Will Dexter Die In Season 8? Cast And Creators Seem To Be Hinting At Fatal End To Popular Showtime Series

Dexter returns for its final season on June 30.
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"Dexter" is well into its final 8th season and viewers are naturally wondering about the fate of our favorite serial killer. Unfortunately, the signs are all pointing to one thing: Dexter will die.

First off, the 40 second teaser released by Showtime had Dexter (Michael C. Hall) narrating and his words were ominious, to say the least. "I've always been a very neat monster," says Dexter. "But lately, the truth has begun to spill and too many people have seen the full picture. I'm losing control. And the only thing I know for sure, is that it isn't going to be pretty."

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Additionally, Executive Producers Scott Buck revealed in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter that Dexter's fate may be death. "When you examine any serial killer, there are only so many endings you can have -- and serial killers don't generally end on a happy note," said Buck. 

And it's not just Buck who has hinted at the death of Dexter, as showrunner Sara Colleton told the UK Metro that fans will be unhappy about the finale. 

"We all know that no matter what we do there are going to be a lot of people who are unhappy with it," said Colleton. "We're trying to not think about that and just think of what everyone who has been on the show from the beginning feels is right and that's all we can do. No matter what we do, we'll still be excoriated."

"We have it all beaten out and we know what it's going to be,' she explained," added Colleton. ""Hopefully, it will be satisfying and give some people something to think about with this eight-year journey Dexter has taken and what he's explored and what he's tried to do and what he's tried to become."

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And there's the Michael C. Hall interview with TV Guide where Hall says Dexter is a survivor "but there are a lot of cracks in the edifice he's created for himself. He can't survive forever in the context we've seen him in. Something's got to give."

While fans are rightfully upset about the potential demise of Dexter, the makers of the show may have a point when they state that there is only one possible ending for the benevolent serial killer. After spending so many years killing, could Dexter ever transition back into a normal non-muderous life? But more importantly, would Dexter ever fully be able to run away from his past? Chances are, he won't.


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