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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastThere’s a scene in Bodyguard’s finale more striking than any in political-thriller memory. It comes at the very end, after the absurdly gripping—and preposterously implausible—action sequences have wrapped up, and our hero, David Budd, has emerged victorious. He sits in a dim room, looking more boyish and vulnerable than we’ve yet seen. His head wounds have healed, his guns are gone, and his brow is furrowed in a moment of rare, unrestrained distress. Then comes the kicker: David breaks down in tears. Gazing at the counselor across from him—we can tell she’s a therapist due to her earth-tone sweater—he sputters, “I’m David. And I need some help.” We’ve been primed for this moment throughout the six-episode series, but it still comes as a bit of a shock. Emotion isn’t a luxury afforded to most smashing (in more ways than one) male action stars, who are more likely to carry out their risky business with a near-robotic level of placidity, if not a beefy dose of perverse pleasure. Read more at The Daily Beast. Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here