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Monday, September 30, 2013

POLL: Who's the Best Main Dexter Antagonist?

Eight seasons of Dexter, but more than ten main foes for our favorite serial killer in the last seven years. In our poll below, you can vote for the one you consider the best. In case you're in dilemma you can vote more than one!

PHOTOS: Edward James Olmos Attends the 2013 NCLR ALMA Awards

Former Dexter special guest star Edward James Olmos attends the 2013 NCLR ALMA Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on September 27, 2013 in Pasadena, California. View more photos below!

'Dexter's Final Cut' by Jeff Lindsay - Review

via Complete Review: Beware of spoilers.  Dexter's Final Cut was published in the US just as the long-running cable series based on the Dexter books came to an end, and both the title of the novel and its first line -- part of an introductory section setting up the novel as a how-I-got-here tale -- suggest that maybe it's the end of the road for the Miami police blood spatter analyst cum serial killer here, too.

The opening scene is quickly revealed as a misdirect -- as so often in the Dexter books things aren't exactly what they seem at first -- and the reader begins the story proper comforted by the knowledge that Dexter will find himself just fine down the road, and clearly will be up to some of his usual tricks. But, of course, where there's one misdirect, maybe there are more...

The Dexter books do not follow the same story-arc as the TV series did, and it would probably be an unwise jump for the TV-fan to start in on the series here; on the other hand, readers don't have to faithfully read all six previous installments before enjoying this one.

The major development in Dexter and his wife Rita's private life here is that they're planning to move into a new house. Rita's kids, Astor and Cody -- both with that dark side to them that Dexter knows he will have to help them with if he wants to keep them from self- (and others-) destructing -- are a bit of a handful, especially the nearing-teen-age Astor; baby Lily Anne just needs the usual constant infant-care. Between the kids, the move, and her job, Rita is pretty frazzled -- and Dexter of little help, especially since the story allows him to ignore his family for long stretches here. Read more after the jump.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

POLL: Pick Your Three Favorite Episodes From the Final Season of Dexter

Twelve weeks, twelve episodes. Pick your favorite three episodes from the final season of Dexter, in our poll below!

Aimee Garcia and David Zayas Pose With the Special Achievement In TV Awards at the Winner's Walk

Aimee Garcia and David Zayas pose with the Special Achievement in Television awards for 'Dexter' at the Winner's Walk during the 2013 NCLR ALMA Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on September 27, 2013 in Pasadena, California. See some more images after the jump!

Dexter Series Finale Airing Tonight In the UK

UK Dexperts... tonight's the night! The final episode of Dexter, 8.12 "Remember the Monsters?" is airing tonight, -one week after the US-, at 9PM on Fox. For more info, visit Fox's official page.
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Saturday, September 28, 2013

POLL: Which Part of the Series Finale Would You Change If You Had the Chance?

It's been almost a week since the series finale of Dexter aired. Some people are satisfied with the way things wrapped, and some people aren't. If you had the chance to change something from the final episode of the series, what would that be? Vote two or three parts below, and discuss!

PHOTOS: David Zayas Attends the 2013 NCLR ALMA Awards

Dexter co-star David Zayas attends the 2013 NCLR ALMA Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on September 27, 2013 in Pasadena, California. More photos after the jump!

VIDEO: Aimee Garcia and David Zayas Acceptance Speech at the 2013 NCLR ALMA Awards

Last night, Aimee Garcia and David Zayas' were honored with the Special Achievement in Television award for Dexter. Watch an excerpt of their speech, below!

PHOTOS: Aimee Garcia Attends the 2013 NCLR ALMA Awards

Aimee Garcia attends the 2013 NCLR ALMA Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on September 27, 2013 in Pasadena, California. View more photos after the jump!

Dexter Co-Stars David Zayas and Aimee Garcia Honored With Alma Award

Yesterday was a great night for two favorite Dexter stars. Aimee Garcia and David Zayas were honored with the Special Achievement in Television award for Dexter during the 2013 NCLR ALMA Awards.

Congrats Aimee and David!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Dexter Series Finale - Episode 8.12 "Remember the Monsters?" - Additional Stills

More promotional photos from the final episode of Dexter, 8.12 "Remember the Monsters?" are now available. View more after the jump!

Dexter Author Jeff Lindsay Answers Fan Questions on Reddit

Author and creator of Dexter, Jeff Lindsay answered fan questions on Reddit. He shared his opinion about the TV version of Dexter, the series finale and more:

Did you approve Showtime’s finale of Dexter?

Are you happy with the shows take on your character? Storylines and character changes?
Sometimes I like what they do, sometimes I don’t. Wha ya gonna do? It’s TV. Very different beast, lots of different writers and show runners.

What is your favorite thing about the Dexter TV show and what is the one thing that hasn’t worked? I love the show and your books, you’re an awesome writer, but I feel like the show missed out on some great stuff by not following your story to some extent. 
Michael Hall is great. For the show itself, they never got the sense of humor that’s so important in the books — it’s one big thing that makes them different.

Why and where did you come up with the idea for Dexter?
Watching a group of businessmen eat lunch. It occurred to me that serial murder wasn’t always a bad thing…

You worked as a Consultant on the 1st Season of Dexter. I’m curious as to why you did not continue consulting for the show. 
a) Didn’t want to b) Neither did they c) I cost too much — without me, they could hire TWO caterers!

Read more after the jump.

POLL: What Grade Do You Give the Final Season of Dexter?

The eighth and final season of Dexter ended few days ago with a controversial series finale. What grade do you give the season? Vote below and sound off!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

VIDEO: Debra Morgan - F-Bomb Count (Seasons 1-8)

Ever wondered how many times Debra Morgan said f*ck throughout the eight seasons of Dexter? After eight years and 96 episodes of Dexter, we can now finally count up to see how many times she dropped f-bombs. Warning: If you're not a fan of Deb's potty mouth, please don't watch the following video!

Michael C. Hall In Bangladesh [Photos]

Few days back, Michael C. Hall visited Bangladesh to assist with a documentary he is presenting about climate change. Hit the read more button below to view two more images.

LOOK: New Yvonne Strahovski Photoshoot by Joseph Chen

Yvonne Strahovski aka Hannah McKay poses for Joseph Chen's latest photoshoot. View more hot photos after the jump!

POLL: Did Dexter Deserve to Live Happily Ever After?

Dexter's plans went completely wrong after Deb's loss, when he decided to leave it all behind and start a new life. Alone. During the second half of the eighth season, Dexter decides to leave Miami with Harrison and Hannah, and start a new life in Argentina. Apart from what happened to Deb, do you think that our favorite serial killer deserved to live happily ever after? Vote below and discuss!

PHOTOS: Aimee Garcia Attends the Showtime 2013 EMMY Eve Soiree

Aimee Garcia attends Showtime 2013 EMMY Eve Soiree at the Sunset Tower Hotel on September 21, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. More photos after the jump!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

VIDEO: Michael C. Hall Talks Dexter: "A Part of Me Is Looking Back and Thinking: What Have I Done?"

Michael C. Hall sits down and chats with Jian Ghomeshi about laying Dexter Morgan to rest and more. The interview was recorded a couple of days before the series finale. Watch it below!

Dexter, Debra and a Foreshadowing From the Third Season [Video]

Back in episode "Easy As Pie" of the third season, Dexter and Deb were discussing Camilla's situation, who was hospitalized with terminal lung cancer. Hit the play button below, to watch the foreshadowing conversation of Dexter and Deb...

Michael C. Hall On the Flight to Bangladesh For a Special Reason [Photo]

Today, MAF flew with Michael C. Hall, to assist with a documentary he is presenting about climate change. Pilot Chad Tilley regularly flies over this country, one of the most-affected by rising sea levels. "On the flight to Gabura in southwest Bangladesh, Michael and the team interviewed me for 30 minutes about MAF's work here and my experiences as a pilot," Chad reports.

PHOTOS: Yvonne Strahovski Attends the Showtime 2013 EMMY Eve Soiree

Dexter special guest star Yvonne Strahovski attends Showtime 2013 EMMY Eve Soiree at the Sunset Tower Hotel on September 21, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. More photos after the jump!

POLL: Pick Your Two Favorite Scenes From the Dexter Series Finale

What are your two (or more) favorite parts/moments/scenes from the final episode of Dexter, 8.12 "Remember the Monsters?"? Vote them below!

LOOK: Eight Rare Behind-the-Scenes Dexter Photos

Check out eight rare behind-the-scenes photos from seasons 2-8 of Dexter, featuring Christian Camargo, John Lithgow and more actors. View more after the jump!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Jennifer Carpenter and Sara Colleton Discuss the Series Finale, the Last Day on Dexter Set and More

via TV Guide: There is no happy ending for a serial killer — at least according to Dexter.

Dexter decided to settle down with Hannah and his son Harrison instead of ridding the world of the Brain Surgeon Saxon, but in exchange, he lost the one person who he could ever truly love, his sister Debra. Forced to be the big brother and protect her, Dexter pulled the plug on his foul-mouthed sibling after learning that she'd never be able to take care of herself when she suffered a major stroke — essentially making her Dexter's final kill.

At the risk of hurting anyone else he loved — namely Hannah and Harrison, who moved to Argentina without him — Dexter faked his own death and exiled himself to a life of solitude. No family, no love, and more importantly, no Dark Passenger. spoke with executive producer Sara Colleton and Carpenter about that heartbreaking ending, why Deb had to die and how Colleton essentially spoiled the end of the series before it even began:

My takeaway: Serial killers don't get a happy ending. Is that a fair assessment?
Jennifer Carpenter: I don't know. I think [Dexter's] life is his punishment. No one is going to set him in the water and tell him to rest in peace.
Sara Colleton: I suppose in a very simplistic way, but also I'd like to think there are layers to that, in that the paradox of Dexter has always been that he's a monster who yearns to be human. This is the final price that he pays for wanting to be a human being. He has a bit of voiceover that, to me, so sums up the whole series, which is right before he goes to take Deb away, he's on the balcony and he says, "For so long, all I wanted was to be like other people, to feel what they felt, but now that I do, I just want it to stop." It is about the burden. Killing himself physically is too easy a punishment. It's a far harder punishment to exile himself to this lonely, solitary existence where he has no network and no nothing, and, as he turns and looks into the camera, not even his voiceover. The rest is silence. Read the full interview, after the jump!

Alternative Dexter Season 8 and Series Finale - What Would You Change? - Thread

The eighth and final season of Dexter started Sunday June 30, three months earlier than the usual. After Season 7's shocking and awesome ending, everybody was waiting to see the aftermath of what Deb did to LaGuerta.

The majority of the fans were satisfied by the Season 8 premiere, although the six-month time jump didn't leave the best impression. In this season we were introduced a bunch of new characters. Dr. Vogel, Elway, Masuka's daughter Niki, Zach, Cassie, Saxon and more, characters different from each other.

In the middle of the season Hannah returned. Most of the fans expected a vengeful return especially after what Dex did you her in the eleventh episode of the seventh season. Well, Hannah was still in love with Dexter. They reunite, they decided to leave Miami, but in the end only she and Harrison went to Argentina.

And now the Series Finale. Executive producer Sara Colleton warned the fans 40 days before the finale. Some people are satisfied. Other people hate it.

Is there something you would change in the final season or the final episode of Dexter? If so, what would that be? Write an alternative version of Season 8 and discuss in the comments section!
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POLL: Did You Cry During Dexter's Final Episode?

The final episode of Dexter aired two nights ago and it was a shocking, emotional and tragic ending for the Showtime saga. Did you cry during the finale? Vote below and... be honest!

LOOK: Dexter Season 8 Poster By Ty Mattson

Check out Ty Mattson's poster for the eighth and final season of Dexter! Details of it here.

The Dexter Series Finale and the Symbolism of the Final Scene

Spoilers about the final episode of Dexter. Stop reading if you haven't seen the episode yet.

Still reeling from the Dexter series finale? Surprised, or a bit annoyed by the final scene of the show? After the finale many people were wondering why the writers choose Dexter to end up alive and live far away from Hannah and his son Harrison, as a lumberjack.

Dexter's new life is symbolic and has a great meaning. According to writer Scott Reynolds' responses via Twitter, Dex lives a new life in Oregon. As for his new job as a lumberjack he's now surrounded by the sound of chain saws everyday. A chain saw was the reason it all started. And that's some kind of a self-punishment for what he did to the most important people of his life.
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LISTEN: Dexter 'Wrap-Up' Podcast With Scott Buck - Series Finale - 8.12 "Remember the Monsters?"

Producer Scott Reynolds sits down with Executive Producer Scott Buck to discuss the series finale of Dexter. Hit the play button to hear the podcast!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Scott Buck and Sara Colleton Explain Dexter Series Finale, Defend Final Season and Tease Spinoff

Dexter Series Finale spoilers in this article. Please stop reading if you haven't seen the finale yet. via EW: After eight seasons, now we know the fate of Dexter and Debra Morgan. Neither outcome was predictable in Sunday night’s poignant and surprising finale “Remember the Monsters?” Below showrunner Scott Buck and longtime executive producer Sara Colleton take our questions about the final episode, defend the creative choices made during season 8 and answer a couple questions about that rumored spin-off.

This episode was really unlike any we’ve seen on the show before. How much time and money was put into this hour compared to a typical week?
SCOTT BUCK: It was considerably more. There were a lot of visual effects that are very costly and then to go out and shoot in Astoria added to our price tag. But it was our final episode and Showtime was very accommodating. Our normal eight days of production became 10 days.

Before the season started, you said the core idea behind this finale has been in the works for years. What was the original concept?
BUCK: The kernel idea were the last few scenes. They were what I pitched a few years ago. The main idea was Dexter is forced to kill Debra. And there are many ways that could happen. But those final scenes were pretty much unchanged.
SARA COLLETON: From the very beginning the paradox was here’s a guy who doesn’t feel he’s a human being, who has to fake it. But in faking it, he’s a better brother, boyfriend, colleague that most real people. People think of him as a monster, but he yearns to be human. We’ve seen him go forward on this journey every year. Now we found out what the final price was. What sums up the entire journey was the scene on balcony of his apartment before going on the boat to put Deb down — that’s horrible to say aloud. The voiceover: “For so long all I wanted was to feel like other people … now that I do just want it to stop.” It’s the horrible awareness of what it was to be a human being and how overwhelming that is for him. His punishment is banishment. He sends himself into exile. Killing himself is too easy. When he turns and looks into the camera at the end he’s stripped everything away. Read the rest of the interview, after the jump.

Executive Producer Sara Colleton: "For Us Who Have Been Involved Since Day One, the End Felt Right"

via TVLine: Warning. Series final spoilers below. Sara Colleton, who has worked on the Showtime saga since the very beginning — details the decision to let Dexter live, explains why the ending fans saw was the only one on the table (pun intended), breaks down the significance of that haunting final shot and much, much more.

TVLINE | Was there ever a scenario planned in which Dexter actually dies?
No, and the reason there wasn’t is that it’s not a fitting enough punishment for him. Going into exile away from everything that he knows and has become attached [to] in his whole infrastructure is a more fitting punishment for what his journey toward being a human being has cost everyone around him. If the central idea from the pilot on was: Here’s a guy who thinks of himself as a monster and yet yearns to be human… We’ve seen him on this journey – he started off as faking it but then became real somewhere along the line – and we’ve seen year-to-year what this journey has cost him. So, in the finale, the final price comes through… If he had listened to the Dark Passenger and stuck to the Code, he would never have left Saxon, he wouldn’t have thought that he didn’t need to kill, that he’s got a stronger pull. Deb, who was his touchstone and soulmate, died — and this was the only fitting punishment. He banishes himself, if you will, into exile. When he looks into the camera in the end [of the finale], the rest is silence; there’s not even a voiceover there anymore. It’s just emptiness… Committing suicide is too easy; that’s letting himself off the hook. Hit the 'read more' button for the rest.

Dexter Series Finale Ranks as Its Biggest Telecast Ever & the Highest-Rated Original In Showtime History - Press Release

via press release:


RAY DONOVAN Ends Season As The Network’s Highest-Rated Freshman Series Ever

Last night, SHOWTIME said goodbye to its iconic drama series Dexter, and despite facing a competitive night of programming on broadcast, basic and premium cable, the Dexter series finale delivered the show’s highest-rated telecast ever and the biggest audience ever for an original episode in SHOWTIME history, besting the show’s season seven finale and season eight premiere. Dexter attracted 2.8 million viewers at 9 p.m. (up 13 percent from the season 8 premiere – vs. 2.5 million viewers, and up from the season seven finale – vs. 2.7 million) and 3.3 million viewers for the night (up from the season eight premiere – vs. 3.2 million viewers).

Dexter continues to break records – with its eighth and final season on pace to rank as the series’ highest-rated season ever, a record which the show continues to break season after season. Season-to-date, DEXTER is averaging 6.4 million weekly viewers across platforms (up versus its seventh season, vs. 6.1 million).

RAY DONOVAN ended its season ranked as the highest-rated freshman series in SHOWTIME history, outpacing the first season of HOMELAND by 33 percent. Last night, the season one finale of RAY DONOVAN delivered 2.1 million viewers for the night, the best finale night ever for a freshman series on SHOWTIME. The series garnered 1.41 million viewers at 10 p.m. (outranking its series premiere – vs. 1.35 million). Season-to-date, RAY DONOVAN is averaging 5.7 million weekly viewers across platforms, and now ranks as the network’s third highest-rated show, behind only HOMELAND and DEXTER.
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Dexter Series Finale Breaks Ratings Records - Hits an All-Time High For the Cable Net

Dexter breaks ratings records again, despite facing competition from the most-watched Emmy Awards and football. Dexter went out on a high note, drawing 2.8 million total viewers to the first airing of its series finale.

On this week's ratings, the series finale "Remember the Monsters?" averaged about 2.8 million viewers, and hit all-time high according to Nielsen estimates that include same-night DVR playback.

This is a 17% rise from last week (2.4 million) and edges out the show’s seventh-season finale of 2.75 million. Counting its repeat airing late Sunday night, the Dexte” finale drew 3.3 million viewers — up from the 3.2 million for its eighth-season opener in June.
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POLL: Are You Satisfied By the Dexter Series Finale?

Dexter ended last night with a shocking emotional and heart-breaking finale. Are you satisfied by the way things wrapped? Vote below!

VIDEO: "Now It's Over" - The Cast of Dexter Say Their Goodbyes to Fans

Here's the video that aired on Showtime last night, right before the premiere of the Series Finale. The cast of Dexter say "Thank You" to the fans of the show for their support all these years. Hit the play button below to watch this great video:

Jennifer Carpenter Discusses Last Night's Shocking Finale, Describes Her Final Scene With Michael

Warning! Dexter Series finale spoilers ahead. Stop reading if you haven't seen the final episode yet.

"My last scene with Michael is when he leans over in the hospital and says, "I love you." When I knew it was one of the last takes, I said to him, "Say it like you mean it." Because I knew it was the last time that she was going to get it."

Jennifer Carpenter closed the book on Debra Morgan on Sunday when Showtime's serial killer drama ended its eight-season run with a series finale that was as shocking as it is sure to be debated.

During the hour, written by showrunner Scott Buck, one of Miami Metro's most beloved perished as Dexter Morgan's serial killer who has been fighting an internal battle to really feel love for anyone got what he wanted.

After coming this close to catching the Brain Surgeon, Deb ultimately would never fully recover from the gunshot wound the tough-talking (and acting) detective suffered in the penultimate episode. While she comes through surgery, a blood clot would later prove to be the one obstacle Deb could not recover from as she wound up on a ventilator that would be the only thing keeping her body alive. Recognizing that a future in which his sister would never eat on her own, speak or have brain activity, Dexter unplugs the vent and professes his love for Deb. Those would be the final words -- and the ones he's strived to feel since the series premiere -- that Dexter would say to Deb before she flatlined.

The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Carpenter to discuss letting Deb go, whether Dexter got what he deserved by faking his own death and separating himself from Hannah and Harrison as well as buzz about a spinoff and more. Read the interview after the jump.

Former Showrunner Clyde Phillips Reveals How He Planned to End Dexter - What Do You Think?

Clyde Phillips served as an executive producer and showrunner on Dexter in the early years, helping shape the series for its first four seasons until he decided to leave the show in late 2009, at the end of the fourth season which concluded with Rita's shocking death.

"I haven't shared this with anyone," Philips told E! Online. "And I can tell you that this is what I personally would have done should I have stayed with the show. I chose not to stay with the show, and so everybody did what they did, and I had no problem with that…and I think they did a good job with the final episode. But here is what I personally would have pitched."

Read Clyde Phillips' Dexter ending after the jump!

Scott Buck Dishes on the Shocking Series Finale of Dexter: "We Considered Every Option"

WARNING. Dexter Series Finale spoilers ahead. if you haven't seen the final episode, please stop reading. via THR: It's over. Showtime's serial killer drama Dexter, the series that helped put the cable network on the map with original programming, ended its run Sunday with an episode that featured a major character's death and final moment that likely will be debated for years to come.

Written by showrunner Scott Buck, the series finale featured an intensity greater than anything this season as Dexter and Hannah played an epic game of cat and mouse with Elway and Deb fighting for her life as her brother pursued Saxon.

Ultimately, Deb's gunshot wound proved to be too much and after complications from surgery, Dexter had to make his most emotional kill yet when he opted to unplug the ventilator and mutter his final words to her: "I love you." After a somber Dexter sheds his first tears and deposits Deb's body into the ocean, he steers his boat into the hurricane, setting the stage for what appeared to be a suicide. But that would not be the end for Dexter. After two flash-forwards, the serial killer decided that he would be the one to pay the price for Deb's death and protect Hannah and Harrison (Luke Andrew Kruntchevin) in the process, faking his own death and starting a new life. The Hollywood Reporter turned to Buck to explain the final scene(s), why Deb had to die and why Miami Metro would never know about Dex's Dark Passenger. Read the interview after the jump, and beware of finale spoilers!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ready, Set, React! POLL: What Did You Think of the Dexter Series Finale?

The final episode of Dexter, 8.12 "Remember the Monsters?", just aired on Showtime. What did you think of it? Vote in our poll below and hit the comments with your thoughts!

Michael C. Hall and Other Cast Members & Producers Talk Endgame, Pitch Spinoff Ideas

via THR: "Every episode of Dexter is a little deadly. The deaths that we see are perhaps not high in numbers but a little more impactful than usual."

Take Dexter showrunner Scott Buck's words as a serious warning that the Dexter series finale will leave viewers reeling after Showtime's closes the book on Michael C. Hall's serial killer with a code.

At the top of Dexter's Death Watch, sadly, is Dex's foster sister, Debra, who in the penultimate episode was shot in the abdomen after bidding her closest family member farewell after he left her to collar Daniel Vogel and seemingly bid his Dark Passenger adieu. Rather than taking the kill himself, he sets the newly reinstated Miami Metro detective up to make a hero's capture of The Brain Surgeon -- or the man responsible for killing Dr. Vogel (aka the Morgans' pseudo mother and his biological parent). Instead, Dex heads to the airport for a new, non-killing life with Hannah and Harrison.

When we last saw Deb, she was laying on the floor of the abandoned facility with previews for the finale showing the queen of expletives poised to confess her misdeeds to on-again boyfriend Quinn, who naturally never returned the engagement ring he bought for her.

With Deb fighting for her life and only one episode to go, The Hollywood Reporter quizzed the Dexter cast and creators -- and Showtime entertainment president David Nevins -- about how it all ends, whether they're pleased with the outcome and to pitch their best ideas for a spinoff.

David Nevins (Showtime entertainment president)
On how it ends: "If I said the consequences he's going to wind up paying, I'd be giving away the ending. There is a price to be paid and it's going to get paid in the final episode. What that means, I can't say. I loved the ending. It's been a bittersweet moment, you want to go out well and I'm proud of what these guys have accomplished, I'm proud of the show and sad to see it go but all good things must come to an end."

Scott Buck (showrunner)
On how it ends: "The problem with being Dexter is that Dexter is who Dexter is and as much as he has grown and evolved over the years, there's still a side of him that finds himself being drawn back to who he is. He wants to become this fully realized human but he can't let go of what's in his DNA."
Spinoff pitch: "That's a question more for Showtime but for me, if they want to move forward with something else I'm absolutely there for them. Of course I have ideas for one. Deb and Quinn would be fantastic, I think they're a great couple." Read more after the jump!

VIDEO: The Final Soundtrack Recording Session For Dexter Did Not End Well

Composer Daniel Licht, the great mind behind the brilliant Dexter soundtracks has already done his work for the show. And the final soundtrack recording session ended with a rather bloody and painful twist.

Licht: “I incorporate the sound of a surgical tool clanking against a wooden block or a knife cutting through an animal carcass with a full orchestra to illustrate the depth of each killing Dexter commits, whilst having a cognitive response from the audience.” Watch a video from the final scoring session, below:

Goodbye, Dexter

This is my send-off to Dexter. As the manager of what was the #2 Dexter fan-site (#1 before this :)), I have an eccentric history with the series. Frankly, this is the series that changed my life. Even if it dropped off in quality after season four, it still served as an inspiration to me and that matters. The inspiration to do what exactly? Become a television producer. I had known that I wanted to be involved in some of creative writing and Dexter was one of the shows to showcase cable TV as being by far the best format for that. The cast and crew should be most proud of that: the show's transcending ability to be an inspiration thanks to the quality they were able to pull off for much of its run.

Yet, they also have the first four seasons to be proud of. That was grade-A, euphorically-good television. Whether Dexter was on too long can be argued, but we are grateful for the latter four even if they don't compare. I think we can all agree we'd be more grateful if this final season was amazing but alas. The show will just have to be remembered for being partly great while also kicking off and reinvigorating the careers of every actor it's had on. If the series ended after five seasons with an amazing ending, we would be complaining that it wasn't on long enough so there was definitely a trade-off here.

Dexter was a community. Surprisingly, it seemed to be 60% female! But it was one of the most passionate groups ever, which made us more amazed by good episodes and more disappointed by the lacking episodes. But we stuck around till the end, and now a proper goodbye would be a wholly-amazing finale.

In fact, if Dexter survives the finale and it's not as amazing as it should be... I have plans that could work to get us a better series ending. But this post is about saying goodbye, for now.

So goodbye to a series that was more than television. It was a part of our lives; one that we could debate about any day of the year. At its finest, it was symbolic and so multi-dimensional it shined. At its worst, the show became a great cast following a more archaic formula. Nonetheless, it will be remembered as more than the first four seasons. It will be remembered as the some of the most important 96 hours of any fan's life. I couldn't say; perhaps with my fan-site and creative ambitions I was most affected by the series. Although, I'm sure there are bigger fans out there. This is a show that warrants that.

Dexter is a part of every fan, and not many other shows can claim that. We'll miss the series, but it's time to move on if it ends in as potent an ending as it deserves. Goodbye, Dexter Morgan.

- Michael DeLisi

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Cast and Producers Talk Series Finale: "Dexter's Not Likely to Walk off Into the Sunset"

via IGN: After eight seasons, Dexter comes to a close. And long-time viewers are wondering, first and foremost, if things will end, well, happily, for Dexter. There's also been a lot of buzz about a potential spinoff series, but Showtime has been slow to pull the trigger, as it were, on that decision.

IGN had the chance to chat with star Michael C. Hall, executive producers Scott Buck and Sara Colleton, as well as co-stars David Zayas, C.S. Lee, and James Remar, and president of entertainment at Showtime David Nevins about what we can expect from the finale, to spinoff or not to spinoff, and Dexter's legacy as the first of this contemporary wave of serial killer protagonists on television.

Dexter's End: "Happily Ever Murder?"
People will be watching Dexter's end very closely, first an foremost as fans, but also because we'll want to see if television has shifted so much that we will actually see a fairy-tale end for our Bay Harbor Butcher.

"I think I would not be happy sending a serial killer walking happily off into the sunset," Buck said of the ultimate conclusion for this character. "Because it's not true. I don't think that ever happens with serial killers, and even though our show is not necessarily reality, it's sort of hyper-reality, I'm still very careful about the message that we're sending out."

"I love Dexter," Colleton, who has been with the show since the beginning, countered. "I don't want to see him punished." Read more after the jump!

Former Showrunner Clyde Phillips to Reveal His Own Dexter Ending After the Finale

Former Showrunner of Dexter Clyde Phillips who left the show after the fourth season will reveal his own Dexter ending, to E! Online's Kristin Dos Santos after tonight's series finale. We assume every Dexter fan is interested to hear it...

Aimee Garcia Will Be Live Tweeting During Tonight's Series Finale Episode of Dexter

Dexter co-star Aimee Garcia will be live tweeting during tonight's final episode of Dexter, 8.12 "Remember the Monsters?". Follow her to follow along!
Image credit: Showtime

POLL: What Type of Ending Do You Want Dexter to Have?

Tonight's the night, and it's never going to happen again. The end of Dexter is closer than ever. What type of ending do you prefer for the show? Vote in our poll below!


Tonight's the last Dexter night. The night we say goodbye to our favorite serial killer forever. The 96th and final episode of Dexter is called "Remember the Monsters?" and it's written by Scott Buck.

What are your expectations for tonight's series finale? Share your predictions in the comments below and click here to vote in our prediction polls about the finale!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Dexter Series Finale - 8.12 Remember the Monsters? - All About the Episode

Tomorrow night's the night, for the final episode of season 8 and the series, which will be called, "Remember the Monsters?". Skip the jump to find everything about the series finale. The promo, sneak peeks, promotional photos and more!

Special guest star: Yvonne Strahovski
Guest starring: Sean Patrick Flanery