If you ask around, then you’ve probably heard that the general consensus about “Dexter” this season is that it’s subpar. It’s still better than most shows already out there, but there was too much faith, some bizarre choices, and ultimately some plots that did not go anywhere.
Ultimately, this season built up to the grand revelation at the end here — Deb walked in on Dexter killing Travis Marshall, and the secret is now out. As for what she will do with it, that’s an entirely different story. He has constantly tried to protect his Dark Passenger from those who love him … which is why it’s interesting that he was bold enough to have the kill room be a place where Deb knew that he might be. (All she would have had to do was call Jamie to find out he was at a “crime scene” — and she would have known from a prior conversation he was there.)
While having Deb know about this makes us immensely excited for next season (as does the likely end of the strange incest plot going on), it’s the simple logic gaps that made this revelation (and this season a little weaker) — and some of them are hard to ignore. For example, wouldn’t anyone have noticed at the day care center that the man “picking up” Harrison was wearing a different colored shirt than Dexter? Is the entire police force really going to wait for Dexter before going in and seeing his face on the wall? There were a few too many conveniences this time.
As for the positives, we were happier that the ending here was better than Lumen randomly deciding to leave in the blink of an eye. (We actually really liked Lumen, but seeing her story end this was just felt forced.) Even still, “Dexter” is going to need to change up the format next season — and with Deb knowing, they have the chance.
What did you think of the finale, and of the seaosn as a whole?
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