Dexter – Episode 7-11 Review – “Hannah & Her Father”

dexterHannah McKay doesn’t seem like the forgiving type. So when her former neglecting, gambling-addicted father showed up, now on the straight and narrow, I knew her sweet demeanor had to be an act. Of course, the old man wasn’t innocent himself – he was there to hit up his daughter for money. Still, I had a feeling Hannah was planning something more for her dad. But I was wrong.

At first I thought Hannah had been planning to kill her dad the whole time. But as her father became more and more horrible, I realized that wasn’t the case. Hannah wasn’t stronger than her lunatic dad. In fact, it seems like he was the only person Hannah wouldn’t kill.

The result was much more interesting than Hannah killing her father. Dexter broke his code. He killed Hannah’s father, against her wishes. Hannah’s life wasn’t even in danger. This is a very interesting development. As Dexter departs from his code, will we begin to root for him to get caught? Speaking of which…

LaGuerta has narrowed in on Dexter as a suspect for the real Bay Harbor Butcher, but Matthews isn’t so sure. Still, with all the information about Dexter’s past that Matthews revealed to LaGuerta, she’s now quite sure that Dexter is the right answer. I never thought I’d say this, but I think I want her to catch him. After all, Dexter’s demise is the only real way the show can end.

Stray thoughts:

  • Ugh, Quinn and Nadia. I’m so over them. I can’t believe how he’s gotten Batista tangled up in this whole ugly mess.
  • Hannah’s dad called in a tip before Dexter killed him – so she still might go down for murder.
  • As I said, I think Dexter getting caught is the only way the show can end. But there is still one more season next year – what will that look like? Dexter on the run? Dexter on trial? Or Dexter, still doing his thing?