Dexter

Season 7 Episode 10

The Dark...Whatever

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Dec 02, 2012 on Showtime
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  • DEFLATING THE DARK PASSENGER AIRBAG

    Dexter "The Dark... Whatever" Review: A Family Affair

    This week's episode thankfully continued the Season 7 trend of destabilizing Dexter's familiar rhythms by exploring what is really one of the dumbest things in the show's DNA: The Dark Passenger.

  • Episode Summary

    When the Phantom arsonist kills again, Dexter moves closer to finding his identity. Dexter explains his dark passenger to Hannah while she is visited by her father who hasn't always been the best father to her. Quinn has a final confrontation with George Novikov who decided to send Nadia to another club. LaGuerta tells Matthews that she thinks Dexter is the Bay Harbor Butcher and they both try to resolve a way to deal with the situation.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • La Guerta and Matthews move closer to revealing Dexter as the Bay Harbour Butcher.

      9.0
      La Guerta and Matthews are starting to put the pieces together when they visit the site where Doakes was killed and Matthews realises the site was owned by Dexter's mothers killer Matthews who still isn't convinced that Dexter is the Butcher has agreed to talk to him because Dexter trusts him In the episode Hannah's dad comes back and Hannah believes he has changed but is wrong when he starts demanding money and threatens Dexter so Dexter killed Hannah's dad but he still told the police about the witness that can put Hannah in prison.moreless
    • The Dark Water

      7.0
      Hannah's father was a good character, but if you have seen any drama ever, it was so predictable what he would end up doing.



      Still, a solid episode for the show. Dexter not killing him was actually a little bit surprising so they did get me there.
    • Dexter.

      8.0
      So we realise from this episode that Dexter has no Dark Passenger, he enjoys the kill & killing Hannah's father was as he put it, not part of his code, The arsonist wasn't who i thought it was,

      LaGuerta is working with Matthews to find out who the BHB is & her no:1 suspect is Dexter, so

      Matthews is going to talk with Dexter. Quinn i still dont care what happens to his character on the show. This Hannah & Dexter love fest makes me ill, maybe she can be his Dark Passenger.

      Deb as usual has alot to deal with as i can see from the preview of the next episode. What started out a great season has left me wondering how all this well end in just 2 more episode's.moreless
    • Fast becoming a 'whatever' season

      6.5
      It's superior to the abomination that was season 6, but every week this is becoming sloppier in the writing and pacing. We're now onto our third villain of the season, an altogether irrelevant 'phantom' who inspires indifference at best. Dexter's realisation that his dark passenger isn't real rids us of that increasingly irritating internal reference, so that's welcome, but what's happened to Hannah?



      Hannah should be a dream character - wickedly intriguing and complex, interwoven with Dexter in terms of love and coldblooded killing instinct, but she's flatlined. She's become Dexter's sounding board and object of Deb's hatred but where's her own complexity? She goes from being cold and calculating to a blubbering mess with zero middle ground, and the writers are doing a bad job of fleshing her out properly.



      So with every episode, this is becoming more and more of a disappointing season. I hope they can turn it around in the final two.moreless
    • Loved it!

      10
      That was AGAIN an awesome episode of Dexter. I just don't get why they haven't done the connection from the start between the Phantom writing "Bobby" in the wall with Hannah's dad!!! I mean, what is Bobby doing there?? (Supernatural) Hahaha loved the whole episode, good job!
    Jim Beaver

    Jim Beaver

    Clint McKay

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    Mike Foy

    Mike Foy

    Jensen

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    Wayne Lopez

    Wayne Lopez

    Juan Alonso

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    Geoff Pierson

    Geoff Pierson

    Deputy Chief Tom Matthews

    Recurring Role

    Aimee Garcia

    Aimee Garcia

    Jamie Batista

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    Jason Gedrick

    Jason Gedrick

    George Novikov

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