That was...that was, ugh! I only keep watching because I'm such a big Jennifer Carpenter fan. And, because, some day somehow Deb will find out. That's the reward that keeps me watching.
There were nice moments and really over the top soapy moments.
Lumen's whole goodbye scene...blech! Just when it started to be touching it dawned on me how totally unbelievable it was. I will say, the minute she stabbed Chase you could see she was done. That was it for her. No more killing. And, she seemed disappointed because you could tell there was more she wanted to tell Chase. At least if he'd been brought in by the cops, she might have had a better opportunity to let him know what she felt. Despite her smile on the Slice of Life, I think her revenge ended up feeling quite hollow for her. I know it was for me.
And, why was Dex taking off his wedding band. If Astor hadn't come up, I think he would have thrown it in the sand. Poor Rita. She deserved a better man than him.
It interested me that they showed Chase stopping the car going to the trunk and opening it to see a screaming gagged Lumen. Almost an exact replay of when Brian/Rudy went to check out a screaming gagged Deb in his car trunk. As a matter of fact, the whole Chase taking Lumen was a call back to Brain taking Deb. Both men were using someone Dexter cares about as bait to lure him. Only Brian wanted to bond with Dex. Chase not so much. I wonder why all those similarities...right down to the trunk scene. I mean, apart from the kidnapping and Dex caring for both Lumen and Deb, there's nothing else similar with the story-lines
I was so excited when Deb got to the cabin and it looked like she really was going to find them. She even saw Chase's body. I knew, though, that she wouldn't learn the whole truth. This show loves to torture me. Fuckin' show! I thought Jen was great in that scene, yet it was ruined for me because it was so out of character for her. They're trying to make her something she's not. There are no gray areas for Deb. There never has been and there never should be. It pisses me off that they are making her character wishy washy with the rules. This woman is a cop to her marrow. She believes in the law and now they are trying to make it to where she sees the gray areas and that 'it's complicated'. WTF!? It's not complicated. Life is not complicated. The only thing that's complicated about life are the jerks that try and make it complicated. I don't want them to ruin the best character on this show. The only character on this show that sees through all the Bullshit. They're only doing this to make it better for Dex when Deb finds out. It pisses me off so bad I can barely type. The bitches are gonna ruin my favorite character for the sake of an totally unrealistic character like Dexter. Grrrrrr!
Now Dex has something on Deb. He knows she's not the pure 'on the up & up' cop anymore. And, he has something on Quinn. The blood from the shoe. As always, things work out for Dex with a bow on top...and, hey, some BD cake, too. Grrrrrrrrr!
I'm sorry, but this was the worst finale this show has ever had. At least Lumen is gone. Praise be. Of course, the writers will probably bring her back once and a while to torture me. Grrrrrrr!
Edited by ttfr1, Dec 12, 2010 @ 10:45 PM.