|Premiere:||30 September 2012|
|Finale:||16 December 2012|
This season picks up where Season Six ended, with Dexter's adoptive sister, Debra Morgan, witnessing him murder Travis Marshall. Dexter and Debra stare at each other with a body on the table. He uses his acting skills to convince her that it was self-defense, and she becomes an accessory by helping him cover up the crime. Dexter decides not to honor the first rule of The Code of Harry - "Don't Get Caught."
Isaak Sirko, a Ukrainian mob boss, arrives in Miami following the disappearance of a close friend, who had killed Detective Mike Anderson. He begins hunting down Dexter after discovering that Dexter murdered his friend.
Debra soon learns the truth about Dexter. As a detective, Debra is sworn to uphold the law and she is conflicted about turning him in, but her love for him prevails. Logically, she somewhat accepts Dexter's dark side, while still feeling emotionally uncomfortable. With Debra in the loop, they become somewhat of a team-- lieutenant and vigilante killer -- until she can't deal with it, anymore
Dexter targets Hannah McKay, a former accomplice to a killing spree by an incarcerated serial killer. Dexter believes she is still active as an independent killer. Although he originally has a plan to kill her, they instead develop a close relationship.
- Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan (12 episodes)
- Jennifer Carpenter as Debra Morgan (12 episodes)
- Desmond Harrington as Joey Quinn (12 episodes)
- C.S. Lee as Vince Masuka (12 episodes)
- Lauren Vélez as María LaGuerta (12 episodes)
- David Zayas as Angel Batista (12 episodes)
- James Remar as Harry Morgan (9 episodes)
Special Guest Stars
- Aimee Garcia as Jamie Batista (10 episodes)
- Jason Gedrick as George Novikov (10 episodes)
- Dana L. Wilson as Det. Angie Miller (10 episodes)
- Katia Winter as Nadia (9 episodes)
- Andrew Kirsanov as Jurg Yeliashkevych (9 episodes)
- Francisco Viana as Det. Jake Simms (8 episodes)
- Geoff Pierson as Thomas Matthews (4 episodes)
- Josh Cooke as Louis Greene (3 episodes)
- Santiago Cabrera as Sal Price (2 episodes)
- Matt Gerald as Ray Speltzer (2 episodes)
- Nicole LaLiberte as Arlene Shram (2 episodes)
- Brett Rickaby as Inspector Phil Bosso (2 episodes)
- Nestor Serrano as Hector Estrada (2 episodes)
- Billy Brown as Det. Mike Anderson (1 episode)
- Christina Robinson as Astor Bennett (1 episode)
- Preston Bailey as Cody Bennett (1 episode)
- Erik King as James Doakes (1 episode)
- Kathrin Lautner Middleton as Doris Morgan (1 episode)
- Evan George Kruntchev as Harrison Morgan
- Luke Andrew Kruntchev as Harrison Morgan
- Rudy Quintanilla as Francisco (Sadie's Donuts)
- Enver Gjokaj as Viktor Baskov
- Daniel Buran as Wayne Randall
- Beth Grant as Donna Randall
- Karl Herlinger as Oleg Mickic
- Sherman Augustus as Benjamin Caffrey
- Jim Beaver as Clint McKay
- David Fraioli as Unnamed Hitman
- Savannah Paige Rae as Young Debra
- Nicholas Vigneau as Young Dexter
- Wil Traval as Tony Rush
- Lauren Mayhew as Melanie Garrett
- Ludwig Manukian as Alex Dubrozny
- Ezequiel Stremiz as Andres Rodriguez
- Geoffrey Rivas as Handyman
- Julie Warner as Lori Kirkwood
- Bart Braverman as Marina Master
- Mike Foy as Joe Jensen
- Wayne Lopez as Juan Alonzo
- Lucas Adams as 17 Year Old Harrison
- Peggy Ann Blow as Florencia Estrada
- John Dahl directed episodes 1, 4 and 11
- Steve Shill directed episodes 2, 9 and episode 12 which was the season finale
- Stefan Schwartz directed episode 3
- Ernest Dickerson directed episode 5
- Alik Sakharov directed episode 6
- Holly Dale directed episode 7
- Romeo Tirone directed episode 8
- Michael Lehmann directed episode 10
Lead-ins to Season Seven
Deb Learns the Truth
In perhaps the most long awaited moment in the series, Debra finds out the truth about Dexter. With her intent on telling Dexter that she's actually fallen in love with him, she arranges a meet under false pretenses at the Santa Maria de Laredo Church which Travis Marshall used as a hideout. She believes Dexter is there to do a final forensics sweep under her request, so she arrives later that night to talk with him about her feelings.
That same night, Dexter brings Travis to the church to end his life. As Debra walks into the doorway, she watches her brother lift up a knife in a ritualistic fashion before driving it into Travis's chest. She gasps and breathes heavily for a moment, and Dexter spots her immediately. They look each other in the eyes and he says "Oh God..." Season Six ends at this moment.
Louis Greene, Intern
Louis is introduced midway through Season Six. He joins forensics after a former intern named Ryan Chambers was fired stealing evidence (Prosthetic Arm) from the Ice Truck Killer Investigation and selling it online to an "unknown buyer." Louis, her replacement, is revealed to be the one who purchased the hand.
Louis has an unusual interest (a near obsession) in Dexter Morgan. He shows Dexter a video game he created named Homicidal Tendencies which allows the player to become a Serial killer. During this presentation, Louis put emphasis on the ability to play as the Bay Harbor Butcher which Dexter reacts to by saying it is "offensive".
When Dexter rejects the idea of his game, Louis is deeply disappointed and claims that he is finished with games and would rather do something in the "real world." However, Louis harbors anger and is shown writing several symbols from a palm chart on the stolen Prosthetic Arm, after which he anonymously mails it to Dexter. (Executive Producer Sara Colleton stated that he was a "ticking time bomb" and would play an important part in the story line. In Season Seven, Louis meets his end.
Dexter and His Son
- Season Three marks the pregnancy for Rita Bennett, which will officially make Dexter Morgan a father. Throughout the season, he questions himself whether he is capable of being a father, and his son's future. He wonders if he will pass his darkness on to the child? Eventually, Dexter realizes that he does want his son after he faces the possibility of death. He wants to to be there for his son as he grows up.
- Season Four introduces us to the baby, named Harrison Morgan (the name of Dexter's adoptive father, Harry Morgan). Dexter begins to struggle with being a serial killer, a husband, and a father all at the same time. Most of his interactions with Harrison are tender and Dexter is seen as a regular guy caring for a little baby. That is, until his wife, Rita Morgan, is murdered by Arthur Mitchell, and Harrison is found sitting in a pool of his mother's blood. Dexter is shocked, realizing that his son is now like him (due to his own mother, Laura Moser, being killed in front of him). He scoops up Harrison and remains silent...having lost the only woman he may have ever loved.
- Season Five picks up where the last left off and shows Dexter losing much more than Rita. Astor Bennett and Cody Bennett, Rita's children and his stepchildren, move to Orlando with their grandparents and Dexter is left alone to care for his son, with the help of a nanny. His general fear early on is that Harrison may develop a dark passenger like he did but this fear eventually leaves him. Dexter is seen as a caring father, someone who loves his son at this point, although before he attended Rita's funeral, he almost abandoned him.
- Season Six expands upon Dexter's fatherhood. Dexter wants to pass the right things onto his son and is shown playing with him, laughing and smiling. A new nanny appears to assist him. Dexter sees Harrison through two life threatening situations -- one a medical issue with his appendix and then when a crazed religious fanatic, Travis Marshall, threatens to use him as a sacrifice. Any doubt that Dexter could feel emotions is erased when it comes to Harrison. If there ever was a light in Dexter's darkness...it's Harrison.
- Season Seven continues with Dexter caring for his son, but now with Debra's realization that Dexter is a killer.
- Dexter Morgan/Season 7
- Koshka Brotherhood
- Hannah McKay
- Sal Price
- Louis Greene
- Miami International Airport
- This is the first season in which none of the main antagonists are killed by Dexter, since Isaak Sirko is killed by George Novikov and LaGuerta is killed by Debra.
- This is the second season where one of the main antagonists is a group or an organization.
- This is the second season where a female character is one of the main antagonists.
- In this season, Dexter kills six victims, tying it with Season Five. Although this season didn't have the least amount of kills (being beaten out by Season Four, which only had five), it did have the second least amount of kill rituals performed successfully (four, beaten out by Season Five with only two), and least amount of blood slides taken (none, since Dexter stopped taking trophies.)
- The song featured in the Season 7 trailer is Change (In the House of Flies) performed by Deftones.
Behind the Scenes
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