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!) Spoiler: Season 7 premiere Dexter spends the episode trying to convince Deb that he "snapped" just this one time to kill Tom Hanks Jr. but in the end, Deb searches Dex's apartment and finds the kill tools, the blood slides, etc. Now Deb knows Dex is a serial killer.... plus he actually does confess it to her. At long 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).