Did you ever think that you would watch a television show and root for a serial killer? If that ever were to happen then Dexter Morgan (played by Michael C. Hall) would be that serial killer. You really see him as a product of witnessing his mother’s bloody murder at the age of three. He can’t be to blame for what that made him. Despite the fact that he has a large urge to kill he funnels it towards something good. If you could ever think of murder as good. Dexter kills only those who have also killed and gotten away with it. It is almost as if he is a vigilante.
As the series progresses he is more at ease with the idea that he is a serial killer. More determined to take out his urges on those who kill innocent people. He has his hands filled with his job with Miami P.D. as a blood spatter expert and a family man. Not enough hours in the day for this overachiever. Thank God he can go on not much sleep.
In season four it seems like Dexter Morgan (played by Michael C. Hall) might have met his match in the smarts and serial killer fronts. It is a test of will and skill between Dexter and another serial killer. May the best man win!
No, he is not feeling guilt about killing his victims and he shouldn’t as he is just taking out other serial killers. I think that many would think Dexter is actually doing the city of Miami a favour. What he is feeling guilt over is the death of his wife Rita (played by Julie Benz). Rita was killed by another serial killer (played by John Lithgow) in an effort to keep Dexter off his back. Dexter has to deal with his grief (yes, he does feel emotion over the loss of Rita) and suddenly being a single father. All this plus he has to satisfy his urge to kill, which he has dubbed his Dark Passenger.
As a psychopath relationships don’t come easily or naturally to Dexter but he does love his son Harrison (played by Jadon Wells) and sister Debra (played by Jennifer Carpenter), who is a detective with Miami Police Department. As much as he tries to fit in Dexter always finds himself on the fringes of society.
The show and its odd premise only work because it is done from A to Z with skill. The stories are gripping and sometimes funny, the acting is great and the city of Miami is a great backdrop, what with all the water to hide the bodies.
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