Season 7 of Dexter starts up tonight and if you haven’t done so already, check out our quick recap of what happened at the end of last season and what we expect to happen this season. We pretty much summed everything up in the previous post so for now I’m just going to leave you with the synopsis for tonight’s season premiere of Dexter. We’ll be back later with a recap of the episode as well as our thoughts.
Deb tries to cover up involvement in Travis’ murder; Detective Mike Anderson has an unfortunate run-in; Quinn and Batista make amends; LaGuerta rethinks the Bay Harbor Butcher case.
Wow. One episode, and entire season’s worth of reveals. A tip of the hat to Scott Buck and his writing team for diving into the deep end early on.
Dexter Fun Fact: According to people with way more time on their hands than you, Dexter has killed 117 people. But they were all bad.
Episode spoilers ahead:
So Deb knows everything and battle lines are being drawn in the Dexterverse. It’s just a feeling, but I don’t like Deb’s odds for making it to the end of the series, let alone this season.
Laguerta found Dexter’s blood slide trophy from Doomsday. She had it tagged as evidence, but then stole it back from forensics. It seems she’s gone rogue to try to clear Doakes’ name in the Bay Harbor Butcher killings. It also seems that mantra of Miami Metro is “Protocol, schmrotocol.” It’s no wonder Dexter gets to kill so many evildoers who escape their perforated system.
Louis is a dick. Whatever he knows, he’s ramped up his dick efforts by deleting all of Dexter’s credit cards. He’s going to be a tough one for Dexter to deal with, as he doesn’t exactly fit The Code–he’s not a killer. However, as of late, it seems The Code is being interpreted in more and more self-serving ways.
Another death of a “major” character. Mike Anderson, a.k.a. The Guy Who Did Nothing Before Being Draped in an American Flag, was gunned down by a slick, stripper-bashing mobster. Mike was the sacrificial lamb that put Miami Metro on the trail of the Ukrainian mob, the organization that will likely supply the season’s main antagonist.
Sharp-eyed viewers will have noticed that the mobster grabbed a bracelet off of the stripper before making his escape. After a quick bit of research and an execution in an airport lost-baggage room, Dexter dumped the mobster’s body with the bracelet intact. In a world where iPhones have built-in fingerprint scanning technology, it’s not a stretch to believe that this bracelet has some sort of homing device.
Looks like this could be a good season. Stay tuned.
Update: Showtime has put the entire episode on YouTube for free, check it out below.