Dexter – Season 6
America’s most popular serial killer is back! Dexter and his “dark passenger” are still constantly looking for bad guys to strap on their table and this season they even get to face a Dynamic Duo! No, it’s not Batman & Robin, but rather the Doomsday Killer(s) – played by Battlestar Galactica’s Edward James Olmos and Colin Hanks – who reconstruct tablets from Revelations from body parts in order to prepare for the Apocalypse. This theme makes Dexter thinking about religion and how that might fit into his life, especially when he meets Brother Sam (Mos Def), a convicted killer who found God and now is trying to save other criminals.
Meanwhile, Deb is getting more attention in the show as she gets promoted to lieutenant and suddenly sees herself having to boss around her former colleagues while at the same time having to cope with the politics in a police department.
This, together with the usual murder stories that pass by in the different episodes, delivers again a fun season but unfortunately not without issues. Several episodes start to resemble some of the previous seasons, a couple of plot twists are really far fetched, and the subplot regarding the son of the Trinity Killer could have been left out completely without ever having been missed. Luckily, the character of Dexter himself as well as this season’s red line with the Doomsday Killer remains interesting enough to keep you watching, and the season finale sets things up for what can become the most interesting season ever. As such, season 6 isn’t the best in the series, but we’re hoping the makers have held back a bit so that the following season can blow us away again.
Image and sound are decent as always with a bit of (intentional) grain to add to the gritty atmosphere of sunny Miami, while on the extras department we get some interviews and a couple of short features. Most noteworthy is the piece about artist Dave Lebow who created some paintings specifically for the show.