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Latest 'Homeland' Is Last for Celebrated Writer Henry Bromell


By Tim Molloy

Sunday's episode of "Homeland" isn't just a crucial one for the series, but also a sad moment in television history: It is the last TV episode ever written by Henry Bromell.

Bromell (pictured), who died in March after a heart attack, was posthumously awarded the Emmy for Outstanding Writing last month for writing the Season 2 "Homeland" episode "Q&A." His wife, Sarah, accepted the award.

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Bromell also shared the Emmy for Outstanding Drama series with other "Homeland" producers in 2012.

Sunday's episode is a pivotal one for "Homeland," because it finally reveals what became of Sgt. Nicholas Brody, MIA for the first two episodes of this season. It takes us to a setting unlike any we've seen before, to new highs and new levels of despair. It's one of the show's best episodes, and would be a fascinating standalone movie, even if you had never met the characters before.

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One of Bromell's two sons, William, helped complete the writing. Father and son share credit for the episode, entitled "Tower of David."

The elder Bromell worked on a long list of shows, including "Homicide," "Chicago Hope," and "Rubicon."

"Tower of David" was the fifth episode of "Homeland" he wrote.

"Homeland" airs tonight at 9/8c on Showtime.

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