This week’s episode of Dexter was packed with that poetic quality that Dexter does so well; there really should be an Emmy category for “best voiceover that ties various plots together,” and it should go to Michael C Hall every time. Like last week’s, it was pretty gripping, but it still had its highs and lows.
Just a couple of serial killers, having breakfast the morning after like two normal people. +1 for the nice tableau.
“I always eat breakfast, it’s important.” +5 for referencing the show’s grotesque opening sequence, which has ruined breakfast for so many people.
WHY IS DEB SO TAN? -1 for being distracting.
“The cops are dicks but they’re not morons.” Aren’t they? -1
“Is that your plan to keep Deb from going to the dark side? Massive sugar rush?” Oh Harry, you’re no good at being sassy. -1
“I’m not gonna stop seeing her just ’cause she’s a murderer.” FUCK YOU, DAD. +1
“I think you’d be surprised the things you don’t know about me.” -1 because Hannah should not be taunting the cops.
“You haven’t even begun to be sorry.” -1 for Deb taking this conversation to a very Mean Girls place.
Holy shit, it’s Astor and Cody! My, how you’ve grown!
+1 for a good re-casting job Apparently the kids weren’t re-cast, they just got older on their own. +1 for letting time do the work.
Why would Dexter kill the assassin sent to kill Sirko? I know he wants to do it himself but that seems counterproductive. -1
There are ladies walking around Batista‘s restaurant in thong bikini bottoms. -1 because how is that not against the health codes?
Of course Astor turned into an overachieving teen pot smoker. +1 because I think those need to be better represented on TV.
Dude, guys, her mom was murdered. If you try to keep her from smoking pot, you are even worse narcs than I thought. -1
Hannah’s house is sooo Pottery Barn. +1 because a murderess would be into cute candleholders and such.
“So what’s got you so busy?” OMG, everything Hannah says still sounds so slutty. +1 because they are still in the honeymoon period when you want to fuck all the time, I suppose.
“What’s a booty call?” I don’t believe you that you don’t know what this commonly used phrase means, Dexter. -1
Aaaw, they’re trading murder tips. How sweet! +2
“Bloody hell,” Sirko says. We are never going to find out why he’s English, are we? -1
Is it just me or does the way Jamie bends over to get the sunscreen seem a bit gratuitous and long? -1
Of course Dexter is connecting with an angsty teen. +1
“Does Hannah fit into my family somewhere?” LOL no. -1
Once again, Deb is distractingly tan. -1
Aaaaand now Deb knows. “Being with Hannah is worse than being a killer?” “Yes! No!” Oh Deb. Make up your mind. -1
Is anyone else kind of annoyed when Jennifer Carpenter busts out the skills she acquired at the “gasp a lot school of acting like you’re crying”? -1
“What do you mean you’re in love with me?” Even Dexter knows this is a dumb plotline. +1
“You don’t even know how she wants you to feel, ya just left.” Ew, is Harry really talking about this with Dexter? -1
Isaak Sirko is getting advice from Dexter about whether or not to kill Dexter. THAT IS SO NEXT LEVEL. +1
“Maybe the heart is just wrong.” Dexter knows his heart is wrong and he is right about this. +1
“The best we can hope for is to find a place we don’t have to pretend.” Aw, being a serial killer is just like being a…gay serial killer. +1
“Under different circumstances we could have been great friends.” He said it again! That means he really means it! I am reeling from the tragic missed friendship opportunity. +3
Isaak outsmarts Dexter by saying his full name to the bartender. Tricky. +1
OMG Laguerta is closing in! +3 for successfully making me afraid for Dexter.
TOTAL: +9 VERY GOOD