As I said after the premiere, most weeks of "Dexter," I'm not going to have the time for more than a quick post like this one. "Hello Bandit" did some interesting things, including Dexter trying to deal with the responsibilities of single parenthood and the introduction of Shawn Hatosy as the first of our guest stars here to illustrate Dexter's journey along the Seven Stages of Grief. On the negative side: more Deb/Quinn and more Batista/LaGuerta.

What did you guys think of it?

Alan Sepinwall has been reviewing television since the mid-'90s, first for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, The Star-Ledger, and now for HitFix. His new book, "The Revolution Was Televised," about the last 15 years of TV drama, is for sale at Amazon. He can be reached at