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Dexter: So long Jimmy and Bye Bye Lila

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 […]

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When It Rains … : A “Cane” Recap

Posted by Sarah Old Man Samuels is on the floor of his office, oozing blood as Alex tries to grasp what’s just happened. Alex calls 911 and puts his coat around Samuels and tries to stop the bleeding, but of course it’s not doing anything. Alex: “I want you to make it so you can rot in prison for arson and the attempted murder of my son.” OMS: “I’ll die happy knowing you didn’t get the satisfaction of killing me.” Alex: “I hope it hurts, Joe. I hope it hurts, real bad, all the way down.” Old Man Samuels dies, […]

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“Cane’s” Two-Hour Extravaganza

Posted by Sarah A two-hour event for a drama series? I think they were just making up for the fact that last week they were bumped in favor of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The reason I think so is that the first episode was a standalone. It had nothing to do with the major plot arc: a hurricane hit, Santo was left to watch Alex’s youngest, Alex’s house got broken into by looters and lots of gunpointing and table-turning ensued, and Henry went to the distillery to check on Terry only to find her with her Australian husband (she’s […]

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Dexter: Something about Harry

When the last episode of Dexter was over, a friend I was watching it with turned to me and said, “That was just a single hour?” Yes, it did seem longer, not because it was tedious, but because so much action and emotion was packed into a single episode. Suddenly Doakes is more than a glowering menace, Dexter more a conflicted monster than a focused hero, Harry something of a twisted lunatic, and Lila …

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Thugs Of The Caribbean: A “Cane” Recap

Posted by Sarah I missed a lot last week, apparently. Alex didn’t get to bust Old Man Samuels because Ellis (not Alice, as I’ve been writing up to now) was secretly still on her dad’s side and got Alex’s lawyer to confess that Alex stole the evidence against her dad and is also involved in not-so-above-board land deals himself. Ouch. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the Israeli mob got pissed that Alex replaced them as truck drivers, so they executed three of the drivers and the media had a field day reporting on Duque’s associations with organized crime. Pancho […]

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Dexter: Let The Endgame Begin!

One of the interesting things about humans is how incredibly stupid even the smartest ones can be. In the Nov. 18 episode, it was Doakes’ turn to be an idiot — in his case due to pride and anger. Walking out of a meeting with FBI Agent Lundy. Breaking into Dexter’s home and, instead of calling 911 when he finds the mother lode of incriminating evidence, he steals it instead. And puts it in his CAR for the FBI to discover. So now he is suspect numero uno but that still didn’t stop him from putting a bullet in Dexter’s […]

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“Battlestar Galactica: Razor” A Detailed Recap

Razor opens with a visual and a voiceover: someone’s dragging a knife blade up and down their arm, speaking to us in an accent we don’t recognize from any of the characters we know so far. “You’re born, you live, you die.” Flashback to Galactica‘s meeting with Pegasus, the Cylon we know as Six killing Cain, the murder of Cain’s successor, Fisk, and the heroic death of his successor, Garner. Lee is promoted to Commander. “You make your choices and you live with them. In the end, you are your choices.” Opening credits: 49,579 survivors remain. Lee addresses the crew […]

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Dexter: The Skank vs. Debs

Dexter has always been something of an innocent when it comes to understanding the non-homicidal urges of the human species. In episode 7, he falls into clinging Lila’s trap completely. Matter of fact, he was so obviously clueless that it was depressing to just sit down and write about how completely she had him wrapped around her pale and beautiful little finger, torching her apartment so he have to leave Rita and the kids and go and hold her scrawny smoke-covered body. So depressing, as a matter of fact, that I couldn’t write about it. But what a difference a […]

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A Preview/Review of “Battlestar Galactica: Razor”

Raise your hand if you were bummed to hear that Razor would be about Pegasus instead of Galactica. Quite a few, okay … Now raise your hand if you were even more bummed to hear that it would be about events that had already taken place. Almost everyone, wow … All right, now raise your hand if you yelled “oh, come ON!” when you heard that it would mainly be about Admiral Cain and focus on a character we’ve never heard of before. Thought so. I was just like you. Kind of thinking, “As much as I desperately need a […]

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I Can See You’re Out Of Aces: A “Cane” Recap

Posted by Sarah We open at a dice game. Frank’s losing. Cut to Henry setting up a hotel pool party. Cut to Alex talking to some suit who tells him one of their distributors is a problem. Frank ups the ante. Alex has to crack down on the number of “broken” (read: stolen) bottles. Frank goes all in, loses, and accuses the winner of having rigged dice. He’s politely asked at knifepoint to leave. We see that he’s been playing in a trashy motel — that can’t be good. Not only that, but a tough guy is leaning on his […]