Showtime President David Nevins also chimed in about the controversial ending to Showtime’s wildly popular TV show, “Dexter”. Fans of the show are calling the series finale one of the worst endings in TV history, so don’t be too disappointed that you missed it on September 22, 2013. Six Feet Under’s Michael C. Hall who portrayed the titular serial killing character, also shared his thoughts on the much-criticized series finale in an interview a couple of months ago. Dexter fans are still seeking answers and it seems that Pres Nevins couldn’t escape the “angry mob”. At this year’s TCA summer press tour, fans still insisted on getting some clarity to understand the reasons why their favorite show ended the way it did. There was some speculation that the network rejected the producers’ idea to kill off Dex, but Nevins addressed the controversial ending and hopefully tied loose ends in the process.
The ending wasn’t discussed with him apparently, he says:
“It was never discussed with me,”
“No ever pitched the idea of killing Dexter. Neither Michael [C. Hall] nor the producers ever thought that was the appropriate ending that Dexter should have got. It was honestly never discussed.”
The chances of us seeing Dexter back in action, he added:
“It’s always in the realm of possibility,” “Worked for Jack Bauer. Worked for the Bluth family… It’s always possible but there’s never really anything actively happening.”
So we can’t blame Showtime?
Clyde Phillips, who was the original showrunner of “Dexter” planned a whole different ending for our favorite serial killer. He left the series some time ago to focus on “Nurse Jackie”, speaking to eonline.com in an exclusive interview he said:
“In the very last scene of the series, “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.”
Phillips’ ending is without a doubt the ending we envisioned! Seeing Dexter as a lumberjack while sporting the ginger beard is the last thing we all expected. The writers managed to cram in all sorts of unrealistic events that rushed the finale, leaving fans with a sloppy, misguided mess. They messed up one of the most talked about TV shows in Showtime history by not giving it the send-off it deserves.