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2013-04-18 07:53:53 PM
Hasn't this been known for a long time?
 
2013-04-18 07:57:59 PM
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2013-04-18 08:08:56 PM

scottydoesntknow: Hasn't this been known for a long time?


More speculated than anything since there were rumors about a possible 9th season. However, after what happened in season 7, I don't see how that would be possible. I think season 8 will have a lot to do with tying up loose ends, resolving the whole "Hannah McKay" thing, etc.

I want them to bring back Lumen Pierce for the final season.
 
2013-04-18 08:24:42 PM
Good. I love the show, but it's well past time to wrap it up.
 
2013-04-18 08:42:26 PM

Whistling Kitty Chaser: Good. I love the show, but it's well past time to wrap it up.


Came here to say this.
 
2013-04-18 08:54:25 PM
Finally.
Hopefully after a show about a sick mass murderer and his enabling sister, maybe they can stop contributing to our culture of violence.
 
2013-04-18 09:15:10 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Finally.
Hopefully after a show about a sick mass murderer and his enabling sister, maybe they can stop contributing to our culture of violence.


It's okay he only kills bad people.  The ones you need to worry about are the ones get a stiffy unloading their weapon at the gun range, once the range doesn't do it.
 
2013-04-18 09:49:04 PM
Bathia_Mapes:

I want them to bring back Lumen Pierce for the final season.

Mmmmm, Lumen................
www.yanksarecoming.com
 
2013-04-18 10:18:30 PM

Whistling Kitty Chaser: Good. I love the show, but it's well past time to wrap it up.


Definitely. I also think that knowing this is the last season the writers can be freed up a little and there will be no more filler episodes where Dexter drives to Nebraska or wherever.

So now the options are:
1) Dexter Dies
2) Dexter gets caught
3) Dexter activates escape plan.
 
2013-04-18 10:22:25 PM

scottydoesntknow: Hasn't this been known for a long time?


Yeah, this is old news. Seasons one and four are brilliant, two and three are ok (though apparently held in much higher esteem by other people), and the three since have just been... bad. Really bad.
 
2013-04-18 10:24:05 PM

Incorrigible Astronaut: scottydoesntknow: Hasn't this been known for a long time?

Yeah, this is old news. Seasons one and four are brilliant, two and three are ok (though apparently held in much higher esteem by other people), and the three since have just been... bad. Really bad.


I can agree with that. The past 3 seasons have had their moments, but overall pretty meh. Season 4 is my favorite, and John Lithgow is one of my favorite villains of all time. I also think season 3 beats 2 simply because it still has Doakes.
 
2013-04-18 10:29:08 PM
Going to throw my predictions out there again:
Cat and mouse game with the chief who takes a renewed interest in LaGuerta's theories.  Eventually something slips out and they begin to zero in on Deb, so Dexter gives himself up to protect her.  Show ends with her beginning to train Harrison the same way Harry trained Dexter.
 
2013-04-18 10:29:32 PM
Eight's enough.  They're just barely holding the thing together at this point.
 
2013-04-18 10:30:46 PM

scottydoesntknow: Incorrigible Astronaut: scottydoesntknow: Hasn't this been known for a long time?

Yeah, this is old news. Seasons one and four are brilliant, two and three are ok (though apparently held in much higher esteem by other people), and the three since have just been... bad. Really bad.

I can agree with that. The past 3 seasons have had their moments, but overall pretty meh. Season 4 is my favorite, and John Lithgow is one of my favorite villains of all time. I also think season 3 beats 2 simply because it still has Doakes.


My biggest problem with the past few seasons is that they've suffered from Heroes syndrome- character motivations change at will, storylines get dropped with little or no explanation, and main characters (Dexter especially) will be exactly as smart or stupid as the plot requires them to be. Deb is the only one with any consistency, and she's easily the best thing the show still has going for it.
 
2013-04-18 10:31:00 PM
Oh, also Hannah is threatening to talk, so Debra pays off another prisoner to shiv her (remember when she worked vice?  She's got friends in the women's prison).
 
2013-04-18 10:33:24 PM
They're totally going to fark.
 
2013-04-18 10:34:14 PM
I really want Hannah and Dexter to run off to Argentina.
 
2013-04-18 10:34:48 PM
Dexter's run reminds me a lot of the House run.  It's had moments where it could've ended perfectly, but instead decided to push off the ending to middle around with situations that didn't really deliver.
 
2013-04-18 10:35:26 PM

Incorrigible Astronaut: My biggest problem with the past few seasons is that they've suffered from Heroes syndrome- character motivations change at will


Burns me up that ever since season 4, Dexter has been interfering with police investigations so he can make the kill.  Before that he was only killing people who had slipped through the cracks.  I unno, wasn't that even part of the code?  He started getting into that mess with Trinity, and look where that ended Dexter?  You thought that turned out well, and decided to keep doing it?
 
2013-04-18 10:42:58 PM
Sad? The show really needed a conclusion a few seasons ago. The writing got sloppy and the characters got weak.

Wonderful start though.
 
2013-04-18 10:47:45 PM

Fish in a Barrel: Eight's enough.  They're just barely holding the thing together at this point.


Where my mind went:
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2013-04-18 10:48:25 PM
I liked the first four seasons, struggled through the 5th, then gave up after seeing one too many of those heart to hear chats about his "dark passenger" with his dead father.
 
2013-04-18 10:52:01 PM

sno man: tenpoundsofcheese: Finally.
Hopefully after a show about a sick mass murderer and his enabling sister, maybe they can stop contributing to our culture of violence.

It's okay he only kills bad people.  The ones you need to worry about are the ones get a stiffy unloading their weapon at the gun range, once the range doesn't do it.


Too obvious, man. Subtlety is the mark of a good troll.
 
2013-04-18 11:00:56 PM

whatshisname: I liked the first four seasons, struggled through the 5th, then gave up after seeing one too many of those heart to hear chats about his "dark passenger" with his dead father.


I've said it before in Dexter threads, but if I wanted to see a show about a ghost dad, I'd go watch Ghost Dad
 
2013-04-18 11:01:50 PM
Sad to see it go because it's a good show.  Glad to see it go because it's lived a good life and needs to be put down before it turns into something really awful.
 
2013-04-18 11:08:11 PM
Question: I read book 1, and understand the first season is sort of book 1 extended.

I remember the discussion in a thread like this that the 'dark rider' eventual metamophasises into a 'demon being' or something equally odd in either the show or the novels. Anyone tell me which?
 
2013-04-18 11:10:01 PM

Summoner101: Dexter's run reminds me a lot of the House run.  It's had moments where it could've ended perfectly, but instead decided to push off the ending to middle around with situations that didn't really deliver.


Yup both shows have ran far longer than they should have.
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2013-04-18 11:10:44 PM
Good. Lindsey needs to get back to the book series.

As long as he never does another weird metaphysical one again.
 
2013-04-18 11:13:36 PM
The third book, "Dexter in the Dark" is the one to avoid.
 
2013-04-18 11:22:38 PM
It looks like they just released a sneak peek video as well. My early thoughts are that Dex puts Debra down in the end, but that might be too obvious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dy6u5rXqN5o
 
2013-04-18 11:25:11 PM
At last.
 
2013-04-18 11:33:39 PM

kroonermanblack: Question: I read book 1, and understand the first season is sort of book 1 extended.

I remember the discussion in a thread like this that the 'dark rider' eventual metamophasises into a 'demon being' or something equally odd in either the show or the novels. Anyone tell me which?


In the book, Dexter in the Dark, (SPOILER ALERT!) it was hinted that his "Dark Passenger" was the demon Moloch possessing him, but that was just some cult screwing with his head. That was also the where Dexter discovered that Rita's kids had the same "urges" as him and started to tutor them on Harry's Code. I wish the series had done that, but there would have been SO many people screaming bloody butthurt over it.
 
2013-04-18 11:44:11 PM
Is anyone upset about this?  Besides the guys who play Quinn and Angel, I'm sure they enjoyed the steady paychecks.

It was a damn good show.  Seasons 1-3 were great, and I enjoyed Lithgow's run.  Hell Tom Hank's kid put in a good performance.  But it needs to end.  At this point it seems as though the entire series is an illustration of thought experiments like this break down in real world application .  Just replace death with not being caught for murdering an Imperial shiatload of people.
 
2013-04-19 12:08:55 AM

Whistling Kitty Chaser: Good. I love the show, but it's well past time to wrap it up.


Yeah, been kind of a zombie franchise since the trinity killer storyline, which was what, season 4?
 
2013-04-19 12:26:49 AM
bathia_mapes: I want them to bring back Lumen Pierce for the final season.
================================================

I think you and me are the only ones that ever want to see her again.

I liked her character a lot and I say this as a person that doesn't like any of her characters. I would LOVE to see her show up again for an appearance... but I can pretty much bet my life savings it won't happen.

Hannah is the resident blonde chick for the rest of the series.
 
2013-04-19 12:56:45 AM
S1 was great.
S2 was good.
S3 was kinda crappy.
S4 was awesome.
S5 was so bad I cancelled Showtime (Dexter was the only reason I had it).
I didn't hear a single good thing about the show since then, so I don't miss it.
 
2013-04-19 01:00:11 AM
That show was still on?  I stopped hearing anything about it after three seasons... I assumed it was cancelled.
 
2013-04-19 01:05:13 AM

Incorrigible Astronaut: My biggest problem with the past few seasons is that they've suffered from Heroes syndrome- character motivations change at will, storylines get dropped with little or no explanation, and main characters (Dexter especially) will be exactly as smart or stupid as the plot requires them to be. Deb is the only one with any consistency, and she's easily the best thing the show still has going for it.


I have two issues with the show at this point.

I knew season 6 was largely designed to set up 7 and 8 (since it was pretty much known then that the show was ending with season 8) and it really wasn't a bad season.  Though I didn't understand the purpose of the sub-plot with Brother Sam.  It felt like it should have been leading somewhere or have an actual payoff that just wasn't there and it was mostly filler around the actual story.

And then there's the huge gaping plot hole where Dexter lost his shiat and killed the man in the bathroom of the gas station where he was filling his boat up.  When he was late for his dead wife's funeral.  While the FBI and police were looking to speak with him and he was avoiding them.  Not only was it an out of character and sloppy kill -- and way before he even considered abandoning Harry's code -- he was not seen cleaning the scene or dumping the body and had paid for gas there and left fingerprints and evidence all over the place.  What the hell happened with that? Is that going to ultimately bite him in the ass? Or did it just happen and the writers forgot about it?

I absolutely love the show, and I feel like the only way I will not want to throw my TV out the window is if he and Hannah run away and escape at the end. I'd also settle for Lumen coming back and them running off together, but she has no reason to seek him out and isn't really the right person to be with him.  But Dexter and Hannah going off into the sunset together really is the only acceptable ending to the show for me.  So I suspect I will be yelling at my TV a LOT.

Interesting summer, I'll be immersed in Dexter and True Blood at the same time.  Here's hoping that True Blood finds a way out of the corner they painted themselves into. I'm assuming there are two seasons left of that show at this point - this summer and next.  At least "American Gods" should be along by the end of this year. I'm really looking forward to that.
 
2013-04-19 01:15:17 AM
 
2013-04-19 01:15:21 AM
It better not have all been a dream. If it is, then Dexter had better wake up in bed with Bob Newhart.
 
2013-04-19 01:19:01 AM

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Hey Doakes, we're almost out of stationery at the office. What do you suggest?
 
2013-04-19 02:35:18 AM

kroonermanblack: Question: I read book 1, and understand the first season is sort of book 1 extended.

I remember the discussion in a thread like this that the 'dark rider' eventual metamophasises into a 'demon being' or something equally odd in either the show or the novels. Anyone tell me which?


Third book, "Dexter In the Dark". The Dark Passenger is basically the result of being possessed by the ancient being, Moloch.
 
2013-04-19 02:48:50 AM

I Like Bread: Shostie: [i2.kym-cdn.com image 500x277]

Hey Doakes, we're almost out of stationery at the office. What do you suggest?


Supplies, mohterfarker!

Also, we're gonna stop by the drive thru after work. Want anything with your burger?
 
2013-04-19 03:26:01 AM

Bathia_Mapes: kroonermanblack: Question: I read book 1, and understand the first season is sort of book 1 extended.

I remember the discussion in a thread like this that the 'dark rider' eventual metamophasises into a 'demon being' or something equally odd in either the show or the novels. Anyone tell me which?

Third book, "Dexter In the Dark". The Dark Passenger is basically the result of being possessed by the ancient being, Moloch.


Moloch, he's such an asshole.
 
2013-04-19 03:38:46 AM
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You're next, SportsCenter.
 
2013-04-19 03:48:12 AM

cyberspacedout: I Like Bread: Shostie: [i2.kym-cdn.com image 500x277]

Hey Doakes, we're almost out of stationery at the office. What do you suggest?

Supplies, mohterfarker!

Also, we're gonna stop by the drive thru after work. Want anything with your burger?


i2.kym-cdn.com

Hey, what should I wear with my new suit?
 
2013-04-19 06:03:59 AM
Had a good run but yes its time to put the show down.  Looking forward to what the story line will be now that this freedom has been granted to the writers.  IE I'm really hoping its more like an early season then a later one.
 
2013-04-19 06:04:22 AM
Bathia_Mapes:  I think season 8 will have a lot to do with tying up loose ends, resolving the whole "Hannah McKay" thing, etc.

I doubt it. Most likely she's already run off into the Argentinean sunset and they won't bother to hire her for the next season (or even mention her again). Add it to a list of unresolved plot lines. And after they revealed she had poisoned Debra (despite dropping several hints that Debra had poisoned herself) I'm glad to see her gone since it seems they had already screwed her character up.

As someone who was a huge fan of the series, I really don't know what the problem is. Too many writers? New writers coming in and not having a grasp on the characters? Lack of direction leading to only a handful of episodes contributing to the season arc?

Why spend so much time on the irrelevant struggles of Angel and Quinn. I don't care about Angel and Bautista's marital troubles. I don't care about Quinn's girl problems because goodbye, Stripper Girl, we'll just be unceremoniously writing you off because this mob side story is over and done with.

They've created such a hollow and empty world, where nothing seems to exist outside of what's on the screen at any one moment. So the babysitter has to work 20+ hour shifts without complaints, and the other kids are shipped off across the world so we never see them (no wait, they're in Orlando, a couple hours away). And everyone else is ignorant of potential serial killers (and their disappearance) because it's no longer the second season.

2-3 good seasons out of 7? Just end it. It's already going the same road as Nip/Tuck, another series I liked until it tragically drove off a cliff.
 
2013-04-19 07:28:19 AM
I was a decent fan of Dexter, but after season three, which was ... well, pointless, and then season four, which was spectacular, I kind of stopped watching.  The only episodes I caught after were the ones with Olmos in them because I wanted to see Olmos and Hall working together.  Never happened as far as I could see.

Dexter was a show that outlived its usefulness and entertainment by about five or six seasons.

\Julie Benz
 
2013-04-19 07:43:40 AM

NotEric: I doubt it. Most likely she's [Hannah Mackay]already run off into the Argentinean sunset and they won't bother to hire her for the next season (or even mention her again)


I believe it was confirmed that Yvonne Strahovski was returning this season.
 
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