The Season 4 of hit show Dexter, left with a huge cliffhanger. With Rita Bennett (Dexter’s wife), and one other major characters being killed. The shows producers had said they wanted to give a shocking finale that no other show had done. Looks like they succeeded.
Clyde Phillips the executive producer explained,”The story evolved and it kind of became inevitable. We knew that we had to do more than kill Trinity. It’s a little bit of a corner that we paint ourselves into. Last year we tried to avoid that and actually I think we didn’t do as well as we could have.” in answer to why they also had Rita fall.
The shocking finale, on Sunday Dec 13, leaves us with a insight of Dexter’s own memories. And how he watched his mother die in front of him and also soaked in her blood, with Rita leaving to go to a romantic escapade only to forget her ID, this is when she ends up being murdered in the bathtub, by Trinity. Meanwhile the baby Harrison is left crying in a pool of her blood.
Phillips also revealed that Julie Benz who plays Rita, was not too happy about being killed off. “She loved being with us. We loved having her with us. She took it… professionally. She was greatly disappointed. She’s a professional. She works in television. She knew that this was a possibility.”
The writers also had an alternative ending for the finale, which was not chosen at the end. “While Dexter was packing to leave, he saw on the television that a child murderer had just escaped from prison. Either escaped or fallen thru the cracks. So he’s thinking, ‘Do I join Rita on vacation or do I…’ and then he looks towards the camera and he has this big decision,” Phillips explained.
We will be waiting till around September for the shows return, where we can see the outcome to Deb finding out that Dex is related to the Ice Truck Killer, and if she will find out about his alter ego.
We will all just have to wait on tender-hooks till it comes along.