It's the beginning of the end for charming Miami forensics expert Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) as all 12 season eight episodes bring to rest the critically acclaimed hit series. He's spent his days solving crimes and his nights committing them, but never before has Dexter had to deal with a more abhorrent and deranged enemy than he does now: himself. Six months after the shocking murder of Lt. LaGuerta, Dexter's estranged sister Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) tries to cope with her guilt in her brother's crimes, while an emotionally vulnerable Dexter comes face-to-face with a psychopathologist who knows the code that has motivated his every murder. Filled with the dark twists and revelations that Dexter fans relish, season eight finishes Dexter's twisted journey with a bloody amazing send-off that will haunt fans forever.
Though not to the high standards of the very best series of Dexter, this is still a fitting climax to one of the more original series in recent years. The ending was always going to divide fans but I felt it at least tried something different. Michael C. Hall is as good as always but his relationship with Debra takes the forefront here. Jennifer Carpenter is great and really deserves alot of credit for making Debra part of a great double act.