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'Homeland' Season Finale Theories: Will Brody Survive?

With the "Homeland" finale just a few days away, fans of the show are scrambling to keep up with the series' increasingly off-the-wall twists and turns, and coming up with theories about how Season 2 will play out. Terrorist mastermind Abu Nazir is out of the picture after last week's episode , but several unanswered questions still remain: Will Brody survive the season? Could he still be planning on carrying out an attack for Nazir? Will Quinn kill Brody on Estes' orders? Could Quinn try to kill Carrie? Could Cary and Brody just run away together and live happily ever after? And what about Saul? HuffPost TV rounded up some of the best theories out there below. Check them out and leave your own predictions in the comments. HuffPost TV critic Maureen Ryan offered her prediction about the finale. "Peter Quinn turns on Estes, and however it happens (whether it's Quinn or someone else), Estes ends up dead and Saul is restored to his rightful position at the CIA. Brody ends up killing himself, because it's the one option he has left -- everything else has been taken away, and it's one choice he gets to make himself. Maybe he takes Estes out in a murder-suicide? All of those theories are fluid, but I do think that Brody will end up dead or otherwise out of the picture at the end of Season 2. Season 3 will not feature Brody and Carrie buying a condo together and picking out silverware. Also, Chris Brody will be revealed as the mole. He's been passing secrets to the other side via his bowls of cereal." Vulture offered a different twist Brody's fate , speculating that Carrie killing Brody is the most likely outcome in the finale. "Carrie and Brody can't live happily ever after. It's not clear that they can live, period. We've watched as Carrie has degraded herself, sacrificed any semblance of professionalism, and actively lied about the assassination of the vice-president. The only way she can really prove that she's not a complete traitor to her country would be to kill her boyfriend." The Huffington Post's executive arts and entertainment editor -- and HuffPost TV's "Homeland" recapper -- Michael Hogan thinks Carrie and Brody may actually have a future together. "I think Brody and Carrie will return in Season 3. But I think their involvement with the murder of the veep is going to come to light and they will end up on the lam together. And I think Saul is going to kill Estes." Emily Nussbaum, TV Critic for "The New Yorker," put forth her grand theory of "Homeland" before Nazir was killed in last week's episode, but it also contained the "Carrie kills Brody" idea. She hypothesized that Brody was still plotting against America, and his killing the vice president in an effort to save Carrie from Nazir was a rouse to regain her trust. "If my theory is true, the season ends when Carrie gets wise, then kills Brody. It would be like the great Season Two finale of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer,' when Buffy killed her evil boyfriend, Angel ... A dramatic ending to the Brody/Mathison romance, but one with complexity and resonance -- and with the added benefit of presenting the show with a clean slate for Season Three," she wrote. HuffPost commenter David Knowles predicts that "Quinn will kill Brody, Carrie will kill Quinn." And he theorizes that a large-scale terrorist attack is still on the show's horizon. He wrote: "There will be a massive attack on the US and it reveal that Nazir sacrificed his life and his men and taking out the vice president was nothing but a distraction from the primary attack. Estes will get arrested because it was his codes used in the attack, and photos of Roya and Estes spending time together will be revealed. Saul replaces Estes.” What's your theory on what will happen in the Season 2 "Homeland" finale? Share it in the comments. The season finale of "Homeland" airs Sunday, December 16 at 10 p.m. EST on Showtime.

Top Moments: Kim Zolciak's Housewives Adieu and Homeland's Lame Death

Our top moments of the week: 14. Best (Worst) Performance: After Jess rebuffs Sam's attempt to win her back on New Girl , she changes her mind and decides to take him back. But to tell him so, she must sneak into the children's hospital where he works. When she and the gang run into a security guard, they follow Jess' lead and pretend to be carol singers. Although Jess is the only one of the bunch who can carry a tune and no one seems to know the words to "Come All Ye Faithful," she still belts an impressive "I don't know the words" to the tune of the classic Christmas carol. Sam magically appears, even more smitten with her than he was before. Dear Sam, we have a great idea for what to get Jess for Christmas: a....

Stephen Colbert Spars With Mandy Patinkin (Video)

The "Homeland" actor gets into heated debate with the Comedy Central host over terrorism, patriotism and beards.

Golden Globes TV Nominees: 'Game Change' 'Homeland' Score Most Nods

HBO's Sarah Palin-focused campaign movie "Game Change" scored the most TV Golden Globes nominations Thursday with five, followed by four for Showtime's "Homeland," this year's Emmy winner for best drama.

Golden Globes Nominations List: 2013 Nominees Include 'Lincoln,' 'Homeland'

Nominees for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif.: MOTION PICTURES _ Picture, Drama: "Argo," "Lincoln," "Life of Pi," "Django Unchained," "Zero Dark Thirty." _ Picture, Musical or Comedy: "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "Les Miserables," "Moonrise Kingdom," "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," "Silver Linings Playbook." _ Actor, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"; Richard Gere, "Arbitrage"; John Hawkes, "The Sessions"; Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"; Denzel Washington, "Flight." _ Actress, Drama: Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"; Marion Cotillard, "Rust and Bone"; Helen Mirren, "Hitchcock"; Naomi Watts, "The Impossible"; Rachel Weisz, "The Deep Blue Sea." _ Director: Ben Affleck, "Argo"; Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty"; Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"; Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"; Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained." _ Actor, Musical or Comedy: Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"; Jack Black, "Bernie"; Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"; Bill Murray, "Hyde Park on Hudson"; Ewan McGregor, "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen." _ Actress, Musical or Comedy: Emily Blunt, "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"; Judi Dench, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"; Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"; Maggie Smith, "Quartet"; Meryl Streep, "Hope Springs." _ Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin, "Argo"; Leonard DiCaprio, "Django Unchained"; Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"; Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"; Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained." _ Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, "The Master"; Sally Field, "Lincoln"; Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"; Helen Hunt, "The Sessions"; Nicole Kidman, "The Paperboy." _ Foreign Language: "Amour," "A Royal Affair," "The Intouchables," "Kon-Tiki," "Rust and Bone." _ Animated Film: "Brave," "Frankenweenie," "Hotel Transylvania," "Rise of the Guardians," "Wreck-It Ralph." _ Screenplay: Mark Boal, "Zero Dark Thirty"; Tony Kushner, "Lincoln"; David O. Russell, "Silver Livings Playbook"; Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained"; Chris Terrio, "Argo." _ Original Score: Mychael Danna, "Life of Pi"; Alexandre Desplat, "Argo"; Dario Marianelli, "Anna Karenina"; Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil, "Cloud Atlas"; John Williams, "Lincoln." _ Original Song: "For You " (music and lyrics by Keith Urban), "Act of Valor"; "Not Running Anymore" (music and lyrics by Jon Bon Jovi), "Stand Up Guys"; "Safe & Sound" (music and lyrics by Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams and T Bone Burnett), "The Hunger Games"; "Skyfall" (music and lyrics by Adel and Paul Epworth), "Skyfall"; "Suddenly" (music by Claude-Michel Schonberg and lyrics by Schonberg and Alain Boublil), "Les Miserables." TELEVISION _ Series, Drama: "Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Homeland," "The Newsroom." _ Actor, Drama: Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"; Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"; Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"; Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"; Damian Lewis, "Homeland." _ Actress, Drama: Connie Britton, "Nashville"; Glenn Close, "Damages"; Claire Danes, "Homeland"; Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"; Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife." _ Series, Musical or Comedy: "The Big Bang Theory," "Episodes," "Girls," "Modern Family," "Smash." _ Actress, Musical or Comedy: Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"; Lena Dunham, "Girls"; Tina Fey, "30 Rock"; Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation." _ Actor, Musical or Comedy: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"; Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"; Louis C.K. "Louie", Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"; Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory." _ Miniseries or Movie: "Game Change," "The Girl," "Hatfields & McCoys," "The Hour," "Political Animals." _ Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Nicole Kidman, "Hemingway & Gellhorn"; Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Asylum"; Sienna Miller, "The Girl"; Julianne Moore, "Game Change"; Sigourney Weaver, "Political Animals." _ Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & McCoys"; Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock (Masterpiece)"; Woody Harrelson, "Game Change"; Toby Jones, "The Girl"; Clive Owen, "Hemingway & Gellhorn." _ Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Hayden Panettiere, "Nashville"; Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife"; Sarah Paulson, "Game Change"; Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"; Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family." _ Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Max Greenfield, "New Girl"; Ed Harris, "Game Change"; Danny Huston, "Magic City"; Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland"; Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family." Read the full article at Huffington Post

SAG Awards nominations winners and losers: Nicole Kidman, 'Homeland,' 'Amour'

A rundown of the awards season winners and losers following the announcement of the 2013 SAG Awards nominations on Wednesday including Nicole Kidman, 'Homeland,' 'Amour,' 'Django Unchained,' 'Silver Linings Playbook,' Lindsay Lohan and more.

'Homeland,' 'Modern Family' lead 2013 SAG Award nominations for TV

After last year's inexplicable snubbing, "Homeland" found its way into the heart of Screen Actors Guild Award voters, landing three nominations to co-lead the TV drama field for the 2013 SAG Awards. Modern Family leads the field with four nominations.

'Homeland' & 'Dexter' Ratings Set Showtime Records

As " Homeland " and " Dexter " approach their season finales, more viewers than ever are tuning in to Showtime's Sunday night scripted programming. Both series aired their highest-rated episodes ever on Sunday, Dec. 9, setting a number of Showtime ratings records. "Dexter" attracted 2.6 million viewers at 9 p.m., scoring the highest ratings ever for a Showtime original series telecast. Combined with later showings, "Dexter" landed a total nightly audience of 3.06 million viewers, breaking another Showtime ratings record previously held by the series' Season 4 finale. "Dexter" ratings increased 25 percent over the previous week with Season 7 entering its home stretch. Read More...

'Homeland' and 'Mad Men' Among AFI's Top Ten TV Shows of 2012

'Modern Family' is the only broadcast-network series which makes it into the list, which also includes TV movie 'Game Change'.

'Homeland's' Navid Negahban talks Abu Nazir, backlash and 'history-making' Season 2 finale

"Homeland's" shocking second-season finale (airing Dec. 16) "will make television history," promises co-star Navid Negahban. As the spy thriller's biggest bad, Abu Nazir, we take his warnings very seriously. Spoilers ahead... "It will be something you have never seen before," says Negahban, whose character was killed in Sunday night's "In Memoriam." Negahban has made history himself as one of TV's most terrifying villains -- a terrorist so formidable that he called Osama bin Laden a coward. Although Abu Nazir's death isn't a huge surprise, that didn't make his exit any easier for the actor, who got the bad news at the Season 2 premiere. "I sensed that everyone was kind of shying away from me and trying to avoid eye contact," he recounts with a laugh. "I knew that something was cooking there. So I [asked showrunner] Alex Gansa, 'Do I have to look for a job for next season?' [And he said], 'Who told...