First of all, regardless of how shocking the Dexter Season 4 finale was (and it was very shocking indeed), it was in the next to last episode that Dexter embedded itself in television history. I think John Lithgow uttering the words “Hello, Dexter Morgan” will live on the top ten of great television moments for all time.
Dexter returning home from dispatching the vile Trinity killer to find his wife dead, a very close second. A serial killer affirming his sense of humanity, only to have that slashed away – chilling.
Perhaps the strangest moment for me came in the minutes following the finale. Showtime aired part of the clip I’ll present below, of Dexter Season 4 stars Michael C. Hall and John Lithgow discussing the season. It’s great stuff, and I don’t want to diminish it at all… but what the heck is up with Michael C. Hall’s new look? All I could think of was the toxic waste guy from Robocop. Could Michael C. Hall be taking on that role in Darren Aronofsky’s remake?
Despite the drastic change of appearance, Hall’s reflecting is can’t-miss-stuff for Dexter fans. While we are sure we won’t see John Lithgow again – outside of a flashback – we will see Hall’s Dexter, and the actor puts the cap on all of the issues complicating a season 5 Dexter’s inner and outer life. Check it out.