Tumblr is being a bitch and won’t let me reblog this properly, but I wanted to respond.
I have a headcanon that Quinn, being who he is, deliberately set himself up to fail at that betrayal attempt.
Consider who he is: He’s a rigid military man. He follows all the rules, no exception. He is a man who cannot serve two masters. Especially when their interests begin to diverge.
So, when Baras gave him orders to betray the Warrior, he has to do it. It’s against his nature to disobey. However, obeying the letter is not the same as obeying the intent.
Quinn has been with the Warrior almost since the beginning. He *knows* you. He knows your limits and your weaknesses (regardless if you use him as a companion or not). Quinn is cold and calculating. Therefore, he sets up the situation so that it’s one that you can easily overcome. And knows he will fail.
Failing Baras is not an option. Once he does, Baras will disavow him, and therefore he will be free to transfer his loyalty to the Warrior.
If he dies during that attempt, well that is the price of failure.
Anyway, that’s how I explain it so that my Warrior was able to take him back into the fold.
Edit: Fixed, original post gone, alone with the urge to fling mouse at screen.