By Sandra Gonzalez
Updated October 31, 2011 at 07:21 AM EDT
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There have been a few twists so far this season on Dexter, but all pale in comparison to the final scene of last night’s episode. [Don’t read on if you haven’t had a chance to check out the latest episode!]

When we first met Brother Sam, I — like many of you, I imagine — thought we’d seen his kind on the show before. A man with a good reputation, who was secretly very, very bad and was going to bond with Dexter. Well, the “bad” part never came and, as it turns out, I guess I was the awful person because I had thought the worst of him. And he, in fact, was somewhat of a good influence on Dexter. He opened his eyes to the idea and concept of faith and proved to be a real friend (how sweet was it for him to go to the hospital when Harrison was sick?). All of Brother Sam’s good qualities and obvious bond with Dexter made it even sadder to see him get riddled with bullets last night.

His exact fate is unknown, but easy to guess that he’s not long for this world based on how many bullets he took, right? (By my count it was three, but they looked serious.) Guess we’ll have to see.

I will say that the attack caught me off guard. After he and Dexter fought off those other assailants a few episodes back, I never expected that more would come around. And I’m sad they did — I was enjoying seeing new sides of Dexter as a result of Brother Sam’s involvement in his life. That said, this attack will no doubt leave Dexter reeling — and possibly crazy with rage. I love enraged Dex! And I think crazy Dexter is just what this season needs.

What about you readers? What did you think of the Brother Sam’s shocking shooting? Think he’ll pull though? Do you want him to? And what’s your take on the season so far?