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Old October 1 2012, 03:07 PM   #1
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Dexter - Season 7 (with Spoilers)

Did anyone have any idea this was coming back on last night? I had no idea but between Hell on Wheels and Boardwalk Empire there it was... the season premiere of Dexter and one I'd certainly been curious to see how it would play out.

I'm not sure how many more of these seasons are on the drawing board but last night's ep was a solid game changer (at last!)


I was really worried that it all might have been an epic cop out (no pun intended), but I loved the ending. It was a considerably satisfying premiere for at least a sense of the trajectory the season is on... quite frankly waiting 6 years on it could have made the original characters a little stale. But I'll be watching this season for sure. Others may argue that this moment could have been explored years ago. I'd enjoyed them all, except that Jimmy Smitts one (S3?)

I have a feeling it won't take long for Deb to be full-on sympathetic. Once she is either told or discovers that he only kills other serial killers, she may find a hero in this brother of hers that circumvents the slow and often incompetent arm of the law... not that the cops are incompetent but that the legal hang ups often let the evil characters go free (for Dex to finish them off).
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Old October 1 2012, 03:12 PM   #2
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Re: Dexter - Season 7 (with Spoilers)

Yeah, I knew it was coming back. The episode was fantastic. Things are finally going to have to come to a head with LaGuerta. Killing her would probably be too formulaic, but something major is going to happen.

Just the preview for the upcoming episodes makes me think this is going to be Season 4 quality Dexter.
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Old October 1 2012, 03:54 PM   #3
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Re: Dexter - Season 7 (with Spoilers)

^^ Was that the one with Lithgow?? Man, that was good. Such a creepy villain!
It almost feel like a relief even to us, the audience, that Dex is outed to Deb now. I missed the preview... can't wait to see S07E02 of course!
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Old October 1 2012, 04:07 PM   #4
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That was an outstanding episode. I liked the flash-forward misdirection at the beginning (reminded me of something Breaking Bad would do) and the last few minutes made me forget how ridiculous it was that Dexter killed someone at an airport. In all seriousness though his kills have been verging on implausibility for a while now so this was not a new thing.
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Old October 1 2012, 07:23 PM   #5
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I'll wait to see S7 on Netflix, but all I have to say right now is, if the "solution" to allowing Deb to find out, and yet not immediately shoot or arrest Dexter, was to make her fall in love with him, I'd have rather she just shot the guy, show over, game over, take your ball and go home.

Because that is hands down, the WORST plot twist I have seen on TV to date, and yes, that does include Heroes and the end of Lost. I have no idea how they are going to redeem themselves for that bullshit, not unless they declare the whole idiotic season to be a bad dream that Deb had after too much pepperoni pizza.
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Old October 1 2012, 07:33 PM   #6
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Re: Dexter - Season 7 (with Spoilers)

billcosby wrote: View Post
Did anyone have any idea this was coming back on last night? I had no idea but between Hell on Wheels and Boardwalk Empire there it was... the season premiere of Dexter and one I'd certainly been curious to see how it would play out.

I'm not sure how many more of these seasons are on the drawing board but last night's ep was a solid game changer (at last!)
The eighth season is supposed to be the last.
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Old October 1 2012, 08:14 PM   #7
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Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post

I have no idea how they are going to redeem themselves for that bullshit, not unless they declare the whole idiotic season to be a bad dream that Deb had after too much pepperoni pizza.
There wasn't a mention of it in the first episode. I think she was just having a lapse of judgement
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Old October 1 2012, 08:19 PM   #8
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I have no idea how they are going to redeem themselves for that bullshit, not unless they declare the whole idiotic season to be a bad dream that Deb had after too much pepperoni pizza.
There wasn't a mention of it in the first episode. I think she was just having a lapse of judgement
Sadly though, the [Deb in love with Dex, secretly] plot thread was referenced in the intro summary. It sure is a stomach squirmer of plot idea... not sure where the writers are headed with this one.

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The eighth season is supposed to be the last.
So a season's worth of Deb knowing, maybe some others on the team know... then on the lam for season 8?
I wonder how it will unfold. I'm also thinking although Deb might initially freak "the fuck out," once she and other law enforcement characters start to realize what Dex is up to (he only kills other killers) they just might find some grounds to justify what he does... and even help him. I'm just trying to imagine where the writers may take us... and show us something we truly haven't seen before.

If Dex goes down his list of vicious gang members, violent sociopaths and scumbags that he's killed... wouldn't he be a hero in many peoples eyes? If they don't spend the entire season dragging that out it might be interesting.

This show really trickles out and takes it's time... I was initially pissed as the episode started, cheering on Dexter to finally out himself to Deb.
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Old October 1 2012, 08:26 PM   #9
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Re: Dexter - Season 7 (with Spoilers)

That ending was better than the cliffhanger at the end of season 6.

If I'm not mistaken I saw the hand that the creepy intern sent to Dexter on the table in front of Deb. I have no recollection whatsoever of Dexter ever receiving that package, did I miss an episode or something?

The airport scenario was downright awful but I still really enjoyed the episode.
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Old October 1 2012, 10:04 PM   #10
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Dexter got the package (but didn't open it) at the end of last season, IIRC.

Speaking of last season (not to mention season five, and a lot of season three, and even some of the fourth season)...boy, was it abysmal. The A.V. Club really liked this episode, which gives me hope, but I'm not going to run out to see the episode.
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Old October 2 2012, 12:34 AM   #11
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Damn, that was good. I'm still nervous for the rest of the season, because there's still a LOT of time for the writers to drop the ball or go in some weird and stupid direction, but they at the very least got this episode right.

I loved that they actually had Debra asking all the right questions, and doggedly pursuing the truth until the end.

That final scene in his apartment was absolutely riveting.
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Old October 2 2012, 01:42 AM   #12
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Just got done watching it. This one episode was better than all of season 6 combined. My faith in Dexter is restored.
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Old October 2 2012, 03:08 AM   #13
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Just finished the episode tonight. Wow this season really looks very promising! My least favorite seasons were def the one with Jimmy Smitts and the girl (i think her names was Lumen). This season promises to be nice and dark, how Dexter should be!
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Old October 2 2012, 01:32 PM   #14
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Re: Dexter - Season 7 (with Spoilers)

I loved this episode. At first, I was annoyed how Dexter was able to sidestep the issue by convincing Deb he simply lost it with Travis, but thankfully that didn't stick long. Deb might be naive and arrogant and brash at times, but she is smart and I'm glad the writers remembered that. I'm also happy to see Deb recall her capture at the end of season 1 because of the plastic wrap. She quickly pieced it together and now knows the truth. The whole truth. I can't wait to see where this takes us from here.
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Old October 2 2012, 03:14 PM   #15
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Great episode. I can't wait to see how the rest of the season plays out. Will LaGuerta go the way of Doakes?
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