Review | Dexter

Entertainment Oct. 13, 2009 AT 12:34PM
Review | Dexter Credit: SHOWTIME/Jim Fiscus

AIR DATE: Sunday 10/18

Spoiler! A familiar character dies in the final moments of this spellbinding effort. But first: family guy Dexter (Michael C. Hall) secretly plots to kill a female cop (he thinks she murdered her husband and little girl), all while the Trinity Killer (John Lithgow at his creepiest) stalks potential victims. No wonder ratings are up: This show's masterful balance of cat-and-mouse tension and dark humor (Dex's boss asks him for relationship advice!) never lets up. (Showtime, 9 P.M.)

-- JOHN GRIFFITHS

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