Tomorrow the television life of Dexter Morgan comes to an end -at least for now.
After 8 seasons, Michael C. Hall hangs up his butcher knives for the last time, having played the character based on Darkly Dreaming Dexter since 2006.
I’ve lost count of the number of kills this anti-hero has staged but for the most part it’s been a thrilling ride (my thoughts in this season are well-documented). Some seasons have involved the most elaborate twist-turning plotting imaginable, and we’ve rooted for him the whole time.
While Showtime is still talking about a spin-off, I’m hoping to see his character expire in a blaze of glory. Give us something to remember!
John Lithgow takes the cake as the ultimate enemy in season 4, especially after killing off Rita (Julie Benz) in one of the show’s most profound moments.
Supporting players were also rather wonderful, notably C.S. Lee as the always creepy Masuka.
Producers are promising the ending will “polarise” the audience.
Please note TV Tonight will post a story on Tuesday morning in reaction to the final episode, which airs at 4:30 / 9:30pm Monday on Showcase.