[Throwback] Remembering Clyde Phillips' Original Ending For Dexter Back In 2013

With Dexter finally returning next year, it's a great opportunity to remember Executive Producer Clyde Phillips' initial idea for the series finale... if he still remained involved with Dexter back in the early 10s.

So... as you may know, Clyde Phillips was the main showrunner of Dexter in the first 4 seasons. Aka, the seasons that are the most popular among the fans. After season 4 he decided to leave the show, in order to "spend more time with his family". 

After the final episode of Dexter back in 2013, he actually revealed on E! Online his idea for the series finale if he was still running the show. Most of the fans already know what we're talking about as we posted about it 7 years ago, days after the ending.

Warning! Clyde Phillips is back on the show for the Dexter Revival which means that... the upcoming 'second finale' of Dexter may resemble to the one he revealed seven years ago. Or maybe not just because all these years he actually had more time to think for a better script for the ending. 

Possible spoilers ahead! 

Here's Phillips' original Dexter Finale: 

"In the very last scene of the series, Dexter wakes up. And everybody is going to think, 'Oh, it was a dream.' And then the camera pulls back and back and back and then we realize, 'No, it's not a dream.' Dexter's opening his eyes and he's on the execution table at the Florida Penitentiary. They're just starting to administer the drugs and he looks out through the window to the observation gallery. 

 "And in the gallery are all the people that Dexter killed—including the Trinity Killer and the Ice Truck Killer (his brother Rudy), LaGuerta who he was responsible killing, Doakes who he's arguably responsible for, Rita, who he's arguably responsible for, Lila. All the big deaths, and also whoever the weekly episodic kills were. They are all there. 

 "That's what I envisioned for the ending of Dexter. That everything we've seen over the past eight seasons has happened in the several seconds from the time they start Dexter's execution to the time they finish the execution and he dies. Literally, his life flashed before his eyes as he was about to die. I think it would have been a great, epic, very satisfying conclusion."

Will Clyde Phillips stick to his original idea for the upcoming second series finale? Or maybe the fact that he revealed it back in 2013, will make him take a different approach in order to suprise the fans?

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