Dexter's Endgame

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  1. mmilton80

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    How do people think that the Dexter series is going to end? Will Dexter get caught? or will he simply stop needed to kill.

    I really like the character Dexter Morgan and would actually feel quite bad if people found out.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. kcarl75

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    My guess if there is an "end" it will be to sacrifice himself to save his son or sister from some other killer.
     
  3. photoshopgrl

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    I dunno if I would guess that but I think it would be the best ending since we all love the character. I do, however, from an objective point of view think he should be caught. And probably by Deb.
     
  4. sharkster

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    I really really really hope he never gets caught! I'd rather his story ended in his death than him ever getting caught. And if he did die in the end, I would not want anybody to ever know about the kills.

    I would be profoundly disappointed if there was some scenario where he was caught and went to prison and just as disappointed if people found out after he died. I don't know why I feel so strongly about this, but I do.
     
  5. mmilton80

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    That is my feeling. It is a testament to the writing and acting that we actually care for this serial killer.

    I remember being so concerned whether or not the Trinity Killer told Rita about the truth about Dexter before she was killed.

    I know it is just a TV show.
     
  6. lew

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    A couple of "time warps" and we see Dexter training his son to take over the "family business".
     
  7. jschuur

    jschuur TV-holic, improving

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    It would be interesting to see him train a replacement, after he's weened himself off the need to kill. Not his son though, I think he'd want to spare him from that lifestyle.
     
  8. Rob Helmerichs

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    My guess is it will end when Showtime decides not to renew it.

    Ergo, whatever the season-ender before that is, will turn out to be the series ender.
     
  9. getreal

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    I don't really see this as any sort of actual "spoiler", but some people here are extremely sensitive about such things, so I put it on the title of my post.

    Joining MCH in "Dexter" for Season 6 are Edward James Olmos, Colin Hanks and Mos (aka "Mos Def" aka Dante Terrell Smith <--- dude, with a cool name like Dante, why would you feel the need to come up with something as ridiculous as "Mos Def" or "Mos"?)
    :up:

    ETA: OOPS! Didn't see this thread before creating my post.
     
  10. lew

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    He already trained Jimmy Smits and Julia Stiles. He could teach his son "Harry's code"
     
  11. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I'm with the others that I really hope nobody ever finds out about Dexter's kills. They'd never be understood by anyone and he'd simply be viewed as a monster. Even Deb wouldn't understand.

    I also don't think Dexter will ever be able to ween himself off the need to kill. It's simply an innate need of his, so he channels that need the best way he can for society. But if he couldn't kill, I think he'd go nuts. However, it may be possible for him to move to the mountains and only kill wildlife. That might keep the demons at bay, but I don't think he'd ever be satisfied with that.
     
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    But Harry's Code was simply a way to take Dexter, who was severely broken, and allow him to integrate with society. I'm sure Dexter would never in a million years want Cody, Astor, or Harrison to ever have to deal with the kind of demons that he deals with. He wouldn't simply train them in his "craft" like a father teaching a son how to throw a football or work on cars. He'd only do that if it became apparent that they were severely broken, just like he was. Which I suppose is a possibility due to Harrison having witnessed the death of Rita and sitting in the blood for who knows how long.
     
  13. lew

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    That was my thought about a possible ending. Dexter helps Harrison the same way Harry helped Dexter.
     
  14. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    Dexter sails off into the night on "Slice of Life," to points unknown, to start a new life somewhere else.
     
  15. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

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    Sounds almost like the ending of Silence of the Lambs. :)
     
  16. sharkster

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    I thought about that too and it made me shudder because I'd be willing to bet that he DID tell her. That just had to be part of his pleasure in carrying out that particular kill. I had to stop thinking about it after the shock of the whole season finale wore off. I must say, that was the most shocking season finale of a show that I have ever seen. Lithgow does 'creepy bad guy' as well as anybody ever. I still remember his character in the movie Ricochet with Denzel.

    I'm enjoying this discussion a lot. While I, too, realize it's only a tv show, I enjoy being invested. I think MC Hall is the best actor in television and Dexter is such an outstanding vehicle for his talents. I still love David Fisher. I'm really enjoying seeing SFU again on HBO each week, even though I've seen the entire series a few times AND I have the DVD set.
     
  17. mmilton80

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    An ending that I would be ok with...

    Dexter is caught by the Feds who have been tracking him all season. They then realize that Dexter has done more good than harm and set him free, occasionally working as a government assassin.
     
  18. Vendikarr

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    I see Dexter helping Harrison, and then we jump to some time in the future, where Harrison has learned Dexter killed someone outside the code. And Harrison makes Dexter one of his victims. Just as Dexter killed Harry (or so he feels), Harrison takes the life of his father.
     
  19. BobB

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    I'm going to spoilerize my responses below as they give away things that are different in the books than the TV series and I don't want to ruin the surprises for those who haven't read them yet. I will say openly that the books are both darker and funnier than the TV shows, and somewhat spotty in quality, but definitely worth a read for Dexter fans.


    In the books, BOTH of his adoptive kids are nascent serial killers, thanks to their abusive birth father, and he does indeed take it upon himself to teach them Harry's code.

    From the books again, Deb does know about him - not all the details, but enough, and even encourages him to use his talents on deserving victims at times.
     
  20. getreal

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    The books also describe Deb as having a curvy, sexy body.
     

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