Though I have enjoyed the return of LaGuerta's pursuit of Doakes's innocence and the consequences of that, for the most part I have come to dislike this season. It's not nearly as bad as last season. This season started out with such promise, especially with us knowing that this will be the second-to-last season of the show. Then much of that promise was wasted over the course of the season. I wished it was as intense and deliciously plot-twisted as the second season of Homeland. But instead most of the season has shown the worst of Dexter such as subplots going nowhere or ending with a whimper rather than with a bang, and the need to turn Dexter into a show about an emotionless killer becoming a real boy. I have noticed this has become an annoying aspect of the last five seasons, and I've been waiting for the show to shed itself of it once and for all to go back to the greatness it used to have.