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Dexter Episode: "Left Turn Ahead"

Season 2, Episode 11
Episode Synopsis: Dexter dodges bullets both figurative and real as he is forced to decide the fates of those he cares about most; Lila attempts to blackmail Dexter and makes a startling discovery that changes the nature of their relationship.
Original Air Date: Dec 10, 2007
Guest Cast Mos Def: Brother Sam
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Season 2, Episode 11
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Length: 52:00
Aired: 12/10/2007
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“Left Turn Ahead” Season 2, Episode 11

First of all, 500 points to all the fish-head aficionados among you! And 50 extra points to anyone who sang the song out loud when you read the words. Secondly, thanks to all of you eagle-eyed readers who caught my error when I inadvertently wrote that Dexter returned to the cabin to kill Doakes - obviously more wishful thinking on my part. I honestly don't know what Dex will do with Doakes, but I will try to be more vigilant in my serial facts. With lines like "I'm the helpful handyman, how evil can I possibly be?" this was one of the funniest Dexters yet. Other good lines: "I always thought hardening arteries squeezed the life out of my father, but it was me." "That's fine. Tie me up, put me in the trunk. Let's go." "I've got a coworker in a cage; things aren't going so well." "I really enjoyed our conversations, James. I lie to everyone I know, except my victims right before I kill them. Hard to establish much of a rapport there. Sorry about the cage." Masuka needs more screen time. He cracks me up: "You've gotta man up. Get tough. Love's a battlefield." Every time Lila was on screen, I had a panic attack. She makes me nervous. She's so scheming and conniving and downright mean. Pressing charges against sweet Angel for a crime he didn't commit was heartless. Stealing the GPS locator thingamajig from Dex's minivan was, well, illegal. She cares about no one but herself. I do hope they wrap up her storyline in this season, because, like Dexter, I don't think I ever want to see her again. She is delusional. Does she ever wear an entire outfit with, like, pants? "I'm flying without a code here." Dexter decided to turn himself in and put his affairs in order. He found peace and calm with his decision. He told Angel how he would want to be like him. He had Debra sign his will and testament, which she was happy to sign, because she wanted to know, "So, what am I getting? I could use a new TV." He put the screws to Lila. He spent a lovely day with Rita and the kids and gave her the minivan, which is actually kind of gross when you think about it. She's going to be pretty ticked off if she ever finds out what kind of cargo he's been hauling in it. Dexter thinks framing Doakes is going to be cut-and-dried, but what of the new evidence that Laguerta found in Haiti? Won't it shed some different light? Or the fact that Lila has stumbled upon him locked in the cabin? I'm very concerned. When Dexter laid down on the table in the cabin, it looked like he was having a therapy session with Doakes. It was hysterical. They shot Dex like he was one of his own victims. For a guy with special-ops training, Doakes doesn't seem very good with the whole escape thing, though he was rather cool and collected with the alligator. The boat rescue didn't quite work out as hoped. Thank goodness Dexter showed up when he did and saved Doakes' arse. When Dexter said "I think we made some alligators very happy," was it from feeding them the cocaine or the bodies? My bet's on both. Lundy and Deb patched things up last week and were sexy as ever this week. She told him, "You're a god. Don't you ever forget it." She even stood up for him against his FBI boss. That guy was a turd and deserved her wrath. She was tough as nails and promised Lundy she was "just warming up." Deb asked how she could find out Lila's real identity and decided she should "cut off her head, look for a label." Sounds good to me. Once she found out about Lila's expired visa, she went over to Lila's to run her "out of town." It made her feel "like an Old West sheriff." It was an idle threat (since Lundy said it would be tough to deport Lila) but I was convinced. She even told Dexter, "I feel like I'm back. New and improved, even." You go, girl. I like this new Debra. Wouldn't it be interesting if she actually ends up helping Dexter with his vigilante side gig? The imagined scenes of how it might go when Dex told Deb the truth about who he is were hilarious. My favorite was when she shot him in the head. I am glad he went to Debra and she talked him out of turning himself in, even though she had no idea what she was talking him out of. She believes in Dexter and it was good enough for him. Well, it might have been that bite of steak vs. the thought of what prison food would taste like that really made him change his mind. "You have arrived at your destination." The suspense for the finale is killing me although the teaser for next week seemed to basically show the entire episode. But I can't wait to find out what cliff-hangers will be in store for us. I'm turning left and watching our BHB on the Online Video Guide. show less
First of all 500 points to all the fish-head aficionados among you And 50 extra points to anyone who sang the song out loud when you read the words Secondly thanks to all of you eagle-eyed readers who caught my error when I inadvertently wrote that Dexter returned to the cabin to kill Doakes obviously more wishful thinking on my part I honestly dont know what Dex will do with Doakes but I will try to be more vigilant in my serial factsWith lines like Im the helpful handyman how evil can I possibly be this was one of the funniest Dexters yet Other good linesI always thought hardening arteries squeezed the life out of my father but it was meThats fine Tie me up put me in the trunk Lets goIve got a coworker in a cage things arent going so wellI really enjoyed our conversations James I lie to everyone I know except my victims right before I kill them Hard to establish much of a rapport there Sorry about the cageMas read more

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