Dexter Finale Recap

Warning: Major Spoilers! And unlike the asshole on my Facebook who posted the spoilers as his status last night, I’m not that evil, and I won’t let you unknowingly ruin the finale for yourself!

Last night, the “Doomsday Killer” himself, Travis Marshall (Colin Hanks) was put to a brutal end at the hands of everyone’s favorite serial killer, Dexter Morgan. Only, this time, the usually very careful and precise murderer was caught by his lovely and foul-mouthed baby sister, Deb (Jennifer Carpenter). Uh-oh. 

For weeks, Miami was terrorized by the “Doomsday Killer(s)”,  Professor James Gellar (Edward James Olmos) and his assistant, Travis Marshall. The duo kidnapped and murdered several people and used them as part of their biblical re-enactments, each meant to lead up to the end of days. However, just last week, Dexter discovered that Gellar was in fact dead the entire time, meaning that Travis had been doing all of the killing on his own.

In Dexter’s attempt to kill Travis, he passes out and is kidnapped by the religious nut, who then tries to kill him. In last night’s finale, Travis, who believes that Dexter is dead, continues his religious prophecy and kidnaps Dexter’s son, Harrison, to use as his sacrifice during the day’s eclipse.

Meanwhile, Deb is coming to terms with her feelings for her brother, with the help of her psychiatrist who initially planted the thoughts into her head. Deb comes to the realization that she is in love with her big brother and has been all of her life. The lieutenant sees that she has always dated men similar to her brother or the complete opposite of her brother because she was afraid to admit that she actually loved him. Uh, gross!

I know that the two are not related by blood but I am extremely bothered by this storyline. I have no idea why this smart series is starting to go down this route, and I really wish that it wouldn’t. It seems as though the story came completely out of left field and that the writers were just looking for something to stir up the audience.

After this completely bizarre realization is made, Deb starts acting weird around her brother, who is completely oblivious to what is going on in her head. My guess is that he’s not going to like what she has to tell him! Anyway, Deb pushes her feelings aside until she can finally catch Travis and put Miami at ease.

Miami Metro is well aware that Travis is still on the loose and they are expecting him to make another murder later that night, coinciding with the eclipse. Deb figures out that the killer will sacrifice a person or thing, based on the last biblical image.

During this time, Dexter is able to rescue his son and capture Travis. He brings the weirdo back to the church where all of his wrongdoings took place and he murders him. However, all is not good: Deb just so happened to walk into the church at the exact moment that her brother stabbed another man in the chest. And then…the episode just ends!

It looks like we’ll have to wait until 2012 for many things to be answered. Will Deb’s love for her brother be strong enough to survive the events that she had witnessed? Will she love Dexter enough to keep his secret and most importantly, will she still love him?

I think most fans of the series have always wanted Deb to be the one to discover Dexter’s secret life and we always knew that she would be the one to do so. I for one, am very happy that she finally did see her brother in action and I’m very excited to see how she reacts to it. My guess is, she’s going to flip out. If she couldn’t handle finding out that the Chief was with a prostitute on the night that she died, there’s no way that she’s going to be okay with her brother being a killer.

Dexter will probably make the scenario not look as bad as it really is and explain that he only killed Travis for what he was doing. I don’t believe that he will confess to all of the other murders he has committed.

There are other questions that have been left unanswered such as, the weird intern and his obsession with Dexter. Who the hell is this guy and what is the deal with the hand?

I’m also disappointed in what the writers are doing with Quinn’s (Desmond Harrington) character, who was once a favorite of mine. They aren’t using him to his potential and I’m terrified that we may lose him.

Overall, the show isn’t what it used to be. The writer’s are taking a weird route with the whole Deb-loves-Dexter thing, which is completely unnecessary. Why couldn’t they just have her discover her brother and then arrest him? I guess we’ll just have to wait until next year to find out what happens!

What did you think of last night’s finale?!


  1. Amanda

    thank you, thank you πŸ™‚ Yeah, I guess it was my own fault and I should have stayed off FB completely, at least until I watched the show. BUT I thought I was safe because it hadn't even aired yet!
    Did you like the finale? I feel like the show is totally losing the awesomeness that it once had. It hasn't been the same since the Trinity killer, in my opinion.

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