Homeland should kill Nicholas Brody

The character finally reappeared in last night's episode — but all he's doing is dragging the story down.

Nick Brody
(Image credit: (Kent Smith/SHOWTIME))

Nicholas Brody should be dead by now.

The creative team behind Showtime’s Homeland has actually twice planned to kill the former prisoner of war played by Damian Lewis: Once in season one, and once in season two. Both times, Showtime executives successfully encouraged them to reconsider. And now, as the third season of the Emmy-winning drama unfolds — with Brody finally reappearing, bald and battered, after skipping the first two episodes — the time for the character's final and unequivocal demise has arrived.

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