This is the eighth episode of the phenomenally brutal and fantastic
Dexter. We are a mere four weeks away from the demise of the second season and the beginning of a long wait until the third. The thought is paralyzing. I take my TV watching very seriously! And this episode was a shining example of why this show is so good and entertaining and why the next four weeks will be worth staying tuned.
If you thought Dexter was finding himself through his "recovery" program with Lila and Narcotics Anonymous, think again. Dexter came into himself through his life-long necessity to kill (one of) his mother's killers. When Jimenez showed up, Dex knew what he had to do. The prep was the same as all his other traps, but the kill, so much more apropos. When he leaned over I was hoping he would pull out a chain saw and my wish was granted. Another moment of perfection.
But the real question was why he had showed up when and where he did. The little slip of paper that Dex found in Jimenez' wallet told him a lot more that he wanted to know. Lila had betrayed him out of weakness and for her own folly. I gotta hand it to Debra on this one; she had Lila pegged from the first time she met her. She cracked me up when she mocked Lila's British accent.
Now that we've mentioned Debra, her dinner date with Lundy was actually kind of sexy. There wasn't anymore of the father-daughter talk and just straight and simple flirting right up until the kiss. And it wasn't bad. I take no issue with a May-September relationship, I'm really just concerned that Lundy has put her on the opposite end of an investigation from Angel and Doakes, and that he may just solve the case, go back to DC and leave poor Deb alone.
I really enjoyed the lunch that Deb had with Angel and the way he held out on her while she pled her case, then he nonchalantly pulled out the file she needed.
Bruce Weitz, formerly of the fabulous
Hill Street Blues, guested this week as a weird neighbor who took copious notes on all the comings and going of his neighbors.
Dexter stopped by Rita's to return Cody's toy to him, but was greeted by a frigid ex-girlfriend instead. (How could you Rita? He brought donuts, for goodness sake!) She told him never to return and found herself having to explain it to her seven year old later that evening.
My favorite lines:
"I would love to eat your toast."
"Did you answer that Dexter blew the case on purpose so that he could get Rodrigo off the streets for good with a cordless reciprocating saw?"
"She is obviously a vampire."
"I'm not little everywhere. Some places I am just perfectly average."
"I can't leave you here. I can't take you with me. Don't go anywhere!"
"The Lila experiment is officially over."
I was a little worried when Lundy blamed Dexter for letting a murderer walk free because he was overworked. Dexter needs to get his head in the game before everything comes out into the open. Lundy also slammed Doakes, but let loose that the Rodrigo case had faulty blood work behind it's being dismissed. That gave Doakes all the he needed to send him back to spying on Dexter. Poking around Dexter's place, I kept thinking someone would walk in and discover Doakes. I was praying someone would. Then he eyed the a/c and I thought, "It's curtains for Dexter!" I could not believe he opened it, and found the little trophies that Dex keeps from his kills. What will Doakes do and why didn't someone walk in on him? It gave me agita. Then he turned down a meeting with a guy who could get him a job with a salary starting at $200K. Now that's just plain dumb.
How could you not love Matsuka's bowling ball with the skeleton head in it?
First Lila burned down her apartment so Dexter would take care of her, then she put Dexter's life at risk so she could take care of him. It made me sick to my stomach. In yet another moment of raging jealousy, that scheming, manipulative, and yes, still sexy, Lila stole Dexter's key to Rita's joint and let herself in to try and catch Dex in the act with his ex. That didn't pan out for her too well. That final scene with Dexter threatening to show her the monster was a thing of beauty. Granted it was Dexter's twisted brand of beauty, but the genius of the thing was apparent. Lila may go down in Dexter's history book, and she very well may deserve it. She is one screwed up cookie.
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This is the eighth episode of the phenomenally brutal and fantastic Dexter We are a mere four weeks away from the demise of the second season and the beginning of a long wait until the third The thought is paralyzing I take my TV watching very seriously And this episode was a shining example of why this show is so good and entertaining and why the next four weeks will be worth staying tuned If you thought Dexter was finding himself through his recovery program with Lila and Narcotics Anonymous think again Dexter came into himself through his life-long necessity to kill one of his mothers killers When Jimenez showed up Dex knew what he had to do The prep was the same as all his other traps but the kill so much more apropos When he leaned over I was hoping he would pull out a chain saw and my wish was granted Another moment of perfection But the real question was why he had showed up when and where he did The little slip of paper that Dex found in J