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The Juiciest TV Hookups of 2012

Featuring steamy scenes from ‘Homeland, ‘Game of Thrones’ and more

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Sometimes the waiting is the hardest part, as with the long-simmering attraction between The Vampire Diaries' Damon and Elena or Downton Abbey's  Anna and Mr. Bates. And sometimes they don't wait at all, like Stannis and Melisandre in the heat of battle on the planning table in Game of Thrones. Here are our favorite TV hookups of the year.

By Sean T. Collins, Katy Kroll, Halle Kiefer and Sarene Leeds

 

  

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‘Homeland’: Carrie and Brody (Season 2, Episode 8)

Total cost of the War on Terror to date: $5 trillion. A night at a cheap motel outside the Washington, D.C. area: $70. The look on Saul Berenson's face as he listens to his protégé and a Marine-turned-POW-turned-terrorist-sleeper-agent-turned-Congressman-turned-vice-presidential-pick-turned-CIA-informant slam their bathing-suit areas into one another, like if they do it hard enough one of them will crack open and the cure for cancer will fall out: Priceless.