I just laughed out loud at the idea that it was all in Lumberjack Dexter's imagination. Headcanon accepted. I can't deal with the reality of what I watched tonight.
All throughout the episode, I kept fooling myself into thinking the writers were about to pull some kind of "clever" cliche from their asses, but the anvils weren't falling for any other reason than to give me a headache by the end. First there was all that "I shot the wrong person" business in the recap, during which I thought, here we go they are going to rewind the season as if Deb actually did shoot Dexter and everything we saw these 12 episodes was a "what would have happened if she didn't" scenario. Then when Dexter was with Deb at the hospital and she talked about hiking and no mountains in Florida but mountains in South America, I thought oh maybe they will fake her death and she'll flee with them to Argentina.
I waited and waited for her to be alive underneath that sheet, on the boat, as she was falling into the water... but no. Debra Morgan got the most shitfest sendoff in history. Sure wish we could have heard her reacting to her own death, what a delightful commentary it woulda been!
I spent 8 seasons hoping Dexter would get away with everything and not die. Tonight, I am disappointed that he wasn't caught or killed. Now I think I need to load up my Six Feet Under DVDs and comfort myself with a finale that made you cry for all the right reasons.
I admit, I would have been okay if he'd survived and in Seattle he's taken up serial killing again.
With Deb as his new Dark Passenger.
Yes! I love this. I spoiled myself for Deb's death weeks ago, and at the time I remember thinking the only way I'd be okay with it is if she became the new "Harry". Dexter doesn't even need to be a serial killer again; Deb could just appear to spout obscene comments while he is chopping down trees or whatever the fuck he spends his free time doing now. I was really, really hoping she would walk out of shadows in that final scene. Ugh. I miss her already...
Also ditto to everything othkarwise wrote.
Edited by Tocks, Sep 23, 2013 @ 2:07 AM.