Dexter has gotten better and better with each season, and this was one of the best TV season finales I've seen for any show.
When Dexter's mission seemed all wrapped up with 5 minutes left to go in the show, I started thinking through things that could happen to shake things up for next season. What we did see never even crossed my mind. Can't believe they did it, but it's going to make for a great next season. I've wanted to see more of Dexter and the kids together, and see if they start developing one of the subplots in the books regarding Cody. Looks like we'll get that next year.
Lloyd: When I met Mary, I got that old fashioned romantic feeling, where I'd do anything to bone her. Harry: That's a special feeling.
I agree 100%. Dexter is probably my favorite show and I really enjoyed this season. I really never saw the end coming.
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I figured that Trinity would make a move on Rita and Dexter would swoop in and save her. Of course, that would lead to some messy explanations for Dexter about what happened to Trinity later or even set up some interesting things if Trinity told Rita about Kyle Butler. So when that never happened, I just thought that Trinity finding out Dexter's real info was kind of a waste.
Now I'm wondering if Dex will keep Astor and Cody or if either Paul's parents or Rita's mom will fight for custody. Either way, he'd obviously get to keep Harrison. But now how does single dad Dexter still get to go out and prowl at night?
I hope that next season is set maybe at most a few days after the day of the finale. Logically, there would be all kind of questions surrounding Rita's murder that Miami Metro would have to investigate, even if one of 'their own' is the grieving husband. Why did Trinity target Rita? Why did he break his pattern (since the previous bathtub victims were all single women) for her? Will Batista remember that Arthur Mitchell was the guy he saw in the station talking to Dexter? What is Dexter's alibi for the time of Rita's murder --- was it when he was at Mitchell's house?
Outstanding finale, way better than last season's very disappointing last episode. This was probably the show's second-best season (after S1), just about every element worked well and John Lithgow was an awesome, awesome villain.
Kirk, crackers are a family food. Happy families. Maybe single people eat crackers, we don't know. Frankly, we don't want to know. It's a market we can do without.
In my opinion, this season of Dexter has been one of the great seasons in the history of television. The thanksgiving episode has to go down as one of the all time greatest hours in TV history.. I felt the finale came off as a little rushed. It could have been made into two episodes, or at least another half hour.. but man is this show unbelievable!
The point has been made elsewhere of how Rory has gone from everyone's dream girl early in the series (pretty, shy, intelligent, etc.) to the girl everyone hated in college - rich (thanks to her grandparents and boyfriend,)