When Doakes brought up the idea, Dexter said it would be pathetic.AWESOME is all i can say. They are going exactly down the road i was hoping for. I was going to be so pissed off if they just chalked Rita's death up to Arthur even though she didnt fit his pattern. Thank god these writers are top notch! Looks like its going to be a great season for Quinn too. He's like the mid carder who was built up well last year and is now ready to main event.
If this is the last season, i really think its going to end with Dexter killing himself like Harry did. Dexter will finally understand why Harry did what he did and will follow in his footsteps. I think an ending like that would be better and have more meaning than Dexter just getting caught and thrown in jail.
Thats the thing though...Dexter going from telling Doakes it would be pathetic to actually doing it would show us the evolution of his character throughout the series. I think it would be epic to do one last kick ass narrative about Harry and then bam...he kills himself and you dont even see it coming. He's doing all the things Harry has told him not to do,...he got married, started a family. Now the guilt of Rita is something he will never get over, so perhaps then he'd realize and come to terms with why Harry in the end did what he did. He's basically turning into Harry...When Doakes brought up the idea, Dexter said it would be pathetic.
For Dexter to kill himself would the most self-centered thing in the world to do. It would relieve himself of having to live with the chaos of his lifestyle, instead leaving the burden on everybody else. I know that the top rule was to always not get caught, but in the end, Dexter was trained by Harry so that the world would become a better place. Dexter committing suicide wouldn't make the world a better place. Like Harry said, when you kill someone, you take away everything they could ever become. If you kill yourself, you take away all of your potential.
The most interesting character for me this season will be Deb. Since it looks like she and Quinn will get romantic, her loyalties will be tested between her brother and boyfriend/partner. She will come to understand the position that led to Christine's choice to murder Lundy.
One last thing, perhaps the biggest seed that was planted, and you have to go all the way back to the Season 1 finale.
"You can't be a killer and a hero!"