Dexter: Secrets Revealed
Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012
Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013 13:05
Season six of Showtime’s “Dexter” didn’t fall short of leaving viewers in suspense like many of the previous chapters have.
The story has reached its climax.
For anyone familiar with the series, it’s impossible to avoid the spoiler alert, as season seven will pick up exactly where season six ended.
Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter analyst for Miami Metro Homicide by day, serial killer by night, played by Michael C. Hall, has finally been caught red handed.
To make it even more dramatic, he was caught by none other than his sister, Lieutenant Debra Morgan (Jennifer Carpenter).
“The code” that he adopted from his defunct father, Harry (James Remar) who in many ways is Dexter’s conscience, has simple rules. One rule is, don’t get caught.
Part of the code requires Dexter to bring those guilty of murder to justice by his hand.
The only way Dexter knows how to do so is to kill those who kill the innocent. So as he prepares to put an end to the Doomsday Killer on his customary table, wrapped in plastic, Debra walks into the act as Dexter completes the killing.
That’s where season seven will continue.
That scene left me wondering, as I’m sure it did many of the viewers, what’s next?
Debra is now risking her career as Lieutenant. She’s presented with the decision or indecision of whether or not she should turn in her brother, or remain silent and try and cope with it.
On the other hand, Dexter is now weary that someone so close to him has discovered his dirty little secret.
Dexter’s secret is now Debra’s secret.
Everyone that’s gotten in his way has either fallen victim to Dexter or faded away from his life.
Unlike past characters that happened to be criminals or serial killers themselves, Debra does not fit “the code” and she’s not only his boss, but his sister.
Season seven may be the most intense and dramatic chapter in Dexter’s life.
He now has to watch every move he does and will attempt to keep the relationship with Debra as normal as possible.
His sister will be the one watching his every move and it will be interesting to see if there’s going to be tension in the relationship.
What will cross Dexter’s mind?
Will Harry once again be Dexter’s voice of reasoning?
Throughout the series, he’s been known to show little emotion, but in season six he discovered religion and perhaps now has a sense of self-righteousness, guilt and a belief in a higher power.
Other characters will be greatly affected by what will transpire over the course of the new season.
Captain Maria LaGuerta (Lauren Vélez), Sergeant Angel Batista (David Zayas) and fellow blood spatter analyst, Vince Masuka (C.S. Lee) will now be more involved in what could finally be the undoing of Dexter.
The show has always been at its best when Dexter is surrounded by turmoil and it’s never been as heated as it is now.
Season seven should be the best we’ve seen of Dexter thus far.
It all begins at 9 p.m. EST Sept. 30 on Showtime.
Daniel Ornelas may be reached at email@example.com.