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TV Review: DEXTER: Season 6, Episode 12: This Is the Way the World Ends

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Dexter Season 6 Episode 12 This Is the Way the World Ends Review. Dexter: Season 6, Episode 12: This Is the Way the World Ends ended almost exactly as I had predicted (bad guy caught by Dexter and vanquished on his table, nothing happening to Harrison), a replica of previous seasons with two exceptions.

The first exception: Deborah Morgan (Jennifer Carpenter) proclaiming her physical love for her step-brother. Dexter (Michael C. Hall) barely feels anything for anyone, which was why the moment was awkward for him. It wasn’t because of what was said. That didn’t register with him though Deborah thought it did. Her awkwardness around him the remainder of the episode was humorous. Dexter was almost completely oblivious to it.

The second exception: Deborah Morgan walking in on Dexter and his kill room while he preformed a ritualistic killing, driving a blade through the heart of Travis Marshall (Colin Hanks). That was brillant (Dexter writers always but the hook in the viewer’s mouth for the next season) and about time. Dexter has been killing people under the nose of the police for years. Now the new Lieutenant of Miami Metro and his sister sees him execute Travis Marshall with no remorse within a macabre setup that denotes preparation and practice.

Deborah will have to think quickly, talk quickly. I wonder if her hand with reflexively reach for her gun at the beginning of season 7 of Dexter? Will she put the entirety of it together? She knows about Dexter’s past, knows his brother was the Ice Truck Killer. Her reaction will set the tone for a large portion of the upcoming season. She will never see Dexter the same again.

I bet Dexter will say: “Deb, I can explain.” Or maybe just the truth: “Deb, I’m the Bay Harbor Butcher.”

Questions, questions. Well their hook worked. I can’t wait for this questions to be answered on season 7 of Dexter. What about you?

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