Considering how many kills Dexter (Michael C. Hall) has racked up over the years, many speculated that he, himself, would finally meet his end on the show’s last episode — but as we saw, that just wasn’t in the cards.
‘Dexter’ Series Finale: Why Debra Had To Die
Dexter’s sister Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) ended up dying on the finale, a combination of last week’s gunshot wound and Dexter literally pulling the plug on her to avoid her becoming a vegetable forever.
HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site TVLine spoke with Dexter Executive Producer Sara Colleton, who explained that Deb’s death had been in the works for some time:
Well, not from Year 1, but certainly two years ago when we mapped this out. Dexter [in the finale] is as close to being a human being as possible — he’s within a plane ride of achieving his happiness — but he hesitates that one moment. And Deb, who is the closest to him of anyone, [suffers].
Sara also says Dexter showed “bravery” by pulling the plug on Deb.
“I hope that if that ever happens to me, I have a brother who loves me enough to take me off life support,” Sara says. “But Dexter’s now aware enough as a human being that the guilt and the punishment of that will last a lifetime.”
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the Dexter series finale? Are you bummed that Deb died? How would YOU have ended the series? Drop a comment with your review and thoughts below.
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— Andy Swift