How I Would Have Ended Dexter

So I wasn’t terribly happy with the way Dexter ended. I mentioned it on Twitter and did a brief write up when asked what I would do. This is it.

This picks up where Dexter goes to kill Oliver Saxon/Daniel Vogel with a pen.

Dexter and Oliver Saxon/Daniel Vogel face off.
Killer vs killer. Both are critically injured and hospitalized but I think since this is the last fight, make it epic. Multiple stabs. Blood everywhere. Both struggle to kill each other before they are separated and weak from the blood loss.

This allow you to remove the awkward dialogue between Batista/Quinn/Dexter about self defense and why he was still trying to work.

Dexter/Deb/Saxon, now all in the same hospital, are evacuated during the storm. Watching over Deb, Quinn sees the evac happen and takes this time to kill Saxon during all the confusion.

Dexter is the last evacuated. Once treated he’s moved to an ambulance and disappears into the storm.

Deb is moved and gets the miracle that the doctor talked mentioned to Quinn and Dexter.
Deb lives but can’t recall anything. Dexter. Harrison. Ice Truck Killer. Quinn. Nothing.
Quinn takes Deb back into his life, changing him forever. He becomes a top cop and an asset to Miami Metro.
He cares for Deb and ultimately nurses her back to health.

Dexter goes missing after the storm as his ambulance is hit and no survivors are discovered.
Hannah discovers Dexter’s ultimately declared as one of the many dead from the storm. She raises Harrison as her own.
She discovers the tapes that Dr. Vogel used to help Dexter and uses them herself to over come her need to kill and eventually Harrison’s.
Flashback to Harrison’s mother’s death and him sitting in the middle of the crime scene like Dexter did and his growing need to kill as he ages. That’s a really bad sentence but go with it. First draft. 😀

Flash Forward – Miami – 20 years later.
Miami Metro – Police Chief Quinn is at Batista’s bar. He’s spent years nursing Deb back but discovered a lot of material that leads him to believe that Dexter was the Bay Harbor Butcher. He confesses this to Batista as well as the that he’s never told Deb about her family. He felt it would crush her to survive and never know them.

Through their discussion, we get updates on all the crew.
Quinn is the Police Chief.
Batista is retired and running his bar.
Masuka is about to retire and leave his job in the hands of his daughter as she’s joined the force as a blood spatter specialist.
Matthews has passed away.
Jamie is happily married and living far from Miami but visits Angel with her husband and 2 kids.

Cut to Miami Metro, New hire Harry McKay(Harrison Morgan) is introduced as the new assist in blood spatter to assist after Masuka’s retirement. In addition to his hire, is a transfer, Lt. Astor Bennett.
Astor immediately approaches Harry and ask for his help. Her brother, Cody, was killed and it looks like Miami has another serial killer. This is the reason for her transfer.
He agrees and they leave the building together.
Sitting across from Miami Metro is an aged Dexter. Alone. Watching with his father standing behind him.