This is still better than the dull, disappointing fifth season, though. But -- low standards. The finale to that year was shameful, with unbelievable return-to-the-status-quo resolutions to the Quinn vs. Dexter and Debra vs. Dexter stories.
I started out thinking this season was better... but by this point, with how it's come unravelled, I'm inclined to think it's the fifth season that actually holds together better.
Jordan Chase may have been a lame villain, but he was certainly better than Travis. And at least the general storyline felt fairly original. And then of course there was the threat posed by Peter Weller's awesome P.I....