Guest Blog: Predictions for the Dexter Season 8 Finale: How Will it End?

Guest Blog: Predictions for the Dexter Season 8 Finale: How Will it End?With Time Warner still on the outs with CBS, there's never been a worse time to be a fan of "Dexter." The other cable companies and DirectTV look more enticing every day. In any event, the Dark Passenger's ride is coming to an end so let's speculate a bit!

From Guest Blogger Kevin T. Fischer:

We've spent eight crazy seasons cheering on a serial killer, and now we're in for the stressful, heartbreaking, wild, nerve-wracking final episodes. Executive producer Sara Colleton has already said, "There will be people who hate it," so who knows how the final episode will go down.

Here are several predictions for ways Showtime's "Dexter" could come to a close on September 22. Feel free to add your own predictions in the comments section below.

Dexter could get caught
We've seen Dexter nearly get caught a million times, and we've already seen Dexter walked through Miami Metro in handcuffs. But maybe in the end Dexter really does get caught. There are two outcomes if this happens.

Dexter could go to jail
If Dexter were to go to court for his crimes, he'd likely be put in jail for a very long time. With everything he's done – all his kills, breaking into tons of houses, hacking databases, contaminating and stealing evidence – there would be no way Dexter could get out of this one.

Dexter could go to jail and escape
But… there is the possibility that Dexter could feel the police getting close and take off. Maybe with Harrison? Maybe with Deb… or even with Hannah McKay? Or maybe he'll escape alone and live out his life on the run, though that doesn't seem very Dexter-like.

Dexter could die
Series star Michael C. Hall has said that he wants Dexter to die in the end in a funny way. He even said that maybe Dexter could get hit by a bus. Hopefully, for the fans, something a bit more exciting and fitting will happen, if this is how everything ends.

Something could happen to Deb to send Dexter off the deep end
If something were to happen to Deb, Dexter would be a complete mess. Last season Dexter handed over incriminating evidence that landed Hannah in jail – and that was just for poisoning Deb. What would he do if something worse happened to her? He'd likely fall apart and become a mess, either leading to him getting caught or leading to his ultimate demise.

Dexter could sacrifice himself to save Deb
Or maybe even Harrison? We know these two are the only people Dexter truly cares about. In the end, this is the most likely outcome. Deb's downward spiral in Season 8 has put her in danger already, and we've seen Dex put his neck out there to save her many times. Despite everything that has happened over the years and earlier this season, if Deb's life were to be threatened, Dexter would likely put himself in danger to save her.

Dexter becoming a sort of martyr for Deb is the most fitting possible end to the series. It shows that he really does have a heart and some compassion in spite of all of the bad things we've seen him do.

Fans of the show still have a few more intense episodes left before we must say goodbye to Dexter Morgan. Watch the new episodes Sunday nights, or set your DVR to watch the end unfold again and again. There is no way we're going to miss how this drama ends!

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Sirand's picture

For a final season, Dexter is playing it incredibly routine and leisurely with some of the most dull subplots ever ("Who will Angel give that promotion to?!?!"). I wanted to see them do something daring, like have Dexter get caught early and spend the final season on the world-wide reaction to him. Would have made for a wicked OJ Simpson-like satire.

But I think it's obvious he'll die and the show will end hinting at Harrison being the new Dexter.

Watching this show after every intense minute of Breaking Bad really shows how sub par the writing is.

Submitted by Sirand on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 11:21am.
kiddcapone's picture

Okay....nix that whole Zack thing.

Submitted by kiddcapone on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 6:59am.
Matt Serafini's picture

Hahahaha. I told you he wasn't long for this world.

Submitted by Matt Serafini on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 10:53am.
kiddcapone's picture

Whatever happens, it better be worth it, considering how long it's taking to get somewhere.


Deb takes what shes learned from Dexter and tries to kill Hannah (kill room, boat disposal). Dexter finds out and flips. Zack, thinking he's doing Dexter a favor, decides he will kill Deb and kidnaps her. Dexter finds out where Zack is keeping Deb, and during a rescue attempt is blindsided by Dr. Vogel from behind. Dexter winds up on the table and is murdered by Zack. Quinn shows up, saves Deb, shoots Vogel, and Deb kills Zack. Deb finally ends up with Quinn and the two of them adopt Harrison and raise him as their own...

Submitted by kiddcapone on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 1:00pm.

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