What the Season 2 opener of
Dexter lacked in vigilante crimes, it made up for in the sheer amount of
evidence found from Dexter's previous exploits. Dexter has been off his game for 38 days, 16 hours and some minutes after having killed his brother, the infamous Ice Truck Killer. Fortunately for us it made for some exciting, heart-pounding fear. Or was it an adrenaline rush?
In the new season, Doakes has a personal vendetta against Dexter and has made it his priority to follow Dexter's every move. Dex's answer to try to shake him off his trail was to bowl. Seems he was trying to bore him to death. And when Doakes finally takes a night off, it looks like Dexter may have won that battle.
When he failed to commit to killing the blind voodoo priest, I was rather worried for him, and Little Chino, too. Dexter's loss of confidence was devastating, and I was rooting for him to pull it together when he had Chino on his table, but to no avail. Not even the chickens helped him out. Perhaps he shouldn't try to use the old voodoo shop for his moonlighting gig. What was even harder to watch was his inability to get beyond that last emotional kill. Something about having to
serial-kill the brother you didn't even remember you had has stymied our vigilante hero and made him lose control. I did, however, love the way he had to stick Chino: two needles, one in each side of his neck. That guy was gargantuan! I kept wondering how Dex got him from the car to the voodoo shop.
Michael C. Hall was looking swarmy
and sexy (he is a serial killer after all, but buff as heck) as ever, and I think Erik King has been working out - his arms were massive.
A shout-out to
Julie Benz, who has developed her character, Rita, into a person instead of just the shell of one she appeared to be in her first few episodes last year. I had grown to like her then and it was nice to see her braving it out again in this ep. Her ballsy phone call with Paul was as inspiring as the sadness she expressed when she found out this jerk of a man was dead. Somehow she still had deep emotional ties to him. The conversation she had had earlier with Debra spotlighted how she still cared for Paul even though he treated her like crap. With Paul out of the picture, I wonder if Rita will ever find out what that missing shoe meant.
Debra was back in the game and able to handle herself at work better than she has in her personal life. How she could go back to work five weeks after the fateful ride on the boat, I have no idea. I would have been traumatized and would have wanted to change jobs. But she got right back in the saddle and took the reigns, except for that little mishap in the bar with her elbow and that guy's nose. That guy had it coming, if you ask me.
The fallen lieutenant, Maria, showed her sincerest attempt at remaining "professional" to her new superior, Esme, and then had to sit through listening to her pour out her boyfriend troubles. I don't think Esme was trying to bond with Maria so much as vent. Maria was so uncomfortable and I felt for her. Once again, I really like
Lauren Velez and hope she gets a little more to do this season.
Of course, the best part of the show was Debra dragging Dex into the bedroom to watch the remains of his victims being raised from their watery depths. Oh, this is a fantastic storyline and I am overjoyed to see how it all plays out. I feel like we've been granted some special gift from up on high. When Dexter placed his hand over his heart, it made me wonder: Was he feeling a crushing fear, or was it that he was finally feeling alive?
The scenes from the rest of the season look particularly promising. I for one will be watching next Sunday.
In the meantime, I'm checking out the
Online Video Guide.
FinallyWhat the Season 2 opener of Dexter lacked in vigilante crimes it made up for in the sheer amount of evidence found from Dexters previous exploits Dexter has been off his game for 38 days 16 hours and some minutes after having killed his brother the infamous Ice Truck Killer Fortunately for us it made for some exciting heart-pounding fear Or was it an adrenaline rushIn the new season Doakes has a personal vendetta against Dexter and has made it his priority to follow Dexters every move Dexs answer to try to shake him off his trail was to bowl Seems he was trying to bore him to death And when Doakes finally takes a night off it looks like Dexter may have won that battle When he failed to commit to killing the blind voodoo priest I was rather worried for him and Little Chino too Dexters loss of confidence was devastating and I was rooting for him to pull it together when he had Chino on his table but to no avail Not even the chickens