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(Entertainment Weekly)   Scott Buck on the final season of Dexter: "The trick of the show is that he's a likable serial killer. But we don't ever want our audience to forget that he is a serial killer and I think we take him on that final journey this season"   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 66
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2013-06-18 03:08:20 PM
Too late. Americans so dearly love their psychopaths. Psychopaths are heroes in America, and their values -- aggressive self-interest, individuality, callousness, and lack of empathy -- are celebrated.

Enjoy their rule. You deserve it.
 
2013-06-18 03:14:57 PM

James F. Campbell: Too late. Americans so dearly love their psychopaths. Psychopaths are heroes in America, and their values -- aggressive self-interest, individuality, callousness, and lack of empathy -- are celebrated.

Enjoy their rule. You deserve it.


Someone got their first period.
 
2013-06-18 03:27:19 PM

Relatively Obscure: Someone got their first period.


Am I wrong?
 
2013-06-18 03:29:42 PM

James F. Campbell: Relatively Obscure: Someone got their first period.

Am I wrong?


Americans also like buff dudes with superpowers wearing capes and/or spandex. What else can I say? Everyone is gay.
 
2013-06-18 03:31:32 PM

James F. Campbell: Relatively Obscure: Someone got their first period.

Am I wrong?


Hint: America has a lot of different demographics.
 
2013-06-18 03:32:04 PM

James F. Campbell: Relatively Obscure: Someone got their first period.

Am I wrong?


Lots of things are celebrated by some people in America.  Posting moody little comments in threads about silly TV fiction might be the only thing that isn't celebrated by much of anyone.
 
2013-06-18 03:33:03 PM

Relatively Obscure: James F. Campbell: Relatively Obscure: Someone got their first period.

Am I wrong?

Lots of things are celebrated by some people in America.  Posting moody little comments in threads about silly TV fiction might be the only thing that isn't celebrated by much of anyone.


Pffff, says you. Have you ever peeked into TF?
 
2013-06-18 03:35:44 PM

imgod2u: Relatively Obscure: James F. Campbell: Relatively Obscure: Someone got their first period.

Am I wrong?

Lots of things are celebrated by some people in America.  Posting moody little comments in threads about silly TV fiction might be the only thing that isn't celebrated by much of anyone.

Pffff, says you. Have you ever peeked into TF?


Wait, you aren't all just bots?
 
2013-06-18 03:36:09 PM

Relatively Obscure: silly TV fiction


Funnily enough, I think this statement will raise more ire than mine.
 
2013-06-18 03:37:49 PM

Relatively Obscure: imgod2u: Relatively Obscure: James F. Campbell: Relatively Obscure: Someone got their first period.

Am I wrong?

Lots of things are celebrated by some people in America.  Posting moody little comments in threads about silly TV fiction might be the only thing that isn't celebrated by much of anyone.

Pffff, says you. Have you ever peeked into TF?

Wait, you aren't all just bots?


You mean boobs.
 
2013-06-18 03:38:40 PM

James F. Campbell: Relatively Obscure: silly TV fiction

Funnily enough, I think this statement will raise more ire than mine.


Yeah, maybe.  It is, though.
 
2013-06-18 03:39:02 PM

FunkOut: Relatively Obscure: imgod2u: Relatively Obscure: James F. Campbell: Relatively Obscure: Someone got their first period.

Am I wrong?

Lots of things are celebrated by some people in America.  Posting moody little comments in threads about silly TV fiction might be the only thing that isn't celebrated by much of anyone.

Pffff, says you. Have you ever peeked into TF?

Wait, you aren't all just bots?

You mean boobs.


whynotbothgirl.jpg
 
2013-06-18 03:39:29 PM

Relatively Obscure: Yeah, maybe. It is, though.


And yet here we are.
 
2013-06-18 03:39:31 PM

FunkOut: Relatively Obscure: imgod2u: Relatively Obscure: James F. Campbell: Relatively Obscure: Someone got their first period.

Am I wrong?

Lots of things are celebrated by some people in America.  Posting moody little comments in threads about silly TV fiction might be the only thing that isn't celebrated by much of anyone.

Pffff, says you. Have you ever peeked into TF?

Wait, you aren't all just bots?

You mean boobs.


I have not masturbated to any of you.  This cannot be correct.
 
2013-06-18 03:40:33 PM

Relatively Obscure: FunkOut: Relatively Obscure: imgod2u: Relatively Obscure: James F. Campbell: Relatively Obscure: Someone got their first period.

Am I wrong?

Lots of things are celebrated by some people in America.  Posting moody little comments in threads about silly TV fiction might be the only thing that isn't celebrated by much of anyone.

Pffff, says you. Have you ever peeked into TF?

Wait, you aren't all just bots?

You mean boobs.

I have not masturbated to any most of you.  This cannot be correct.


/Sorry, JFC.  Just once.  Today.
 
2013-06-18 03:41:16 PM

James F. Campbell: Relatively Obscure: Yeah, maybe. It is, though.

And yet here we are.


There's nothing wrong with silly TV fiction.  I like some silly TV fiction.
 
2013-06-18 03:42:14 PM

Relatively Obscure: /Sorry, JFC. Just once. Today.


Don't let a little blood stop you.
 
2013-06-18 03:44:29 PM

James F. Campbell: Relatively Obscure: Someone got their first period.

Am I wrong?


Yes.
 
2013-06-18 03:50:52 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Am I wrong?

Yes.


Please proceed.
 
2013-06-18 03:53:40 PM
I see this thread got derailed before it even got started.
 
2013-06-18 03:54:09 PM
That's the strangest series of passive aggressive comments I've ever seen... from bots and boobs.
 
2013-06-18 03:58:49 PM
I suppose if I were a liter, I'd think meta-commenting the obvious would make me "cool" too.
 
2013-06-18 04:08:01 PM
It will end when Dexter kills Debra or vice versa...or when they both farkin die.

That is how it shall be. That is how it must be...

Remember, they killed LaGuerta...she's a cop, an innocent...

Karma/fate will make them pay for that...there will be no happy endings.
 
2013-06-18 04:10:33 PM

Rawhead Rex: It will end when Dexter kills Debra or vice versa...or when they both farkin die.

That is how it shall be. That is how it must be...

Remember, they killed LaGuerta...she's a cop, an innocent...

Karma/fate will make them pay for that...there will be no happy endings.


Doakes was innocent and a cop as well, and Dexter made it out of that ok.  I do, however, agree that they cannot just walk away scott-free, makes for bad story-telling.
 
2013-06-18 04:11:57 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: James F. Campbell: Relatively Obscure: Someone got their first period.

Am I wrong?

Yes.


Americans like the drama, the mystery, the horror, and the sensationalism of a serial killer. Except for a few with their own problems we most certainly do not like the killer. We enjoy the it in the same way that you would a campfire story because we know that the law is hunting the killer and there's not much we can personally do except watch it on the news.
 
2013-06-18 04:17:51 PM

Rawhead Rex: LaGuerta


LaGuerta may have been a cop, but she was anything but innocent. Amongst other things she blackmailed Captain Matthews into promoting her.
 
2013-06-18 04:18:17 PM

Rawhead Rex: It will end when Dexter kills Debra or vice versa...or when they both farkin die.

That is how it shall be. That is how it must be...

Remember, they killed LaGuerta...she's a cop, an innocent...

Karma/fate will make them pay for that...there will be no happy endings.


She was guilty of tacky clothing colours and an annoying cutesy accent. She had to die.
 
2013-06-18 04:18:29 PM

Relatively Obscure: James F. Campbell: Relatively Obscure: Yeah, maybe. It is, though.

And yet here we are.

There's nothing wrong with silly TV fiction.  I like some silly TV fiction.


speaking of... I think True Blood starts up again this weekend.
 
2013-06-18 04:21:32 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Rawhead Rex: LaGuerta

LaGuerta may have been a cop, but she was anything but innocent. Amongst other things she blackmailed Captain Matthews into promoting her.


Man, can you imagine if his code or whatever included all sorts of things like this?

"Car pool lane with no passengers?  Get my tools."
 
2013-06-18 04:23:53 PM

Relatively Obscure: Bathia_Mapes: Rawhead Rex: LaGuerta

LaGuerta may have been a cop, but she was anything but innocent. Amongst other things she blackmailed Captain Matthews into promoting her.

Man, can you imagine if his code or whatever included all sorts of things like this?

"Car pool lane with no passengers?  Get my tools."


Serial Mom by John Waters.
 
2013-06-18 04:26:19 PM

FunkOut: Relatively Obscure: Bathia_Mapes: Rawhead Rex: LaGuerta

LaGuerta may have been a cop, but she was anything but innocent. Amongst other things she blackmailed Captain Matthews into promoting her.

Man, can you imagine if his code or whatever included all sorts of things like this?

"Car pool lane with no passengers?  Get my tools."

Serial Mom by John Waters.


Woah.  You're right.
 
2013-06-18 04:28:11 PM
Dexter dropped off my radar a few seasons ago. Flipping through the channels a while back, I ran across an episode. It was about as interesting as the Mexican soap opera on the next channel
 
2013-06-18 04:28:44 PM

FunkOut: Serial Mom by John Waters.


Yep

And you better damn well not wear white after Labor Day!
 
2013-06-18 04:36:09 PM

SandmanEsq: Rawhead Rex: It will end when Dexter kills Debra or vice versa...or when they both farkin die.

That is how it shall be. That is how it must be...

Remember, they killed LaGuerta...she's a cop, an innocent...

Karma/fate will make them pay for that...there will be no happy endings.

Doakes was innocent and a cop as well, and Dexter made it out of that ok.  I do, however, agree that they cannot just walk away scott-free, makes for bad story-telling.


The problem with the show the past several years is that there are no consequences to anything. Doakes knows too much? Have another character kill him. Dexter gets married and moves in with his wife? Have him keep his stuff at his old apartment. Wife gets killed? Ship her kids off to grandma's. Can't stalk people with a 2-year old at home? Hire him a 24/7 babysitter who works for free and never asks questions. For as many changes Dexter's life goes through, they seem pretty content to keep the show exactly the same each season.
 
2013-06-18 04:39:23 PM
Ought to have this guy catch him.

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-18 04:42:13 PM

Hoboclown: SandmanEsq: Rawhead Rex: It will end when Dexter kills Debra or vice versa...or when they both farkin die.

That is how it shall be. That is how it must be...

Remember, they killed LaGuerta...she's a cop, an innocent...

Karma/fate will make them pay for that...there will be no happy endings.

Doakes was innocent and a cop as well, and Dexter made it out of that ok.  I do, however, agree that they cannot just walk away scott-free, makes for bad story-telling.

The problem with the show the past several years is that there are no consequences to anything. Doakes knows too much? Have another character kill him. Dexter gets married and moves in with his wife? Have him keep his stuff at his old apartment. Wife gets killed? Ship her kids off to grandma's. Can't stalk people with a 2-year old at home? Hire him a 24/7 babysitter who works for free and never asks questions. For as many changes Dexter's life goes through, they seem pretty content to keep the show exactly the same each season.


As Stan Lee said: "fans don't really want change, they only want the illusion of change."
 
2013-06-18 05:02:08 PM
Dexter lost a lot of sympathy/empathy when he hooked up with Hannah.  Can't stand that woman.
 
2013-06-18 05:07:16 PM
So he kills a lot of people?!

HELL YEAH.

/A Dexter who kills a lot is my favorite.
 
2013-06-18 05:12:50 PM

Kangaroo_Ralph: Ought to have this guy catch him.

[img.fark.net image 500x693]


Yeah, that show.  Why do I watch it?  It's not that good, but drew me in anyways.

/on topic: Dexter will end up on Deb's table.  Book it.  Done.
 
2013-06-18 05:18:30 PM

SandmanEsq: I do, however, agree that they cannot just walk away scott-free, makes for bad story-telling.



"Karma Houdinis" are pretty common.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/KarmaHoudini
Mr. Potter from Its a Wonderful Life is one of the more prominent examples.
 
2013-06-18 05:56:30 PM

SandmanEsq: Rawhead Rex: It will end when Dexter kills Debra or vice versa...or when they both farkin die.

That is how it shall be. That is how it must be...

Remember, they killed LaGuerta...she's a cop, an innocent...

Karma/fate will make them pay for that...there will be no happy endings.

Doakes was innocent and a cop as well, and Dexter made it out of that ok.  I do, however, agree that they cannot just walk away scott-free, makes for bad story-telling.


Dexter didn't kill Doakes, he just took advantage of it after the fact.  But yeah, after I read the quote it sounds like they are going to turn him evil so him killing Debra is on the table (pun not intended).
 
2013-06-18 06:06:07 PM
Dexter is on the run and ends up in Harlan Kentucky for an epic showdown with  Raylan Givens .
 
2013-06-18 06:16:52 PM
But we don't ever want our audience to forget that he is a serial killer

Somewhere in season IV (i think?  the one with the religious fundy killer co-starring Edward James Olomos) I asked "IS he still a serial killer, cuz he's not really killing anyone in this season.  He's playing Magnum PI and trying to solve the crime."

That's when I stopped watching Dexter
 
2013-06-18 07:14:48 PM
Spoiler........


Ready?


According to IMDB (I know, I know, but just saying) the last episode is called Gallows.... If he didn't die off, I would love to see a few stand alone movies or the series have a spinoff...
 
2013-06-18 07:27:33 PM

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Somewhere in season IV (i think?  the one with the religious fundy killer co-starring Edward James Olomos) I asked "IS he still a serial killer, cuz he's not really killing anyone in this season.


Aside for the 11 people he killed in that season (VI), you might have a point.
 
2013-06-18 07:28:38 PM
What I liked about dexter early on in the series was him trying to fit in with normal society. They kind of got away from that idea which made it a less comedic show. The other fun part was having him out think everyone and always getting away with it.

If it hadn't been done to death, they could of had everyone find out about him and have him fake his own death to get away. Since that idea has been worn out, I think he has to die, but it would be nice if he had one more f u on the way out.
 
2013-06-18 07:29:34 PM

ontariolightning: Dexter is on the run and ends up in Harlan Kentucky for an epic showdown with  Raylan Givens .


That would be awesome. Advantage Raylan. Never bring a knife to a gun fight.
 
2013-06-18 07:30:45 PM

Cubicle Jockey: SandmanEsq: I do, however, agree that they cannot just walk away scott-free, makes for bad story-telling.


"Karma Houdinis" are pretty common.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/KarmaHoudini
Mr. Potter from Its a Wonderful Life is one of the more prominent examples.


And there goes my afternoon...
 
2013-06-18 07:30:58 PM

banshee612: Spoiler........


Ready?


According to IMDB (I know, I know, but just saying) the last episode is called Gallows.... If he didn't die off, I would love to see a few stand alone movies or the series have a spinoff...


I vote spinoff, they end the series 7 years in the future with a neighbor asking Harrison if he has seen their dog..........Fade to black
 
2013-06-18 08:41:03 PM

The Haberdasher: What I liked about dexter early on in the series was him trying to fit in with normal society. They kind of got away from that idea which made it a less comedic show. The other fun part was having him out think everyone and always getting away with it.

If it hadn't been done to death, they could of had everyone find out about him and have him fake his own death to get away. Since that idea has been worn out, I think he has to die, but it would be nice if he had one more f u on the way out.


One big F U as in all of the people he helped put in prison would get released right?
 
2013-06-18 08:42:31 PM

Coiled Hot 1: ontariolightning: Dexter is on the run and ends up in Harlan Kentucky for an epic showdown with  Raylan Givens .

That would be awesome. Advantage Raylan. Never bring a knife to a gun fight.


Dexter has mastered the art of the ambush though.
 
2013-06-18 08:44:59 PM

pat34us: banshee612: Spoiler........


Ready?


According to IMDB (I know, I know, but just saying) the last episode is called Gallows.... If he didn't die off, I would love to see a few stand alone movies or the series have a spinoff...

I vote spinoff, they end the series 7 years in the future with a neighbor asking Harrison if he has seen their dog..........Fade to black


As long as not a single person involved with the craptastic five-years-in-the-future finale of Weeds works on it, ok.
 
2013-06-18 08:50:20 PM

SandmanEsq: Doakes was innocent and a cop as well, and Dexter made it out of that ok.  I do, however, agree that they cannot just walk away scott-free, makes for bad story-telling.


Bad guy can't win. It's a morality tale. One way or the other - he's gotta go down.

/swordfish.jpg
 
2013-06-18 09:09:11 PM
I know how it should end : he either dies in a boating accident or of the flu.

And Deb becomes a Mormon.
 
2013-06-18 09:30:53 PM

SandmanEsq: Rawhead Rex: It will end when Dexter kills Debra or vice versa...or when they both farkin die.

That is how it shall be. That is how it must be...

Remember, they killed LaGuerta...she's a cop, an innocent...

Karma/fate will make them pay for that...there will be no happy endings.

Doakes was innocent and a cop as well, and Dexter made it out of that ok.  I do, however, agree that they cannot just walk away scott-free, makes for bad story-telling.

Doakes was in a number of questionable shootings where he put himself in a position to kill bad people. He was similar in that way to Dexter.
 
2013-06-19 12:17:43 AM

FunkOut: I know how it should end : he either dies in a boating accident or of the flu.

And Deb becomes a Mormon.


Nah, she'd have to give up the coffee habit, along with the shiatload of prescription drugs that was in the preview for the upcoming season.
 
2013-06-19 12:53:27 AM
The only morally decent character left on that show, hehehehehe:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-06-19 01:58:05 AM

TheVeryDeadIanMartin: The only morally decent character left on that show, hehehehehe:


I love that guy.
 
2013-06-19 02:07:41 AM
I know it is predictable an even cliche, but I like the idea of Deb being the one who kills Dexter, either by the heat of a confrontation or in a deliberate execution.

Thematically, I think it makes the most sense.

/Last season was good when Firefly was on screen.
//4 still is the best.
 
2013-06-19 03:37:19 AM

pat34us: I vote spinoff, they end the series 7 years in the future with a neighbor asking Harrison if he has seen their dog..........Fade to black


In the books, Dexter notices that Cody and Astor also have the same "urges" as him, so he teaches them Harry's Code. Of course, that never happened on the show because some people would lose their sh*t.

IIRC, Harrison witnessed Rita's murder, so maybe he'll be screwed up like Dexter? A spin-off in 10 years or so seems likely.

Wish there was a Dexter/Dexter's Laboratory crossover. Big Dex teaches Lil' Dex how to keep Dee Dee out of his lab...permanently....
 
2013-06-19 03:38:30 AM
I think we're missing the obvious, Debra, not Dexter killed the cop chick. Dexter and Deb try to get it behind them and Deb's all effed up because she thinks that her doing that for Dexter is the ultimate sign that she is romantically in love with him. Dex has to keep her sane while at the same time deal with Hanna...eventually the cops close in on LaGuerta's killer (Deb) so Dexter decides to do the single act that he feels will redeem him for his family and son...he takes the fall for Deb and ends up executed with Deb watching in the viewing room crying.

Where's my cheque?
 
2013-06-19 08:08:35 AM

FuryOfFirestorm: pat34us: I vote spinoff, they end the series 7 years in the future with a neighbor asking Harrison if he has seen their dog..........Fade to black

In the books, Dexter notices that Cody and Astor also have the same "urges" as him, so he teaches them Harry's Code. Of course, that never happened on the show because some people would lose their sh*t.

IIRC, Harrison witnessed Rita's murder, so maybe he'll be screwed up like Dexter? A spin-off in 10 years or so seems likely.

Wish there was a Dexter/Dexter's Laboratory crossover. Big Dex teaches Lil' Dex how to keep Dee Dee out of his lab...permanently....


Well Debra knows the code, so if she lives she could pass the code on.
 
2013-06-19 09:32:26 AM

AliceBToklasLives: Kangaroo_Ralph: Ought to have this guy catch him.

[img.fark.net image 500x693]

Yeah, that show.  Why do I watch it?  It's not that good, but drew me in anyways.


Because he's smarmy and she's hot, and their formula of always having 3 possible killers, and it's usually the one you didn't pick, but it's still ok because that kind of made sense.
 
2013-06-19 02:10:08 PM
He'll wake up in the hospital right after his car crash at the beginning of season 4. The head trama will have taken away his killer instincts and he'll be "normal"..... roll credits.
 
2013-06-19 04:02:56 PM

TheVeryDeadIanMartin: The only morally decent character left on that show, hehehehehe:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x333]


What about Batista?
 
2013-06-20 12:40:31 AM

Hoboclown: TheVeryDeadIanMartin: The only morally decent character left on that show, hehehehehe:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x333]

What about Batista?


I was wondering that, too, but then I remembered in the season 7 finale he witnessed Quinn shooting that strip club owner and decided to help cover it up. Maybe this one could come back to bite them in season 8.

It shows how Batista's character has changed since season 1, when he going to rat on Doakes for shooting an unarmed man. Then later in that episode it was revealed the man had been on a Hatian death squad that Doakes had been after while in the military, so the government stepped in and quickly put an end to that subplot.
 
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