Deb is getting out of her car, arriving at what I'm assuming is a press conference to announce the death of the ITK, and the VO isn't over yet. Well, come on, it is the season finale! "Dearly damaged Debra. She's here to face what's left of the monster, spit on his carcass, mourn him. She's in hiding now, too. Harry's daughter will be damned if she lets anyone see what she's suffering inside. That's her tragedy. My tragedy is that I killed the one person I didn't have to hide from, and I'm the only one who mourns him." Dexter's arrived now, too, and he's making his way through throngs of onlookers. He and Deb meet at the center of what would be the red carpet if they were arriving at a Hollywood premiere, and Dex VOs, "Everyone else would probably thank me if they knew I was the one who drained him of his life." "Good job in there, Dex. You sliced him up good," says one cop, a figure of Dex's imagination. Dex smiles at him, and Deb smiles, too. "In fact, deep down I'm pretty sure they'd appreciate a lot of my work." An imaginary plane flies overhead with a banner that reads, "We Heart Dexter," as the crowd below becomes an imaginary parade for our leading man, with people holding big posters of his face that say "Go Dexter!" "Way to take out the trash," says one guy, as people cheer and red-white-and-blue confetti falls to the ground. "All right, Dexter, protecting our children!" rejoices a woman on the sidelines. Dexter smiles and enjoys the celebration like he's a movie star surrounded by devoted fans. Deb grabs his hand and holds it over their heads while jumping up and down. "This is what it must feel like to walk in full sunlight, my darkness revealed, my shadow self embraced."
"Yeah, they see me," he finishes, as the dream parade continues in slow motion. "I'm one of them, in their darkest dreams."
Well, that was pretty sweet. I figured Rudy/Brian/the ITK was related to Dexter somehow, but I could never have guessed how deep it went. I imagine we're going to have to deal with some serious PTSDeb next season, as well as the whole thing with FIP's shoe. You know, all in all, Dexter really only killed a handful of people in the first season. I wonder if the body count will be upped in the coming season, or lowered because Doakes will be on Dexter's ass all the time. I guess we can only wait and see. See you then!