‘Dexter’ Season 7, Episode 11 Review – Did Hannah Do It?

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In this week’s episode of Dexter, “Do You See What I See”, relationships are ruined, lies are told and secrets are almost revealed. Now that Dexter is against the world, can his few remaining relationships protect him from going to jail?

With Dexter still at the center of the Bay Harbor Butcher investigation, Deb is forced to plant evidence to clear her brother’s name. But when a witness from Hannah’s past appears, connecting her to a previous murder, Deb becomes a victim of poisoning, forcing Dexter to make an important decision about the future of his relationship with Hannah. Meanwhile, the man behind the death of Laura Moser is released from prison, and Dexter risks it all to seek vengeance for the death of his mother.

After a few weeks of so-called happiness, the unhealthy relationships Dexter has created are beginning to turn on themselves, forcing Dexter to make dangerous decisions about who to trust and who to give up, all the while attempting to prevent his own capture – by any means necessary. Although Isaac Sirko once told Dexter that happiness, though difficult, is achievable for their “type” of being (killers), he was never able to explain the challenges that one must face in order to become completely happy, or the challenges it puts on the relationships you hold dear. And that is, essentially, what Dexter is facing right now.

After letting go of his need to hide, largely revealing his secret to anyone who will listen, Dexter received his first real taste of human acceptance. Instead of secretly hunting on his own terms, Dexter was finally able to move freely within his life, relying on “those who know” to help maintain some sense of normality in his world of chaos and murder. And even though it has, up until this point, been a relief to him, the difficulty of maintaining those relationships could, if Dexter isn’t careful, lead to his capture and arrest – or worse, the death of someone he loves.

Ever since Debra stumbled upon Dexter’s secret in the season 7 premiere, Dexter has been experiencing a type of complete acceptance he never thought could exist for him and his sister. In an attempt to explore (and expand) that experience further, he attempts to wholeheartedly take on a romantic relations with Hannah as well as a so-called “friendship” with Isaac. As this past season has shown, not all relationships – or those within them – can handle the weight of a murderous revelation.

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Additionally, now that Dexter has been looking to establish more honest relationships with those who know his secret, the repercussions of his dark dealings are proving too difficult to control. What initially started out as a sisterly reveal of Dexter’s true side has now become, if anything, a time-bomb waiting to explode or implode – either way, they’re equally as dangerous for everyone involved, including Dexter. Now that Isaac has already been killed off, the only two people left with knowledge of Dexter’s true life are Debra, his police officer sister, and Hannah, his murderous girlfriend.

While disagreements between family and significant others is likely to occur, Dexter is experiencing it to a greater, more dangerous, degree. As Debra continues to keep her brother out of jail, Dexter’s want of having a “real” relationship with Hannah has created enemies between her and Debra, with only Dexter standing between the two, having to decide who to trust. Although Dexter knows the type of person he truly his, having to equate that to someone else’s need to kill is impossible, thus making it difficult for Dexter to trust Hannah, even if she is telling the truth.

Even though Debra wants to see her brother happy, she’s unable to look beyond any other murderous tendency to find acceptance, so Hannah’s killings, even if they have sparse, will never be understood by the sister of one of Miami’s most dangerous killers. Additionally, Dexter will never be able to trust someone who poisons so easily, without warning. Is Debra’s love enough to keep Dexter happy?

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  1. Hannah is as perfect a soul mate as Dexter could ever find. And vice versa. She loves him. She is mentally tough enough to deal with his pain in the ass sister. She would NEVER INTENTIONALLY jeopardize losing Dexter. That premise is so RIDICULOUS because Hannah and Dexter will now NEVER be happy. No matter how invested my emotions are in a story, if an idiotic concept is introduced that you doubt the character would ever do, I instantly lose all interest. A perfect example is Steven King’s epically unsatisfying ending of the 7 book Dark Tower series. I threw the 60 audiobook cd set in the trash and never purchased another King novel. I will not watch the Dexter finale.

    • I totally agree/ Personally instead of messing up Dexter like this they should have ended the program at season 7 and called it a day. That is how strongly betrayed I feel with this so called plot twist.

      Up to season 7 we have had all the loose ends tied up. e.g

      * – Doakes “Proven beyond a Doubt as the Butcher”,
      * – Dexter finding happiness and thinking of the future minus the “Dark Passenger” – The Flash Forward was a really good touch and believable.
      * – Deb knowing the depths of Dexter’s secret actions and what he has done
      * – Deb knowing Dexter is Brian Moser’s brother
      * – Deb getting her feelings for Dexter off her chest
      * – Angel retiring and living a life he enjoys
      * – Joey getting a girl and really falling for her

      Everyone and everything was running to a natural end and would have been great if wrapped up like that.

      But no we can’t have that because the typical society pressures to have an acceptable ending of the So Called Good Guys to be better (Maria?!?! Not Likely as she is a ego maniac who has a seriously unhealth obsession)than the So Called Bad Guy (Dexter not that bad if you ask me just a necessary evil)is so overwhelming that the writers have to tie up the loose ends then use a chainsaw to cut them again to create more just so next season they can catch Dexter and lock him up or something equally stupid.

      There is no way Dexter or even Hannah would be that stupid as they are beyond the IQ range of Maria and Matthews. This is just the same rubbish twist that we were conned with at the end of the Law Abiding Citizen film.

      Anyway rant over and I for one will try to avoid all things Dexter Season 8.

  2. I never consider the suspicion that Debra could have poioned herself to frame Hannah, but, the again, who knows. I felt Hannah would have been more suttle about posioning Debra by covering up the evidence more when a simple of Debra’s water was tested.

  3. Shramm is a much more likely culprit, and is also blonde (the hair that was found). I have to tell you all how much I really like this season. Episodes like this one, that offer so much thought and perspective make it FUN to watch and review a program for sure. Can’t wait until Sunday evening! Who’s got a Finale Party planned?

    • No it was Deb. Shramm is just a red herring.

  4. Oh come on people. Why would Deb intentionally poison herself when she was driving and could seriously injure herself or someone else potentially having a fatal accident. I just don’t see deb thinking that’s a good idea it would of been just as easy drinking it at a crime scene and fainting with tons of police around. They would still check to see what’s wrong with her and they would of found out the same thing but without her totaling her car or breaking her wrist.

  5. Deb is so cool, I love her. It’s all Maria. She’s been a sneaky b**** before and like Tom said: “You’re not an investigator, Maria. Your talent’s in playing the game. And you play a great one.” I think she poisoned Deb. She is convinced about Dex being the BHB. Obviously that would make Deb an accomplice and an impediment to her game plan. By sedating Deb she tries to keep the LT away from all the action. Unfortunately this leads to the accident and an Dex will think of it as attempted murder. Maria fits the code.

  6. “Now that Isaac has already been killed off, the only two people left with knowledge of Dexter’s true life are Debra, his police officer sister, and Hannah, his murderous girlfriend.”

    You forgot Lumen! She knows, and is alive and well.

  7. Just catching up on all of Dexter now. This season is one of the better ones, and the ambiguity about whether Hanna poisoned Deb or she did it herself is clever. But Dexter turning in Hannah is a hole in the plot logic IMO. He’s not just sacrificing the relationship with Hanna for Deb, he’s leaving both himself *and* Deb vulnerable if Hanna squeals on him. She can’t provide enough evidence on her own to convict Dexter, but can easily ruin his career, and probably Deb’s, thus undermining the motive of saving Deb, to whom work is life.
    Likewise we’re left with the impression LaGuerta came up empty in the container yard but what she sees would only confirm in her mind Dexter must be the BHB, the connection of chainsaw, container with the parolee who killed Dexter’s mother. It’s again not court proof but how could anyone who ever found out that series of events not think Dexter was guilty, and won’t those other cops tell anybody?
    But Dexter isn’t really acting like he’s in that critical a situation, though even the blurb for the last episode of the season says he will be.