Dexter: Season 7 (2012)


Season 7

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 22


Audience Score

User Ratings: 664
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Air date: Sep 30, 2012
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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.


Michael C. Hall
as Dexter Morgan
Jennifer Carpenter
as Debra Morgan
C.S. Lee
as Vince Masuka
Luna Lauren Vélez
as Maria LaGuerta
David Zayas
as Angel Batista
James Remar
as Harry Morgan
Yvonne Strahovski
as Hannah McKay
Ray Stevenson
as Isaak Sirko
Billy Brown
as Mike Anderson
Aimee Garcia
as Jamie Batista
Colin Hanks
as Travis Marshall
Geoffrey Pierson
as Deputy Chief Tom Matthews
Daniel Buran
as Wayne Randal
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Critic Reviews for Dexter Season 7

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (5)

It's a killer.

Sep 30, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | 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

  • 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.
  • Nov 18, 2017
    Wish there were more seasons
  • Feb 26, 2017
    Very strong season with Deb and Dexter at the very heart of it. Dark, interesting, dramatic. Dexter lost its "innocence" here for sure, but it felt good.
  • Jun 09, 2016
    Another exciting season, this time with a lot more stories going on. You had the Russian/Ukranian mafia storyline that seemed to be the biggest story going, with the Terminator-esque gay dude kicking serious ass. Then, the story abruptly ends many episodes before the season finale. Seems strange at first, and I thought it was going to be a letdown, but then we got LaGuerta zeroing in on who Dexter really is, and the show explodes, with the incredibly shocking finale that was totally unexpected for me. The Hanna story was also damn riveting, with the beautiful, malicious Yvonne Strahovsky (sp?) playing the part wonderfully. She’s always a joy to watch, and wondering if she would destroy Dexter kept interest levels high. I’m so glad this show got better as it went along. It’s far better than the campy crap from the early years.
  • May 22, 2015
    Season Seven is a return to Form for Dexter theres a lot of great dramatic conflict beteren Dexter and the Supports and a new love interest mirroring Dexters own actions, every thing ties together more nicely than in the previous series Cheif Protaganist Issak is a brilliantly realised character portrayed by Ray Stevenson who initially seem s like a typical cliche but as the show progresses unwraps more layers.
  • May 04, 2015
    A significant improvement over Season six. While Dexter has always been a morally ambiguous protagonist this season pushes him to his limits in situations where any code of his actions are compromised. We also get a wonderful femme fettle character who is the most interesting of Dexter's love interests. Dexter managed to say relevant into its seventh season and that's quite an accomplishment and a testament to the strength of its writing

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