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Last night’s Dexter season 8 premiere marked the beginning of the end of everyone’s favorite blood spatter analyst, and now you can watch the complete, albeit edited, episode on YouTube. If you have yet to watch the premiere – or simply fell off a few seasons back – now is the time for you to catch up on what’s going on before the series comes to an end this year.

Beware: the episode (above) contains major Dexter spoilers in the first few minutes, revealing all that occurred last season.

In Dexter season 8, six months have passed since the events that occurred in the season 7 season finale, where Debra was forced to sacrifice her morality in order to protect Dexter’s secret from being revealed. Now, Evelyn Vogel, a neuro-psychiatrist who specializes in child psychopaths, has joined Miami Metro to help them with their new case.

As Dexter attempts to evade Vogel’s keen eye, he must also deal with the strained relationship he now has with his sister, who has since left Miami Metro for a job as a private investigator, escaping the weight that her brother’s secret has put on her.

This season will likely explore more of Dexter’s origins and all that went into creating the perfect murder machine. But for Dexter, it’s not all about murder; human relationships continue to tempt him to become more than what Harry had planned for him. And with Harrison growing up, as well his relationship with Debra on the rocks, Dexter will need to figure out how to manage everything that life is throwing at him, all the while avoiding capture.

Dexter returns next Sunday with “Every Silver Lining” @9pm on Showtime.