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Old 09-24-2013, 06:21 PM   #14
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Clyde Phillips (Dexter showrunner for seasons 1-4) recently talked to E! News about how he would have ended Dexter, and to say the least, if this is how it went down, I would be more than satisfied.

"I haven't shared this with anyone," Phillips told the site, "and I can tell you that this is what I personally would have done should I have stayed with the show. I chose not to stay with the show, and so everybody did what they did and I had no problem with that... and I think they did a good job with the final episode. But here is what I personally would have pitched."

"In the very last scene of the series," Phillips explained, "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 realize, 'No, it's not a dream.' 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 the Trinity Killer and the Ice Truck Killer (his brother, Rudy), LaGuerta who he was responsible for killing, Doakes who 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 conclusion."
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