Colin Hanks claims Dexter will burn in hell, but, as Dexter takes his blood sample in the usual way, he easily counters that he belongs right where they are. "Because maybe there is a place for me in this world. Just as I am." Dexter goes back to the theme of light and dark, fairly tiresomely, but then picks up Colin Hanks's sword and tells him he knows the world will be a better place without him. Colin Hanks babbles some more about believing in God's plan, but Dexter notes that by that logic, God wants Colin Hanks to die on Dexter's table, and then snarls that God has nothing to do with any of this.
And at this moment, DEB OPENS THE DOOR. Colin Hanks yells that this isn't how it's supposed to be, but Dexter demurs before stabbing him in the heart -- drawing a gasp from Deb, who's witnessed the whole thing. Dexter breathes "Oh, God," which I guess is supposed to be funny or poignant or something else that it's not, and we're out. And I'll give the show an infinitesimal amount of credit for taking a drastic step to move the story forward, but honestly, Dexter has become such a sloppy character that a moment like this was long overdue, and he's lucky the person who discovered him is someone who might be conflicted about turning him in.
So on that note, I will bid this horrible season the best of riddances, and say thanks so much to you all for reading. And if you want to catch me in a much more favorable mood, join me when Mad Men comes back on the air.
John Ramos is a writer and film producer living in Los Angeles. Believe it or not, he's worked with Michael C. Hall, as well as Lucy Liu and Peter Fonda, on his film "The Trouble With Bliss," (formerly "East Fifth Bliss") which will be in theaters in March 2012 and about which you can get information here.Also, he writes about film and television on his blog "Pull Up A Chair," which he would just love for you to visit. And you can follow him on Twitter here.