Revelations in 612: “This Is the Way the World Ends”

Debra sends all available reinforcement to the tallest skyscrapers in Miami, for she believes this is where Travis Marshall will enjoy the apocalypse and bring in the new world; after believing he has killed Dexter, he abducts Harrison from the Noah’s Ark pageant at his preschool, intending to sacrifice him as the innocent to be sacrificed as the first blood spill of the new world. Dexter runs into questions of karma, fate, and God. Travis Marshall reveals his true crazy as the alpha (Α) and omega (Ω).

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An Interpretation of Dreams in 610: “Ricochet Rabbit” & 611: “Talk to the Hand”

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Dexter creates a tableau of his own; Travis attempts to  put Dexter into one of his own; Debra discovers her love for Dexter in therapy.

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Foretelling Doom, Incest, and Self-Revelation in 608: “Sin of Omission” & 609: “Get Gellar”

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Travis finally agrees to work with Dexter in taking down Gellar; Lisa Marshall becomes the whore of Babylon and the atheist professor becomes a part of the Bowls of Wrath tableau; Deb visits therapy more frequently; Quinn continues in his downward spiral following his separation from Debra. Louis Greene, Masuka’s intern, and Jamie Batista get close; he is later apprehended as the man who brought the prosthetic arm from the Ice-Truck Killer. Finally, we discover that Professor Gellar is just as real to Travis as Harry is to Dexter: stone-cold dead.

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Self-Discovery and Justice in 606: “Just Let Go” & 607: “Nebraska”

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Brother Sam passes on with one final wish: to forgive Nick for shooting him to death. Whereas Dexter attempts to overcome his darkness, he discovers he cannot. The Dooms Day Killers take their killings to the next level and the Trinity Killer is believed to have struck again in Nebraska where the Mitchell family was holed up in the witness protection program, leaving both Sally and Rebecca Mitchell dead. The ghost of Brian Moser, the Ice-Truck Killer, revisits Dexter to play the evil angel on his shoulder (hence the 606 or 666 episode number), replacing Harry for a while. Religion and the nature of psychopathy are discussed.

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Religion and Father Trouble in 604: “A Horse of a Different Color” & 605: “The Angel of Death”

DyingAngel5 Brother Sam comes into Dexter’s life to show him the light; the Four Horsemen killing is investigated, as is the tableau of the Angel of Death. Dexter apprehends Travis Marshall and goes after Professor James Gellar. Masuka fires Ryan and hires Louis Greene. Debra questions her role as she has a Fit for Duty therapist appointment and buys her own place. Religion and monsters are discussed. Continue reading “Religion and Father Trouble in 604: “A Horse of a Different Color” & 605: “The Angel of Death””

Heroes and Origins in 602: “Once Upon a Time . . .” & 603: “Smokey and the Bandit”

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Debra makes lieutenant and turns down Quinn’s marriage proposal; Masuka asks Ryan out on a date and she says yes; Dexter meets one of his childhood heroes, the Tooth Fairy; the Dooms Day Killers capture, torture, and dismember their next victims to make their second tableau; Brother Sam teaches Dexter that God is all-forgiving and that you can resist the darkness inside you and even change.

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Religion, Regeneration, and Reunion in 601: “Those Kinds of Things”

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“All is well in [Dexter’s] little corner of the world” at the opening of season six. Dexter finally is moving forward after Rita’s death and losing Lumen. It comes time for Dexter to choose a preschool for Harrison; however, this forces him to face his spirituality and the concept of religion head-on. LaGuerta is promoted to Captain, and Jamie Batista becomes Harrison’s new nanny. Meanwhile, Quinn is planning to propose to Debra when a shoot-out breaks out in the restaurant. The Dooms Day Killers create their first tableau. Religion and regeneration are discussed.

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