It’s truly the end of an era as the fate of Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) has been sealed in the final episode of Showtime’s Dexter: New Blood. And whether or not fans like the ending this time around, there’s no going back.
Nearly a decade after America’s favorite fictional serial killer disappeared into a Miami hurricane in the original series finale, in New Blood it is revealed that Dexter was alive and well living in Iron Lake, NY under the alias Jim Lindsay.
He had completely changed his life and left every part of his old life behind, until right around the time someone from his past found him. His wily son Harrison (Jack Alcott), who he left in the care of his ex-fellow serial-killer girlfriend Hannah McKay (Yvonne Strahovski) in the original finale, went searching for his last surviving parent after Hannah died of cancer.
After a rocky start, the pair grew closer towards the end of New Blood as Dexter let his son in on the one secret he could not share with anyone: he murders serial killers as a sort of good-guy vigilante. But Dexter comes to understand by the end of New Blood that he had become the evil he promised to rid the world of.
And the only person that could save him from himself is Harrison, who had also inherited layers of Dexter’s darkness. They were both born in blood.
The finale, titled “Sins of the Father,” opens with a worried Angela Bishop (Julia Jones), the police chief and Dexter’s girlfriend, arriving at Dexter’s house—at least what was his house before Kurt Caldwell (Clancy Brown) burned it down in Episode 8. She asks for an APB to be put out on missing podcaster Molly Park (Jamie Chung), having no idea Molly had already become Kurt’s final trophy after he murdered her.
As Dexter ponders all the good people he’s met in Iron Lake, his peeved girlfriend reveals there’s a high probability his house was burned down intentionally and the ashy remains are now part of an active crime scene.
Dexter is already making plans with Harrison to move to a new city where they can start a new life away from Iron Lake, and all the new friends the younger Morgan had made. So it was going to take some convincing.
Harrison also isn’t convinced about what their fresh start would look like. Would they continue on this quest of stopping bad guys?
While the pair make plans, Angela has discovered something in the ashes that kicks off a series of events leading to the demise of dear ol’ Dex. She patiently sends Harrison and Audrey (Johnny Sequoyah) to the store before cornering Dexter at her home with her gun pointed right at him and Logan (Alano…
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