I did a little analyzation of this scene. I’m not saying this is how the characters felt for sure, but it’s how I interpreted it.
Normally, in a situation like this, Dexter would try to play on the other person’s feelings. In the church, he pretended to be scared and uncertain to make Debra lower her gun, and I was totally prepared that he’d do the same here. But what he did caught me completely off guard. When his expression softened, I could see his eyes holding this certain emotion. He was telling himself “It’s okay.” Because he decided then and there that as long as it was with his sister, it was okay to die. He needed to do this for his sister, and it was the best way to go, and he just gave in. He tried to comfort his sister, telling her “It’s okay to kill me. It’s okay. I forgive you.” And when Debra says his name it’s like she’s pleading. She’s trying to find someone to hold onto because she know’s she so lost and so deep into everything that’s going on, and she knows that there’s no turning back. She pleads to Dexter because she wants him to be there for her, not tell her to kill him. She’s already decided that she wants Dexter, and that’s why she does what she does. She’s more broken than ever, but she doesn’t care, because she so desperately wants her brother to be safe.
“Debra, we’ve known each other a long time. Is there something you want to get off your chest?”
I have never killed for normal reasons. I used to think I was special, a special kind of killer.(Dexter, ‘Surprise, Motherfucker!’, S07XE12)
How about you let me introduce you to some good, old, Southern cuisine? My grandma has this really great recipe for fried green tomatoes. It’s amazing.
Dexter 7.07 “Chemistry”