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Dexter: Season 7 (2012)

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Average Rating: 7.8/10
Reviews Counted: 15
Fresh: 12 | Rotten: 3

Season seven represents a return to form for Dexter, characterized by a riveting storyline and a willingness to take some risks.


Average Rating: 8.5/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 1

Season seven represents a return to form for Dexter, characterized by a riveting storyline and a willingness to take some risks.



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Season Info

Season 7 of the crime drama about a vigilante serial killer (Michael C. Hall) who works as a forensic expert for the Miami Metro Police Department picks up where the sixth season ended, with Dexter's stepsister Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) witnessing him murder Travis Marshall (Colin Hanks). He tries to convince her that it was self-defense, but the truth comes out. Deb is conflicted. She loves her brother, but she is also a detective who is sworn to uphold the law. Blood wins out and she

Network: Showtime

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Air date: Sep 30, 2012

Are You...?

Season 7 premiere. After witnessing her brother kill Travis Marshall, Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) attempts to reconcile with Dexter (Michael C. Hall) while struggling to cover up their involvement with the murder. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 1/15

Air date: Oct 7, 2012

Sunshine and Frosty Swirl

HD Version. Debra attempts to cure Dexter of his killer tendencies. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 1/15

Air date: Oct 14, 2012

Buck the System

HD Version. Dexter tries to bring Debra on board with his new target. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 1/15

Air date: Oct 21, 2012


HD Version. After capturing a deadly killer, things go awry for Miami Metro. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 1/15

Air date: Oct 28, 2012

Swim Deep

HD Version. Dexter discovers that Hannah McKay is hiding a dark secret. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 1/15

Air date: Nov 4, 2012

Do the Wrong Thing

Season 7. Debra gets to know a local crime writer who's dug up some incriminating dirt on Hannah McKay - Dexter's newest obsession. Quinn gets an offer he tries to refuse and LaGuerta keeps digging into the Bay Harbor Butcher case. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 1/15

Air date: Nov 11, 2012


Things heat up as Dexter and Hannah grow closer, but when Sal Price discovers the two are involved, he wants the exclusive story. Quinn falls back into his old ways as he makes some questionable choices to protect Nadia. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 1/15

Air date: Nov 18, 2012


Dexter tries to keep Debra in the dark about his relationship with Hannah, but a surprise visit from Astor, Cody and Harrison throws a wrench into his plans. Fresh out of jail, Isaak renews his pursuit of Dexter. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 1/15

Air date: Nov 25, 2012

Helter Skelter

HD Version. Dexter deals with Isaak; Miami Metro is on the hunt for an arsonist. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 1/15

Air date: Dec 2, 2012

The Dark...Whatever

HD Version. A surprise visit from Hannah's father puts Dexter on alert. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 1/15

Air date: Dec 9, 2012

Do You See What I See?

Debra follows up on a potentially incriminating tip. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 1/15

Air date: Dec 16, 2012

Surprise, Motherf.!

HD Version. Season 7 finale. As LaGuerta closes in on Dexter's secret, Dexter struggles to protect himself, Debra and the life he's built. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 1/15

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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (3)

If the record-setting ratings for Dexter as of late get it extended for another season, or more, that will mark the end of my viewership, because this is one ship I'd rather not go down with.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

As long as the Dexter and Deb story continues to be strong, the show will slide into home.

August 8, 2013 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

The current season [of] Dexter was going along pretty well for a while. But this week - hoo, boy...I'll tune in next week to see how this plays out, but unlike Dexter, my heart's not really in it.

November 4, 2012 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly

The series succeeds by being a credible and entertainingly complicated psychological thriller with good characters, a sense of humor and especially a languid rhythm and sun-kissed look that belie the darkness and bloodiness of the stories.

September 30, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times

Dexter appears to be, at long last, back on his game.

September 30, 2012 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

I feel like the series is ready to stop placating to the lowest common denominator and start showing us exactly how bad things can get for a killer with a conscience.

September 30, 2012 Full Review Source: What Culture
What Culture

If this first episode is any indication of the season as a whole, Dexter fans will be in for a wild ride.

September 30, 2012 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

From the opening confrontation to the shocking final few seconds, I may have taken two breaths.

September 30, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Fanatic
TV Fanatic

Surprisingly, the first few episodes of season seven indicate a willingness on the show's part to take some new chances.

September 30, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Dexter has sucked me back in.

September 30, 2012 Full Review Source: HitFix

The first few episodes of the new season do little to alleviate this longtime fan's feelings that the show should have ended its run before now.

September 30, 2012 Full Review Source:

This season is looking like a riveting winner.

September 30, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide
TV Guide

The key players are engaged in ways that prove occasionally shocking and disarmingly funny.

September 30, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety

It's a killer.

September 30, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News

After almost three seasons away from the Showtime drama, I'm back on board, and if you'd given up too, you might want to think about heading back to Miami.

September 30, 2012 Full Review Source: Huffington Post
Huffington Post

Audience Reviews for Dexter: Season 7

Season 7 of Dexter delivers one of the most compelling story arcs of the series as Dexter and his sister Deb are set on a collision course. Jennifer Carpenter steps up and owns this season, delivering incredibly strong and compelling performances. After discovering Dexter's secret life of as a serial killer Deb tries to break him of his addiction to killing, but is eventually forced into choosing between accepting his killer natural or taking him down. Full of twists and turns, the episode arcs are extremely engaging. And, guest stars Ray Stevenson and Yvonne Strahovski create captivating characters that enrich the show's character dynamics. Dramatic and thrilling, Dexter: Season 7 is a little unconventional but extraordinarily powerful.
December 13, 2013
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