Yeah, I wasn't crazy about last season either. I still liked it, but I hope they get back to better writing. There were too many holes in the storylines and it took awhile for his love interest to warm up. I have forgotten her name. It was something very odd, but she improved after awhile. There has been debate as to whether she will come back or not. I think it would be better if she didn't. Maybe she could show up at the last minute to save Dexter from a tight spot, but that's it.