Previously on the last season of Dexter…scratch that… I do not actually recall what happened. The only thing to remember is that Julia Stiles was Dexter’s main cohort and liaison for the lackluster season. Ever since season four’s shocking ending; the show sort of went downhill from there. However, last night’s debut of season six, started off on the right foot and Dexter was revitalized. With the introduction of two new villains and watching Dexter finally getting down, to “hammer time,” the premier episode was a satisfying event.
In the opening moments, it appears that Dexter has the home life well controlled. The Dark Avenger was back on track, soliciting the inhumane souls that pray on the weak in Miami, and he was able to find Harrison a suitable nanny. His family and friends appear grounded as well. Lt. LaGuerta has moved up in the department, and her ex-husband, Angel will now be eyeing her old job. All while Quinn and Debra still snipe away at their relationship. All seems well on the forefront.
That is, until Dexter is invited to his 20 year High School reunion. He breaks out the polished suit and dancing shoes. This was the backdrop for the killing of the week. His prey was a high school chum named Joe. Joe murdered his wife, who was an old crush of Dexter’s. While back at the Miami prescient, the main event was the horrendous Greek like killings by new characters played by Colin Hanks and Edward James Olmos. We don’t know much about them, except that Hanks appears to be the young protégé of Olmos. Their first victim was a Latino fruit seller who was gutted to death and when his body was washed ashore, the detectives noticed that he was branded with a Greek Alpha Omega symbol and filled with seven snakes nestled within abdomen.
The episode was a solid return to the formula that ignited the show’s popularity since season one. Dexter will now have to reflect on his spiritual conscious, due to the new murder investigation. Certainly a topic, our hero has not dwelled on in the past. However, now that his priorities seem to be in order, we can certainly enjoy a gut wrenched season full of bloody deceit, which exemplifies great television in my book.