Blog sites are filled with comments – both pro and con – on how Dexter played out this season. I can only say, the predictions I gave weren’t a spoiler because I hadn’t seen the final episodes, but I was right on. Lila – as annoying as Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s little sister Dawn – just had to go. She was ruining his control, and would likely have ruined his life. As for Doakes, would Dex have finished him off if Lila hadn’t conveniently done it for him? I like to think not. I’m sorry he’s gone. It would have been so much more interesting had he killed Lila and gone on the run, another hanger-on for next season’s plotline. So where is Dexter going in Season 3? I suspect that we’ll see LaGuerta still trying to prove that Doakes wasn’t the Bay Harbor Butcher. We’ll see Debs still conflicted about Lundy (maybe even making a trip or two to be with him before the age difference gets just too much and he dumps her) and we’ll see Dexter making plans to marry Rita until she begins to wonder why he isn’t still in NA. We’ll also see Dex way more cautious because if one more body surfaces, Doakes won’t be a killer any more.
By Elaine B I begin by noting that I have faith in the writers of the freshest most cutting-edge drama on television. But my faith was sorely tested at the end of the Season 3 premiere by the sudden plot twist that has a clearly besotted-by-Rita-and-kids Dexter suddenly contemplating that he will become a father in actuality rather than just a sort of informal doughnut-carrying dad. For Dexter, who has always had father issues of his own, as well as a strong tie to his adopted family, becoming a father could be a step on the path to finding his […]
By Elaine B You can almost pity Dexter the situation he’s in at the end of the episode aptly titled “Go Your Own Way,” though he has only himself to blame. First off, so desperate to have one friend who knows him for [almost] exactly what he is, he’s opened up to a psychopath who is far more vicious than even Dexter can imagine. Now it’s clear that the incredible meeting in the rain between Dexter and Miguel after Dex killed Freebo was not, as Prado tried to claim, something he could not have done himself. He planned to do […]
It’s been an up and down week for Dexter (the series) and Dexter (the killer), too. First, the bad news. Indiana teenager Andrew Conley (17) has been charged in the murder of his 10-year-old brother Conner. Conley says he felt compelled to kill and that he felt like Dexter afterwards. However, the troubled teen also confessed to having these feelings since he was in the 8th grade, well before Dexter aired. Noted child psychologist Dr. Lisa Boesky says of his act, “It’s rarely something that happens overnight. This is not caused by a television show or a fight with their […]