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10/24/2013 11:06 am ET

Mandy Patinkin, God's Gift To 50-And-Over Women, Admits He Wept After Reading Sunday's Homeland Plot Twist

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Apparently, we were not the only ones who were surprised by Saul’s sudden, redeeming Homeland plot twist this past Sunday. Mandy Patinkin, the award-winning actor and beard cultivator who portrays Saul on Showtime’s hit drama series told CBS News on Wednesday that he, too, was shocked by the twist.

In an incredible CBS This Morning segment that will only boost Patinkin’s appeal to women 50 and over (your blogger’s mother included), the flannel-clad actor discussed his own reaction to Homeland’s recent left hook. “When I read what happened in the fourth episode, which was aired this past Sunday,” Patinkin explained, “I’m a very emotional person. I broke down and started crying, because I couldn’t get over the creativity of the writing team. I mean, I read that, and I had asked them not to tell me what was happening. I couldn’t believe what they’d done.”

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