Tuesday, June 22, 2010

TV Meme: Day 9 - Best Scene Ever


I seriously doubt that this is the best scene ever. I tried my best to go back through some of the shows that I had watched, or have been watching, and I came up with a lot of great scenes. However, it was one of the more recent ones that has been ringing in my head.

So, I had to select it - even though I doubt it is the best scene ever, it certainly was a curveball and left a pretty lasting impression.

I decided to select the final scene of Dexter in the season four season finale entitled The Getaway.

If you are a fan of the show you know exactly what I am talking about, and if you are reading this and have not watched the show I suggest you stop reading and make sure to watch the show - you are really missing something.

Anyway, season four brought us one of the greatest characters in television history with John Lithgow's great performance as Arthur Mitchell, or as he is known as The Trinity Killer.

As most of you know Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) is a serial killer by night, but a blood splatter expert by day for the police department. His department is hot on the trail of a serial killer who has been hidden for quite some time - The Trinity Killer.

It is also expected that The Trinity Killer is responsible for the murder of Frank Lundy (Keith Carradine) and the shooting of Dexter's sister, Debra (Jennifer Carpenter).

This intrigues Dexter to get closer to Arthur Mitchell, who he now knows is The Trinity Killer - he becomes even more intrigued once he finds out that Mitchell also has a family, something that Dexter has been struggling with - balancing his hobby and family life.

Through 12 episodes Dexter has gotten very close to Arthur, but Arthur now is onto him as he blows his cover to save Arthur's family.

At the conclusion of the episode, Dexter finally has The Trinity Killer right where he wants him - on his table about to be killed. Trinity tells Dexter, "it's already over" right before Dexter kills him. Dexter is not sure what that is supposed to mean.

After disposing of the body we reach the scene that I am speaking of - Dexter walks in to his house expecting Rita (Julie Benz) and his kids to be gone, but her phone goes off inside the house. He walks into the bathroom to see Rita is killed in the bathtub the exact same way that Trinity killed one of his victims, and his son, Harrison, is sitting on the floor in her blood - much like Dexter was found when he was younger.

Very creepy and superb finale, and just a great scene to end one of the better seasons of Dexter.

1 comment:

  1. hey thanks for sharing article on Dextar.. i relly love this show