Dexter: New Blood Episode 10 titled ‘Sins of the Father’ is now out. The season finale or just the finale is directed by Marcos Siega and written by Clyde Phillips, Alexandra Franklin and Marc Muszynski. The series stars Michael C Hall, Julia Jones, Jack Alcott, Alano Miller, Johnny Sequoyah, David Zayas, and David Magidoff. The last episode is 55 minutes long. If you are yet to watch the episode, it is best to avoid reading the review as it has big spoilers.
The synopsis for Dexter: New Blood finale reads, “Angela arrests Dexter for killing Matthew Caldwell, but he claims innocence. After talking to Angel Batista, Angela realises that Dexter is the Bay Harbour Butcher. Have Dexter’s sins finally caught up to him? Is this the end of Dexter Morgan?”
Dexter: New Blood Episode 10 Review Contains Major Spoilers
Dexter: New Blood Episode 10 Recap
Angela tells Dexter that his burnt house has become a crime scene as there’s proof that someone poured kerosene and set it ablaze. When she asks if he crossed with anyone recently, Dexter denies it. Harrison interrupts that earlier; a few boys tried to attack him. So it’s possible that they burnt down their house. Dexter and Harrison head to Angela’s place while Logan, the cops and her search the burnt scene for clues. Angela finds Matt’s platinum hook that Kurt had sent for Jim/Dexter.
After reaching home, Angela sends Harrison and Audrey away to get some stuff. Along with Logan, Angela immediately arrests Dexter for killing Matt Caldwell. At the police station, Angela shows Dexter the letter she received in Episode 9 and the platinum hooks. But Dexter leaves her confused by blaming it all on Kurt. Angela starts doubting her theory on Dexter as she doesn’t have enough proof.
Angela calls Angel Batista and asks him about the Bay Harbour Butcher and Dexter Morgan. Batista tells Angela that his ex-wife and cop LaGuerta had doubts that Dexter’s real BHB. Angela immediately informs Batista that she has arrested Dexter at Iron Lake for similar murders. Batista decides to head to Iron Lake from Miami.
Angela again questions Dexter and tells him that she’s aware that he is BHB. Dexter realises that there is no escape for him. So he tells Angela about Kurt’s cabin and the bodies of girls he killed for the last 25 years. When Angela leaves to find the truth about the cabin, Dexter kills Logan and escapes from the prison. He tells Harrison to get the truck and meet before the sun rises to flee Iron Lake.
Harrison is not happy to hear that Dexter killed Logan. Harrison reminds that the code was to kill bad people, and Logan was a good person. Dexter pleads that he had no choice. An angry Harrison shoots his father. Angela immediately arrives at the spot and sees Dexter lying in a pool of blood. She tells Harrison to leave Iron Lake and calls for backup. As Harrison drives away from the town, he reads Dexter’s letter to Hannah.
Dexter: New Blood Episode 10 dismissed all the theories that Harrison is an imposter or killed Hannah. It also squashes the theory that he will kill Angela to save his father. It turns out that he really wants to change and control his dark urges. The ending of the episode is quite intense and emotional. Like Dexter, even we realise that he has been a reason for innocent deaths. Whether in Miami or Iron Lake, Dexter broke Harry’s code.
I agree that Dexter broke the code, and Harrison is angry at his father. We knew from the beginning that Dexter wasn’t a hero. But, the events happening in the episode are quite rushed. Except for the last 10 minutes, everything else in the episode was underwhelming.
The episode would’ve been fine even if Batista’s scene was excluded. Angela’s Google search already helped her draw a connection between BHB and Dexter. So her phone call didn’t have any impact on the finale. In fact, we are left wondering that Batista is travelling all the way from Miami to Iron Lake for nothing! The finale could’ve brought everything together with solid writing.
Dexter: New Blood Episode 10 Review: Final Thoughts
Overall, despite the great performance by Michael C Hall and brilliant writing till episode 9, the finale fails to impress. Dexter’s death has nothing to do with it. It’s how he died in haste and many loose ends that are bothersome. How did M99 become Ketamine? How, why and when was Molly killed? What about the missing case of Kurt Caldwell? So many questions are unanswered.
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