With the way the show ended last season (Deb walking in to Dexter murdering Travis Marshall and thus becoming an accessory), this season was bound to be a high stakes affair. It seemed inevitable that Deb would eventually find out Dexter's secret, and I thought it should've happened much earlier, around Season 5. However, we got a major curveball added to the mix when they also revealed that Deb was in LOVE, like not familial love, with Dex. Way to pour lighter fluid on a combustible house of cards y'all. These are two major balls to juggle at once, and show did it admirably, and it even throws in the first true love interest for Dexter to boot.
|Your beautiful face makes it hard for me to kill you.|
Dexter again contemplates his life and what it all means over multiple episodes, and his conclusions are very interesting this season. Meanwhile, watching Deb try to reconcile her feelings for Dexter was fascinating and sort of heartbreaking. Thankfully, the show retains it's lovable characteristics: Deb swearing, Dexter never taking care of Harrison, Quinn being a quasi-honorable dumbass, and plenty of "BS, they could never get away with that" moments. There are some incredibly shocking scenes towards the end of the season as well, plus Doakes flashbacks! After two enjoyable yet underwhelming years, Season 7 finally brings Dexter back to life in terms of story and entertainment.