All things considered, I think most people would run outside and barf if they just learned their sibling was a prolific serial killer. Jumping right in where last weeks’ bomb dropping ended, Dexter continues to keep me watching while the show itself is overhauled and revitalized. If this wasn’t bad enough for the already delicate Deb, she’s forced to hear that Harry was Dexter’s biggest advocate and even helped him develop a killer’s code for Dexter Morgan’s “Dark Passenger”. How Deb handles any of this without a bagful of Xanax is beyond me. Still reeling from these years’ worth of lies and secrets, she approaches Dexter with a plan to help “cure” him. Right.
The biggest kudos go to Hall and Carpenter for their fantastic acting. They’ve been through a lot in life and in this show – I can only assume they’re drawing on that history to present these characters so well. Their evolving relationship alone would be enough to keep me watching. I have to feel for Deb who’s slowly learning that every man in her life has left her down or continues to keep the darkest of secrets from her. I laughed at Deb’s line last night: “I’m the worst fucking detective in the world.” Imagine her frustration after this.
Not content to keep us anxious over jut the Morgans, the show has a lot of new trauma coming into view.
- What the hell is Louis’ deal? He’s a genius, obsessed with and pissed at Dexter. Even after Dexter’s matter of fact interaction with him, the guy is still part of the scene, even choosing to “slap” Dex by showing up at his own house while Batista’s sister is babysitting Harrison. Never the quitter, Louis gets a familiar needle to the neck and ends up on a park bench to sleep it off. Message received? I’m willing to bet Louis will have a message of his own.
- Quinn gets his named involved with the Ukrainian Mob as Miami Metro still dig for answers regarding the loss of one of their own. I get the feeling that Quinn and his “lack” of a real drinking problem and questionable ethics are going to come back on him like a ton of bricks.
- What does Maria expect with the new info on Doakes? She never felt he was the killer, and she’s even sending the familiar blood samples to independent labs. Would you just shit if Doakes somehow survived the business with Lila? I always found it hard to buy his death came from the hand of a simpleton with a generous helping of batshit crazy.
- Isaac (Stevenson) seems awfully hands on after the screwdriver through the eye bit. What kind of crazy is this revitalized season heading for?
If I learned anything tonight, it’s never date crazies or strippers. I’m talking to you, Quinn, you know better. I also learned, as did Dex, that we can all be a Frosty Swirl and oncoming truck away from finality. Those are made with real ice cream you know?