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Dexter Episode: "Go Your Own Way"

Season 3, Episode 10
Episode Synopsis: Dexter and Miguel engage in a series of manipulative moves in an attempt to gain the upper hand; Miguel ingratiates himself further into Rita's good graces by gifting her with an expensive wedding present; Debra questions whether her relationship with Anton is heading anywhere.
Original Air Date: Nov 30, 2008
Guest Cast Mos Def: Brother Sam
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Season 3, Episode 10
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Length: 51:00
Aired: 11/30/2008
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Dexter Episode Recap: "Go Your Own Way" Season 3, Episode 10

With a title like that, I was waiting to hear a Fleetwood Mac song, instead I felt like I was watching a tennis match. Miguel serves to Dexter. Dexter slices one over the net. Back and forth they go throughout the entire episode until Dexter suggests that they both "go their own way." While they're busy with their game, everything else is falling apart for everyone else. Except for Vince. Vince is doing pretty good.

Breaking up is hard to do: Dexter taught Miguel to kill, "he taught me to golf." Dexter has three options how to handle Miguel, each with its own pros and cons. It becomes apparent quickly which of three he will have to choose (kill!), and Miguel makes it easy for him. That Prado temper is famous. It got one brother killed and the other thrown off the force. That whole family is self-destructive.

Miguel makes it clear that he will stop at nothing to ruin Dexter, even using Rita to get under his skin and threatening an ethics probe to bring Debra down for her indiscretions with Anton.

I just have one question, how in heck was Anton leaning against the couch with half of the skin of his back cut off? I don't care how many bandages he had on there, you'd think he would want to lie on his stomach. I get a paper cut on my finger and I want a sling.

Vince is planning Dexter's bachelor party and it sounds like it's going to be some donkey and pony show. "If my show does not make people vomit and have an erection at the same time, then I've let my audience down." Rare form. Plus, once again he wins best line of the night award for this precious gem, "A hooker is a terrible thing to waste."

Angel was none too pleased with that comment and warned Vince to keep the party legal. Quinn came to the rescue with party planner Tammy. She's not what he expected, which would have been someone "trashy," and she thinks he has beautiful eyes. Could love be in the air for Masuka? OK, so love is probably a stretch, but how about lust?

Since we're on the subject of love, the lovely Barbara gets beaten by some nasty john and Angel wants to go after him. Dexter warns him against opening a door he will find easy to pass through more than once. It actually works, Angel controls his urge to beat the bejesus out of the guy. Dexter feels like he got his point across, "At least I didn't teach him to get away with murder. I'm learning."

I'm feeling rather bad for Debra who just does not have very good luck with men. She finally has a nice guy, but she's risking her whole career by being with him. (Which, frankly is all Quinn's fault, because if he had cut Anton loose before the Skinner thing, he would have been a free agent and he and Debra could be in the clear.)

Miguel is officially a really bad guy and is taking serious advantage of Maria. He is totally preying on her emotion, and for that I cannot forgive him. However, when Dexter showed up unexpectedly, (but very calculatedly), at Maria's house and found Miguel there, he leaves enough of a shadow of a doubt in Maria's mind for her to start putting two and two together. Syl's arrival helps to drive the point home. You can see it in Maria's face as Miguel leaves. The SUV, the bright lights, Miguel's whereabouts on the night of Ellen's death.

The differences in the tennis match? Miguel depends on power and manipulation ("You got the ring. I got city f*ckin' hall!") , while, our hero Dexter relies on his Harry-given skill. He finally admits that Harry was right.

Some five-star moments:
• Miguel's threats to Dexter and his hand wringing while confirming, "Famiglia is sacred."
• The look on Miguel's face when Dexter follows him to the roof of the precinct.
• Miguel: "You think this is funny?"
• Dexter, chuckling, "They said that stain would come out!"
• Miguel puts the Skinner on Dexter — did not see that coming, but so delicious!

Folks, there are only two more episodes of my favorite show, so strap in, it's going to be a bumpy ride!

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With a title like that, I was waiting to hear a Fleetwood Mac song, instead I felt like I was watching a tennis match. Miguel serves to Dexter. Dexter slices one over the net. Back and forth they go throughout the entire episode until Dexter suggests that they both "go their own way." While they're busy with their game, everything else is falling apart for everyone else. Except for Vince. Vince is doing pretty good.

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