The ‘Dexter’ Finale That Could Have Been, But Sadly Wasn’t

September 23rd, 2013 // Leave a Comment
Dexter

Oh, Dexter. What the hell happened?

The last half of the season has been kind of a mess. An anti-climatic mess. From secondary characters who gobbled up screen time to boring serial killers to the final scenes of the show, it was all just so very off.

For those of you who haven’t seen the finale yet, I won’t spoil it for you. I’ll let our upcoming recap do that for you. 

We did get a taste of what could have been courtesy of former show runner and executive producer of Dexter, Clyde Phillips, who spoke with Kristin Dos Santos of E! News. This is how he would have wrapped up the show.

“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.”

Now that would have been AMAZING! Share your thoughts on the season finale in the comments below.

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