1. Dexter as a new father is sleep deprived. Watch for all kinds of consequences from that. He's now essentially juggling three jobs - blood specialist for the police, serial killer, and dad.
2. Super-agent serial-killer hunter Frank Lundy is back. Debra has feelings for him, even though she's in a relationship with Anton, and Lundy has feelings for Debra. Watch for some real surprises here...
3. John Lithgow has joined the show as arch-villain. He's a soft-spoken, brutal serial killer, with almost nothing in common with Dex.
4. Romantic developments and surprises abound with some of the other major police characters. I'm especially glad to see one of them.
Dexter has become one of the titans of great contemporary television - right up there with Lost, The Sopranos, The Wire, and The Shield. But unlike any of those other superb shows, Dexter features an utterly improbable yet thoroughly convincing character - Dexter - whose stories are presented with airtight, exacting, thrilling precision.
Season 4 of Dexter premieres on Showtime September 27, at 9pm.
See also reviews of Season 3: Season's Happy Endings? ... Double Surprise ... Psychotic Law vs. Sociopath Science ... The Bright, Elusive Butterfly of Dexter ... The True Nature of Miguel ... Si Se Puede on Dexter ... and Dexter 3: Sneak Preview Review
Reviews of Season 2: Dexter's Back: A Preview and Dexter Meets Heroes and 6. Dexter and De-Lila-h and 7. Best Line About Dexter - from Lila and 8. How Will Dexter Get Out of This? and The Plot Gets Tighter and Sharper and Dex, Doakes, and Harry and Deb's Belief Saves Dex and All's ... Well
See also about Season 1: First Place to Dexter
6-min podcast review of Dexter
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