Counting down the small screen deaths that rocked and shocked 2013
Nicholas Brody, Homeland
Say it with me now: Finally. The cockroach is squashed. It was a long, strange journey for Damian Lewis’ is-he-or-isn’t-he-a-villain, and it came to an end in the season three finale. After an unbalanced season that sent countless critics and fans heading for the hills, Brody’s death was the slate-cleaning boost that "Homeland" desperately needed. Kudos to the writers for finally pulling the trigger, and to both Lewis and Claire Danes for making Brody’s death one of the hardest scenes to watch all year long.