Last time a trailer dropped for season 7 of Dexter, I wrote about how I was indifferent towards this season. I was kind of at the point where Dexter had become real formulaic and pretty repetitive and predictable. The only thing I thought could really save the next season was turning the whole show on its head. Throwing out the rules and the formula and flipping the script.
Well if this trailer is any indication, it looks like they did just that. It looks like Dexter’s Dark Passenger is taking over the same way Walter White is slowly transforming into Heisenberg. The walls are closing in on him and the charade of being a stand up police officer and father and family man is fading away more and more.
I’ve always ultimately thought the series would reach a point where Dexter’s dark side takes over to the point that he realizes he’s no better than the murderers and rapists he’s been killing. A moment of clarity where he realizes his “code” has failed him and he’s just a killer too and he ends up sacrificing himself in one way or another. I’d say if this season he’s having thoughts of murdering Deb and Masuka and everyone else close to him, he’ll be on his way.