Even Michael C. Hall Wishes His 'Dexter Had Bit the Dust, Can We Blame Him?
If the killed-before-it-even-had-a-chance How I Met Your Dad proved anything, it's that when a once-beloved show ends on a sour note, no one's exactly clamoring for more. Now, Dexter had a series finale that earned even more Internet scorn than How I Met Your Mother's, so any chance (or demand) for a Dexter follow-up seems pretty DOA. Even less so considering that the show's leading man Michael C. Hall told IGN.com that he has "no immediate plans” to play the serial killer-turned-lumberjack and the character "is still alive, but for right now, I'm leaving him in the cabin." While Dexter is technically alive, Hall admitted that even he thinks the character should have kicked the can towards the end of the show's run. (Some still-bitter fans might agree.)
The 43-year-old actor, who is currently appearing on Broadway in the play The Realistic Joneses, said "Sometimes I wish he'd offed himself, wish he'd died, wish Deb had shot him in that train compartment." Hall added, "Of course, that would have made an eighth season difficult to do."
Hall also acknowledged that that Dexter hit a "shakiness" in its storytelling during Season 8 that "maybe made that ending less palatable to people." Well, that's certainly a different approach than how the How I Met Your Mother stars and co-creators responded to their fans cries of discontent. Still, even if Hall has a better approach to talking about a lackluster finale, you probably shouldn't expect -- or really ask for -- a How I Met Your Dexter spin-off anytime soon.