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Sunday, January 9, 2022

Dexter: New Blood: Finale: Superb and I Didn't Like It At All

Well, I thought the finale of Dexter: New Blood was superb and powerful, and I didn't like it at all.  I'll tell you why after the spoiler warning.  If you've already seen the finale, you'll know why.

[Spoilers ahead ... ]

Dexter was right in his thinking, made clear in the past few episodes, that Harrison needed Dexter's guidance and fathering to channel Harrison's dark passenger (which was very real and dangerous) in a way that kept Harrison from prison and worse, getting killed.   Nothing that had happened in tonight's finale warranted Dexter changing his mind.

Now, it's true that if Dexter had left Iron Lake, and taken on a new identity again, that would also have left Harrison without a father.  But not permanently.  Dexter could have figured out a way to get back to Harrison, wherever Harrison was, sooner or later.

And with Harrison killing his father,  there is no way.  And what impact will killing his father have on Harrison?  How will Harrison get over that?  Now he not only has that dark passenger, but the guilt of killing his own father to bear, for the rest of his life.

So here's what I think Dexter should have done: run away to a new life.   Not instructing Harrison to unlock the trigger of the rifle.   This, in addition to being a better ending, would have made for a much better second season, if ever there is one.  As it is, we'll have to be content with Dexter being the same scolding or comforting vision of Harrison's, as Deb was to Dexter this season.

But, hey, this isn't my series.  I'm just a viewer and a reviewer.  And this was a great series, deserving of all kinds of credit.  Up to but not including the very end.

And see also Dexter Season 6 Sneak Preview Review ... Dexter 6.4: Two Numbers and Two Killers Equals? ... Dexter 6.5 and 6.6: Decisive Sam ... Dexter 6.7: The State of Nebraska ... Dexter 6.8: Is Gellar Really Real? .... Dexter 6.9: And Geller Is ... ... Dexter's Take on Videogames in 6.10 ...Dexter and Debra:  Dexter 6.11 ... Dexter Season 6 Finale: Through the Eyes of a Different Love

And see also
 Dexter Season 4: Sneak Preview Review ... The Family Man on Dexter 4.5 ...Dexter on the Couch in 4.6 ... Dexter 4.7: 'He Can't Kill Bambi' ... Dexter 4.8: Great Mistakes ...4.9: Trinity's Surprising Daughter ... 4.10: More than Trinity ... 4.11: The "Soulless, Anti-Family Schmuck" ... 4.12: Revenges and Recapitulations

And see also reviews of Season 3Season's Happy Endings? ... Double Surprise ... Psychotic Law vs. Sociopath Science ... The Bright, Elusive Butterfly of Dexter ... The True Nature of Miguel ...Si Se Puede on Dexter ... and Dexter 3: Sneak Preview Review

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