Both Deb and Dex seperately still have their own pretty huge issues besides this one that just ran over them both. The 'other stuff' has bound them to one another thus far. It still needs to 'evolve'. I'll bet Deb's Q's about Dex just all completely changed! 'Am I in love with him? Fuck that!--Should I put him in handcuffs!?'
I watched Dexter episode 7.01 for the first time today(!) My post **May contain unintentional spoilers**. I assume you read the message boards so nothing really new here except for the impressions Dexter season 7's debut episode left for me.
Debra's (Jennifer Carpenter) is grappling in an attempt at processing witnessing brother Dexter (Michael C. Hall) in the act of a serial killer-style execution at an open crime scene--the abandoned church of season 6.
(I hope they got Prof. Gellar's (Edward J.Olmos) basement deep-freezed corpse out before Dexter & Deb torched the abandoned, barn-like church place).
Some viewers have expressed, during this seeemingly endless hiatus, the opinion that Deb 'should have known ' Dexter's true nature.
Paying attention to these another flashbacks featuring Harry Morgan (James Remar) and Dexter & Deb as kids and their Mom! it's apparent Harry believed Dexter a monster even as a preadolescent--tho' a monster he loved/was responsible for--but could Harry have done things differently and had Dexter not grow up to be a serial killer? Dexter has pondered these very questions. Will Deb too when Dexter gives her the 411 on Harry Morgan?
The episode 7.01 flashbacks do show us how ineffective Dexter's mom was at changing 'Harry's way' of raising Dexter. 'Allergic to dogs' is a good one. 'Allergic' to all small creatures would be Harry's more complete comment--tho' young Dexter seems to disagree.
Maybe the part of Dexter's true nature--one of which is 'to never get caught', has until now been more sharp than Debra's. Debra is behind the curve on Dexter in the understanding the mind of a serial killer, but as the show has let Debra play out her arc as sister-of-Dexter it is only realistic that she shoudl catch on and that going into the last couple seasons she woud discover his big secret and their new reality unfolds, because for this couple, for Dexter and Deb to 'make it past this', they have to come to an understanding of one another. Long road ahead. Should be fun (and probably quite deadly)!
Season 7, Episode 1 Synopsis:
DEXTER SEASON 7 – “Are You…?” Episode 701 Written by Scott Buck, Directed by John Dahl Reeling from Debra witnessing Dexter kill Travis Marshall, brother and sister attempt to reconcile while struggling to cover up their involvement with the murder. Meanwhile, Detective Mike Anderson has an unfortunate run-in, Quinn and Batista begin to make amends, and LaGuerta finds evidence that causes her to re-think the closed Bay Harbor Butcher Case, which could mean trouble for Dexter – and Debra…
Dexter returns Sunday, Sept. 30 at 9/8c on Showtime.