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Dexter Episode: "The British Invasion"

Season 2, Episode 12
Episode Synopsis: Special Agent Lundy (Keith Carradine) and the task force believe they've solved the case of the Bay Harbor Butcher, but Dexter might not yet be out of the woods as Lila discovers his "enormous secret" and tries to use it against him.
Original Air Date: Dec 16, 2007
Guest Cast Gary Kraus: Sheriff Burns
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Season 2, Episode 12
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Length: 52:00
Aired: 12/16/2007
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“The British Invasion” Season 2, Episode 12

If it weren't for the last four minutes of tonight's final Dexter, I might have sworn off the series forever. How could he not kill Lila? The screen went black; I was flabbergasted. That false ending gave me a heart attack. But alas, our dear writers once again rose to the occasion giving us the kill we had been waiting for nearly all season. (And what a way to go.) First of all, who would open a door to a cabin in the middle of nowhere with someone inside shouting, "Let me out!"? Thank goodness Lila's as crazy as she is, nay, was. Poor James. I understand why he had to go the way he had to go, but I am going to miss the big lug. He wasn't such a bad guy. However, "I'm his soul mate," were probably not the comforting words Doakes wanted to hear come of his potential rescuer's mouth. He should have known it was curtains for him at that point. Lila was certainly in her element when Doakes told her that her beloved Dexter was the Butcher. She really thought she was doing Dex a favor by killing his nemesis and blowing to Hades the cabin. Her mother must be so proud. I loved the bird flying away from the exploding cabin. Beautiful. My favorite part of this week's ep, besides Lila getting what she deserved, (he did tell her to stay away from Rita's, after all) was the way they incorporated scenes from the opening sequence into the show, the tee shirt over Dexter's head, cutting the blood orange, even the opening music. Ridiculous amount of good lines, here's a sampling: "Confusion requires fire trucks?" "But what kind of power did this?" Lila power. "If God makes miracles, you have to wonder if Satan has a few up his sleeves." "Apparently, miracles are subjective." "This is so much better than a prison cell." "It's the sex police!" "You're going away with me, all right. In a garbage bag." "Does your d*ck dance?" (Try saying that 5 times fast.) "What are we doing home in the middle of the day? She asked, hoping for sex." "Nobody mourns the wicked." "Lila, my miracle worker." It was wonderful how Dex strung Lila along in the aquarium making her believe he wanted her. He told her how she wanted to feel something real, but could only conjure primitive impulses, "You know all the words, you just can't hear the music." Dexter spent a lot of time wondering about his past and only found out recently how much his adherence to Harry's code upset his father. But he got to feel a bit of that when he saw what Lila was becoming. "It's strange to have a creation out there, a deeply mutated version of yourself running loose and screwing everything up. I wonder if this is how parents feel." Dexter realized, "I'm free," and showed up at Rita's to get a little somethin', somethin'. It was sweet, but certainly not the same kind of loving he gave to Lila. Oh well, it will have to do. Rita is his touchstone. As he said, he needs the relationships he's made. He is an "idea transcended into life." Harry's code made him who he is and now he is re-making himself again, "Passed from the flames and rose from the ashes." I was moved by Laguerta's grief. Debra was too, and they bonded over trust issues, which Lundy certainly seems to have helped Debra over. Although, it came to pass that Lundy got the call to go and be a Special Agent somewhere else. I'm a little heartbroken for her. They has such a nice thing going. When Frank and Debra were making plans to go ice fishing, it was nice to see her so happy. Even her smile to him when she was leaving his place to go pack was so endearing. She'll never know that happiness with Frank, though. I loved her dilemma outside the cab, I mean, she'd already bought the parka, for Pete's sake, but her brother's girlfriend was in need. What to do? She clearly made her choice and I thought she was really fantastic in that scene. How frightening to see the kids sitting in Lila's apartment. How could she try to shish-kebab the little munchkins? She was one seriously disturbed Chiquita. She's a serious fire risk. Finally, we knew it was coming and the show did not disappoint. Lila was found in Paris, with a postcard as the only thing tipping her to the fact she'd been found. Dexter was right there, "I went with a spinal epidural instead of a tranquilizer; I've got a plane to catch." He was humane in giving her something that would keep her from feeling pain. He's such a good guy that way. I did wonder what he intended to do with her body before he left Paris. But, no matter, what's done is done and can't be undone. And good riddance, I say. On a side note, the fabulous Michael C. Hall was nominated for a Golden Globe this past week, and I for one will be crossing my fingers for him. Well, my friends, the time has come, another excellent season of Dexter under our belts and a whole year to wait for the next one. Until then, check out all the fabulous Dexter vids in our Online Video Guide. show less
If it werent for the last four minutes of tonights final Dexter I might have sworn off the series forever How could he not kill Lila The screen went black I was flabbergasted That false ending gave me a heart attack But alas our dear writers once again rose to the occasion giving us the kill we had been waiting for nearly all season And what a way to go First of all who would open a door to a cabin in the middle of nowhere with someone inside shouting Let me out Thank goodness Lilas as crazy as she is nay was Poor James I understand why he had to go the way he had to go but I am going to miss the big lug He wasnt such a bad guy However Im his soul mate were probably not the comforting words Doakes wanted to hear come of his potential rescuers mouth He should have known it was curtains for him at that point Lila was certainly in her element when Doakes told her that her beloved Dexter was the Butche read more

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