For longtime "Dexter" fans, last night marked the end of an era. After eight up and down seasons, "Dexter" officially aired its last episode last night and a principle character met their demise. *MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD*...don't read on if you haven't watched it yet.
The finale picked up where last week's episode left off with Hurricane Laura (presumably a nod to Dexter's mom) getting ready to hit Miami and Hannah hiding in the airport bathroom trying to dodge Elway as she and Dexter attempted to escape with Harrison to Argentina. From there the next 50 minutes was one little twist after another. Some twists kept you on the edge of your seat, some not so much and some were just ridiculous.
Deb was rushed to the hospital after being shot by Saxon and begged her colleagues not to call Dexter. The ever faithful sister didn't want to get in the way of Dexter running away with his son and his true love. However, Batista decided to call Dexter anyway and Dexter left Hannah and Harrison to go see about his sister. Of all the moments in the season finale, the moment that Harrison tells his dad goodbye and says that he loves Hannah was probably the best moment of the show.
Back at the hospital, Deb takes a turn for the worse when she has a blood clot during surgery and is left with minimal brain function. After almost taking down Saxon in front of Deb's hospital room, Dexter does the unthinkable and goes into her room and pulls the plug. In what became the most ridiculous moment of the show, Dexter wheels a lifeless Deb out of the hospital on a gurney in front of numerous medical personnel and carries her body out to his boat with no one intervening. In what was the saddest moment of the series finale, Dexter dumps her body into the ocean like he has done his previous victims. The moment was sad not just because Deb is such a beloved character but also because it was so unnecessary. There was no need for it, it was completely out of place and seemed unusually cruel.
After dumping Deb's body, Dexter drives into the storm for what seems to be a suicide. Everyone believes that Dexter has died including Hannah who is shown with Harrison in another country. During the final scene, Dexter is shown in Oregon working as a lumberjack and living alone in a cabin....and that's how it ends.
After eight long years of "Dexter" the ending felt hollow and incomplete. It's not as big of a surprise considering the last few seasons of the show has not been as good as the first four but the finale fell short and didn't give a good ending to die hard fans of the show who have watched from the beginning.
Did you like the series finale of "Dexter"? How would you have ended the show?