“There will be people who hate it, but we can’t try to anticipate that or put it through the lens of any other show’s finale, because that was another show. This is our show. This is Dexter.” — Executive Producer Sara Colleton
The Dexter series finale, “Remember The Monsters” did have a shot at not being an affront to the suckers who spent 96 hours watching Dexter... Instead, "The Big Brawn" epilogue is a knife through the heart of any Dexter fan.
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This is where I knew for sure that Deb would die. The doctor was entirely unconvincing in her assurances that Deb should be fine...and the statement she made about the bullet "bouncing around in there" (inside Deb) sealed it. The Dex of old would have cared enough to stick around to find out. The selfish prick Dexter of the last few seasons just wanted to be with his unrepentant, unreformed, serial-killer girlfriend A.S.A.P.
No mention of the mother of the baby. Just a lot of filler and a really ugly newborn. Deb seemed like the Deb of old, whose peppiness irritated (some) ppl.
OK. This was actually funny because the previews showed it happening and because the detective dude was a real pompous twat.
Another (unintentionally?) funny scene. But stoopid. So stoopid.
Dex gives no shits about Joey Quinn, who wants to marry Deb and therefore probably would have liked some kind of memorial service for her, let alone know what happened to her body.
Covering up his crimes is something that Dexter has always done well, so this scene actually made some sense. However, given all the implausibilities throughout the episode (the entire season, really) it carried no weight for me whatsoever. I should have cared but after eight years of watching this fucking show, the last 3 being a devolution into craptasticness, instead I felt nothing.
OMG. Bad acting, much? Sniffle. One tear. Then <smile> Let's get ice cream!
The final shot is bearded Dex looking at the camera.
The lumberjack ending was just funny and bizarre.
Dexter, who previously used serial killer logic, ends up wimping out on his kid and his girlfriend because he feels responsible for both his wife and sister's deaths (He claims to cause harm to 'everyone" he loves.) So he just fucking abandoned his kid to Hannah, who just weeks ago killed her husband and poisoned Dex and Deb--after actually attempting to murder Deb the previous season. But Dex never had an impulse to hurt his kid ever and Hannah--now a half million dollars ahead, safely out of the country, believing Dex is dead, is supposed to raise Dexter's kid alone, never again having any inclination to kill? What a botched up mess of a series finale.
As other fans have said and I agree, this season, this ending has made me retroactively hate the entire series.
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(There is one happy ending here: Michael C. Hall and his ex-wife Jennifer Carpenter no longer have to spend long hours at work together...)