‘Dexter’ Final Three Episodes Preview: A Storm Is Coming

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After eight seasons of Dexter – about Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a Miami Metro P.D. blood spatter expert and serial killer of serial-killers – the final three episodes are nigh. We now know the identity of the killer known as the Brain Surgeon, and the stage is set for the final conflict. Showtime has released a gripping new trailer for the last three episodes.

After a season spent eliminating various former patients of Dr. Evelyn Vogel (Charlotte Rampling) as suspects, her maternal feelings toward Dexter are put to the test now that we know that her supposedly dead psychopath son, Daniel (Darri Ingolfsson), is alive and murdering people under the name Oliver Saxon. Saxon has trained his sights on Dexter, who he sees as competition for his mother’s affection.

The new trailer teases this endgame, as Dexter appears torn between escaping to Argentina with wanted fugitive Hannah (Yvonne Strahovski) and confronting Saxon, since Dexter’s sister Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) and his son Harrison are all in as much danger as he and (most likely) Vogel are. It seems likely that Vogel’s guilt over abandoning her son will prevent her from assisting Dexter at the expense of her safety.

The revelation that Dr. Vogel not only knows exactly who and what Dexter is but in fact helped Dexter’s adoptive father Harry work out the killer’s code he passed on to Dexter was the first hint that this final season would bring the whole Dexter saga full circle.

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The theme of family has always been central to the show’s narrative, from season 1′s first big bad, the Ice Truck Killer – revealed to be Dexter’s long-lost brother – to season 4′s big bad, Trinity (as played by John Lithgow), who appeared to be the stable, family-man murderer Dexter always wanted to be.

While Dexter has grown at this point – thanks in no small part to Vogel – it’s still unclear if he’s no longer a monster… or if he’s just a different kind of monster now. Hunting down Saxon – while sticking to his own rules – could not only mean sacrificing the life with Hannah that he wants, but also jeopardize his progress and his relationship with Vogel. Their trust has already been shaken, and Vogel could face choices just as impossible as Dexter’s.

In the end, the final hours of Dexter will come down to the choices the characters will make to protect their family. With the authorities closing in on Hannah, with Saxon revealed – and with an actual hurricane on the horizon (a hint that the final showdown will feature a battle against the elements?) – the stakes are as high as they’ll ever be. We’ll soon find out how the game is going to play out.


The final three episodes of Dexter begin with “Goodbye Miami,” airing on September 8, 2013 @9pm on Showtime.

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  1. He will be missed!

  2. Looks really intense, cant wait to see how things wrap up I hope he is able to live his life with Hannah.

    • No! That must not happen. That’s probably the lamest of all possible scenarios.

  3. I wish I cared. I used to care. I was in danger of caring again. But then each episode of this season drained that care away. So I no longer care.

    Still watching though…

    • Same here !
      Nothing really happens that matters anymore here !
      Season 1 and 2 were the best imho ! Anyway…wish the best for the last 3 !

    • I’m at the same point…
      I wanted to care but I honestly don’t. I just can’t believe that in the final season they’ve waited until episode 9 to bring any sort of tension.
      I always thought the last season would be about Miami Metro finally closing in on Dexter but what we are getting is a bunch of characters we’ve just met playing a bigger role than Batista, Quinn or even Masuka.
      Oh and “Daughter Boobs”. ;)

    • Also same here, it’s a real shame. When season 2 aired, Dexter was the best show on television

    • No one’s forcing you to still watch it.

      I for one am still enjoying it and looking forward to the final three!

    • lol. if you all care so little, then why are you still watching, and, more importantly, why are you commenting about the show on the Internet? I DO care, and I don’t even comment, save for this one.
      I’d say you care some.

      • Love the show, but this last episode is a bit stupid! For instance, the Marshall is he really doing a good job or is he a moron? Hanna could not change her appearance a bit? Knowing that her picture is on TV and that they are looking for her? Please!! I think the writers of this show are giving us crap this last episode, thinking that we are stupid or something. I Have been watching the show from the beginning and I think it has been brilliant, but today’s episode! Sorry

    • Same Ajeno.

      I like the show a bit still, but I am now watching in the hope it will be like it was in seasons 1 and 2.

      Hope you can pull it back Dexter!

  4. To quote Trinity’s last words, ironically, “It’s too late. It’s already over.”

  5. Just wanted to mention also that this is a more favourable article than this show deserves at the moment. EW is doing some really funny recaps of Dexter. Join in on the fun, Anthony.

    The show is a joke compared to what it was and to other quality shows out there.

  6. I became a fan of this show in a very short time. I only started watching (from season 1) back in March. I watched almost every day ( more than 1 episode on some days) I am deeply saddened that the show is ending. Michael C Hall is awesome as this character. I will miss this show a lot!

  7. i really thought this season would turn dexter to a serial killer that doesn’t follow a code, and will be caught and killed in the end. those seeds were planted last season, he killed hannah’s father and was going to kill laguerta both of which doesn’t fit the code. this season is probably the weakest season of dexter

  8. I agree with most everyone that the first two seasons of this show were by far the best of the series. Dexter is a victim of its own success as a series. To have a character as unique as Dexter with his growing popularity in the earlier seasons it only makes sense that as they keep continuing his story and creating and recreating an environment for him to thrive that it starts to take away from the excitement and believability that the show first brought us. I for one am a huge fan of the show, but to be honest the show has lost its edge. The first two seasons of this show were some of the best television I have ever watched. And it is because of this that I continue to watch, I still enjoy the show very much and am very curious to see how the next few episodes play out essentially ending the series. It will be bitter sweet watching the finale of one of the best tv shows out there. But at the same time I think that its time for the show to come to an end.