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ddiaz28 12/4/2012 8:14:25 AM
Great episode as usual. It does suck to see Dexter and Deb at odds when Deb was so close to "accepting" his compulsion. Now that Dexter has gone and killed Hannah's father to help her, will she take that as a sign that she can help him or their relationship in the same manner. What if she finds out Deb is truly on to her? Might she kill Deb? I think it's a strong possibility. It would suck but storywise it makes sense. If Hannah kills, or even tries to kill Deb, what will Dexter do, kill the woman he now loves? Now that he has come to terms with himself and the Dark Passenger, there is nothing stopping him from just killing outside of the code, and with Laguerta and Matthews on his trail, that would make for a very interesting final season.
redhairs99 12/4/2012 8:28:23 AM

Great episode and so much to wrap up in 2 episodes, though I'm sure plenty will still carryover into the next and presumably final season.

One question from this episode...How did Deb know the TPA was left there by Dexter?  They showed the suit sitting on the washing machine or whatever in the basement, but I don't get how that is a message to Deb. Was it just that it was too easy to have the guy and the suit convinently sitting right there that gave it away? Just a little confused on this point.

Noovtere 12/4/2012 5:05:14 PM

I think Deb is just a good detective and figured out there would only be a tip like that if Dexter left it.

Agree this was the best episode of the season, which is funny cause last week I was thinking they'd killed off Isaak and there was nothing left to do.  Now I'm guessing that, as good a couple as Dexter and Hannah are, they're going to discover that Deb is right, and it doesn't have a future.

ddiaz28 12/5/2012 7:22:36 AM
Well the writers have managed to make Hannah extremely likeable and that is making it really hard to know who to root for. On the one hand I want Dexter to be happy with Hannah and on the other hand I don't want to see Deb be miserable.
blankczech 12/5/2012 2:07:29 PM

 Wow...the reviewer seems to have missed the most important part of this episode.  Just before Dexter is about to plunge a knife into the TPA he has an epiphany. This starts when he asks the TPA why he did what he did and the guy says when he was a young man he was falsely accused of something his friend Bobby did and it ruined his life.  Then Dexter says to the Arsonist that he can't use that as an excuse for what he's done, that he's had plenty of time to get help, and get past it, and that he needs to take resposibility for his actions. Suddenly you can see in Dexter's eyes the realization that he's been doing the very thing he told the Phantom Arsonist he shouldn't have done (not taking reponsibility for his actions).

The reviewer and some commentators seem to have a double standard for Quinn and Dexter.  In this last episode both killed bad men to protect the woman they love.  The reviewer seems tickled by Dexters murder but thinks Quinn deserves some sort of retribution for his.

This brings me to a big plot whole in the episode.  Since when can't a law enforcement person shoot a man who has pulled a gun on him.  Why this elaborate set up of putting the gun in the dead man's hand and shooting Quinn in the arm.  What was that about?  Why does the bad guy have to shoot first before the good guy can shoot.  All Quinn had to say to Batista was he pulled a gun on me and i shot him.

Plus in reality a guy like Quinn would know that there's no such thing as a safe gunshot wound.  A bullet fired into your arm can shatter bones and fragment and something can end up in your heart or another vital organ and your a deadman.

 

TheSilentKiller 12/5/2012 2:23:50 PM

 This is a really interesting development. In the books, the Dark Passenger is literally real - there's a whole them about recognizing each other's dark passengers, and it's implied that it might be a demon of some sort.

I kind of like Dexter embracing his inner bad.

ddiaz28 12/6/2012 8:38:36 AM

Same here.  Watching the show and reading the books around the same time I find that it might be an actual demon a bit weird.  Especially in the book with the cult in it. 

kennynine 12/8/2012 2:14:17 AM

 Agreed Blank, Once the club manager pulled the gun on Quinn it was fair game for Quinn to shoot him. Being an officer myself I can say that the law enforcement aspect of the show does not reflect reality in any way. Every episode has multiple unrealistic police scenes. But that is the story with most TV shows that have a law enforcement aspect. They are almost always BS. "The Wire" is the only TV drama that reflected reality. It was scary how dead on the writers of that show were. Thats said I still love "Dexter" for what it is. Exteremely unrealistic but very entertaining. 

Bmfstunner 12/9/2012 4:40:25 PM

All I know about Dexter, is that it "was" my favorite show, hell we even named our English Bulldog after him. But frankly, the show lost me after season four, I still watch but it's definitely gone downhill for me since then.

I think my biggest gripe after watching this episode and past is how much more can you go into the mind of a serial killer, we all know his reasoning for what he does and why he does it. Is there really anymore to explain? Dexter isn't this complicated character, in fact I feel, he's so hollow that their really isn't that much to him. I say that because for the most part he really doesn't feel, the writers have tried to make him more human but that's not Dexter to me.

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