Dexter Season 7 Episode 12 “Surprise, Motherfucker!” Recap

Dexter Season 7 Episode 12 Surprise Motherfucker

After a season-plus stretch of Dex-Deb drama in which Deb discovered her brother’s secret, became his accomplice and fell in and out of love with him, she finally sank to his level in the Season 7 finale. In a harrowing and intense and climactic scene, Deb shot LaGuerta to save Dexter from being discovered as the Bay Harbor Butcher and herself from the infamy of being the homicide lieutenant who aided and abetted her serial killer brother. Read the full recap of “Dexter” season 7 episode 12“Surprise, Motherfucker!” after the jump.

Dexter Season 7 Episode 12 Surprise Motherfucker

James Doakes was resurrected in flashbacks from the first season, in which Dexter first saved himself by implicating him as the Bay Harbor Butcher. But now it was LaGuerta who paid the ultimate price for discovering Dexter’s secret. Only this time, Deb pulled the trigger. In retrospect, Deb’s character has been devolving to this point all season, and her co-dependent relationship with Dexter finally got the best of her. She has been steadily sliding towards her brother’s twisted code since the Season 7 premiere, when she helped him burn down the church where he killed Travis Marshall. She’s planted evidence, lied and covered his tracks. Shooting LaGuerta capped Deb’s tragic descent into Dexter’s bizarre and murderous world.

Dexter Season 7 Episode 12 Surprise Motherfucker!

The episode started with Dexter visiting Hannah in prison, where she admits she poisoned Deb. Despite his betrayal, however, Hannah assures Dexter that she will keep his secret.  

Dexter Season 7 Episode 12 Surprise Motherfucker

LaGuerta then pays a surprise visit to Dexter’s apartment, arresting him for the murder of the Hector Estrada but Dexter had already set up her up, making it look like she had planted an old shirt and wallet of Hector Estrada’s on him in a crazed attempt to have him framed.    

Dexter Season 7 Episode 12 Surprise, Motherfucker  Dexter Season 7 Episode 12 Surprise, Motherfucker

Dex maintains his composure during his interrogation, as does his sister later when LaGuerta shows her footage of her filling a gas can the night of the Doomsday Killer’s death, with a timestamp shortly preceding the fire she and Dexter set to cover up his murder of Travis Marshall. But that’s not all: Dex discovers that LaGuerta has warrants to track the GPS on his and Deb’s cell phones that night, enough to prove their guilt.  

Dexter Season 7 Episode 12 Surprise Motherfucker

Meanwhile, Hannah appears in court to enter a plea on the charge of murdering Sal Price. Beforehand, she confronts Deb, calling her a hypocrite for prosecuting her while protecting her brother — a serial killer on a much grander scale. After pleading not guilty, she embraces her former roommate, Arlene, who secretly hands her a capsule which she swallows. Instead of going back to jail, Hannah is rushed to the hospital after suffering a series of seizures. She recovers and presumably escapes possibly deadly plant on Dexter’s doorstep.  

Dexter Season 7 Episode 12 Surprise Motherfucker

Dexter recaptures Hector Estrada and uses him to lure LaGuerta once again to the shipping container. His plan to save himself was to make it look like Estrada, who he had just stabbed in the heart, and LaGuerta had shot each other. Instead, noting her brother and boss’s absence from Batista’s New Year’s Eve bash, Deb tracks LaGuerta to the shipping yards, and confronts them as LaGuerta regains consciousness. As the lieutenant raises her gun, both LaGuerta and Dex urge her to do the right thing, with her brother holding up his arms in surrender. Instead, Deb shoots her boss. And just like that, the show was in the exact same place it was a season ago, with Deb again walking in with her gun drawn as Dexter was about to kill someone.  

source: Huffington Post / Zap2it

 

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5 Responses to Dexter Season 7 Episode 12 “Surprise, Motherfucker!” Recap

  1. Timi MV via Facebook says:

    damn!!!!!!

  2. OMFGGGGGGG THIS IS CRAZY,
    I am completly speechles, just finished watching the episode, and there are no words in the world that can describe this.
    Oh god Deb, and Dex.. and afterall so innocent Laguerta,
    Oh my god. fuck.

  3. Jarek Bieda via Facebook says:

    Deb <3

  4. Marc Lawless via Facebook says:

    not the best ending for me hope season 8 blows us away

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