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Friday, August 8, 2014

Alternate/New Dexter Series Ending (with Unaired Footage)

As divergent as the reactions were to the original ending, it seems that the series could have ended on a high note at the end of season 7. As we're approaching the anniversary of the series' conclusion, today we have a new, alternate ending... that may be just what people that wanted to forgo season 8 needed for a sense of closure. Not to discredit the work that went into season 8; there were still some great episodes in the mix and I commend the original ending for a unique conclusion of exile. Nonetheless, a well-edited alternate ending for the series should be welcome.


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This ending seems to make the most sense based on the footage available to work with. Dexter's sense of survival wouldn't allow him to kill himself (as the producers pointed out), though at this point in his character evolution he would sacrifice himself for the sake of a loved one as he reminisces about the effect he's having on Deb, the world, and potentially Harrison. While I'd prefer for Dexter to jump in front of LaGuerta, no amount of editing could have made that possible.

I had spent hours (over six, at the least) meticulously finding and choosing footage, and polishing this to look as professional as possible (watching it a couple dozen times before uploading... this could've easily been twice the length but footage was cut to make for the most seamless conclusion). If I was going to create an alternate ending for a beloved series, I figured I'd spend the time to do it right.

In fact, a lot of the footage and voiceovers used here most fans haven't seen/heard. The majority of the footage has been completely edited, from color correcting to the sounds to the music to the voiceovers all to make for a perfect viewing experience.

If you were so inclined, you could edit/pause the season 7 finale to add this ending as your conclusion to the series.

As divergent as the reactions were to the original ending, it seems that the series could have ended on a high note at the end of season 7. As we're approaching the anniversary of the series' conclusion, today we have a new, alternate ending... that may be just what people that wanted to forgo season 8 needed for a sense of closure. Not to discredit the work that went into season 8; there were still some great episodes in the mix and I commend the original ending for a unique conclusion of exile. Nonetheless, a well-edited alternate ending for the series should be welcome.

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*While I didn't create this to promote the site (it was more a fan's labor of love...), definitely check out the original props still available (300+ at the time of upload) at http://dexterauction.com

Spoiler: Michael C. Hall is even a proponent of this as an alternate ending, stating "Sometimes I wish he'd offed himself, wish he'd died, wish Deb had shot him in that compartment."

Original footage property of Showtime.

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