m just trying to deal with the situation. Mike, please. He’s my husband, Mike.”

“Hey. You want some coffee? Dana, Chris, come on! We’re gonna be late! First day at work and they’re gonna make me late. You want some eggs before I go? Sausage, I think we have sausage. Look in the dryer! Dana, can you please help him? Yeah. Around 4:00 a.m. this morning. You were yelling something that sounded like Arabic over and over. You grabbed my arm really hard. You wouldn’t let go. Dana, language. Third time this week. I know, maybe I should take another day off. All right, come on, you guys. Come on, come on, come on, come on.”

Saul Berenson, Homeland, Hulu, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Broadcasting, Fox 21, Showtime Networks, Mandy Patinkin

Saul Berenson

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

3 nominations: 2013, 2017, 2018

“What were his exact words, please? He said this in English? And when he used the expression ‘turned…’ why am I just hearing about this now? So you’re suggesting that Abu Nazir… you’re suggesting that Abu Nazir planted intelligence on his own safe house just so we could recover Sergeant Brody? To say the least. Why not just drop him near a checkpoint and make it look like he escaped. Why would he sacrifice 13 trained fighters? Yeah. To do what? David will never sign off on that and you know it. Of course he won’t. That’s why I’m coming to you. I’m not going over his head, not a hunch. Not happening. Out of the question. Carrie… prove that the safe house leak was planted. Or at least give me a reason to doubt its authenticity. Find a way. No, don’t look at me that way. We’re all fighting the same enemy here.”

“And what good would come of that? David was very specific: principals only. Do you blame him? Will you behave yourself? Carrie? Carrie? I need you to promise. You will raise no eyebrows in there. You will break no china. Good. Then you can have your face time with Sergeant Brody. Oh, Christ.”

“Hey. Late for a meeting off campus. Hers. Frankly, I’m surprised you didn’t assign her yourself, since she’s the only one in the section who’s even been to Iraq. What happened? It’s always Nazir with her. I won’t deny she can be a little obsessive on the subject. Not that I’m aware of. I appreciate your concern. Carrie has learned her lesson. And we both know how good she is. You said only if I agreed to do the babysitting.”

“You think for one minute you get away with this? Do you have any? Anything? Even suggesting that Sergeant Brody’s what you think he is? Then get a lawyer. ‘Cause you’re gonna need one when you report to the IG first thing in the morning. There isn’t anything to say. Well, I’m glad someone’s looking out for the country, Carrie. It was ten tears ago. Everyone missed something that day. I understand that. I doubt a grand jury will. What the fuck are you doing? Good-bye, Carrie.”

“What am I looking at here? He’s just nervous. That’s hardly definitive. A code of some kind. We should explore this further. I’ll get his number. Not just yet.”

“Keep looking. I want to leave no stone unturned on this. We’ll talk later. Oh, definitely an original… by one of the preeminent Dutch painters of his time. By an artist who, if I’m not mistaken, was not only Dutch but also Jewish. Your Honor, I’m not asking for anything that hasn’t been granted many thousands of times over in the last ten years. In this case, I don’t have time for a government lawyer to petition the court. Among other things, pay house calls to those I’d prefer not to have to… disturb. This is absolutely about the law, Your Honor.”

“Well, you think you still have a right to privacy with all this? My God, look at this place. It’s broken– the doorbell. This give you four weeks. Legal-ish, but far from official, and certainly not Estes-proof. Be very careful not to mistake this for a stamp of approval, or sanction from me for you to wage some sort of personal war. No, it is not. You lied to me about it, Carrie. Then right here in this room, when I called you on it… insulting… that barely scratches the surface of what that was. Four weeks, Carrie. Not a second longer. All of which makes complete sense after eight years of captivity. If-if Brody had really been turned, as you say, you know what he’d more likely be doing by now? Talking to the press outside his house, doing TV interviews, playing the hero card for every penny it’s worth. Get some sleep, Carrie.”

David Estes, Homeland, Hulu, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Broadcasting, Fox 21, Showtime Networks, David Harewood

David Estes

“What did you expect? Hasan blew up 129 civilians in the marketplace in Ramadi. He’s been dangling this so-called attack for the last three months. We don’t dictate law to the Iraqis anymore. This is their jurisdiction. And Hasan is their prisoner. You had your shot. It’s over. Have them appeal to the Iraqi Army. JSOC can’t do anything either. I told you it’s over. Tell him I’ll be right there. Carrie, I have to go. I’m hanging up.”

“Last night, at 2300 GMT, one of our ground assets produced a live lead on an enemy operating base in the Korengal Valley. Nice of you to join us, Carrie. How is it you are the only analyst in this section that can’t get to a briefing on time? I wanted the whole group to hear this. Within the hour, Delta Team was on site where they identified multiple insurgents on our hit list. Minutes later, two UH-60 Blackhawk gunships lit the target with over 8,000 rounds. All 13 hostiles were confirmed kills. But, during the sweep, one of the deltas found something else– a padlocked door to an interior room. I wanted you to see for yourselves. Turns out he’s one of ours. Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody. MIA since early 2003 and presumed dead– until now. According to Sergeant Brody, Walker was killed during their captivity. But that shouldn’t dampen what is a major win for the agency and for everyone in this room. You should all take a moment– give yourselves a big hand. Because of you, an American hero is coming home. Good job.”

“Not without looking like a complete asshole. I thought the army docs did a complete psych eval. So what’s the problem? I have the Vice President arriving as we speak. And I need him smiling and waving like a hero, like it’s the fucking Macy’s Day Parade. Well, I appreciate the consideration, sir. Not that I’m pushing for it.”

“Many of the men and women in this room are involved an extra measure of pride in welcoming you. Now, we’ve all read your debrief from Germany, so today we just have a few more questions– clarifications, really– that might help us in our ongoing fight against Al Qaeda. Good. Good. We’ll, uh, start with Stuart Strickland, lead analyst in our Iraq section. I’m assuming there’s a point to all this, Carrie? Carrie, how many times does the man have to answer the question? Well, apparently, he didn’t. Is there anything else, Carrie? Moving on, Sergeant Brody, I’d like to turn your attention to anything you may have witnessed or overheard when in captivity.”

“Saul? How many boards can one man sit on? You kissed Carrie Mathison into my debrief this morning. I’m curious if that was her request or yours. It’s not her resume I have a problem with. It’s her temperament. She turned a routine follow-up into a cross-examination. Kept trying to connect Brody to Abu Nazir. Is there something I should know, Saul? Because the last time I heard her like this, she bribed her way into an Iraqi prison, caused an international crisis. What did I tell you when I agreed to give her one more chance? I said it would end badly. For both of you. You’ve got a big blind spot where she’s concerned. Trust me. I did, too. Now my wife lives in Palm Beach, and I only see my kids twice a year.”

Mike Faber, Homeland, Hulu, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Broadcasting, Fox 21, Showtime Networks, Diego Klattenhoff

Mike Faber

“Oh, no. Oh… don’t get it. Don’t. Come on, Jess, talk to me. Tell me that you’re okay. Hey.”

“Marine! Welcome back. How you holding up? You look good. It’s great to have you home. Military intelligence. I know, right? Me, of all people, huh? Long gone, buddy. She divorced me between my second and third tours. Look, I hate to bring this up, but Langley wants to schedule a follow-up to your debrief in Germany. They asked me to arrange it. Tomorrow. I know. I said the same thing, but… this guy Estes, he wants it done sooner than later. Well, I’ll send a car in the morning. And when you’re up for it… I’m taking you to the Greeks for some steak and beer, buddy, ’cause we got a lot of lost time to start making up for. Huh? You, too. You, too.”

“Hey. Geez, you don’t call, you don’t write… we have to talk. ‘Cause you can’t keep ducking me. Yeah, well, you’re not the only one. Look… I understand you want to do the right thing and I support you, but, Jess… three days ago we were about to tell your kids. We were talking about moving in together. Hey, you want me to forget it? You know, all you got to do is tell me that it wasn’t great between us. Well… we both know you’re far too fine a judge for that, Geoffrey.”

William Walden, Homeland, Hulu, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Broadcasting, Fox 21, Showtime Networks, Jamey Sheridan

Vice President Walden

“The President asked me to thank you personally. I have to think the short list for the directorship just got a lot shorter. Sure you are.”

“Sergeant Brody. It’s an honor.”

“Good morning, Marines. I said, ‘Good morning, Marines.’ Stand at ease. Sergeant Brody, on behalf of the President of the United States and a grateful nation, it is my privilege to welcome you home! Sergeant Nicholas Brody.”

Chris Brody

“Mom! I thought you were at the movies with Jody. Mom… mom, just wait a second. Mom! Come on, Mom! Mom, don’t go in there! Mom, just… tried to stop her. Mom. Mom! You said you had something important to tell us.”

“Not really. You look pretty, Mom. Pleased to meet you.”

“Mike’s brother did it.”

“Remember Mrs. Base? Yeah. She’s so annoying. I’ll do the corn. What’s tonight?”

“They’re gonna burn. The burgers. He comes around whenever she needs him. Yeah, he’s cool. Thanks. Coming! Mom, I can’t find my socks! Hey, Mom, Dad. They’re still out there. Do they stay out there all night, even when we’re sleeping?”

Dana Brody

“How come you’re home so early? Xander. I’ll text you later. Xan, your jacket. Why are you making such a big deal out of this, Mom? Well, he didn’t burn down the house. What, Ma? Come here, you two.”

“Do you even remember him? You coming or not, Mom? ‘Cause I don’t think it’d be appropriate if we were late. Are you really wearing that dress?”

“Hi, Dad. Hug him, Chris.”

“Jesus, Mom, just let him drive.”

“Look. We’re famous.”

“The math teacher? Yeah, she was, like, my least-favorite teacher of all time. So, do I have to be here? I was just asking a question. Yeah, okay.”

“You forgot to flush again, you little douche. ‘Douche is not a bad word. Hello? CBS News. He says he’s not here.”

Virgil Pietrowski

“Let’s go. Start in the living room. And good to see you, too, Carrie. Relax, it’s all good. It’s my brother Max. Max, say hi to the client. Out of your price range. I told you, for a grand a day, it’s gonna be bare bones. Hey, you got a bad feeling about this? You want to roll this thing up before we get started, you just say the word. Guy’s got game. The feed will be live by the time Sergeant Brody gets back to his house. Long enough. You would, would you? A clearer picture? Why don’t you shut the fuck up and get back to work, okay? Hey… I’m sorry, um… let’s just say that she’s a little intense. Yeah. What’s that? Let me see that. What do you think it is?”

“It’s just a minor glitch, give me a few minutes. Hello, Big Brother. So when do you want me back tomorrow Carrie. Okay.”

“Quarter after 8:00. Want a donut? Yeah? Did a number pop up on a tracer? No, not without a subpoena. And when it does, we’ll be there. All right? It’s all good. Relax.”

“As a matter of fact, yeah. Brody just lied to his wife. Max is tailing his town car. Brody just said he was still at Langley, but he told his drier to drop him off at Bluemont Park.”

“Well, we’ll know soon enough. I set up a directional mic near the band shell. Max, switch to channel three. What the…? Who the hell is she? Ah, well, then, she’s not Brody’s contact. Hold on a second. Max, will you give us a minute? Max, step out of the van. I didn’t think that this was any of my business. Now I’m thinking that it is. Clozapine? Just tell me I’m not out here risking federal prison on behalf of a crazy person. It’s not funny. If anybody at the Agency finds out about this… I looked it up, Carrie. Clozapine’s an anti-psychotic. Does Saul know? You know I love you, Carrie, but I got to be honest. None of this is making me feel any better.”

Max Pietrowski

“Hi. So, uh, you and Carrie, how long have you guys known each other? ‘Cause I’d kind of feel a lot better if I had a clear picture about who we’re dealing with. We are breaking, like, 12 federal laws. It’s what she hides in her aspirin bottle instead of aspirin. I have one of my migraines coming on, so… I don’t know.”

Helen Walker

“I didn’t think you’d be able to make it. I did. Twice. But your wife answered. Because I hung up. She hates me, Brody. Because I got remarried. Jessica reacted like it was a personal insult. Like I was publicly giving up hope that you and Tom were still alive. The Pentagon said you both were dead. And now they’re refusing to give me any information about what happened to Tom. How he died. It does to me. Were you there? Thank you for telling me.”

Ibrahim Hasan

“So I have nothing to say to you. Why should I believe you will do what you say? I have information. My family! My family! You promised to protect them!”

Marine Corps

“We’re ready for you, Sergeant Brody. Your debriefing. Touchdown in about two hours. You need anything? You’ll have some time with your family first. Then you’ll meet the Vice President who’ll introduce you to every major media outlet in the whole country.”

“Anyway you could delay the ceremony? He’s in the head right now puking his guts out. They did. I don’t know, David. Maybe eight years at the bottom of a hole had something to do with it.”

“Sergeant Brody, the Vice President’s here.”


“Good morning, sir! Good morning, sir! Oorah!”


“I’m just saying that I think that somebody somewhere is looking at him right now and thinking congressman or senator or… you know? Can I ask you a personal question? You’re married? But you wear a ring. Uh, I… I don’t know, I guess I’ve never heard it put so bluntly before. Come on, you can’t be all that bad. I would say that in this town you’re in good company. These guys are pretty good… you want to grab a table? Okay. Where should we go? Wow. Okay, I like it. Are you coming? Hey, Carrie, are you okay?”

Judge Jeffrey Turner

“What do you think? Relatively recent acquisition if I’m not mistaken. In a club with no Jewish members. That was your point, wasn’t it? How do you take it? A surveillance warrant of an unspecified subject on American soil– if this were a standard request, you’d go through standard procedure, Saul. So you’re asking me to issue a FISA warrant directly to… what is it exactly you do at Langley these days? …strong arm? Are you ever gonna let me off your hook, Saul? Can we at least act like this is about the law rather than a brief moment of weakness in my past? Hmm.”


“Coming right up.”


“Sergeant Brody, it’s a pleasure. A few weeks after your capture, Special Forces conducted a direct action mission against a former police HQ in Garma…”


“According to your debrief, most of your incarceration was spent at a secret military facility outside of Damascus. What landmarks or structural details can you give us to help pinpoint…?”

Langley 2

“Eight months you were smuggled overland to an enemy operating base in Afghanistan.”

Langley 3

“Now, after so many years, what prompted…?”


“The turnout is overwhelming here at Andrews Air Force Base where Sergeant Nicholas Brody is scheduled to land in just under two hours. Now a White House spokesman confirms that the Vice President will be on hand. As we reported, Sergeant Brody is one of two Marines who went missing in action eight years ago, during a mission into Iraq, near the Syrian border. A former Marine Scout sniper, Sergeant Brody was operating in hostile territory when his spotter… the soldiers were then separated… …but after the announcement that Sergeant Brody, in fact, survived the eight-year ordeal and was greeted by a wave of enthusiasm from an American public eager to greet a true hero. More details on Sergeant Brody’s captivity are expected to come out over the coming days, but a military spokesman…”

“More details on Sergeant Brody’s captivity are expected to come out.”

Local Reporter

“How’s it feel to be back? Can we get a group shot with the yellow ribbon? Come on, come on. Yeah. If you could just line up in front of the tree, yeah. Family shot. That’s fantastic. Big smile.”

Local Reporters

“There he is! Brody, how does it feel to be free? Is it true you’re gonna reenlist? Are you going to reenlist? Would you ever go back out there, Sergeant? How does it feel to be home again, sir? Sir, are you going to reenlist?”

Crypto Team

“I’ve been going over Brody’s finger tapping with the crypto team, and I hate to say it, Saul, but there’s little, if any, repeat pattern combination. Not even a quadratic basis to work with here. I’ll keep trying as long as you need, but there’s nothing definitive one way or the other yet.”

Delta Team

“Get the fuck down! Get him on his feet! What did you say?”


“David, Senator Feldman’s looking for you.”


“Yes. I’m not sure we can trust him. He says he can.”

Tehran 2

“Now you have only two minutes. Understand what I say– minutes. Ibrahim… we have to go. The guards, they are coming.”

Peter Quinn, Homeland, Hulu, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Broadcasting, Fox 21, Showtime Networks, Rupert Friend

Peter Quinn

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

1 nomination: 2013

Dar Adal, Homeland, Hulu, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Broadcasting, Fox 21, Showtime Networks, F. Murray Abraham

Dar Adal

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

2 nominations: 2015, 2018

Blanket Falsehoods

HBO dark comedy-drama miniseries Big Little Lies premieres its season finale tonight.

#Biglittlelies is a limited mini-series event based on the novel of the same name.

Rottentomatoes: 87%

Metacritic: 75

IMDb: 8.7

emmys: 8 wins


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Blinding Speed

The CW Network‘s superhero drama The Flash drops s3e14 this Tuesday.

The Flash has been renewed for a fourth season.

Rottentomatoes: 94%

Metacritic: 73

IMDb: 8.1

Emmys : 3 nominations


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Peculiar Occurrences

Netflix original sci-fi thriller drama Stranger Things won best episodic TV drama PGA and ensemble SAG awards last week.

Stranger Things season 2 is currently in production.

Rottentomatoes: 95%

Metacritic: 76

IMDb: 9.0

emmys: 3 wins


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Costly Coronet

Netflix British-monarchy period drama The Crown premiered last friday and reportedly required a pretty penny($125m).

The Crown season 2 has been confirmed, as the series is expected to span six seasons total.

Rottentomatoes: 91%

Metacritic: 82

IMDb: 9.3


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Raven Doppelgänger

BBC America‘s science fiction thriller Orphan Black stole an Emmy last week via the versatile performance of Tatiana Maslany.

#Cloneclub will return for a 5th and final season.

Rottentomatoes: 92%

Metacritic: 73

IMDb: 8.4

Emmys: 1 win 2 nominations

***Spoilers Ahead***

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Medicinal Commerce

Netflix cartel drama Narcos dropped season 2 this friday.

Narcos has been renewed for seasons 3 and 4.

Rottentomatoes: 89%

Metacritic: 77

IMDb: 8.9

Emmys: 3 nominations


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Contemporary Machinery


AMCtv 80’s tech-boom drama Halt and Catch Fire premiered it’s third season this Tuesday and is off to a strong critical reception at 95%.

Halt season 4 is currently in limbo pending season 3‘s success.

Rottentomatoes: 89%

Metacritic: 69

IMDb: 8.2

Emmys: 1 nomination

Joe MacMillan, AMC, Halt and Catch Fire

Joe MacMillan

Joe Macmillan abandons a long and successful tenure of salesmanship at International Business Machines Corporation to get his own slice of the pie at a small hardware sales company in Texas named Cardiff Electric.

He directly recruits a software specialist BIOS coder Cameron Howe and a hardware specialist head engineer Gordon Clark to gut an IBM PC and make a few a adjustments.

The crew goes to COMDEX ’83 to show off the fruit of their labors, the Giant.  Their first portable PC attempt with a dynamic OS written by Cameron that is ‘interactive’ or meant to emulate human interaction.

The Giant competes with the major PC’s of its time but Joe leaves Cardiff Electric disgruntled, having destroyed thousands of dollars worth of corporate property — the first shipment of Giants.

He finds a pertinent love interest Sara Wheeler and accepts a job under her father Jacob, an oil tycoon and CEO of Westgroup conglomerate.  Joe becomes network administrator and uses this position/opportunity to offer a t1 speed network to Mutiny via time-sharing.

His boss Jacob requests a meeting with someone at Mutiny and develops a rapport with Cameron.

Negotiations take place.  Joe pushes for a Westgroup acquisition of Mutiny.

Negotiations go sour as Cameron sees the $5 mill deal as selling out which is not a concept that she is interested in.

Joe relocates to Silicon Valley for a fresh start.  His boss rips off Mutiny and calls it Westnet.  

Cameron sabotages Westnet with a rogue program Sonaris.  Joe leaves Westgroup and starts his own company by the bay MacMillan Utility.  He nets $10 mill in investment capital for his new anti-virus software venture.

Joe MacMillan, AMC, Halt and Catch Fire

Quote1I’m sorry if my tone is businesslike but I am your boss and this is, in fact, a business.Quote2 — Joe MacMillan

Quote1The truth is, our systems are outperforming every top seller in the market.Quote2 — Joe MacMillan

Quote1Reverse engineer an IBM PC with me.Quote2 — Joe MacMillan

Quote1Because I want to build a machine that nobody else has the balls to build.Quote2 — Joe MacMillan

Quote1Maybe I see Cardiff Electric as a mid-major ready to take the jump and myself as the heavy hitter you need to legitimize your sales force, this company, this region.Quote2 — Joe MacMillan

Quote1Then I’m your guy.Quote2 — Joe MacMillan

Quote1It’s also what 200% of quota looks like.Quote2 — Joe MacMillan

“The golden circle.” — Joe MacMillan

“I’m a big boy… I’m learning a lot.” — Joe MacMillan

Quote1It’s what’s best for the machine.Quote2 — Joe MacMillan

“Let’s be adult about this.” — Joe MacMillan

Quote1COMDEX is about selling it and that is my area of expertise.Quote2 — Joe MacMillan

“Comes a time when vision meets engineering — you hire people.” — Joe MacMillan

Quote1Greatness comes at a price, no?Quote2 — Joe MacMillan

“Open architecture.  The idea of it.  As a way of life.  It kept me up at night.  It made me that kid again.” — Joe MacMillan

Quote1It’s about soaring, leaving the competition in the dust, which is exactly what this design can accomplish.Quote2 — Joe MacMillan

“I thought that maybe we could do this precisely because we’re all unreasonable people and progress depends on our changing the world to fit us.  Not the other way around.” — Joe MacMillan

“Just let everybody cool off.” — Joe MacMillan

“He wants to work with innovative companies who are agile and committed.” — Joe MacMillan

Quote1Think bigger.Quote2 — Joe MacMillan

“Let’s cut through the bullshit and act like adults.  You want speed, and this machine is the fastest one you’ll find, period.” — Joe MacMillan

Quote1I’ve been knocking around tech for a long time, always working to the next new thing.Quote2 — Joe MacMillan

“Don’t underestimate it.  He came in here with zero interest in what we were doing.  Now, whether he writes that we’re geniuses on the cusp of something great or misfits who almost crashed and burned, at least he’ll write something, and right now that’s all we need.” — Joe MacMillan

“We’re not going to jail.  There’s always another move.” — Joe MacMillan

“Computers aren’t the thing.  They’re the thing that gets us to the thing.” — Joe MacMillan

“I was at COMDEX two years ago.  I saw the symphonic demo.  It was ahead of its time.  That was then, this is now– and a year from now, you’re gonna thank me.  You’re a builder, Gordon.” — Joe MacMillan

“It’s dangerous to try and really connect with someone.” — Joe MacMillan

Quote1Ron three things… nimbleness, vision, and a complete lack of fear.Quote2 — Joe MacMillan

Quote1I’m gonna do whatever I wanna do.  And you’re gonna do whatever I tell you to, do because that’s the way this relationship works.Quote2 — Joe MacMillan

Quote1The next time I move to close.  Here’s what you do.  You shut up.Quote2 — Joe MacMillan

Quote1I’ll break numbers.  I always do.Quote2 — Joe MacMillan

“But under 400 milliseconds, ah.  That’s the sweet spot.” — Joe MacMillan

“Something forward-looking with the potential to change everything.  For me, that’s still tech and will be until proven otherwise.” — Joe MacMillan

“If we project the wrong image then it can all fall apart.” — Joe MacMillan

Quote1The truth is, I just want to do something great.Quote2 — Joe MacMillan

“I’ve been to Tokyo nine times.” — Joe MacMillan

“Any similarities in the code will be completely coincidental, just like Columbia Data.  Just like Compaq.  You know the legal loophole as well as I do.” — Joe MacMillan

“We’re hitting the radar people.  I mean really cooking with gas.” — Joe MacMillan

“You wrote a treasure map.  If you see him around, I wanna meet that guy.  There’s a project I want to discuss with him.” — Joe MacMillan

“Let’s skip the ‘Two Roads in a Wood’ bullshit.  You’re not Robert Frost.  You’re pawnshop hacks selling my dream under a cheap plastic mask.” — Joe MacMillan

“You sound pretty sure about that.” — Joe MacMillan

“Something tells me both of you need this just as much as I do.” — Joe MacMillan

“We jump start the project, crush the timetable from six months down to three.  Build the prototype on our own dime, then show investors when we have leverage.” — Joe MacMillan

“Well, I’m here today to tell you that those rumors were true.  Change is coming to Cardiff, and I’m pleased to announce that each and every one of you will have a role to play in this company’s bright future.” — Joe MacMillan

“This is corporate espionage I need to know what was compromised and the extent of the damage.” — Joe MacMillan

“We don’t just need money.  We need smart money.  A name.  Someone who can put us on the map.” — Joe MacMillan

“I’m worried about their attitude.” — Joe MacMillan

“Well tomorrow you start building tomorrow.” — Joe MacMillan

Quote1So we force their hand.Quote2 — Joe MacMillan

“Before me you were boozing not building and your balls were in a box by your wife’s bedside table.” — Joe MacMillan

“You change your BIOS just enough to stay out of trouble.  Then within a year, our PC’s on a shelf right next to theirs.  That’s how this works.  Come on, let’s get in the game.” — Joe MacMillan

“I’m paying attention.” — Joe MacMillan

“They took their shot.  They missed.” — Joe MacMillan

“You still haven’t answered my question.” — Joe MacMillan

“You’ve got a lot of excuses.” — Joe MacMillan

“I regret what happened.” — Joe MacMillan

“It wasn’t supposed to be personal.  I was scouting you.  Scouting you for this exact moment.” — Joe MacMillan

“See, now you’re thinking like a professional.” — Joe MacMillan

Bold, impulsive, resilient, gifted with a silver tongue Joe MacMillan is an Artisan.

Cameron Howe, AMC, Halt and Catch Fire

Cameron Howe

Cameron Howe is directly recruited by Joe MacMillan, for which she drops out of college.  She is hired at Cardiff Electric and writes the BIOS code for the Giant’s operating system.  Soon she becomes discontent with corporate overhead and beguiles most of Cardiff’s engineers to her tech start up company Mutiny.

Mutiny is a gaming company which runs an online gaming community client the first of its kind — pay to play subscription-based model.

Mutiny’s game base includes: checkers, backgammon, chess, parallax, tanks, and community.  It and its game are riddled with bugs.

Cameron writes her own proprietary RPG text-based game named Parallax.  Her very freelance attitude begins to clash with her coworkers most specifically Donna Clark, a co-founder.

Cameron takes a meeting with Jacob Wheeler CEO of Westgroup the guy who’s running their new high speed network.

She turns down a $5 million buy out from Westgroup conglomerate.

Wheeler and Westgroup pull Mutiny’s network space and give it to Westnet which commandeered all of Mutiny’s users, and replicated its interface.

Cameron utilizes a bit of rogue programming named Sonaris to sabotage Westnet.  Her, Donna, and Gordon repackage Mutiny and take it to San Francisco.

Cameron Howe, AMC, Halt and Catch Fire

Quote1We create a fully interactive experience.Quote2 — Cameron Howe

Quote1Um, look, cartridge games may look better for a while, but online gaming is the future.Quote2 — Cameron Howe

Quote1I want to build something that makes people fall in love.Quote2 — Cameron Howe

Quote1I mean, they don’t want what’s next or vision, they want an Adam’s apple.Quote2 — Cameron Howe

“Our codes better.  It’s more efficient and creative.” — Cameron Howe

Quote1I’m a big girl.  I can take care of myself.Quote2 — Cameron Howe

Quote1No, it’s a community.  It’s my community.  And we don’t kick people out.Quote2 — Cameron Howe

“Connecting people.  You dial in, you play games across phone lines with real humans.

Quote1Let me just make one thing clear.  This is my company.  And I’m not selling it.Quote2 — Cameron Howe

“You love talking down to me don’t you?” — Cameron Howe

“Welcome to mutiny.” — Cameron Howe

Quote1Hey, computers could be more.  They should be.Quote2 — Cameron Howe

Quote1Does it even matter what I want to do?  God, this is an industry built on people ripping off each other’s boring ass ideas.Quote2 — Cameron Howe

“SCP rips off CP/M, Microsoft rips off SCP.  Oh, IBM rips off everybody, right?” — Cameron Howe

“You mean we’re not in love?” — Cameron Howe

“Uh, I just want you guys to keep a few things in mind.  One, I’m not your boss.  Nobody here has titles.  Your title is your first name.  Mine is Cameron.”

Quote1Also, this isn’t my thing.  This is our thing.  Which means you’ll get out of it exactly what you put into it.  For me, it’s everything.  For all of us, it should be everything.  Otherwise, why even do it at all?Quote2 — Cameron Howe

“Gosh, you’re right.  I don’t know what’s wrong with me.  With all your grandstanding I somehow got you confused with a visionary.” — Cameron Howe

“Or I guess it just doesn’t matter what you’re saying as long as people are listening, right?” — Cameron Howe

Quote1Forgive me.  I just thought something around here should have a soul.Quote2 — Cameron Howe

“I’m sorry you feel bad for hurting my feelings but don’t worry, you didn’t.” — Cameron Howe

“Look, I don’t need to look at your BIOS because I’m not interested in copying garbage.” — Cameron Howe

“No.  When you’re in the flow creating something you don’t just stop for some mindless bookkeeping.” — Cameron Howe

“Have you considered motivational speaking ’cause you’ve got a gift, man.  Seriously sign me up.  Send me the tapes.” — Cameron Howe

“Your whole thing, it attracts people, but it won’t keep them around.” — Cameron Howe

“Uh, and just one last thing.  A lot of people are gonna want us to fail.  But that’s because we’re the future and there’s nothing scarier than that.” — Cameron Howe

“That sounds nice.  We could build something together, a partnership.  Make our own future.” — Cameron Howe

“Except you’re not the future.  You’re a footnote.  For a while, you had me fooled.  I mean, I thought I heard a heartbeat.  But it wasn’t a heartbeat.  It was an echo.” — Cameron Howe

Quote1I loved you… because you recited my own ideas back to me and pretended they were your own.Quote2 — Cameron Howe

Quote1Otherwise, you’re a thousand dollar suit with nothing inside.  No one gives a shit.Quote2 — Cameron Howe

“I’m not interested in project managing.” — Cameron Howe

“Gordon is too scared to try anything new or different because he’s traumatized from being a loser his entire life.” — Cameron Howe

Quote1I just pretended I was there on purpose.  Mr. Monroe taught us BASIC and it was like finding water in the middle of the desert.  For the first time I knew how to talk to something.  I finally had the right language.Quote2 — Cameron Howe

Quote1If you want to lead people, you have to show them who you really are.Quote2 — Cameron Howe

Quote1Authenticity is what inspires people.Quote2 — Cameron Howe

Quote1Computers should have photo-realistic screens.  They should have a million pixels  and be self-learning and run expert systems.  They should beat me at chess.Quote2 — Cameron Howe

“Stop selling me.  I don’t need you.” — Cameron Howe

“This takes off, I write my own ticket, but if it goes wrong, I’m a college dropout repairing VCR’s for $3.25 an hour, so forgive me for weighing my options.” — Cameron Howe

“Your letters meant a lot to me.” — Cameron Howe

Quote1No it’s not done.  It works fine but it needs a soul.  It needs to be something that people can fall in love with.  We can do that.Quote2 — Cameron Howe

“Oh, my God.  Stop.  Is this another lie?” — Cameron Howe

“I’m sure they’ll be little angels.” — Cameron Howe

“Is this how you’re gonna talk to me from now on?” — Cameron Howe

“You are too screwed up for words.” — Cameron Howe

“Writing BIOS for a machine no one gives a shit about.” — Cameron Howe

“Maybe we should.” — Cameron Howe

Quote1You took it out.  Everything that made it uniqueQuote2 — Cameron Howe

“Wow.  You practice that in a mirror?” — Cameron Howe

“And then a whole bunch of other shit that you either made up entirely or stole from someone else.  You’re just a salesman.” — Cameron Howe

Visionary, optimistic, benevolent, always championing Cameron Howe is an Idealist.

Donna Clark, AMC, Halt and Catch Fire

Donna Clark

Donna works at Texas Instruments, but leaves to help her husband build his personal computer the Giant at Cardiff Electric.

She assaults her former boss Hunt Whitmarsh at COMDEX who ripped off and reverse engineered a version of the Giant.

Donna co-founds Mutiny with Cameron Howe and essentially handles all the DTD ops a la bookkeeping, housing needs, electricity, finances, appointments, coffee, food, groceries, coding, roster, etc.

Donna begins to relent the burden of her duties and lack of appreciation in doing them.

She writes a Mutiny game ‘community’ in which users chat with one another.  She is delighted by the implications of this concept/sentiment.

Donna recruits her husband Gordon and goes with him and Cameron to Silicon Valley to build an online gaming community via their company Mutiny.

Donna Clark, AMC, Halt and Catch Fire

Quote1I’m gonna fix it.Quote2 — Donna Clark

Quote1And if you want to pay him more, you can give him my salary.  Because if you keep making unilateral decisions like this, I will not be sticking around, okay?Quote2 — Donna Clark

Quote1Great.  I spent the entire afternoon planning our legal strategy.   What an efficient use of resources.Quote2 — Donna Clark

Quote1And you never even picked me up out of a hole in the ground.Quote2 — Donna Clark

Quote1I lifted you up so many times.  I carried you and the kids.  And I was tired and miserable and you didn’t give a shit.Quote2 — Donna Clark

Quote1It’s just literally a mistake that we can’t afford to make again.Quote2 — Donna Clark

“What I know is you need to be at work in four hours.  Four.” — Donna Clark

“Like you didn’t pick the Giant over me every single second of every day.” — Donna Clark

Quote1Please never tell our daughters I was apart of this.Quote2 — Donna Clark

“I know you think you need this.  And whatever it is, I’m pretty sure I can’t stop you.” — Donna Clark

“I make your world possible.” — Donna Clark

“That is what it costs to fix our marriage.” — Donna Clark

Quote1Nose to the grindstone.Quote2 — Donna Clark

“You scared my girls.” — Donna Clark

Quote1I don’t know if you heard but I recovered your code.  Not all of it but 93.6%.Quote2 — Donna Clark

“One time when I was in school, I spilled a whole Coke on my motherboard.  Hand’t backed up for weeks.  I felt like jumping off the Bay Bridge.” — Donna Clark

“But I have to tell you, my code… was never like yours.  Yours is uh… well, it’s like a piece of music.” — Donna Clark

“What am I gonna say?  I’m really enjoying my dead-end job and having my mom raise my kids?” — Donna Clark

“You should go home.  Sleep, maybe eat a real meal.  You can work tomorrow.” — Donna Clark

Quote1You made this a place without a boss, and that sounds really nice, but what that translates into is a bunch of crap falling through the cracks that I end up having to deal with.Quote2 — Donna Clark

“Because I don’t want to be the mom here.  Look, I do that at home.  I came here to do what I love, and I don’t love dealing with the power company.” — Donna Clark

“I’m not sure that I’m strong enough.” — Donna Clark

“You can’t change it.  It’s a thing of beauty.” — Donna Clark

Quote1No, Gordon, you built a beautiful machine.  You have to stand up for it.  Joe MacMillan’s an asshole.  He doesn’t know a fraction of what you do about what makes a good computer.Quote2 — Donna Clark

Quote1Well, FYI, I am also an engineer with a degree from Berkeley who’s not only created my share of code, but given birth to two real humans so yeah I am somebody’s mother and you could use one right now because frankly, you’re a mess.Quote2 — Donna Clark

“I’d like to speak to my husband… privately.” — Donna Clark

“Would you please tell me that you didn’t buy all this?” — Donna Clark

“Cameron, he’s an ex-convict which is not exactly the smartest hire when we’re in the market for more funding.  And when we’re this strapped for cash, you’re gonna waste it on somebody that doesn’t know a bitmap from a baud rate?” — Donna Clark

Quote1We talked about being in this together.  We talked about communication being key.  This– this isn’t what we walked about.Quote2 — Donna Clark

“Well, you have to do whatever you can to change his mind.  Even that means inviting him into our home.  It’s your machine, Gordon.  Don’t let him ruin it.” — Donna Clark

“You’re drunk, so the best thing you could do right now is to shut up.” — Donna Clark

“Excuse me, like you’d know technical know-how like it hit you in the head.” — Donna Clark

“Gordon?  Gordon, we can’t do this again.  You know we can’t.” — Donna Clark

“If the guys at NASA can grind parabolic mirrors to within one sixth of the wavelength of yellow light by hand, I’m pretty sure I can control the rotation of a disk.” — Donna Clark

“In fact, my chances of success are greater by a factor of 144.” — Donna Clark

“I really don’t understand.  Why would you lie to me?” — Donna Clark

“You did.  You lied.” — Donna Clark

Quote1Build it.  Whatever it is you’re dreaming of, build it.  I know you can make it great.Quote2 — Donna Clark

“But here’s the deal.  You wanna partner with Joe Macmillan… then you partner with me and this family.” — Donna Clark

“Yes, but do you realize what you’re risking?” — Donna Clark

Quote1Don’t you realize what you have now?Quote2 — Donna Clark

“Well, it always has been enough for me.  But I guess I never had the burden of believing that I was some misunderstood genius.” — Donna Clark

“So you think of me as my mother?” — Donna Clark

“Do you know?  Because I just had to spread the payments for Joanie’s next dental visit over three credit cards.” — Donna Clark

Quote1It’s a silly computer mommy and daddy built that didn’t work.Quote2 — Donna Clark

Grounded, administrative, stoic, and dependable Donna Clark is a Guardian.

Gordon Clark, AMC, Halt and Catch Fire

Gordon Clark

Gordon decides to reverse engineer an IBM PC with Joe MacMillan and serves as the lead engineer for the development of the portable computer the Giant.

Gordon collects a $900,000 from Cardiff for his work on the Giant and Giant Pro but decides to take an indefinite leave and pursue other interests.  He begins to take an interest in his wife’s online gaming platform Mutiny.

Gordon writes a rogue program Sonaris that accidentally eats Parallax.  In recompense he approaches Joe to connect Mutiny with a t1 network.

Gordon is diagnosed with chronic toxic encephalopathy after they found atrophies in his brain presumably due to his long term exposure to lead solder.

He cherry picks some engineers for his own company a custom built PC venture.  This doesn’t pan out.

Gordon helps Joe get back on his feet after Westnet gets axed by giving him an antidote program Tabula Rasa.  He goes with his wife and Cameron Howe to Silicon Valley to put Mutiny into the mainstream consciousness.

Gordon Clark, AMC, Halt and Catch Fire

Quote1Well, I’m also degree-in-computer-science-from-Berkeley guy, where Donna went, with honors and top grades that’d make your penis shrivel, so maybe if you shut up for a second, you could learns something.  You time-stamp the input from each individual modem and at the end of each complete token pass.  You put them in the correct time sequence before you execute them.  That way whoever shot first, wins.Quote2 — Gordon Clark

Quote1We had a problem.  Now we have a product.Quote2 — Gordon Clark

Quote1Okay, well, I also didn’t see a computer anywhere in sight.Quote2 — Gordon Clark

Quote1My guess is, knowing those guys, the Macintosh is all bells and whistles and zero utility.  You want a toy, you buy one of those.  You want a computer, you buy one of ours.Quote2— Gordon Clark

“I’m not in the mood, all right?  Why don’t you go blow-dry your hair some more or something?” — Gordon Clark

“This is what I want to do with my life.” — Gordon Clark

“This puts the future squarely in the hands of those who know computers not for what they are, but for everything they have the potential to be.” — Gordon Clark

“Oh, um, the chip makes it talk.  You know, like you and me.  Not right now, kiddo.” — Gordon Clark

“I’m not like you, okay?  I have a wife, kids, a mortgage, okay?  I was fine until you threw that stupid article in my face and gave me some–.” — Gordon Clark

“That article I wrote in ‘byte.'” — Gordon Clark

“Wow, you’re serious.  Look, that’s a terrible idea.  For such a multitude of reasons that I– because it’s illegal.” — Gordon Clark

“Worst case scenario IBM sues us into the ground.  Uh, Cardiff finds out, then both of us would be on the street.Quote2 — Gordon Clark

Quote1Apple, IBM, they have the market sewn up.  Plus you got Commodore, Tandy, Texas Instruments.Quote2 — Gordon Clark

“This is a big idea.  You have to see it through.” — Gordon Clark

“Yeah I only built the damn thing, Joe.” — Gordon Clark

“The symphonic was the best thing your dad ever did.” — Gordon Clark

“I am a little rusty at this.” — Gordon Clark

“The hardest thing in life is to get knocked down and then get back up constantly.  But we do it because we love it and we know deep down if it’s the right idea, it could be bigger than all of us.  For a long time I wondered if I was ever gonna find it.  The closest I’ve come is my kids.” — Gordon Clark

“Our first test shipment came in.  I got everybody going over it with a fine-tooth comb.” — Gordon Clark

“Look, I’ve been awful.  I’m sorry.” — Gordon Clark

“Computers, my job.  None of that matters.  Not without you.” — Gordon Clark

“Look, there are a thousand other engineers we can get.  Preferably one you haven’t bedded down with.” — Gordon Clark

“I’m the guy who figured out the boot code in four days.  What have you done?” — Gordon Clark

Quote1I have more microcomputing experience than anyone here.Quote2 — Gordon Clark

“Tell me you have a plan, Joe.” — Gordon Clark

“No, it’s brilliant.  It’s brilliant.” — Gordon Clark

“That’s right.  You used to work at IBM.  That was before you came here and ruined several people’s lives and an entire company.” — Gordon Clark

“After I let 46 people go this morning something I am in no way qualified to do.” — Gordon Clark

Quote1Their attitude is based on the laws of physics, which, if I were you, I’d bone up on.  You’re looking at our only engineers with any microprocessor experience at all.  They’re what’s left, so, yeah, these are my guys.Quote2 — Gordon Clark

“Donna was right you’re all hat and no cattle.” — Gordon Clark

Quote1Software comes and goes, hardware is forever.Quote2 — Gordon Clark

“I think we can make this work.  If we actually split the motherboard and then layer one half on top of the other, run the jumpers vertically.” — Gordon Clark

“I knew that the moment I met her.  How I’d never really deserve her. And frankly, I’m amazed she puts up with me.”  — Gordon Clark

“You mean overpromised.  Must be nice to have a job where you get to say words without having to actually do anything.”  — Gordon Clark

Quote1You asked me to do something and I did it.  It was impossible and I did it anyway.Quote2  — Gordon Clark

Quote1Nobody gives a damn about what the computer looks like as long as they work.Quote2  — Gordon Clark

Quote1Look, if we continue to put form ahead of function, we’re gonna be the ones left behind with everyone laughing at us.Quote2  — Gordon Clark

Quote1You can have it fast or you can have it work.  It’s up to you.Quote2  — Gordon Clark

“Part time alcoholic, full time failure as a father.  But I knew what I had with you, Donna.  And I never stopped trying to live up to that.  To you, Donna.  To you, I never, ever gave up.”  — Gordon Clark

“All right, this is the first test shipment from the manufacturer.  We got 100 machines here so I need all hands on deck QA-ing these boxes.  Hardware, software, failed pixels, I/O ports… pinch tension, internal temp, fit and finish.”  — Gordon Clark

Quote1Check every millimeter of this machine.Quote2  — Gordon Clark

Quote1The Giant ships out in less than six weeks.  It must be perfect.Quote2  — Gordon Clark

“We built an IBM compatible machine.  You wanted a computer.  You have a computer.  You need to sell your computer, okay?”  — Gordon Clark

Categorical, subjunctive, analytical, forever intrigued by technology Gordon Clark is a Rational.

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Showtime clandestine ops drama Homeland copped 4 nominations this year including Claire Danes who’s been in contention 5 years running.

Showtime and Starz subscriptions are now available for 7 day free trials on Amazon Prime here.

Homeland has been renewed for Seasons 7 and 8.  Season 6 will air Sunday, January 15th at 9PM ET/PT with principal photography commencing in New York City several weeks from now.

Rottentomatoes: 90%

Metacritic: 92

IMDb: 8.4

Emmys: 8 wins 33 nominations


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Netflix white house drama House of Cards bagged 13 Emmy nominations this year and is available here.

Fight Club director David Fincher will be looking for his second golden winged lady holding an atom.

Cards enjoyed five Outstanding Guest Actor/Actress noms this year alone.

Rottentomatoes: 84%

Metacritic: 76

IMDb: 9.0

Emmys: 6 wins 46 nominations


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