Tonight’s the night! It’s the start of the new season of Dexter and consequently, we get a whole new Dexter Morgan, at least on the surface. He’s still America’s favorite serial killer only now he’s more relatable than ever because he embodies what it means to be a husband and a father, and a pretty tired one for that matter.

“Living the Dream,” the title of the fourth season opener of Dexter, is a clever play on words because we all know that Dexter Morgan has everything he could possibly want. A house? Check! A wife? Check! Kids? Check! Work as a blood spatter analyst for Miami Metro Homicide? Check! Unfortunately, life in suburbia is still unfamiliar territory for Dexter and the only thing he really needs right now is time for himself…and time to kill.

In the first episode alone, we find out that fatherhood, which involves many sleepless nights, is starting to take a toll on Dexter’s job as he messes up a court case —something that never happened before. And gradually, he realizes that he may have taken more than he can handle.

It also doesn’t help that the police department is busier than ever, with two new murders on their plate. Meanwhile, we see Debra getting freaking out because her relationship with Anton is actually doing great and we also see her reaction when she learns that former flame Special Agent Frank Lundy has returned indefinitely. It’s not because of Debra, though. Lundy’s back because he believes that Miami Metro Homicide is dealing with a serial killer he’s been chasing for years.
Then we also get a taste of The Trinity Killer in action, courtesy of John Lithgow, who is just spot-on creepy and entertaining. While all the carnage is going on, Dexter tries to satisfy his urges and sets his sights on a new victim. The question is: Can he pull it off?

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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Kris De Leon

Staff Writer, BuddyTV