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Dexter: New Blood (2021) on Showtime

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  1. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR! Thread Starter

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    Yeah, I predicted early on four possible finales:

    1) Harrison dies sacrificing himself for Dexter
    2) Dexter dies sacrificing himself for Harrison
    3) they both die
    4) they both escape.

    The one that makes the most logical and dramatic sense is #2. I thought #4 was extremely unlikely. The whole show was about death and morality, and it took death and this situation for Dexter to finally love somebody else and make that sacrifice. But I always thought, "nobody gets out of here alive."

    Showrunner Clyde Phillips has said if he could have ended the original show the way he wanted to (and he had already departed after season 4), he would have had Dexter wake up in a Florida penitentiary lethal injection chamber, in a room surrounded by all the characters he had killed in the previous 50 episodes. Dexter realizes, "ah, I've just been daydreaming over everything I've done that led up to this moment," and he's ready to die and pay the price for his crimes. So it was always Phillips' intention (going back 10 years) that Dexter was going to die at the end. Even the original novelist's last book was titled Dexter Is Dead, and you can guess the plotline.
     
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  2. Chief

    Chief Over 11,000 Served

    I enjoyed the new season quite a bit. However, I don’t see how it was a good idea for Dexter to hide out within the continental United States, let alone somewhere within any proximity to New York City.

    Also, the show does almost too good of a job of making Dexter likable, which makes his death more frustrating. Right until the end I thought that the “break the internet” ending would be Dexter killing Harrison, then going on the run again. The first part of the code was “don’t get caught”, and when Harrison decided Dexter had to turn himself in, I thought that was going to be the end of Harrison. Dexter would choose to not get caught. Then finally we see, or are convinced, that Dexter was always a “monster”, even though we were made to like him.

    As it is, I think they needed a couple more episodes to see the conclusion through in a satisfying manner.
     
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  3. George Co-Stanza

    George Co-Stanza Forum Resident

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    One thing I thought was odd was that when Harrison yelled, "Look at what you've done," Dexter then imagined the faces of people whose death he either indirectly caused of was directly responsible for, but not sure why they showed Lundy. Lundy was killed by Christine, who shot him because he was getting too close to finding out who Arthur Mitchell was (and that was before Dexter knew who he was and buddied up to him), so Dexter cannot be blamed for the Lundy murder at all.
     
  4. misteranderson

    misteranderson Forum Resident

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    Well...Dex killed his brother, Brian/Rudy, the Ice Truck Killer. It's fair to say Deb was killed indirectly because of Dexter, and then Harrison eventually has to kill Dexter.
     
  5. Jack D

    Jack D Well-Known Member

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    It's logic?

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    S1, Ep9
    2 Jan. 2022
    The Family Business 9.6 (6,947)

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    S1, Ep10
    9 Jan. 2022
    Sins of the Father 4.4 (16,601)
    Biggest rating drop of all time?
     
  6. Isaac K.

    Isaac K. Forum Resident

    It went from 6947 ratings one week to 16,601 the next, obviously comprised of people that never participated in any of the other weeks which kind of invalidates the comparison. Anyways I don’t take people that vote 1s out of petty spite seriously. They’re clearly not being even remotely rational. People that post “worst tv episode ever” probably post that comment every other day.
     
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  7. Jack D

    Jack D Well-Known Member

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    4.4 or 4.5 does it matter?

    Is it the biggest rating drop of all time?
    I guess so.
     
  8. Isaac K.

    Isaac K. Forum Resident

    No it doesn’t matter.

    THESE are the only ratings that matter:

    TV Ratings: 'Dexter: New Blood' Becomes Showtime's Most-Watched Series - Variety

    8 million viewers averaged across the week and you’re focused upon the less than 10,000 angry trolls that are upset enough to take to imdb to trash it. Just saying.
     
  9. misteranderson

    misteranderson Forum Resident

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    I'm thinking the Weeds finale must have tanked pretty hard. Shameless too. I can't remember much about the latter, even though it was just last year, and all I can remember about all of Weeds' last season was that Nancy got shot, I think. That said, those two series didn't really lend themselves to blockbuster finales anyway.

    New Blood's finale is going to be hard to forget, and I think the whole reboot ended up being very good, after the slow burn of the first few episodes.
     
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  10. Jack D

    Jack D Well-Known Member

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    Just because the last episode was not good, people still watched this episode, because of episodes 1-9.

    I'm talking about the last episode.

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  11. Isaac K.

    Isaac K. Forum Resident

    I wish that you would post a more coherent argument but I guess that isn’t in the cards. You keep answering my posts with comments that seem divorced from what you quoted from me. They’re not responses, they’re just word salad that say or mean nothing other than you didn’t like it. I guess? If you’re trying to say more it is lost on me.
     
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  12. Jack D

    Jack D Well-Known Member

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    Did you read the comments to the article
    TV Ratings: 'Dexter: New Blood' Becomes Showtime's Most-Watched Series - Variety

    The last one was funny

    Brizlled
    January 13, 2022 at 11:23 am
    If you surprise everybody and bring back a trailer with an ambulance showing up saving Dexter after everything went black watch the numbers quadruple on season New blood 2 Dexter is alive

    The others sound more like ...

    Manny
    January 11, 2022 at 7:14 pm
    And what did Showtime do? Killed off Dexter, who is responsible for those dazzling numbers. Should have been prepared to continue the series, but if not, at least allowed Dexter to disappear again and leaving the possibility of continuation on the table. Bad move Showtime.
     
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  13. Jack D

    Jack D Well-Known Member

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    This is surprising. (Sort by: Helpfulness)


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    Dexter: New Blood (2021–2022)
    User Reviews
    966 Reviews
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    1/10
    Ketamine ... are you serious???
    skiorcho 10 January 2022
    Warning: Spoilers
    55 out of 60 found this helpful.

    1/10
    What a waste of an opportunity
    lidiabaric 11 January 2022
    I wish they hadn't bothered.

    Was it just for the money they were paid?

    No redemption from the first finale, they made it worse.

    This show was most definitely NOT for the fans.
    32 out of 34 found this helpful.

    1/10
    awful finale
    dvdandre 11 January 2022
    If they think i'm going to watch harrison in s.2 they have no idea. Pathetic ending, worse than the original ending in every way.

    Will not bother with season two.
    43 out of 47 found this helpful.
     
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  14. D-rock

    D-rock Senior Member

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    Let it go

    Let's discuss the actual details of the show
     
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  15. Isaac K.

    Isaac K. Forum Resident

    Seriously. What part of IMDB IS NOT A SCIENTIFIC POLL do people not get?
     
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  16. Jack D

    Jack D Well-Known Member

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    Good luck
     
  17. Jack D

    Jack D Well-Known Member

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    skiorcho
    10 January 2022
    Hey, the writers, have you even watched what you are writing - Dexter used M99, not Ketamine. Absolute disaster is this final episode. There was no any proofs that Dexter is the butcher ... and what ... killing your own father will heal you? Dexter is way more smarter than that. And he would never kill the coach he would just put him to sleep and take the key. A disaster ...

    Yes: Dexter would never kill the coach... he would just put him to sleep and take the key.
     
  18. Phil12

    Phil12 Radiant Radish

    Last night the last episode was aired on Dutch TV.
    I enjoyed the New Blood final chapter, a fitting end to a thoroughly enjoyable series.
    Felt a bit apocalyptic too.
    I thought the screenwriting was great, the acting too.
    The young actor who played Harrison, we will definitely see back in another movie.
     
  19. D-rock

    D-rock Senior Member

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    Totally agree
     
  20. Phil12

    Phil12 Radiant Radish

    That's how the screenwriters decided to end Dexter's life: he deserved to die.
     
  21. Jack D

    Jack D Well-Known Member

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    :) (My favorite Western)
     
  22. George Co-Stanza

    George Co-Stanza Forum Resident

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    Agreed. Season 1, 2 and 4 of the original series are still among the greatest seasons of TV drama ever, IMO, and while New Blood didn't touch the greatness of those seasons, it was enough of an upgrade over the last few of the original series to where it was worth it, not to mention getting a satisfying ending this time around.
     
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  23. Phil12

    Phil12 Radiant Radish

    Question is: has Dexter run its course?
    After a pretty slow start in the first two episodes, the last couple of episodes felt like
    the story was speeding op towards an ending that was to be inevitable and definitive.
    Several characters did not get the attention they could (should?) have been given.
     
  24. misteranderson

    misteranderson Forum Resident

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    Why would Dex have to stick with M99? Maybe ketamine was an easy substitute, available from someone just down the road. Dex was not the blood spatter analyst for Miami Metro anymore.
     
  25. Jack D

    Jack D Well-Known Member

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    Or do Showtime regret ending Dexter New Blood after one season?

    TV Ratings: 'Dexter: New Blood' Becomes Showtime's Most-Watched Series - Variety
     

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