Critic Consensus: The darkly dreaming Dexter lays to rest once and for all in a bitterly disappointing final season that is so hesitant to punish its anti-hero for his misdeeds, it opts to punish its audience instead.
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as Dexter Morgan
as Debra Morgan
as Vince Masuka
as Maria LaGuerta
as Angel Batista
as Harry Morgan
as Joey Quinn
as Dr. Evelyn Vogel
as Angie Miller
as Hannah McKay
as Tom Matthews
as Zach Hamilto
as Jacob Elroy
as Angie Miller
as U.S. Marshall Cooper
News & Interviews for Dexter: Season 8
The final season of Dexter has been problematic, to say the least... But nothing, and I mean nothing, could have prepared me for the absolute swing and miss that was the [finale].
[A finale], which, in some ways, felt like a cop-out, closed the book on the groundbreaking series and on a final season that won't likely be remembered as one of its best.
Not only did the writers seemingly lose track of who Dexter was, they also lost Debra and all the other ancillary characters. This is how the show went wrong. Oh, and the ending made no sense at all.
This season will be full of dotted i's and crossed t's, capping several story arcs and tying up loose ends.
Sit back, don't think, and expect some good performances -- especially by Jennifer Carpenter.
Audience Reviews for Dexter: Season 8
Dexter wraps up in its eighth and final season, but it goes out with more of a whimper than a bang. As is typical in final seasons, things come full circle. During his pursuit of a serial killer called the Brian Surgeon, Dexter learns that the consultant on the case, Dr. Vogel, knew his father and helped him to create the code by which Dexter kills; meanwhile Deb spirals down a path of self-destruction trying to come to terms with what she's had to do to protect Dexter's secret. Unfortunately, the writing is pretty spotty and doesn't really have the focus that's come to be expected from the series. And, the highly controversial and emotional finale episode is extraordinarily unsatisfying to long term fans that have become invested in the show and its characters. While there are some interesting story arcs throughout the season, overall Season 8 of Dexter is a disappointing and frustrating end to a groundbreaking television series.
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