It’s quite a journey, especially when you remember Quinn was a minor character at the start of all this.
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In an interview on BBC Radio 4's The Film Programme, James Bond casting director Debbie Mc Williams stated that Friend was asked if he'd like to be considered for the role of James Bond but turned it down.
Everyone else there had grown up singing and dancing, whereas I was the opposite." Originally he wanted to be an archaeologist and travel around the world after seeing Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989, but he scrapped the idea after realizing that the occupation is not as remunerative as he had expected.What he was asked to do for the job defined him in a way difficult to imagine, but not unlike what 18-year-old army recruits go through when they’re deployed overseas.Except, perhaps, that Quinn’s job demanded even more secrecy.We wanted more for Quinn, but it always felt like too much to hope for, especially after his near-death in Season 5. He’s gone, and Carrie will certainly be drinking her guilt away for years to come.While some may believe he should’ve been put out of his misery then, Season 6 clarified things for a character worthy of an epilogue. But Quinn’s mental damage was evident long before Carrie woke him from a coma in Season 5; a decision that pushed Quinn’s internal pain to the surface in frightening new ways.“Maybe people don’t know me and I can go undercover.