Dexter and Harrison have a family Christmas

Spoiler warning. 

This is the second to last episode of Dexter New Blood. So I think we all know what to expect here. 

We begin this episode with a bloody walk down memory lane. Dexter is telling Harrison about the code and using the death of Wiggles the Clown as an example. 

And every time someone said Wiggles, I just lost it. 

Dexter and Angela, from Dexter New Blood, Family Business

After storytime, Dexter and Harrison go to Angela and Audrey’s for Christmas Day. This would have been an awkward enough visit if Angela didn’t suspect Dex might be the Bay Harbor Butcher. I mean, they’ve been dating for years, and now their teenage children like each other. Then Dex had to dress them both in the ugliest Christmas sweaters I’ve ever seen. But then, it had to get even worse when Kurt popped in for an unexpected visit. 

Kurt doesn’t stay long. He just pops in long enough for a quick threat, then heads out. 

Spooked, Dexter and Harrison take off. All three of them have decided enough is enough. They’re ready for a showdown.

Kurt heads to Dexter’s cabin. He ices down the porch, then sets the roof on fire. Then, he waits with his gun to pick the Morgan boys off as they escape the burning house. He put so much thought into this plan, that you’d think he would have at least checked to see if they were there first.

Dexter Morgan before murder. From Dexter New Blood, Family Business

They’re not. Dex and Harrison are out at Kurt’s cabin, looking for proof that he’s a serial killer. And they find it. My Lord, to they find it. I don’t want to spoil it for you, but it’s possibly the creepiest thing I’ve seen in the whole Dexter series. 

I don’t know if this is a criticism or not, but New Blood has fallen into a very similar pattern to the original series. This episode felt very much like the second to last of almost every other season. The big bad is taken care of, but that doesn’t answer the big questions. The big questions are the same as they’ve always been. Will Dexter get away with it? Will the people he shares his life with get wise? And if they do, exactly what are they going to do about it?

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

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