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'Dexter' producer said Showtime set one rule for show's finale

SPOILER: You can apparently sail right into a hurricane and be just fine.


SPOILER: You can apparently sail right into a hurricane and be just fine.



We just got an email from some guy who was angry that we used the term "spoiler alert" for a Breaking Bad item last week, then ruined it for him when he's the one who kept reading. Yeah, totally our fault for making him use his eyes, we know. So SPOILER ALERT: We're going to give away the ending of Dexter right now. We're giving you one more sentence to turn back now.

Okay, anyway, by now it's pretty common knowledge Dexter didn't end with everyone's favorite serial killer getting serial killed. Producer John Goldwyn said that's because Showtime would not allow it.

"They won't let us kill him. Showtime was very clear about that," Goldwyn told Vulture over the weekend. "When we told them the arc for the last season, they just said, 'Just to be clear, he's going to live.' There were a lot of endings discussed because it was a very interesting problem to solve, to bring it to a close. People have a relationship with Dexter, even if it doesn't have the size and the ferocity of the fan base for Breaking Bad. But it has a very core loyal following."

Presumably this is to somehow resurrect the show if they choose, or maybe just to keep disappointing those core loyal followers. Either way, remember to be wary of loggers with a background in criminal forensics.

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 2:23pm]


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