bunnyblue December 26, 2014 Share December 26, 2014 Like ALEXVILLAGE said according to Carrie, it had been 15 years since her mom left. Her mom also wasn't around for her bipolar episode when she was in 1st year university. So at best she was 19 when that happened I guess and 34 now (or younger). But then like you said 34 now means she was 21 when 9/11 happened. And like you said she must have been some super genius/prodigy to finish university early, and then get high enough up in the CIA where she actually could have had something come across her desk that she might have missed that might have prevented the attacks (instead of being the new girl who just gets coffee for people like Saul, or gets to be some station support at some non-important embassy). Then again I am probably thinking too much about this, although it bugs me that people who are paid to write for this show aren't thinking more. If you guys are over thinking Carrie's age now and on 9/11, then so am I. Once she said she had her first bipolar incident during her 1st month of college (which I guess is no older than 18), I started doing the math and it just didn't make sense. She would be 33 now and 20 in 2001. And that's assuming her mother hadn't already been gone a year or two when she started college. I take Carrie's regret about not stopping 9/11 at face value (meaning she wasn't just a Girl Friday) until the show says otherwise, so I'm annoyed the writers totally muddled up Carrie's age by saying her mother had been gone 15 years after having Carrie previously say she missed the signs for 9/11. I would think someone in the writer's room would catch that. Like others, I was paranoid someone was going to get shot, stabbed, blown up, run over, or kidnapped during all the quiet moments in this episode. I was okay with most of it until the final 2 minutes when we inexplicably watched Carrie drive around Dar Adal's neighborhood doing absolutely nothing but look pensive while jazz music played. Then I was like "WTF, that's it?! No drone missile to blow up her car?" Vis a vis with Carrie being back in the US, at least Carrie has her baby, sister and nieces to go home to, even if she doesn't want to be with her sister for most of the time. Quinn has nobody, just an empty apartment... Aw that makes even sadder for Quinn. Although he did have the apartment manager interested; he should have sought her out instead of going on a suicide mission. Please don't kill him, show. Then again it was established that Carrie also had an affair with the director of the CIA so that probably helped her career along. I have some vague recollection of this. Was it David Estes? Maybe it was for the best she and Quinn didn't sleep together. For he'd surely be dead, just like her previous lovers. Link to comment
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