Whether or not Dexter Morgan has a smile on his face at the end of the “Dexter” series finale later this fall is still to be seen, but there is one thing that we can say with confidence: Not everyone is going to love the ending. Why? This is no accusation that the writers don’t know what they’re doing, but rather a statement on the reality of the situation. Has there ever been an ending to any show that is universally loved? While some are more appreciated than others, we can’t sit here and say that there is one out there has people hollering with celebration all across the board.
With that, take the comments of executive producer Sara Colleton (per TVLine) as a symbol of hope. The producers aren’t going into this finale with rose (or blood, given the subject matter)-colored glasses, and they are very well aware that this could ultimately be a pretty polarizing way to end the run of a certain serial killer:
“This has been the ending that we [the executive producers] have talked about for years now. So to us, it feels right for our show and how we feel about it … 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.”
We’ve said for over a year now that there are only so many ways in which the show ends: Dexter is killed, he continues to go about his business, he flees, or he is arrested. Of the group, the only ones that seems satisfying are either him dying or somehow finding a way to stay the course in Miami.
How do you think that “Dexter” is going to end, at least based on everything that you have seen on the show so far? If you want to catch a preview for Sunday night’s new episode, we suggest just head on over to the link here.