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Unfortunately, the last season of Dexter is looking a lot like the 6th season.

Dumb and boring.

At least this will make it easier to see it go.

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no interest at all in this show any more. The Lithgow season where Rita died. He avenges Rita, kills Trinity, and dies from injuries. If the series ends like that it saves everyone from some bad television.

The worst is the actors need to be doing other stuff. Especially the guy playing Dexter. He's been in so much stuff but he's going to be typecast forever. He'll just keep having to do voice-overs where you're like "Why does this car commercial CREEP ME THE HECK OUT?" It's sad because he's a good actor.

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no interest at all in this show any more. The Lithgow season where Rita died. He avenges Rita, kills Trinity, and dies from injuries. If the series ends like that it saves everyone from some bad television.

The worst is the actors need to be doing other stuff. Especially the guy playing Dexter. He's been in so much stuff but he's going to be typecast forever. He'll just keep having to do voice-overs where you're like "Why does this car commercial CREEP ME THE HECK OUT?" It's sad because he's a good actor.

Michael C. Hall isn't going to NEED to work anymore.......he gets paid as executive producer and lead actor for the show.

Predicting the end........Dex kills Dr. Vogel because she keeps suggesting he kill Deb. Then more and more it becomes evident that he actually will need to kill her to put her out of her misery and then Dex gets her on the table....and he realizes that he is killing her to really protect himself and as he plunges the knife down - instead of stabbing Deb, he stabs himself, as he dies he sees flashes of his victims rejoicing as he dies.

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Michael C. Hall isn't going to NEED to work anymore.......he gets paid as executive producer and lead actor for the show.

Predicting the end........Dex kills Dr. Vogel because she keeps suggesting he kill Deb. Then more and more it becomes evident that he actually will need to kill her to put her out of her misery and then Dex gets her on the table....and he realizes that he is killing her to really protect himself and as he plunges the knife down - instead of stabbing Deb, he stabs himself, as he dies he sees flashes of his victims rejoicing as he dies.

What happens to Harrison, who has probably become a bit of a nuisance for the writers?

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Harrison grows up to be a child serial killer in the Dexter spinoff "Harrison's Code".

Hey, if Carrol O'Connor can get work after playing Archie Bunker so well for so long, than anybody can avoid typecasting if they play their career right.

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no interest at all in this show any more. The Lithgow season where Rita died. He avenges Rita, kills Trinity, and dies from injuries. If the series ends like that it saves everyone from some bad television.

The worst is the actors need to be doing other stuff. Especially the guy playing Dexter. He's been in so much stuff but he's going to be typecast forever. He'll just keep having to do voice-overs where you're like "Why does this car commercial CREEP ME THE HECK OUT?" It's sad because he's a good actor.

This show has one good actor. The rest are garbage.

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Michael C. Hall isn't going to NEED to work anymore.......he gets paid as executive producer and lead actor for the show.

Predicting the end........Dex kills Dr. Vogel because she keeps suggesting he kill Deb. Then more and more it becomes evident that he actually will need to kill her to put her out of her misery and then Dex gets her on the table....and he realizes that he is killing her to really protect himself and as he plunges the knife down - instead of stabbing Deb, he stabs himself, as he dies he sees flashes of his victims rejoicing as he dies.

That's not actually your prediction, right?

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This show is better as a marathon viewing experience. There are too many B stories that just aren't that interesting. But when watched back to back to back, you get a better sense of things actually happening with dexter.

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I want to confess. I killed Laguarda.

You mean you FEEL resposnsible.

I killed Laguarda.

Deb, You weren't even there.

I killed Laguarda.

Hold on, here's some paper and crayons keep yourself busy, I'll be right back as soon as I call Dexter so he can drug you and sneak you out a convenient back door before a stinking squad room of detectives notice you're even here.

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I think this thing with Deb and the private eye firm is setting up a spinoff series.

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This show is better as a marathon viewing experience. There are too many B stories that just aren't that interesting. But when watched back to back to back, you get a better sense of things actually happening with dexter.

Fully agree with you on the B stories. In particular the Angel / Laguerta relationship was terrible and boring, and the Quinn / Angel's sister relationship is filler.

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I still like watching it on Sunday nights and will watch it to the end. But view it now more as a guilty pleasure than as a top quality show.

The humor is gone but more importantly the suspense is gone. Because when he does get caught, who cares, whose reaction are we dying to see? Deb knows. Quinn has often suspected. The old guy who was friends with Dexter's dad probably suspects and knew LaGuerta was making more sense than he let on. Doakes and LaGuerta are dead. Rita is dead. Vogel knows. Harrison is too young to understand. We already saw Angel and Masuka see a "guilty" Dexter walked through the station by LaGuerta last season.

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Seems like this show will finally start getting better starting with next episode. I have been disappointed with the first 4 episodes this season and how slowly it has developed, but hopefully all that is over with now. I'm with the rest of you -- I started watching at the peak of its popularity and am too invested to just not finish, but this season I haven't been intrigued enough to watch on Sunday's; in fact, I just watched the 4th episode yesterday. That's compared to when I was catching up on the first 4 seasons on DVD and couldn't sleep because I just had to keep going and immediately start the next episode.

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I hope so. But it sure is a shame that the last season has had four dog episodes to kick it off.

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The show is dying a somewhat painful death, which is mainly the result of stretching it out over 8 seasons. Ending it after the 5th season (which is the season right after the Trinity Killer, which is the best season of the series) would had been just about right.

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I've only managed to slog through the first 2 episodes of season 8. Is it even worth catching up at this point?

I find that the show is better when it is binge watched.

For that reason, I'd recommend catching up, or at least doing so when the show is over.

Once you get to season 8 in a show, and it is the final season, you have to just see it through.

I think last night's episode was good, and from the previews I think the show has a pretty good ending in store. Just a gut feeling.

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A very good thing this show is ending after this season. Much more and it will negate all the good seasons.

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Horrible season, getting worse as it goes along, below Season 6 which at least had freaky episode endings early on. Any scene with Vogel sucks the life out of it, whether it is a therapy session or her being on the brink of death. Same with the tiresome conversations between Feb and Dexter about their feelings. The side stories like Masuka's daughter and Quinn being up for sergeant and the double date with Cassie are boring filler and are symptoms of a writing team that has completely run out of ideas.

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Horrible season, getting worse as it goes along, below Season 6 which at least had freaky episode endings early on. Any scene with Vogel sucks the life out of it, whether it is a therapy session or her being on the brink of death. Same with the tiresome conversations between Feb and Dexter about their feelings. The side stories like Masuka's daughter and Quinn being up for sergeant and the double date with Cassie are boring filler and are symptoms of a writing team that has completely run out of ideas.

Agreed. The filler story is terrible, and has been from the start. It is written as an ensemble show, but the show is called dexter. Not dexter and friends.

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Agreed. The filler story is terrible, and has been from the start. It is written as an ensemble show, but the show is called dexter. Not dexter and friends.

When the core storylines were strong enough I didn't mind the filler too much. Sometimes a bit of comic relief or at least served a purpose of a few minutes of tension break or giving time for a scene with Dexter to shift. But now, ugh.

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Now that Brighthouse (Time-Warner has dropped Showtime and other CBS/Viacom programming) I may consider Dexter done. I thought the ending to last weeks show would have been a perfect ending

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I find that the show is better when it is binge watched.

For that reason, I'd recommend catching up, or at least doing so when the show is over.

Once you get to season 8 in a show, and it is the final season, you have to just see it through.

I think last night's episode was good, and from the previews I think the show has a pretty good ending in store. Just a gut feeling.

I remember reading a good article from a TV writer that most good shows really only have about 5 really good seasons and they tend to taper off a lot after that, and it can happen quickly. Now, with cable series and the new abbreviated 13 episode seasons, maybe you can stretch an extra year out of it.

Think about it, after season 6, Seinfeld really fell off (the same time Larry David left, by the way - because he said he was OUT OF IDEAS).

Mad Men is a little bit of an exception.

But I have to look at Breaking Bad. There is a show that knows when to hang it up. I bet this final "half" season is going to be as good as it has ever been, and it's going to leave you wanting more, which is how it should be.

A lot of people ripped on Season 5 of Dexter, the one after the Trinity Season. I thought Season 5 was alright. I mean, seriously, how are you going to top the Trinity Season? It wasn't just John Lithgow either, the writing was a lot sharper then. The only gripe I had about Season 5 is the way it wrapped everything up so neatly, almost like it was the end. I thought that was the point were Deb should have caught Dexter and Lumen together and that should have ended the season. What, you can have Julia Styles stick around for 1 or 2 episodes the next season?

Season 1 - A Just loved the premise

Season 2 - A I watched one right after the other while I was home with kidney stones, I liked the Doakes character, as cartoonish as he was.

Season 3 - B - It was a nice try with a good actor (Jimmy Smits), but I just had a hard time buying his character, and the subplots with The Skinner and Deb's boyfriend were just not that compelling.

Season 4 A+ - Come on, it was brilliant from start to finish

Season 5 B - Some of it was a little ridiculous, but the show kept most of it's edge

Season 6 D - Just awful. Colin Hanks is not a compelling bad guy because he is not much of an actor, and the whole thing with Brother Sam thing with Mos Def was just stupid.

Season 7 - C+ Seemed like an okay comeback. I think it would have been better had the Ray Stevenson character lived and not sort of befriended Dexter. Then when Maria got close, the show got much more interesting and then they whack her. Should have left that loose end.

Season 8 - C. The whole Deb is crashing down thing is just too predictable. The Dr. Vogel stuff is pretty bad. I kind of wish that they could bring back Lithgow. You know how Harry is this part of Dexter's conscience telling him what to do (some people think it's actually Harry's ghost, which is silly). I would have like to have seen John Lithgow as a similar character, taunting Dexter about his evil deeds, Harry is the angel on one shoulder and Trinity is the devil on the other, and I would have liked to see Dexter start to lose control of everything with imaginary Trinity taunting him, pushing him into madness. It's been okay, but it certainly doesn't feel like it's building to anything special for an ending, and the talk of a possible spin off is just ridiculous, there is no single character, or even group of characters that are interesting enough to continue anything. And lets be honest, you have a squad full of some really stupid cops here.

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