Water cleanses the soul. The opening and the ending shot are of Dexter lying in water. Does it not cleanse? Can it wipe away the blood? "Out, out, damned spot."
"Another beautiful Miami day - mutilated corpses with a light chance of afternoon showers."
When we last left our intrepid hero, he was tickled that the Ice Truck killer had left puzzle pieces for him in his freezer in the form of a sliced-up Barbie doll. This week, we watch as Dexter fiddles his way through an emotion, frustration. Dex has been outsmarted by this killer; maybe he's a bit enamored as well. Nice to see that the forensics expert has the ability to feel something, no matter how many times he tells us he doesn't feel anything akin to emotions.
I wonder if there really is such a position as Blood Spatter Analyst. How does one get that job? Does every police department have one? What is the training for such a career? And at what point in a person's life do they say, "Screw flipping burgers, I'm going into blood-spatter analysis"?
Dexter knows the exact number of cases he has worked on - 2103. What's the significance of the number? There's always something behind something that blatant. A search on Google brought up about 22 million other incidences of the number. Homework - figure out the meaning of the number.
The sound of the drill was the only thing that really got me this week. Is it that innate fear of the dentist's office? I don't know, but when Croc Tears was trying to lie his way out of getting drilled to death, I felt for him, even though I knew he deserved it.
I get it, though, what Dex wants to accomplish, it's like Farrah Fawcett in
The Burning Bed. It's not enough to kill someone, you want to hurt them, no, you want to make them experience just some of the horror and pain they inflicted on their victims. So we can sympathize with Dex as he brutally stabs Croc in the heart, and egg him on to do more. But it's not just about "revenge, or retaliation, or balancing the books," as his father tells him. Does Dex prolong the pain once he starts it, or is it watching the mental anguish that gives Dex his continued motivation? And I gotta know, what does he do with all those body parts after he cuts them up? Now there's a story line I'd like to cross.
And does he not have the cleanest and least used freezer in the universe?
Everyone else: A few disgruntled viewers have started a "we hate Dex's sister" club. So far, the jury's still out on her. Rita still won't sleep with Dexter because of past emotional and physical injury, but Dex's damage trumps hers and he happily waits it out. I liked watching another layer being peeled off Sgt. Doakes as we learn a deep dark secret, and I don't mean that he used to be Lt. La Geurta's partner. He strikes me as one of the most interesting characters, and I can't wait to see him come unraveled.
FYI, Dexter's father on the show was in
Battlestar Galactica for a few eps and played Samantha's rich, playboy fiancé, Richard, on
Sex in the City.
Dexter during the day. Smart. Tonight, I'll sleep.
Water cleanses the soul The opening and the ending shot are of Dexter lying in water Does it not cleanse Can it wipe away the blood Out out damned spotAnother beautiful Miami day mutilated corpses with a light chance of afternoon showersWhen we last left our intrepid hero he was tickled that the Ice Truck killer had left puzzle pieces for him in his freezer in the form of a sliced-up Barbie doll This week we watch as Dexter fiddles his way through an emotion frustration Dex has been outsmarted by this killer maybe hes a bit enamored as well Nice to see that the forensics expert has the ability to feel something no matter how many times he tells us he doesnt feel anything akin to emotions I wonder if there really is such a position as Blood Spatter Analyst How does one get that job Does every police department have one What is the training for such a career And at what point in a persons life do they say Scr