While for most Dexter fans Season 4 may have been the last great season (I still get shivers from thinking of John Lithgow as Trinity), Season 7 has the potential to take the series back to its vintage roots.
I’ve watched the Dexter Season 7 premiere, “Are You …?,” multiple times already and each time the tension is still there. There were so many pits of comedy and side stories in the past two seasons that I’d forgotten that Dexter used to be about one thing – suspense.
I’m going to shy away from any plot spoilers and present you with 10 Focus Points to watch out for when Dexter returns tonight to Showtime. We’ll have the full review after the premiere.
- The opening is great. Too spoilery. Won’t discuss until after the premiere. The suspense is definitely there. This is vintage Dexter (Michael C. Hall). Forget seasons 5 and 6 – and ugh… Lumen.
- The Dexter-Deb dynamic and scenes in just the premiere are probably the best they’ve ever been. If you thought Dexter was a good liar before, he gets even more manipulative in the Season 7 premiere. Don’t expect easy resolutions.
- Doakes is back. Well, not really. Through LaGuerta (Lauren Vélez), Doakes returns in spirit. But really it just makes me miss Doakes even more.
- Dexter says, “I know what I’m doing.” As meticulous as Dexter has become after what must be over a hundred kills, he is still prone to mistakes. And, he also apparently likes porn.
- “Are You …?” explores the early childhood relationship between Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) and Dexter.
- The killing doesn’t stop. Nuff said.
- In addition to the family drama going on in Dexter’s life, he will be squaring off against the Russian mafia.
- Louis Greene (Josh Cooke) becomes a bigger stalker and gets even creepier. Depending on his real motivations, Louis has the potential to become one of the more memorable guest characters on the series. Some Internet fans suspect that Louis is somehow tied to either Dexter or the Ice Truck Killer’s origin.
Unfortunately for Chuck fans, Yvonne Strahovski (as Hannah McKay) won’t be appearing in the premiere. However, by episode 7.3, Strahovski will be fully immersed into the world of serial killing.
Dexter airs Sunday nights at 9PM ET/PT on Showtime.