‘Dexter’ Finale: Former Producer Had Another Ending In Mind

The Dexter finale aired on Showtime last night. If you’re wondering why your co-worker is so moody this morning, then it’s probably because he or she isn’t happy with the way things wrapped up.

Without giving too much away, the last episode of the popular cable series left folks scratching their heads. This writer knows a few people who didn’t walk away from the experience feeling satisfied.

During an interview with E! Online, former producer Clyde Phillips shared his thoughts on the Dexter finale. Although he felt the showrunners did a good job with the last episode, this wasn’t the ending he would have put together.

Phillips told the website:

In the very last scene of the series. Dexter wakes up. And everybody is going to think, ‘Oh, it was a dream.’ And then the camera pulls back and back and back and then we realize, ‘No, it’s not a dream.’ Dexter’s opening his eyes and he’s on the execution table at the Florida Penitentiary. They’re just starting to administer the drugs and he looks out through the window to the observation gallery.

The former producer continued:

And in the gallery are all the people that Dexter killed—including the Trinity Killer and the Ice Truck Killer (his brother Rudy), LaGuerta who he was responsible killing, Doakes who he’s arguably responsible for, Rita, who he’s arguably responsible for, Lila. All the big deaths, and also whoever the weekly episodic kills were. They are all there.

Phillips said that he essentially wanted it to appear as though Dexter’s life was passing before his eyes just as he was about to die. Although this is the idea the former producer had in mind for the finale, it wasn’t the ending fans received Sunday night.

Were you satisfied with the Dexter series finale? What do you think about the ending producer Clyde Phillips had in mind for the Showtime drama?

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