If you live under a rock and never managed to take the time to watch the wildly popular Showtime TV series Dexter, don’t be too disappointed that you missed the series finale on September 22, 2013. The finale is probably the worst ending to one of the best series in TV history. The writers managed to bring everything together but it all felt a bit rushed and unfulfilling. The last season was sloppy and a bit misguided with the sole purpose of bringing things to an end instead of constructing a fitting farewell. Six Feet Under’s Michael C. Hall portrayed the character from Jeff Lindsay’s novel “Darkly Dreaming Dexter,” to perfection. He raked in viewers with each season as the forensics pathologist who moonlights as a serial killer.
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Hall has finally shared his thoughts on the much-criticized series finale in an interview with The Daily Beast. It seems that our favorite serial killer portrayer shares our sentiments about the horrible ending, but he does find it “fitting,”:
“Liked it? I don’t think I even watched it,” he says of the finale, which aired last September. The once-gripping saga of the nerdy blood spatter analyst (spoiler alert) ended on a flabbergasting note, with the death of Dexter’s adoptive sister Debra; his self-exile from his kids, his job, and Miami; and his transition into a new career as…a lumberjack. Hall chooses his words carefully when discussing his feelings about that last episode. “I thought it was narratively satisfying—but it was not so savory.”
“I think the show had lost a certain amount of torque,” he says. “Just inherently because of how long we’d done it, because of the storytelling capital we’d spent, because our writers may have been gassed. Maybe some people wanted a more satisfying—maybe they wanted a happy ending for him, either a happy ending or a more definitive sense of closure. They wanted him to die or something, but I think the fact that he’s sort of exiled in a prison of his own making is, for my money, pretty fitting.”
There has been many talks about a potential “Dexter” spin-off since the show neared its end last year. The spin-off will center the titular character, which means that Michael C. Hall’s involvement is key to move forward. Hopefully this will never see the light of day!
Additional source: bloody-disgusting.com