Now that tonight marks the fourth to the last episode of “Dexter,” it’s time to start getting a little teary-eyed … which we are guessing is probably not something that you envisioned doing when it comes to a show about a serial killer. However, the character has been a big part of the TV world for such a long time that it is more than understandable that fans would get a little bit emotional, but it is a sad time for the actors as well.
Speaking to The Huffington Post in a new interview, Michael C. Hall praised Jennifer Carpenter in talking about people who were the hardest to say farewell to on the set, and also talked about just how difficult much of the past few weeks were dealing with all sorts of exits:
“The last day was — I mean, there was such a series of lasts over the past couple of weeks. You know, different people had their last days at different times. But the very last day was I don’t know, a combination of pride and sadness, wistfulness, and relief, and vague depression. It’s been eight years of all of our lives; cast, crew, and beyond, and there’s a collective sense of a major end, a major transition, but also a new beginning for all of us. It’s hard to pick favorites among my castmates, but I suppose the person with whom I’ve had the most significant journey as a character is Jennifer Carpenter and the Deb character. They’ve been through so much and covered so much terrain and she’s been such an amazing scene partner thorough this entire process.”
While Hall is staying mum about the very end of the show, he does say that he has taken an assortment of odds and ends from the set as mementos for his future. His own plans seem vague for now, but he has some more movie work lined up along with a project called “American Dream Machine” that he is helping to develop.
If you want to take a deep breath and focus more on tonight’s new episode, just watch the sneak peek here. We are going to have more on the series finale throughout the coming weeks.