Dexter Morgan is finally out of our lives but not for good. Since the day I watched the last episode and the [spoiler alert] really sad ending, I’ve been feeling blue about the character’s ending. Though fictional he has imparted on me the sense of having a code to live by.
I started watching Dexter when it aired on Star World India during my ninth standard exams. Since then, I’ve been a constant follower of the series. The show followed the story of Dexter Morgan, a serial killer who killed other serial killers. Dexter was a psychopath who, in the early times of the series, couldn’t develop a human level connection with anything or anyone. He craved for emotion but emotion was always a horizon for him. Over the course of the series we see him develop emotions, connections and become sane. In the end, [spoiler alert] we see him getting the most powerful human emotion, regret.
What has Dexter given me since the last 4 years cannot be expressed in the form of words because like, Naruto Uzumaki from the Manga and Ezio Auditore from the Game, he was a fictional mentor to me. The way his character is portrayed and developed over the series really put an impact on me. I have always been an atheist but the concept of ‘The Code’ made me realize that religion only provides a certain sets of instructions and principles and even if we don’t follow religion we have to maintain a code. Maintaining a similar, mental code, has helped me in numerous ways.
The show also shows (forgive the pun) how even the biggest evil can be diverted towards a greater good. That is how, Dexter’s urges to kill were guided by the code to remove serial killers who got away through the cracks of the system from the world. Overall the show was great, it was serious, interesting and at times funny.
The ending was perfect in my opinion. [spoiler alert] Dexter (not) killing himself and living to thrive in exile because of the emotions he has developed.
As I said, words are too fragile to explain something like an emotion. That is what Dexter has taught me, it’s the final expression that counts. (People who have watched the end a bit seriously will get what I just said)