I watched the first two seasons of Dexter on Showtime. In fact, I bought showtime for that show. When Michael Hall took a break from the show due to having cancer and following his divorce from costar Jennifer Carpenter, I was sure the show would not return. After I discovered that it had, I had missed too many seasons to get back into it. Until, earlier this summer, when NUVO showed the entire 8 seasons over 8 days and I recorded it all.
Now that I have finished it, I understand why many people did not like the end. No so with me, however. Although the show fell flat for a couple of seasons, it got interesting again when Yvonne Strahovski joined the cast and Dexter found true love. As the sickly romantic that I am, I loved the ending for several reasons.
1: The suspense never dwindled. Too many shows spend their last episode wrapping things up.
2: Being left alive leaves the option for a sequel.
3: With both Hannah and Dexter still out there, there is still hope for true love to be rekindled.
Truth be told, I always hold on to the hope that true love will survive, or be reborn, even if it’s just a sliver.