Dexter season 7 hits UK TV screens (3 stars)

All the makings of a very complicated season for serial murderer with a heart

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Dexter season 7 hits UK TV screens

Dexter (season 7)
Fox, Sun 24 Feb, 9pm

Caught very red-handed at the end of series six while plunging a sacrificial blade into the belly of the Doomsday Killer, serial murderer with a heart Dexter Morgan has a fair bit of explaining to do. The fact that the eyewitness to this shocking crime is Debra (Jennifer Carpenter), his adopted sister and rising star in the Miami police department, makes that explanation somewhat awkward. Throw in the nugget that she might be repressing some distinctly un-sibling feelings towards this blood spatter pattern analyst and this has all the makings of a very complicated seventh season.

Despite his extra problems, Dexter (the imperious Michael C Hall) barely breaks stride by exacting mortal vengeance on a cop and prostitute-killing member of the Ukraine mafia while the philosophising voiceovers and explanatory flashbacks continue to piece together Deb and Dex’s difficult upbringing. If you’ve stuck with Dexter from the early glory days of the Ice Truck Killer, there’s probably no reason to stop now. Much like our anti-hero himself.

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