Dexter: Season 7 (2012)



Critic Consensus: 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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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

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.


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