Dexter Series Finale
The series finale of Dexter confuses as much as it disappoints.
A show I’ve been watching for eight years came to end last night and I made sure to watch it this morning before heading to the airport. Sadly, it was rather underwhelming.
Perhaps it was the lack of sleep or concern that I was leaving in hours to another country and hadn’t packed… or those things coupled with the fact I was writing this article for Screen Rant at the same time. The series finale of Dexter wasn’t bad, it just didn’t hit me with the intensity of previous episodes…
All of the (remaining) characters on the show made an appearance, but some of them didn’t get a real send-off. It felt more like a season finale potentially leaving the door open for another season rather than the true end of the show. There was a big twist, there were a few key deaths, but there was also some strange decision-making on the part of the titular character which I find make him a little less likable.
It wasn’t a happy ending, but the way it played out didn’t make me too upset either. It’s a shame it’s all over though since Dexter has for a long time been Showtime’s key program, and for viewers, one of the best parts of any given summer television schedule.
Eight years, gone like that. Who’s going to take care of those evil people in Miami now?
After seeing the entire cast onstage at Comic-Con this summer giving a more emotional farewell than the actual show ever could, I can’t complain. It’s been a long and wild journey. Hopefully, Michael C. Hall’s joke onstage about returning when they make a show about his son Harrison one day comes true. I think that would work.