The writers and producers of Homeland bowed to necessity, common sense and the impetus of dramatic destiny on the season 3 finale Sunday night.
WARNING: SHOW SPOILERS BELOW AND FINALE ENDING REVEALED.
They killed off Nicholas Brody.
Unlike Game of Thrones, where death tends to reveal itself unexpectedly as a red-fanged guest hungry for human hearts and heads, Homeland delivered Brody up to somber execution. His head was placed in a noose, and his body was hoisted up by crane.