Originally Posted by Robert Clark
"borderline-terrible season finale"...
Maybe it's time for someone to retire his blogs...
Count me as one who loved the finale, although, I admit, it does requires quite a bit more suspension of disbelief than other episodes. And I concur: a 2-hour finale would most definitely have been preferred. It could have gone a long way to flesh out a lot of the coincidences which might mitigate the "this is too preposterous" criticisms that have been brought up. But, guys, think about it. This show has always had its "hard to believe, but, OK, I'll go with it" moments. But the ride has always been great, and the finale did not disappoint at all in that aspect.
How did Dexter find Lyla in Paris? How did he get rid of her body? Who knows? Who cares? Admittedly it happened very quickly, but it was a great, totally unexpected (at least for me) twist, the last, fun spin to the ride. And, as for Lundy's character being a disappointment, it served a purpose: as a constant, subtle threat to Dexter's world (brought even closer by his involvement with Deb), creating tension by serving up one red herring after another, which this show feasts on. I can't imagine he will be around in season three. He's done. But there will be others introduced that will serve much the same purpose.
I guess my immense enjoyment of this show is that I don't try to take it too literally (or let too much pesky logic get in the way
). I'm just glad that the producers/writers didn't go completely Hollywood and leave us with a hackneyed cliffhanger. The slate has been wiped clean. Dexter reborn yet evolved, with Lord only knows what will happen in the next season. From where I sit, it's the perfect place to be: clean resolutions of story lines (preposterous or not), with an already palpable anticipation building for what's to come.