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DarkXid 12/17/2012 11:49:07 PM

 Do they have it figured out?  Dang, am I going to be screaming a year from now when they finish this sucker?  Are the writing themselves into a corner so they can have fun getting out of it?

One more season.  

As far as the end of this sucker...Well, when they were all there together you pretty much knew how it had to end...but seeing it happen was great, and suspenseful.  

It was either Deb does the deed or Bring on the TRIAL OF DEXTER MORGAN!  Which a season long of that or, him in his final game plan as the captain chases him down getting closer and closer would be awesome.  

Hopefully, the ramifications of the end of this season play deep into the next season, because let's face it, if there is no credible explanation for the deaths, certain somebodies SHOULD be at the tops of people's suspicion list.  EVERYBODY's LISTS.

I mean they all worked at the police station for the love of Pete.  And they're all detectives.

TheSilentKiller 12/18/2012 6:12:13 AM

 That was a pretty great ending. Season 8 best wrap this up appropriately, but I'm also looking to see who the big bad is going to be.

ddiaz28 12/18/2012 6:39:11 AM

What a strong emotional finale.  If Jennifer Carpenter doesn't get recognized with an Emmy for her stellar performance this year I'll be pissed.  I read that her running to hug Laguerta after shooting her was totally unscripted.  What a genius acting choice. 

I'm so glad they addressed who poisoned Deb right off the bat.  I was so torn on who I wanted to be the "bad" girl, Deb or Hannah.  But of course I'm happy the way they went.  It's just too bad Dex couldn't be happy both ways.  It'll be interesting to see where the Hannah story goes next season.  I hope her leaving the black orchid isn't the last we see of her.  I don't like when these characters just disappear like Lumen did.  

You didn't mention that it was Dexter himself that made it look like Laguerta had framed him.  He knew she was watching him so he purposefully took that stuff out of evidence and made it look like he was getting rid of evidence.  He is such a genius when it comes to covering his tracks especially when he is against the ropes. 

It was great to see Doakes again and I loved how we finally got to see the little mistakes in Dexter's "acting" human that put Dexter's strangeness onto Doakes' radar.  "Creep Motherf#*cker"  Awesome line.

And of course that final scene in the container was.  While I was sure which way it would go it was still a shock to witness.  Dexter finally had come to terms with himself just being a regular killer rather than a "special" kind of killer.  He was also willing to save his sister's consience as well by finally giving up.  But her decision saved him from becoming just another murderer and will definitely have repurcussions on her mental state going through next season. 

I loved how they walked through the party hand in hand in a daze.  Dexter's last line of "who am I" couldn't be more poignant. 

Sucks that it will end next year but I can't wait to see how they wrap this excellent series up.  Will Dexter get a happily ever after or will it be a bitter sweet end?  Guess we'll have to wait and see.

ddiaz28 12/18/2012 6:42:11 AM

Great summary and review Jarret but I just wanted to point out something.  In one line you say that Deb had to make a choice to save Dexter OR shoot Laguerta.  You probably meant to write something else since that is one in the same.  Figured you might want to edit it since it might confuse some people.  Cheers!

wish 12/18/2012 7:18:42 AM

Deb was saving herself too, she would have gone down with Dexter if she had arrested him and supported Laguerta, so when it's 2 lives vs 1, it's slightly easier maybe?  I dunno, bad situation to be in but I don't think too many of us would have done it differently.

Totally great season, it had me interested and satisfied the whole way through!  I doubt there will be anything beyond an 8th season, but even if they had 1 bad season for every good one like this, I'd watch it for as long as they made it!

I really do have to wonder at the Hanna poisoning Deb thing, it would have been better to insinuate that Deb poisoned herself, and maybe it'll come out next season but it still seems too sloppy for Hanna to do even if she hadn't maintained that she doesn't make mistakes.  The way Deb has transformed this season and her committment to keeping Dexter and herself out of jail, even embracing his system and asking him to make a kill!!  It seems like poisoning herself to get Dexter to react was a last ditch effort, and kinda genius too!  It would vindicate Deb in a way, afterall, Dexter may be super smart in not getting caught for all these years, but it could easily said that Deb being a shitty cop contributed as well. 

blankczech 12/18/2012 11:08:57 AM

After real events that occurred last weekend...I can't tell you how much I wanted Deb to put one right in the center of Dexter's chest, but I knew Showtime planned to get another season out of this and it wasn't going to happen. 

I've never bought into the romanticization of a psycho serial killer who only kills bad guys.  I've always thought of Dexter as an evil self absorbed creep who's primary function in life is to satiate his own needs at the expense of everybody else.

Dexter and Hannah's, natural born killer love affair, makes me want to puke...

It's been sad to see Deb's character slide into the slimy abyss (with her brother) this season...I thought she was better than that...there's no excuse for the terrible thing she did in the last episode...

If only Harry Morgan had tried to get his step son help when he realized he couldn't get a family pet for fear that Dexter would kill it.  Maybe the kid was damaged beyond repair...but he should have tried...and at least brought the child's problem out in the open.

Thank goodness for the Angel Batista character...there's still one person on the show that i like

 

Chopsaki 12/20/2012 3:14:37 AM

Great ending to the season, can't wait for the next one!

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