Michael C. Hall Knows The Dexter Finale Was Disappointing
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.26.2014
He gives his thoughts...
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Michael C. Hall said that he knew the finale to Dexter ending up disappointing a lot of fans. Here are highlights:
On if he liked the finale: "Liked it? I don't think I even watched it. I thought it was narratively satisfying—but it was not so savory."
On the show losing momentum: "I think the show had lost a certain amount of torque. Just inherently because of how long we'd done it, because of the storytelling capital we'd spent, because our writers may have been gassed. Maybe some people wanted a more satisfying—maybe they wanted a happy ending for him, either a happy ending or a more definitive sense of closure. They wanted him to die or something, but I think the fact that he's sort of exiled in a prison of his own making is, for my money, pretty fitting."
On moving from Dexter to Cold in July: "It was nice when Dexter ended to have a chance to play somebody who didn't mean to kill a person, but nevertheless killed someone and dealt with the immediate befuddlement, remorse, and confusion that went along with that. It was like a way to come back to humanity."