Dexter: Season 7 (2012)


Season 7

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



Critic Ratings: 24


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Air date: Sep 30, 2012

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

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Air date: Oct 7, 2012

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

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Air date: Oct 14, 2012

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

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Air date: Oct 21, 2012

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

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Air date: Oct 28, 2012

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

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Air date: Nov 4, 2012

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

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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

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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

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Air date: Nov 25, 2012

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

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Air date: Dec 2, 2012

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

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Series 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 series 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 willingly becomes an accessory by helping Dexter cover up the crime. Thus begins her struggle to understand Dexter's Dark Passenger and her efforts to cure him. Dexter's secret is also discovered by kindred spirit Hannah McKay (Yvonne Strahovski), a serial killer in her own right. The two fall for each other, but Deb's investigation into Hannah's past threatens to derail the relationship. Also, Travis Marshall's death leads Lt. LaGuerta (Lauren Vélez) to reinvestigate the Bay Harbor Butcher case; and the Ukrainian mob arrives to avenge a member's murder.

Critic Reviews for Dexter Season 7

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (5)

It's a killer.

Sep 30, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Season 7 is arguably a bit light on plot... but it has plenty to keep you entertained.

Apr 3, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Now, however, in its seventh season, the genuine comedy has diminished and the routine of Dexter's kills and escapist-tricks has become monotonous. What's more, Dexter's moonlight lifestyle has become too unbelievable for the show to appear credible.

Apr 3, 2020 | Full Review…

The show is succeeding, perhaps like never before, because it is taking Deb's emotions and thought process very seriously.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Kicks things off amazingly, allowing audiences to see a new side to the series' familiar characters.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The renaissance of a stagnant series.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The start of this transition feels true to the show and the characters. What is clear is that things have changed.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The final few episodes of season seven are some of the tensest in the show€™s history.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Not only did everything come brutally bubbling back to the surface as far as Dexter's past crimes, but Jennifer Carpenter was phenomenal in her performance.

Aug 8, 2013 | Full Review…

The twist [has] been so elegantly assembled here.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The introduction of Hannah McKay and the building of her and Dexter's relationship has allowed the show to simmer after all of the heat that the writers showcased in the first quarter of the season.

Apr 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Sep 27, 2013 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dexter: Season 7

  • Jun 02, 2020
    Not at all a bad season it's got good drama nice kills some pretty cool new characters all and all it was just a good season
  • Mar 27, 2020
    The TV series for excellence, unbeatable, simply the one that comes closest to perfection. Plot development, sublime script, brings the viewer closer to appreciating or despising certain characters.
  • Feb 23, 2020
    This season was great overall but once Deb finds out what's up, the season goes downhill. I think the first three seasons and season 5 are the best. After that it's a huge dip. 6, 7, and 8 are not my favorites. Once the secret is out, the fun ends and Debra's character goes from funny foul mouth sister to very dark quickly. It's understandable and the acting is great, but for me it killed the vibe of the show. An unfortunate end to an otherwise AMAZING show!
  • Nov 12, 2019
    I was waiting for dexter to find someone to connect to after Lumen left him and I really felt the connection between him and Hannah. I would say this season was definitely better than the last one.
  • Nov 08, 2019
    The penultimate season of Dexter is a good one, exploring the relationship between Dexter and Deb far more deeply. A good continuation of the twist ending to the last season. The Hanna McKay plotline can get a little dull at times, but there are so many other plot lines being juggled that it never becomes a real obstacle agains enjoying this season. Dexter has been getting continuously more sloppy each season, but i think that is in keeping with his character development arc. The only thing this season was missing was a big bad, every time one started to rise, they were prematurely put down.
  • Aug 28, 2019
    I just LOVE the addition to a great cast, and Hannah McKay has made it even better! The slow building of her and Dexter's HOT and passionate relationship is amazing! I think I like her the best out of all of his girlfriends/wives, and the way he loses control around her! hahaha "Chemistry" Finally hooked once again!
  • Jul 09, 2019
    the panic in the viewers mind wondering what will happen as revelations are made and foundations are destroyed
  • Mar 03, 2019
    really awesome and exciting. no annoying relationships or any bad side-plots. awesome throughout (about 2 viewings)
  • Jan 28, 2018
    Great season with a new love interest it's good 10/10
  • Jan 04, 2018
    Uh oh, Debra found out that he's a serial killer.

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