Not the thrill-a-minute-ride that we're used to, but not half bad. Y'all were right, this was the third of three
Dexter episodes left. Sorry, my bad. I guess I was just a little over zealous for the season finale, which, if the little teasers were any indication looks ridiculously good.
Let's start with some tasty lines:
"It's okay to take a life, so long as the city pays you for it."
"What shall I do with my hostage?"
"Of course, I have a conscience; I left you a place to s**t, didn't I?
"You can't play on my feelings. I don't have any."
Lundy offhandedly told Debra he would be hitting the high road after the case. It stunned poor Debra. She was really hurt, but I was happy to see them talk it out. She was so honest and sincere when she told him her feelings about it. Lundy "thought the novelty of my AARP discount would wear off and you'd get bored of me." Debra told him, "That's the sweetest thing you've ever said."
Lundy received a call that one of Doakes' aliases was being used at a gas station. Where is this going? We know he's innocent. We know the writer's are too good to use that as simply as a way to end the scene between Lundy and Deb. How will this puzzle piece fit all the rest?
Laguerta was in trouble for covering for Doakes. And Lundy encouraged Debra, "You can ream her yourself." But it wasn't until Maria brought her personal stakeout logs to Lundy that he finally shut her down himself. She's the only person rallying for Doakes, and no one will listen, although Lundy did say he thought she might be right about Doakes' innocence.
Some things I liked:
The picture of Doakes with the giant Afro, "That is some big hair."
Dexter called his moonlighting gig a "trade." That's funny.
The way Rita said "Dexter" just before he told her about his father's death. It was terribly sexy.
Rita wanted to make up with Dexter, but she also wanted to string him along a little bit before she let him back in. She wanted to "hang". He seemed willing to do whatever it takes. Is it simply part of his plan of keeping up appearances, or does he really want to be with her and those kids? "This isn't about me. It's about (Debra and) Rita and the kids."
Lovely Lila was back to her old tricks. She's so self-destructive. She's like an imploding building; only she takes everyone down with her. I was really ticked off at Angel for telling her he was spending the day with Dexter and Rita and that they were getting along well. Not a smart move. Lila took several rufies to get to Dexter through Angel. I think Angel's going to be very surprised when she falsely rats on him. And Dexter will be able to say, "I told you so," because he did warn Angel about her using him
Dex returned to the cabin with all good intentions to kill Doakes, but that went awry when Doakes mentioned Harry's failings. The scene of the two of these guys chatting it out was fantastic. Doakes went from reasoning with Dexter to bargaining, from threatening to arguing, and everything in between. It was fantastically filmed with Dexter viewed from the inside of the cage. I loved it.
The flashbacks of the barely adult versions of Dexter and Debra were hilarious. Dexter actually looked like he could be the younger version of himself, but Debra reminded me of
Hope Davis in American Splendor. Those bangs and silly glasses were overkill, would she really have worn those?
Did anyone notice the weird thing in the jar behind Dexter in the scene where he was talking to Debra about her birthday so many years ago? All I can say is "Fish heads, fish heads, roly, poly fish heads. Fish heads, fish heads, eat them up yum." (500 points to anyone who gets that reference!)
Dexter promised Doakes, "I won't make you watch; I'm not uncivilized." The blood, and the idea of Dexter's cold-blooded killing sickened Doakes. "Stay away, just stay away from me." Harry uttered the same words to Dexter just after he vomited something that looked oddly akin to butterscotch pudding, (which I will never be able to eat again as long as I live.)
Harry assured Dexter, "I did the right thing in training you," but he was not able to stomach just
how well he trained him. After Doakes cast a shadow of doubt as to Harry's death, Dexter went to the Captain to find out what really happened. Harry committed suicide. Tom promised Harry he would look out for Debra and Dexter. (I've never seen him take much of an interest in either Deb or Dex, although he did grill Debra pretty hard last season). Is he telling the truth? The very last words Dex uttered, (and to Doakes, no less), were, "I killed my father." He meant that "Harry walked in on what he'd created and he couldn't live with himself."
It was much better the second time around. The subtly of the acting drives me wild! The crazy camera angles send me into a tizzy! And our
Online Video Guide will have me enjoying it all over again.
Not the thrill-a-minute-ride that were used to but not half bad Yall were right this was the third of three Dexter episodes left Sorry my bad I guess I was just a little over zealous for the season finale which if the little teasers were any indication looks ridiculously goodLets start with some tasty lines Its okay to take a life so long as the city pays you for itWhat shall I do with my hostageOf course I have a conscience I left you a place to st didnt IYou cant play on my feelings I dont have anyLundy offhandedly told Debra he would be hitting the high road after the case It stunned poor Debra She was really hurt but I was happy to see them talk it out She was so honest and sincere when she told him her feelings about it Lundy thought the novelty of my AARP discount would wear off and youd get bored of me Debra told him Thats the sweetest