‘Dexter’ Series Finale: EP Explains Why [Spoiler] Was Killed

Mon, September 23, 2013 9:11am EDT by 19 Comments
Dexter Deb Dies Series Finale
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Jim James

Posted at 8:30 AM on June 2, 2014  

I did not predict the ending but was not shocked by it. The delayed-death-by-gunshot is a common theme in tv and film, as it allows for potent dialogue, but most of the message here was abstract.

In many ways, the series has mocked our culture, how we take people at face value, our blindness to the truth, how we dismiss minority viewpoints (Doakes) that challenge our beliefs about people we like, and, most of all, how Dexter is, in many ways, truer to himself and more emotionally stable than everyone around him. The show has always teetered on the edge of fantasy, with its serial-killing, antihero protagonist treated more like Ward Cleaver than a bad guy. The women — especially Rita — are an homage to the hot, loyal wives so devoted to their men that they look the other way.

In this light, the ending makes sense: Dexter’s two signature acts — homicide and dumping the body off his boat into the ocean — are transformed into the ultimate acts of love, of a humanity Dexter had displayed all along. Dexter’s subtle transformation from apparent psychopath to a committed vigilante who embraced his upbringing was made complete by the display of ambiguously creepy love for his foster sister. Extremely compelling.

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Jonne Kaarela

Posted at 5:13 PM on April 10, 2014  

I also saw the last episode when it aired it seemed stupid and easy to end. After a year I watched it again and I thought this is an only possible way to end it.

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Jonne Kaarela

Posted at 5:14 PM on April 10, 2014  

Well only way so it wouldnt suck or be too naive.

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Pam Marsden

Posted at 4:53 PM on January 9, 2014  

I’m so mad that Deb died. I loved Jennifer Carpenter in the role of Deb and I’d watch the show another 8 years if she was going to be on it. I wanted to see Deb and Harrison end up together and Dexter either leaving forever with Hannah or getting killed, but not Deb! That was a terrible ending and if I had known how it was going to end in advance I would have ended the show at the next to last episode. Once again TERRIBLE ENDING!

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Stan

Posted at 2:56 PM on January 18, 2014  

I stopped watching and wont finish the last episode, sucks…

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Keith

Posted at 1:17 AM on January 27, 2014  

Just because it made you sad doesn’t mean it was a bad ending. Everybody else thought it was bad but I thought it was fine, powerful, and unpredictable. The one piece that threw me for a loop was Dexter living after driving into the storm, but after reading the producer’s comments, it made sense- it was a self-imposed exile, because death would be too easy. Instead, the man who only ever dreamed of making a real human connection lives out the rest of his days in self-imposed isolation.

Everyone was mad that it didn’t fall into the ending they predicted (for me, I predicted Dexter would die and Deb would take care of Harrison), but what fun would that be? Ever notice the trend where fans are almost NEVER happy with the ending? It’s because they wouldn’t be satisfied regardless.

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Mea

Posted at 3:48 AM on April 10, 2014  

Totally agree with everything you say regarding the ending!

 
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aircow

Posted at 11:17 PM on September 25, 2013  

I see no reason for Deb’s death….none, zero, nada. Dex doesn’t get a happy ending, ok, I get that. None the less, why couldn’t Deb recover and be in the same boat with the rest of Miami Metro homicide, believing that Dexter died in the storm? She grieves, and then she goes on with her life…..what would’ve been wrong with a five second scene of Deb saying goodbye to Dexter’s headstone and placing flowers at his grave….then cutting to him pulling the chain off the logging truck? Killing a beloved character like Deb was just pointless as far as I could see, a grab for drama that wasn’t needed, or wanted by a lot of fans. Having said that, that’s the way the cookie crumbles, it’s just TV.

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Rahul Soni

Posted at 2:25 AM on September 25, 2013  

Ending according to me – Hannah and Harrison stay in Argentina. Dexter being the wood cutter guy he is now, he enters his cabin after a hard day’s work. He comes in, sits, opens up the Air Conditioner and removes the box which has his BRAND NEW collection of blood slides, He adds another specimen to it. Closes the box and gives the LOOK. Thus, the ending would state that even though he gave up happiness (Hannah and Harrison) he goes back to doing what he did best, follow the code and kill the guilty ones. Once a Monster, Always a Monster.

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Paul

Posted at 2:55 PM on September 24, 2013  

Its a bummer that Deb died, but I understand the reason behind this. The producers couldn’t allowed for Dexter as a killer to lead a happy life after all that trail of corpses and misery. Then again he come a long way from the heart less murderer to a husband and a father. It was a bumpy road but eventually he almost made it. For all the young psychopaths watching the show I recon that producers couldn’t go for a different ending. He had to be punished and he had to suffer. There cannot be a super cool end for people like Dexter otherwise… Well we all would be killers then😁

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Morten

Posted at 10:50 AM on January 21, 2014  

Dexter lost Rita and Debra because he didn’t kill the bad guys when he had the chance. So if the producers had a lesson at hand it must be: don’t waste your chance to kill i bad guy.

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robinheleneobin Vogel

Posted at 7:01 PM on September 23, 2013  

Dexter loved Deb more than anyone. He couldn’t bear the thought of her living on as a vegetable, because he knew how much she would hate that. He consigned her body to the ocean–whole. That was completely different from every other one of Dexter’s cut-up victims. He believed that he would destroy the lives of everyone he loved, including Hannah and Harrison, so, after failing to kill himself in the storm, he bowed out of their lives by dropping out of sight and probably taking on another identity. Ironically, his killing of Vogel was accepted by his co-workers. I wonder what they would have said/done if they had known of all the evil murderers Dex had killed along the way? Love, Robin

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Goodwin

Posted at 6:12 PM on September 23, 2013  

The idea of dumping her body in the water goes back to the episode earlier in the season when he was out at sea with vogel and deb and he explains how the ocean is where he goes to find himself and how its a place he can finally share with his family, he is sharing that one final moment with deb before making himself his last victim though obviously he fails, i get the impression that this wasn’t a faked death he actually did want to die it just failed to happen. I’d like to think he has amnesia and is not 100% of who he is during the last scene. But god knows…..

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Jack

Posted at 12:42 PM on September 23, 2013  

Dumping her in the ocean may have had something to do with the fact that it was his way of disposing of bodies the vast majority of the time. Why he would do, to her, the same thing he did to his victims, I dont know.

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Brent

Posted at 3:51 PM on September 23, 2013  

Because it symbolizes that Deb was his final victim. He may not have killed her directly, but he destroyed her spirit from the beginning of the series.

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CSP

Posted at 2:36 AM on September 25, 2013  

I am a faithful fan. I loved the show even after season 3 and 4. I thought the finale was the worst to go down in history!! Please if another great show like this is born again if you can’t figure out a great ending go to the fans who kept this show alive. You had a great show up till the last episode now everyone I know who invested time to watch 9 seasons wish they never had. We are like dexter what? Who? I vaguely remember. Oh 2 nights ago ya that sucked!

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Nicole

Posted at 11:53 AM on September 23, 2013  

I’m just happy it wasn’t some corny ending where they all lived happily ever after. That would have ruined the whole storyline. It was obvious he wasn’t going to ever see his son again when he told Dexter that he loved Hannah. They put that in there so you didn’t feel bad for him.
The only thing I don’t understand is why he dumped Deborah into the ocean.

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Mea

Posted at 3:51 AM on April 10, 2014  

Where was he supposed to put her? It is illegal to pull the plug and stop life support like he did to Deb, so its not like he could have given her a normal funeral. He is also somewhat punished since he has to get rid of her in the same way he has all his other victims, and what led Deb to her death. He most longed for a human connection but will forever be punished by solitude.

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