'Dexter' returns! Three shockers from the season eight premiere - KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

'Dexter' returns! Three shockers from the season eight premiere

Posted:
The team at Miami Metro pay their respects to LaGuerta. (Randy Tepper / Showtime) The team at Miami Metro pay their respects to LaGuerta. (Randy Tepper / Showtime)

Courtesy NBC News

After the shocks handed out during the past two seasons of "Dexter," viewers likely expected a thrilling start to its final season, and the premiere did not disappoint!

(Except for totally glossing over LaGuerta's murder. The always-gullible detectives didn't question the Morgans' account, and fans witnessed only Miami Metro's grief/apathy/relief via a lousy park bench dedication.) 

Here are the three biggest jaw-droppers from "A Beautiful Day":

1. Deb be cray-cray
We expected Deb to be a mess after shooting her boss in cold blood and quitting the force, but snorting coke, swigging booze and hooking up with a criminal in a cheap motel? That was a surprise -- and yet, when you think about it, entirely consistent with her character.

2. Dexter stabbed his sister's boyfriend
Given the short life spans of Deb's BFs, Briggs' death was inevitable -- but considering how much she obviously cared for him, we figured he'd warrant at least two episodes.

Moment of silence please for Andrew Briggs, Rudy Cooper, Sal Price and Frank Lundy -- and Anton Briggs' back. Wait a second, did Deb really have two boyfriends named Andrew Briggs and Anton Briggs? Are the writers even trying here? Or are we missing some kind of symbolism?

3. Dex met his maker
Sooo, someone outside the Morgan family has the 411 on The Code. Introducing Dr. Evelyn "Frankenstein" Vogel, a neuropsychiatrist known by the FBI as the Psychopath Whisperer!

After volunteering to help Miami Metro track their latest sicko serial killer, she shows Dexter some adorable pictures he drew as a kid -- you know, the usual: bloody butcher knives and murdered humans and dogs. (See, Deb, Dad really did you a favor by giving Banjo to another family.)

Vogel's motives for sharing this intel seem shady at this point, but we bet she wasn't just offering the drawings to decorate Dex's fridge.

  • Texas State Aquarium In Running For National Honors

    Texas State Aquarium In Running For National Honors

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:21 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:21:43 GMT
    The Texas State Aquarium have been nominated as a finalist to be named one of the Top Ten Aquariums in the US and Canada. It's all part of a readers choice contest by USA Today. If you would like to vote for the Texas State Aquarium click here.More >>
    The Texas State Aquarium have been nominated as a finalist to be named one of the Top Ten Aquariums in the US and Canada. It's all part of a readers choice contest by USA Today. If you would like to vote for the Texas State Aquarium click here.More >>
  • Online Petition Aimed At Saving Park

    Online Petition Aimed At Saving Park

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:17:35 GMT
    A local man has started an online petition in hopes of keeping the city from selling a park in his neighborhood.More >>
    A local man has started an online petition in hopes of keeping the city from selling a park in his neighborhood.More >>
  • Special Report: Asleep at the Wheel

    Special Report: Asleep at the Wheel

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:14:08 GMT
    Most people are aware of the dangers of drinking and driving, but may not realize that drowsy driving can be just as fatal. With more drivers on the road, words like sleepy, tired, exhausted, are taking on a whole new meaning when it comes to your safety.We talk with drivers, state troopers and driving instructors to examine what could be done to make our highways less dangerous in a 3News Special Report: Asleep at the Wheel.More >>
    Most people are aware of the dangers of drinking and driving, but may not realize that drowsy driving can be just as fatal. With more drivers on the road, words like sleepy, tired, exhausted, are taking on a whole new meaning when it comes to your safety.We talk with drivers, state troopers and driving instructors to examine what could be done to make our highways less dangerous in a 3News Special Report: Asleep at the Wheel.More >>