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.
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.
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.