WARNING: SPOILERS IN THIS POST (not sure what protocol for spoilers is here)
Talk about finales ranging the spectrum. Dexter might be the worst finale I've ever seen. I mean, that was to be expected because it has sucked since Trinity. But, it was especially awful. Dexter really took her off life support w/o anybody noticing, carried her out of the hospital in broad daylight (again without anybody noticing) and was able to carry her to his boat which apparently was parked in a personal parking space. It's like they just said "(Frank) it, who cares about the details?" Then the last scene, well, whatever. I guess I just don't care at this point, but it was awful. I read somewhere that the director or producer (somebody anyway) for seasons 1-4 wanted to have him on the execution table with everybody he killed watching him, showing that the entire 8 season show was his life flashing before his eyes as he was about to die. That would have been much better than this.
Then, Breaking Bad was fantastic. I mean, predictable as hell. But, that's not always a bad thing. It was still quite suspenseful. A twist could have been nice, but I can't think of a way they could have pulled off a twist that seemed believable. I think predictable was the way to go. I really liked how they dealt with Jesse/Walt at the end. Walt clearly still cares about him, so he saved Jesse before the massacre. But, the best part of it was the exchange when Walt asks Jesse to kill him. Jesse could have and I'm sure it would have felt great. But, I loved the act of defiance. The whole reason he turned on Walt is that he was sick of being used and Walt feeling like Jesse had to obey him. So, somehow not killing him was a bigger "(Frank) you" than killing him would have been.
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