Kraftster wrote:I haven't liked this season at all so far, but tonight was just so colossally bad. I was embarrassed for the show. There were a ton of gmafb moments. One general example, one specific. I think the writers just failed at making Dexter's "protectiveness" of Vogel right now be believable. Maybe it was the week off and if I watched it straight through I'd feel differently. Or maybe if I didn't watch it after Breaking Bad, which has been about the complete opposite of Dexter in terms of final season success, but the entire show I was like, "wait, why do we care about this Saxson dude? Who cares, man. Get on the plane and get out of town." Just no way to integrate Vogel enough to where she is the cause of Dexter's downfall. Hanging around to kill one last time in order to be a hero or protect Vogel, or...what?
As for specific example, the Harrison treadmill fall/Hannah trip to the ER? lol, come on.
I guess commenting on Quinn and Jamie would just be overkill.
PensFanInDC wrote:We decided not to watch tonight and save it for a 2 hour series finale. Might be better that way.
I still love the show. Screw you guys...
demondg1 wrote:So let me get this straight...Spoiler:- It turns out the final "big bad" was a blood clot.
- Dexter's final kill is Deb.
- Dexter swims through a hurricane to Canada so he can be a lumberjack.
- Quin, Batista, and Masuka never get any closure to their stories.
- Hanna and Harrison go to Argentina.
Man, this all went to hell. Just awful, awful writing.
Was anybody else expecting Alfred to give Hannah a head nod at that cafe?
"In the very last scene of the series," Philips explained, "Dexter wakes up. And everybody is going to think, 'Oh, it was a dream.' And then the camera pulls back and back and back and then we realize, 'No, it's not a dream.' Dexter's opening his eyes and he's on the execution table at the Florida Penitentiary. They're just starting to administer the drugs and he looks out through the window to the observation gallery.
"And in the gallery are all the people that Dexter killed—including the Trinity Killer and the Ice Truck Killer (his brother Rudy), LaGuerta who he was responsible killing, Doakes who he's arguably responsible for, Rita, who he's arguably responsible for, Lila. All the big deaths, and also whoever the weekly episodic kills were. They are all there.
"That's what I envisioned for the ending of Dexter. That everything we've seen over the past eight seasons has happened in the several seconds from the time they start Dexter's execution to the time they finish the execution and he dies. Literally, his life flashed before his eyes as he was about to die. I think it would have been a great, epic, very satisfying conclusion."
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