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Does Dexter: New Blood Improve on the Original Ending?

The ending of Dexter left fans frustrated but its spin off Dexter New Blood answered some of the most asked questions eight years later.When Showtime aired Dexter on October 1 2006 it was a refreshingly new series. The show centered around Dexter Morgan Michael C. Hall a blood splatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police who hides a dark secret. Dexter Morgan is a serial killer.

But what made Dexter a standout was the real premise of the show our protagonist only kills those who have evaded arrest for heinous crimes. Taught follow a code of ethics by his adoptive father Harry James Remar Dexter follows The Code to near insanity in order to prove his victims are worthy of their punishment. Throughout this eight season journey the ghost of Harry haunts Dexter to never break the code and most importantly .Although hailed as a great show Dexter had one of the worst series endings in television history. As we remember the series closes with Dexter planning to move to Brazil with Hannah Yvonne Strahovski and his son Harrison. Instead Dexter takes the body of Deb Jennifer Carpenter out to sea during a hurricane leaving the audience to assume that Dexter has taken his own life. We quickly learn that Dexter somehow survived and is now living in Oregon under a new identity alone.

Fans were left utterly disappointed and frustrated by this unjustified ending. For the audience it did not make sense that Dexter would leave his son especially after the tragic death of his wife Rita Julie Benz. It also felt that Dexter chose Deb over Hannah and Harrison although not shocking for the character it just felt wrong and unsatisfying. Fans of the show felt let down by the writing choices after the series buildup.The audience was not alone in their lament as the shows star also felt the ending was unsatisfying. Although Hall found the silver lining in the new spin off series Dexter New Blood. The first season set 10 years after the close of Dexter, shows our anti hero return under the new identity Jim Lindsay. We also see the return of Dexter’s sister Deb replacing Harry as his Dark Passenger.

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