‘Dexter’ season 8, episode 7 preview: Dexter as sensei continues

What's next? -Before going into this season of “Dexter,” we did not entirely know what to expect; but one thing that we never thought we’d be seeing? Watching our serial killer suddenly turn into a teacher for someone else with a knack for killing, especially someone who could make a claim on some of his targets, just feels totally out of character.

Yet, the Zach Hamilton experiment continues. In him, Dexter likely sees the child that he doesn’t have in Harrison, and a child he hopes to never have: Someone that has the same demon inside of him. So what is Dexter really doing here? Trying to pass on the code the right way. He recognizes that there is a good heart inside of Zach, and a sense of right and wrong could channel his kills and make them somewhat more manageable for him.

But while Dexter may be doing Dr. Vogel and Zach a favor, he is surely not helping himself here at all. In agreeing to go through with the plan to help the teenager out, he is yet again putting himself on the line. Just one mistake, and everything could be traced back to him. The life that he’s set up for himself in Miami could be over, and yet again, Deb will be at risk of falling apart as well. It’s not exactly a good situation to be in. Heck, we cannot really think of anything worse.

Does this Zach storyline bore you, at least from the standpoint of giving a new character this much airtime so late in the game? If you want to see more on the story ahead, including a new scene featuring Yvonne Strahovski’s Hannah, just be sure to click here.

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