The Adventures of a Serial Killer

Just saw the official trailer of Dexter season 8, which by the way is going to be the last season of the series, and now I have a hole the size of a spaceship in my chest. There is something so heartbreaking, so poignant about the trailer, that I have a lump in my throat that just won’t go away. For those who don’t watch the show, Dexter is a serial killer who works for the Miami Police Department as a blood splatter analyst, and has made it his mission in life to kill the criminals who escape the clutches of the law.

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There is nothing heartwarming about the show, it merely feeds on your deep seeded psycho-pathological tendencies that you are terrified to explore, and so want to live them through watching Dexter act on his own tendencies. However, after watching seven nerve wracking seasons, you do grow fond of this psychopath, and his sister, Debra Morgan, who has the personality of swearing sailor and a devil-may-care attitude that is hard not to admire.

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This final season is not going to have a fairytale ending, everyone knows that, it just wouldn’t make sense. We all know that Dexter is either going to go away for life in prison, or is going to die. Chilling as it may sound, these are the only two possible and sensible endings to this show, unless they decide to let him live the life of an outlaw, constantly on the run.

Speculations apart, this finale is going to be be heart wrenching, and emotionally draining. Watching the strong and dynamic Debra Morgan crumble after having killed Maria Laguerta is just too much to bear. No matter what, one thing is for sure, that this final season is going to be the death of all the fans, and is going to stay with you long after the show ends.

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