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Monday, October 15, 2012

Dexter- Buck the System

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All hail the lizard brain! We actually get to see what happens when Dexter doesn't kill. Seeing his slow meltdown and visions of killing everyone around him lets us know that this isn't something Deb can cure. We knew that already, but it's interesting to see the failure in detail. Plus, who wouldn't love to see Masuka get stabbed in the neck by a pen? He's so annoying. Not as annoying as Louis though.

Finally, finally Dexter makes real moves against Louis, getting him dumped and fired. We love Jamie's reaction to Louis cheating on her. It sucks that she has to worry about STIs. This guy is so not worth it. "It's not cheating if you paid for it!" Nice try. Louis is still trouble though. He turned the baddies onto Dexter. At least he's dead now. We hated that guy. We can't believe he turned out to be useful to the plot. Very nice, show.

Yvonne from Chuck! She looks even prettier on this show, if that's possible. There was chemistry between Hanna and Dexter, and we approve, even though there's a lot going on this season already. It could help keep Deb and Dexter from hooking up. Thank God that seems to have been dropped. It's like the show is actually listening to its groaning fans!

The conversations between Dexter and Deb continue to rule. We love that Nadia came clean to Quinn too. That was a surprise. We were sick of seeing him screwed over in the romance department. The show never uses him properly, and giving him a role to play in one of the show's biggest story arcs is inspired.

We are so petrified of getting murdered on a date, so the baddie of the week creeped us out. The end was actually intense. The poor girl not making it went a long way toward convincing Deb that her brother's extracurricular activities are necessary. She hates it, but she gets it. Their sibling relationship has to change, and that's fine with us. We like the honesty much better.

We haven't been bored or irritated at all this season! Is this show back?!! For real? We've hardly ever seen recoveries like this. Usually when a good show starts getting bad, it stays bad. Exceptions include Scrubs (got lame around season six, but turned in a good season eight, which we consider to be the real final season/don't talk to us about the reboot), Grey's Anatomy (recovering from ghost sex, the ferryboat thing, and Gizzie), possibly Glee since this season has been better than the last two so far, and, now, Dexter. We're hoping Supernatural can pull off a similar resurrection.

This episode was tightly plotted, entertaining, fast-paced, and well-acted. It dispensed with the Rehab By Deb plotline, and set up a lot of interesting things. Deb finding out about Dexter was exactly what this show needed.
Episode grade: A


  1. Weeds sort of got better after Season 4/5 but not in the way Dexter has this season. I mean Dexter this season is like at that Breaking Bad/Homeland sort of quality level.

    I love that the bad guys tracked where Dexter threw the body of that cop killer.

    The scene with Yvonne and Dexter were pretty good. :D Yvonne is good. :)

    I thought most people didn't' like the final season of Scrubs? Think it was about a new cast joining in or something (don't know the details since I haven't watched a single episode of Scrubs) I think you guys mentioned it in your "Finished/Canceled shows to check out."

    Honestly, I'm happy about Glee this season. (sort of feels like a new show) That show deserves to be a better show than it is.

    1. It's weird. I feel like giving Dexter a 10/10 because of this season so far. haha My ranking of Dexter was going down until now.

  2. Yeah, Weeds never fully recovered. Seasons 7 and 8 were worse than 4 and 5, in our opinions. Regarding Scrubs: We were talking about the real final season. Season 8. Season 9 was a spin-off. Scrubs 2.0. We should have clarified (and we'll edit the post to do so). Overall, Scrubs is a fantastic show, but yeah, you should skip season 9 (the reboot thingermajig). Seasons 6 and 7 were mediocre too, but by then you love it so much that it's still fun to watch. The Glee New York stuff is saving it. It's so fun. Unrealistic, but fun.