'Homeland' fans first had a reason to rejoice after Quinn was revealed to be very much alive. However, creators since teased that he would not be the same as he used to be after suffering a huge stroke in season 5, with the finale closing scenes seemingly showing Carrie say her final goodbye.
Pictures surfacing from the set of the sixth season teased where the lives of the main characters may have ended up in the aftermath of the events in Germany. Both Carrie (Claire Danes) and Quinn (Rupert Friend) were spotted in the set on August 18. While Carrie looked her usual self but stressed, Quinn looked totally different. His outlook was dirtier with loose hanging clothes and unkempt and longer hair.
Creator Alex Gansa had already given clues to the reporters about Quinn's fate at the Television Critics Association press tour this summer.
"Quinn is alive — I can say that much. But we want to be really careful about revealing what his condition is. He suffered a major stroke last season... so he is a very changed and altered Quinn this year... He had a fairly rough ride last season, no doubt about it."
She added that the fan favorite will "really represent a very profound and familiar casualty of the war on terror for our audience."
"What he endured last year is different from what he's going through this year [when it comes to Carrie]."
Season 6 will return on January 15, 2017 on Showtime, and is set primarily in New York City.
Season 7 and 8 of the series were also recently confirmed.