Unlike story-servicing ciphers like Roya Hammad, Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend) proved to be a worthwhile new character from the moment he first appeared in the episode “New Car Smell.”

Even before the fantastic reveal of his true motives for being on the Nazir task force, viewers were already digging Quinn for his hilarious clashes with the equally blunt Carrie, as well as his shared penchant for doing whatever it takes to get the result, like going full bad cop during Brody’s interrogation by stabbing him through the hand.

If last night's finale was the last we see of Quinn, at least he went out like a boss, stepping up to Estes and sparing Brody for Carrie's sake.