I had a lot of questions while watching Dexter S8 E7. Some of them got answered by the end. Some of them didn’t.

Dexter wakes up by the side of the road, seeming to be perfectly fine. He has his phone with him and calls Deb right away. She’s also fine, having woken up at her home thinking Dex vanished after she passed out.

Why this was done to them, I have no idea. I still have no idea by the end of the episode. I mean, we get an explanation, but I don’t believe it. 

Dexter isn’t content to just shrug it off. He tracks Hannah to her new home onboard a luxury boat. She’s married to a man named Miles and seems perfectly happy.

Dexter doesn’t buy it, and neither do I.

When confronted, Hannah seems at first to be perfectly content. After a few minutes of pushing, she admits that she hates her husband, that he’s controlling and abusive. Eventually, he comes to a bad end.

While Dexter’s worried over Hannah, his new sidekick Zach is causing trouble. He wants to kill, but Dex doesn’t think he’s ready. Zach keeps pushing him, and so does Dr. Vogel. In the end, it turns out he should have listened to them. Or maybe Zach should have listened to him. It’s hard to say until we see the results.

Meanwhile, Deb’s feeling distrust. She is sure that Dexter is hiding something from her. She plants a bug on his car so she can track him. And, of course, she sees him meet with Hannah. I’m worried that all that trust he’s built up with her is going to go away real fast.

This episode felt like it was building to something big. I can feel that we’re getting closer and closer to the end of not just the season but the series. So it makes sense that we’re focusing more on interpersonal relationships than hunting down a murderer. 

Part of me wants to go back to simpler times when Dexter just killed bad people. I think he probably agrees with me.

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