Dexter (2006–2013)
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Realizing everything he has done causes Dexter to make a drastic decision.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Morgan (credit only)
Dr. Cooper
Dr. Turner
Dr. Willis


Dexter has to act quickly when Hannah tells him Elway is staking out the airport. He finds a way to get him out of the way but it also leads to the entire airport being closed. With a hurricane bearing down on Miami, few options are open to them. Dexter races to the hospital when he learns that Deb has been shot. She seems to be recovering and he decides to send Hannah and Harrison to Jacksonville where they could catch a flight. A return trip to the hospital leads to Saxon's arrest but also bad news about Deb. Realizing that he has, directly or indirectly, been responsible for the death of everyone he's ever loved, Dexter accepts there is only one option open to him. Written by garykmcd

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22 September 2013 (USA)  »

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[first lines]
Harrison Morgan: Are we almost there?
Dexter Morgan: It's, uh, Gate 209. Just a couple more.
Harrison Morgan: I want some Oreos.
Dexter Morgan: There'll be food on the plane. Come on, you promised to help me count.
Harrison Morgan: Two hundred and ten...
Dexter Morgan: There you go.
Harrison Morgan: [narrating] I always thought that if I ever left Miami, I'd be running for my life. Not running towards a new one.
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This is the finale?
13 May 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Season 8 has not been a very strong season, it's on par with season 6 and the slowest and weakest of the whole series. Throughout season 8 there has never been a sense of closure for one of the most loved TV series of all time, and this episode follows.

If this episode was the finale of a normal season, and not the entire show, it would be fantastic, possibly one of the best. However this episode does not do a good job and closing the stories of the characters that we have grown to love over the past 8 years. You only see some of the main characters once in this episode, and they barely have any lines to say, and suddenly that's it. WHAT!? This is dreadful storytelling, and lazy writing. The creators of this show should have realised the size of this show's fan-base, and decided on ending it on a high note, much like Breaking Bad did, with that show's outstanding ending.

However this is not an entirely bad episode, like I said. The scenes with Dexter and Deborah are fantastic. There is a strong emotion there, and their scene in the hospital is one of the best scenes in the entire show. It's just a shame it is all wasted on an anticlimactic ending.

The second half of season 8 should have been Dexter on the run, and eventually abandon his family in order to protect them, eventually leading to how this episode ended. But instead they gave us 12 episodes of nothing.

Dexter is truly one of the greatest TV shows of all time, but also has one of the worst finales of all time. I am not giving this a very low rating, because this is still a good episode itself, just not a good finale.

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