Dexter: The Complete Final Season
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Dexter(TM) is a crime drama about Dexter Morgan, a man who leads a double life as an incredibly likeable forensics expert for the Miami Police Department and as an emotionless vigilante serial killer. Taught by his foster father to harness his lust for blood and killing, Dexter lives by his own strict moral code - he only kills murderers who can't otherwise be brought to justice. Dexter is a killer who grapples with fitting into society while, at the same time, he struggles with his inability to feel emotion. The irony of Dexter's life is that he works closely as a blood splatter analyst with the very people who hunt his kind - the homicide departments.
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Why end Dexter the way they did? Read on:
The story of Dexter and what makes it so compelling is the journey he has been on. For eight incredible seasons we have witnessed him battle with his 'dark passenger' and watched as the dark passenger's grip weakened over time as Dexter needed less of the justice of the kills Harry and Evelyn built into Dexter as a self regulating 'code' system.
When Dexter finally lost that all important last person he cared about (and WOW was that a tearjerker of a scene), going on with a life like everyone else's was no longer an option. Dexter now realized it was NEVER an option. No matter how much he wanted that new life with Hannah and Harrison in Argentina, it was simply impossible now that he had to come to grips with all the people close to him who died because of who he is.
Dexter knows that even suicide can never be payment enough for the debt of him being who he is. When Dexter stares into the camera that final time, the absolute emptiness of a soul dead, a being emptied, his life and total existence ended is so much more powerful than anything else they could have come up with. It's now clear that even in spite of his living in the physical sense, he is dead in every way. He cannot have a life. Any life, even as the Dexter we knew before his journey of discovery led him to his ultimate sad fate. Now, if that isn't a proper ending for Dexter, I don't know what is. Saying goodbye to a tv character has never been so gut-wrenchingly sad.
In many ways it's justice that some, though they still rooted for him, hoped for and it's a proper philosophical end for him. It was a struggle the whole way, you just knew it wasn't going to be a picture perfect happy ending, and it certainly wasn't going to be a stereotypical Hollywood style ending with his being discovered and brought to justice or killed by those involved with the discovery. The team of writers and producers and everyone involved deserves a high level of praise and respect for everything they have done throughout the series, and yes, that includes the finale. Dexter may very well be the greatest series ever. It opened up a world of emotion for a dark character no one could imagine possible before. The creative team and actors deserve to win every award they are nominated for.
As for me, I'm going to plug in season 1, disc 1 into the DVD player and start the journey with Dexter all over again....
Than some stuff was too unbelievable. For example, Hannah (Dexter's lover), went on the run after being arrested for murder at the end of the 7th season. Fast forward to this season, Hannah is back in Miami (with no disguise) and is now married to a billionaire who she later ends up killing. Like really? Do the writers think us viewers are stupid? A billionaire is going to marry a fugitive??? Then after she killed him, we (the viewers) never heard any more about him. A billionaire is not going missing and there is no massive hunt to find him. Also, the scene where Harrison, (the 4 year old son) falls off the treadmill and it CLEARLY is a grown man acting as his stunt double is just cringe worthy. It's like the director didn't even try.
Last, I hated the ending. Deb dies, Hannah runs off with Harrison, Dexter fakes his death and becomes a lumberjack, and his co-workers NEVER find out he was a serial killer. Eight seasons. Eight long seasons. All that time wasted for Dexter to just fake his death and become a lumberjack. Terrible. The writers should have went the ''Breaking Bad'' route and gave the viewers what they want and that was for Dexter to get found out. The hunter becomes the hunted.
If you haven't seen all 8 seasons of Dexter, don't bother. Just stop at 4. You won't miss anything trust me