Like Claire Danes' bipolar CIA agent, we sensed there was an imminent threat at tonight's 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.
And, sure enough, Homeland blasted Mad Men out of the room, denying the AMC hit its fifth straight win for Outstanding Drama Series.
"I don't know when they're going to cut me off, but this is the biggest night of my career and I'm going to keep talking until they do," writer-producer Alex Gansa cracked, referring to the time constraints put on his, Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff's acceptance speech for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series earlier in the evening.
HBO, despite the onslaught from AMC, ABC, Showtime, PBS and FX, couldn't help but be the night's biggest winner with six Emmys, while ABC was second with five wins, including Modern Family's third consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. Showtime (a first-time winner in the top drama category) was next with four wins.