Dexter Series Finale Recap: WTF Happened?

Dexter Series Finale Recap: WTF Happened?

Did the writers of Dexter just drop the ball when it came to the show’s series finale? It would appear so, after watching the last episode, titled Remember The Monsters. We, as fans, have invested eight seasons in this show, only to be left disappointed and confused.

At first, we learned that Deb was going to be okay. Dexter was called by Matthews to the hospital to be with her after Saxon tried to kill her. The doctor came in and said she was hopeful. Deb convinced Dexter to leave Miami, but he couldn’t go without killing Saxon. Dexter goes to the hospital, in anticipation of Saxon wanting to finish killing Deb. Miami Metro was on the scene to apprehend him. Dexter goes into his holding cell to do a GSR test and tells Saxon that he’s going to kill him with a pen. Saxon grabs the pen and stabs Dexter and Dex takes the pen and goes for the jugular.

Quinn and Batista accept Dexter’s explanation as to what happened and that’s that. Dex goes to the hospital, takes Deb off of life support and wheels her to where his boat is outside. He puts her on the boat, only to take her out to see and dump her body in the ocean. Then, he drives the boat right into the hurricane.

Later, we see Hannah and Harrison in Argentina and she reads something online about Dexter being dead. Afterward, we cut to some logging yard and apparently Dexter is there alone working as a lumberjack.

WTF?!? Did the writers fall asleep at the wheel on this one? They could’ve wrapped this up a lot better, don’t you think? What did you think of the series finale of the show?

Dexter Series Finale Recap: WTF Happened? was last modified: September 23rd, 2013 by Roberta Ferguson
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  • LDP

    I was not disappointed or confused. It was perfect. For years, the show has been about Dexter’s desire to be an actual emotionally capable being. He reached that point, got what he wanted (which he says in the episode) and learns that with real emotions come things like doubt, remorse, guilt. Now he’s capable of seeing that his actions, his life as a monster (what he thinks he is) hurt everyone around him. (He says that, too.) And now, for the first time, he can feel like shit because of that. He got what he wanted all these years and it’s not all that he wished it was. The people saying he should’ve died in the finale are failing to see how much of a cop out that would be. He earned his humanity, his newly acquired emotional complexity. Taking that away from him instead of letting him suffer through that empty, remorseful existence would make the last 8 years of character growth pointless.

  • Roberta Ferguson

    Your rudeness was a bit unnecessary, no? My analysis was merely that of this fan’s perspective. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

  • arghus

    i agree, it would have been better to just end it at Hannah and Harrison in Argentina scene, the Dex is a lumberjack must be a troll or a hint to a spinoff..

    Or, the more i think about it, when he ended Deb,
    he realized he really loved her, not just as a brother,
    and not to be a drag on hannah and his son he decided to just disappear..

    anyhow i remain puzzled by the lumberjack scene