‘Dexter: New Blood’ Finale Didn’t Stack up for Fans
Dexter: New Blood concluded with a finale many didn’t see coming. Despite fans’ initial distaste for the way season 8 of Dexter ended, some enjoyed Dexter’s (Michael C. Hall) original fate after seeing how Dexter: New Blood played out. Here’s what fans disliked most about the Dexter: New Blood finale.
[Spoiler warning: Major spoilers ahead for the finale of Dexter: New Blood.]
Killing Logan was out of character for Dexter Morgan, fans say
In the finale of Dexter: New Blood, Chief Bishop (Julia Jones) started closing in on Dexter Morgan. After noticing the wheal marks on Dexter’s Iron Lake victims and comparing them to the Bay Harbor Butcher case, she consulted with Batista (David Zayas) and ultimately had Dexter cornered. But when Dexter tipped her off about the preserved bodies of the missing women on Kurt’s (Clancy Brown) property, Dexter seized his opportunity to escape.
While being held at the police station with Logan (Alano Miller), Dexter attacked and killed him. It wasn’t Dexter’s intent to kill Logan, but his survival instincts kicked in when Logan pulled his gun instead of surrendering the cell keys. Fans on Reddit were disappointed with Dexter’s decision, calling it “out of character.”
“One thing that deeply bothers me about the finale is how easily Dexter [decided] to kill Logan,” they said. “I get he felt he needed to in order to reunite with Harrison.”
They compare Dexter’s spur-of-the-moment decision-making to his careful contemplation method of killing in the original series. “It really bothers me how they brought Dexter back after 10 years just to make him do stuff like this which is so out of character.”
Angela Bishop was wrong in the ‘Dexter: New Blood’ finale
Logan’s death isn’t the only thing that bothered fans about the Dexter: New Blood finale. Fans also pointed out Angela’s mistake in saying the deaths in Iron Lake were similar to the Bay Harbor Butcher case.
“There were literally no deaths in Iron Lake that were similar to that case,” a fan wrote in another Reddit thread. “All she knows of at this point are all the missing women from years ago which were Kurt, and then Matt, which is not a similar case.”
The primary case in Dexter: New Blood centered around missing women, who were Kurt’s victims. However, there were deaths in Iron Lake this season. While Dexter used similar methods of rendering his victims unconscious (ketamine) and to dispose of the bodies (chopping them up), this fan doesn’t see how Angela could connect the Bay Harbor Butcher and the deaths in Iron Lake enough to pin Dexter as the BHB.
‘Dexter: New Blood’ ending has fans saying the season 8 conclusion was better
The finale of the original Dexter series was met with a lot of criticism. But now that fans have seen the finale of Dexter: New Blood, they’re taking back what they’ve said in the past because they’re disappointed with Harrison (Jack Alcott) shooting and killing Dexter.
“Sorry for all the years we said you sucked, original ending,” wrote a Reddit user, referencing the end of Dexter Season 8 when he started a new life as a logger in Oregon. “You always were the perfect ending and always will be in our hearts.”