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Showtime Forbid Dexter Producers From Killing Dexter

In case you missed it or forgot due to the recent influx of Breaking Bad stories, Showtime’s hit series Dexter aired its final episode two weeks ago. When the credits rolled, the Internet exploded with fans and casual viewers alike expressing their anger and disappointment at the final moments of the series. In case you haven’t yet caught up, stop reading to prevent being spoiled.

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One of the main complaints with the finale was the final fate of the show’s title character, who faked his own death and escaped to Alaska to become a lumberjack. One of the most asked questions following the episode was why Dexter survived the series. According to the show’s producer, John Goldwyn, it was ultimately the edict of Showtime that made sure the show’s central character made it out alive.

"Showtime was very clear about that. When we told them the arc for the last season, they just said, 'Just to be clear, he's going to live.'” Goldwyn told Vulture.  Since Dexter living was a major point of contention for fans, it looks like the series’ writers may be off the hook for at least some of the backlash. But, even with this new revelation, it’s unlikely that the show’s fans will be in a forgiving mood anytime soon.


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