dexter season 7 premiere are you

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.

Are You…?

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.

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  • I’m honestly not sure who’s going to be a bigger problem for Dexter this season, the Ukrainian Mob or Louis. As you said, Louis is a dick and obviously knows more about Dexter than Dexter would like him to know, but he’s not a serial killer (as far as we know) so what’s his endgame? The Ukrainian Mob seems like an odd choice for the villain to me. Most of the other [good] seasons have been Dexter chasing another serial killer, I just hope that whole storyline doesn’t take away from the Dexter/Deb situation.

    I definitely agree that Deb has to be dealt with and there’s no way that she is going to let up on searching for the truth, and once she finds it she’s not going to be able to bury it for the rest of her life… unless of course she becomes like Dexter and starts killing for the sake of justice in situations where the law just won’t suffice… but I really don’t see that happening. At the end of all this there can only be one left standing and it’s either going to be Deb or Dexter, but it can’t be both… I do think that Laguerta is getting a little too close and she might not make it to the end either…

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    Dexter is way of the initial conscience killer that he takes out “those who escape their legal justice” since it seems he never shares evidence with the police. I think this will happen more and more and eventually the audience will start disliking him for it towards the end of the series, making dexters death a probable event