Look, we've loved Dexter from the very first episode. We love feeling justified in rooting for a serial killer. We love its quirky supporting characters, especially that horndog Masuka. We even love laughing at its sad attempts to recreate the Miami experience. (Remember the time Dexter visited the sex offender squatters' village?) But especially, we've loved the fiercely loyal relationship between Dexter and his sister Deb.
But platonically, y'know? We didn't love it love it.
As Sunday's season finale draws near, however, it seems like Dexter's writers have other plans. As if season six didn't already have its share of jaw-droppers with all the Doomsday Killer madness, we now have a potential sibling-on-sibling romance to simmer on the brainpan.
In Sunday's episode, Debra Morgan's therapist suggests that Deb might
have romantic feelings for her adoptive brother Dexter. Whether or not
the accusation is correct, or if perhaps the therapist wrongfully
manipulated Deb, the seed has irrevocably been planted. Deb's inner
crisis was crystallized with an awkward dream sequence in which brother
and sister kiss over Chinese takeout. Not exactly romance.
In the very first episode of the the series, Dexter explained, "If I
could have feelings for anyone, I'd have them for Deb." Six seasons
later, this comment is starting to seem like a crooked statement of
On the eve of the season finale, what do you think of the apparently "sudden" sexual tension between Deb and Dexter?
Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.