I'm glad the Buck said that 701 will pick up right where they left off and hope the first 10 minutes or so are just Deb freaking out, trying to make sense of it with Dexter owning up to it, revealing some of the truth and Deb convincing him to leave the body so the MPD can close the books on the case and the public know that DDK is dead. Afterwads i would love it if a good 30 minutes was just them in Dexter's apartment with Deb working it all out and inquiring about ITK, Doakes, Miguel, Trinity, Rita, Lumen, etc. I'm sure some viewers would complain that it was boring but it would only be one episode and i think it's important moving forward to establish everything between the two with Deb knowing virtually everything. Deb's personality is such that it wouldn't ring true if the writers tried to have Deb remain in the dark about Dexter's past activities, she wouldn't rest until she knew everything.
I have also seen some people actually complaining that Deb found out and saying that they thought she shouldn't have until there were only 2 or 3 episodes left in the entire series, my god i'm glad they aren't writers on the show. You know the expression "it's not the destination it's the journey" e.g. graduation day is important and the culmination of all your hard work but it's really the 4 years day in and day out along with all the experiences you've had that was important, not the diploma being placed in your hand.
Deb finding out is like that but in reverse. Yes we've been waiting in anticipation for her to find out and the last minute of the finale was very satisfying but to me that isn't the most interesting thing or the real pay off. The real pay off is seeing Deb's reaction (more than just the 10 second mouth open gasp) how it effects their relationship moving forward and the inevitable ups and downs, how Deb's perspective of Dexter may shift and the struggle that they, Deb especially, will go through after this revelation. I for one am looking forward to watching all of that during the course of the next 2 seasons and am happy that we have that long of a journey for the characters to really delve into it and explore.
Edited by teevee100, Dec 29, 2011 @ 4:25 PM.