Warning: The following article contains spoilers to that terrible, terrible Dexter finale.
If you thought Dexter the friendly serial killer would receive some comeuppance for the eight seasons that he strolled around Miami Dade County, dealing out his own brand of vigilante justice, you thought wrong. Faithful Dexter fans were greeted to a series finale that saw our favorite bloodspatter expert sailing out into a hurricane, only to find new life as a grisly mountain man in a cabin. Many were disappointed with the rather toothless way the Dexter writers decided to end the character's story, but the producer is now throwing blame at the network.
In a recent interview with Vulture, Dexter producer John Goldwyn said that Showtime had prohibited them from killing Dexter in the final episode. Goldwyn said, "They won't let us kill him… Showtime was very clear about that. When we told them the arc for the last season, they just said, 'Just to be clear, he's going to live.' There were a lot of endings discussed because it was a very interesting problem to solve, to bring it to a close. People have a relationship with Dexter, even if it doesn't have the size and the ferocity of the fan base for Breaking Bad. But it has a very core loyal following."
While of course the Dexter writers should have been given complete creative freedom with regards to how to handle the ending of the show and the fate of its its titular character, there must have been a better way to end the series while keeping Dexter alive than giving him a beard and throwing him into a forest. I mean, seriously. He's a lumberjack, and that's not okay.
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Sandy was briefly downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday (27Oct12) but as winds picked up speed, officials across states like New York, New Jersey and Connecticut warned residents to head out of town or take cover as the storm is expected to batter the area on Monday (29Oct12).
The weather warning was a hot topic on Twitter.com over the weekend with many stars using the social networking site to warn followers to be on high alert.
After hosting a Halloween party in the Big Apple on Saturday, Kardashian headed south to escape the path of the storm, tweeting, "Back in Miami now. Missed the storm. I'm praying for everyone on the East Coast. I hope everyone is safe!"
Comedian Jimmy Fallon urged locals to keep on top of developments, writing, "East coasters stay safe - watch the news and look for updates", while Michael Jackson's sister La Toya posted, "To all in the path of Hurricane Sandy lets continue to brace ourselves. Please be safe and prepare for the storm!"
Alec Baldwin made light of the situation, tweeting, "Sandy.....that b**ch!", and funnyman Ricky Gervais joked, "This 'Sandy' who's on TV all the time and is blowing the entire east coast, I assume she's a Kardashian right?"
Singer/actor Ricky Martin, whose Broadway show Evita has been temporarily suspended due to the bad weather, took advantage of the calm before the storm: "A great walk in the park before the storm. We may not have foliage after it", while rapper Xzibit had to cancel a planned flight to the East Coast: "Ok, change of plans apparently planes and hurricanes do not get along. I'm now posted in LA."
Meanwhile, former Baywatch star Anderson warned fans to "remember to care for your animal companions".
Tropical Storm Isaac lashed the Florida Keys and headed towards the northern Gulf Coast, prompting officials in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to declare states of emergency.
The Vampire Diaries star had been planning to travel to Louisiana in aid of his non-profit organisation the Ian Somerhalder Foundation (ISF), which he set up to raise awareness of environmental issues - but the bad weather affected his trip.
In a post on his Twitter.com page, Somerhalder writes, "Damn hurricane get'n (getting) in the way of me going down to Louisiana to fight to preserve the ISFsanctuary land from be'n (being) destroyed by a development."
Jason Alexander also took to his account on the microblogging site to tell followers his elderly mother was in storm-lashed Florida - but was confident she would be fine.
He joked, "My 92 year old mommy is in the middle of the Florida hurricane. She's a tough bird. I wouldn't bet on the hurricane."
The storm, which is predicted to turn into a hurricane by Tuesday (28Aug12), comes seven years to the week that Hurricane Katrina destroyed large parts of New Orleans in Louisiana, and rapper Meek Mill has urged his followers to stay safe.
He adds, "7 years ago, New Orleans was hit by Hurricane Katrina. Today, Hurricane Issac is headed their way. PLEASE PRAY. R-T (re-tweet) TO GET THE WORD OUT."