“Dexter” just had its thought-provoking conclusion on Sunday, but not everyone is satisfied of the ending. The show’s former executive producer and showrunner, Clyde Phillips, has his own vision of what should have happened in the highly rated show’s finale.
Phillips helped shape the show from first to fourth season before he decided to leave the show in 2009. And had he stayed with the show until the end, he would have pitched in a different ending to the controversial finale.
“In the very last scene of the series, Dexter wakes up. And everybody is going to think, ‘Oh, it was a dream.’ And then the camera pulls back and back and back and then we realise, ‘No, it’s not a dream,’” Phillips told eonline.com exclusively.
“Dexter’s opening his eyes and he’s on the execution table at the Florida Penitentiary. They’re just starting to administer the drugs and he looks out through the window to the observation gallery.
“And in the gallery are all the people that Dexter killed – including Trinity Killer and the Ice Truck Killer (his brother Rudy), LaGuerta who he was responsible killing, Doakes who’s he’s arguably responsible for, Rita, who he’s arguably responsible for, Lila. All the big deaths, and also whoever the weekly episodic kills were. They are all there.
“That’s what I envisioned for the ending of Dexter. That everything we’ve seen over the past eight seasons has happened in the several seconds from the time they start Dexter’s execution to the time they finish the execution and he dies.
“Literally, his life flashed before his eyes as he was about to die. I think it would have been a great, epic, very satisfying solution.”
For those who think that his version is better, unfortunately, that’s not what happened.
As what was aired, Dexter faked his own death and lived as a recluse. He even lost his voiceover.
So there you go, the ending that was and the ending that could have been. If the scene between Dexter and Deb was too harrowing, perhaps it will make you feel a little better to know that Deb would have wanted Dexter to do as he did.
As Bloody-Disgusting.com pointed out, the producers might have foreshadowed the finale in a scene from its third season.
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