Showtime Says Homeland’s Finale Will Leave Fans ‘Howling’

Damien Lewis as Nicholas "Nick" Brody in Homeland (episode 7) - Photo: Kent Smith/SHOWTIME - Photo ID: homeland_106_0399 Photo: Kent Smith/Showtime

Showtime president for entertainment David Nevins promises that Homeland's season finale will have a "very honest ending" that "will have fans of the show howling." Ah! Howling how, David? Howling how? He tells the Times that the episode is "going to be controversial," but that it's "a good place to leave the series." Showrunner Alex Gansa seems a little more Zen, though, and says that of course the show will be different next year, but he's not too worried. "In the end, you follow your instincts and hope they’re right. I do know this: writing from a place of fear and concern guarantees only one result: mediocrity." So ... are they gonna kill Brody or what?