Another strong season. Baby Harrison deprives Dexter of sleep, he making mistakes at work - some of them serious. Chief adversary this time round is the Trinity Killer (chillingly played by John Lithgow). Dexter is disturbed to recognize in him too many aspects of himself and fears he may similarly become deranged attempting to keep separate two ways of life. Could he have made a fatal misjudgment - complications abounding with a wife, her two children and now a baby?
Michael C. Hall, as ever, is excellent as Miami's bloodsplatter expert - secretly ensuring retribution for murderers who thought they had got away with it. The ghost of his cop dad remains at hand to advise. Some may consider the subplot of romance between two senior officers a ploy to eke out episodes, but the season contains tension, gore and surprises in abundance - more than enough to satisfy.
12 episodes, the last one with commentary. Bonuses show how stunts and grisly effects were achieved. There is also a quiz to see how closely we have been following. Especially enjoyed was the chat between Lithgow and Hall - chemistry evident, which made their many scenes together so riveting.
With a great central performance, so much humour and style, the series captivates. Should we really be so much on the side of a serial killer? Dexter's good nature, charm and vulnerability make him hard to resist.