Dexter: New Blood Episode 1 Review: New Life

Dexter: New Blood Episode 1 ‘Cold Snap’ is now out. Directed by Marcos Siega, the story is by Clyde Phillips and Adam Rapp. The episode stars Michael C Hall, Julia Jones, Johnny Sequoyah, Alano Miller, Jennifer Carpenter, and Steve M Robertson. The first episode is of 54 minutes.

The synopsis reads, “For the past decade, Dexter has been leading a quiet, isolated life. When a callous local acts recklessly, Dexter ponders a return to old ways. But will he?”

Dexter: New Blood Episode 1 Review Contains Mild Spoilers

After a decade, Dexter returns with a new life, new identity. In Dexter: New Blood Episode 1, called Cold Snap, we see him living a quiet new life in a town in Iron Lake, New York. He goes by the identity of Jim Lindsay and works at a shop that provides knives and guns for hunting.

The episode begins with Jim attempting to hunt a deer. However, he’s not Dexter anymore and fails to do so. But that didn’t surprise me. What astounded me was he’s dating a cop named Angela (Julia Jones). Jim lives a simple life – gets up early in the morning, spends some time with his girlfriend, brings sweets for his boss, eats tuna sandwiches for lunch, and works by the law.

One look at Jim, and no one can guess he used to be a serial killer in Miami. However, time and again, we see how his inner Dexter controls the urge to hit or kill someone. When he looks at knives, the longing feeling in his eyes is like a person looking at someone they love, but cannot have them. All is going well until one person, Matt (Steve M Robertson), has caught his attention because of his wrongdoings.

Dexter starts having thoughts of hitting Matt and punishing him. So how long will he control his urge to kill and live the fake life? The answer is given at the end of the episode.

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Dexter: New Blood Episode 1 starts intriguingly, showing us the very new version of Michael C Hall’s character. As someone who watched him kill for 8 seasons, even you’d believe he has changed. It’s good to see Hall acting as Dexter, who’s acting as Jim, a simple man with an interesting job.

The makers have kept the narrative style simple with ‘Cold Snap’. The snowy region adds the eeriness that’s lurking in the town about which people aren’t aware. Someone from Dexter’s past has made their way into the town. This person can strongly affect the serial killer or can be a helping hand… we never know!

It is either brave or stupid of the serial killer to date a cop. I can’t get over Angela’s striking resemblance to his dead sister Debra (Jennifer Carpenter).

Dexter: New Blood Episode 1 Review: Final Thoughts

Overall, it’s an interesting start to Dexter Season 9. The episode is a bit slow but will keep you engaged. I can’t wait to see what next Jim does now that his Dexter-killing urges are out of control.

Dexter Season 9 Episode 1 is streaming on Voot for Indian viewers.

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