The eighth and final season of the Showtime hit series “Dexter” begins with serial killer/Miami police blood spatter analyst Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) in an estranged state with his sister Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) after Maria LaGuerta’s death six months before.
Deb is no longer working alongside Dexter as a lieutenant at Miami Metro, but is working for a private investigator and is undercover on a case trying to recover stolen jewelry.
Her undercover activities include taking drugs, drinking alcohol and sleeping with the sordid thief as she is also reeling from the after effects of her role in LaGuerta’s death.
Dexter has been attempting to go about his daily life as usual and raise his young son while a new killer has grabbed the attention of Miami Metro and brings onto the scene Dr. Evelyn Vogel (Charlotte Rampling), a neuro-psychiatrist whose expertise involves psychopaths – and she has an unexpected connection to Dexter.
And, although Dexter hasn’t given up on recovering his relationship with Deb, the path to that restoration will obviously not be an easy one – if a recovery is even possible.
“Dexter” has been one of my favorite shows for quite a while, and it has taken me on quite a ride.
And, if the first few episodes of this final season are any indication (Hall, who is also an executive producer on the show, directs the second episode), “Dexter’s” going to have a spectacular finish.
Season Eight of “Dexter” premieres at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 30, on Showtime.
– Melissa Hayer
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