So we’re almost halfway through the final season of Dexter and we’re still not really any closer to getting a clue as to how this is going to end.
Though well-portrayed by Jamie from Shameless, he wasn’t much of a foe for Dexter really, constantly fleeing or hiding at the first sight of trouble, and getting a curtain rail through the back as a reward.
With him out of the way, we can only assume that either Vogel or Deb are going to be causing the main trouble for Dexter (although we know that Hannah will be popping up again soon) in the seven remaining episodes.
They all finished it on the Slice Of Life boat, dumping the brain guy’s body into the waters, which was certainly a big moment for the Morgan siblings, not least because of what happened the last time they went near water together.
The fall-out from last week’s attempted murder-suicide took the form of an incredibly dysfunctional therapy session with Vogel, and the tables were turned quite effectively on Deb.
Suddenly she’s the one whose phonecalls are being ignored, with Dexter giving her the cold shoulder for trying to kill him, though this pouting has to stop when Vogel gets kidnapped and they have to form a dynamic duo to rescue her.
Maybe that’s where the show is heading, with Dex ‘n’ Deb working together to kill the bad guys and confound Miami Metro at every turn. Until some kind of Bonnie and Clyde tragic finale. It’s a possibility.
And then there’s Vogel, who showed her dark powers when trying to dominate and manipulate her attacker, which wasn’t entirely successful, but his quest for revenge did seem to stem from some negligent at best behaviour from her past.
There’s certainly more to come from her and I can’t imagine it will be good for the Morgans, whatever it is. And, of course, Matzuka and Quinn did some stuff, all of which still feels a bit inconsequential.