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O, “Cane”ada — A Recap

Posted by Sarah We open with Henry, whose injuries have been blamed on a “car accident,” telling his family that Alicia Keys will be performing at that evening’s selection of the Duque Rum Girl down at his club. At the table, Henry and Frank grill Alex about the $100 million that was invested in the ethanol project, since the Senator’s resigned and they have no support from the government anymore. Alex flashes back to a trip to D.C. we never saw, at which some Congressman tells him that corn is the big name in ethanol and sugar people don’t stand […]

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Dexter Gets HOT As Harry’s Tangled Web Unweaves

For a man who claims that he does not understand sex, our hero gets plenty of it in Episode 6 — aptly titled “Dex, Lies and Videotape.” Dex has been lying to Rita, having not told her that he took a road trip with his sexy sponsor. He’s been lying to Lila, not telling her what he is really addicted to. AND, he’s apparently been deluding himself by believing that the voyage into the darkness of his soul would not affect his facade.

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Goldilocks And The Three … Businessmen — A “Cane” Recap

Posted by Sarah It’s a little disorienting to find Alex in Little Havana. He and Santo go into one of those places that looks like the cantina in Mos Eisley from Star Wars, by which I mean that everyone in it looks like they’re up to no good. Alex approaches a guy and says, “I know who you are and I know what you do. I want you to perform a service for me.” We flash to a hospital bed, where Henry lies all beat to a pulp. Huh? 24 hours earlier, the International Rum Awards are being held at […]

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Dexter Comes Unglued, And So Do The Series Writers

At the end of episode 5 our hero is on his docked boat in the middle of the night using a UV light to find all the incriminating bloodstains so he can scrub them away, while somewhere above him a security camera is recording his every move. Are the writers really so dense that they don’t realize that Dexter is way smarter than that? OR, is his lapse of intelligence due to what happened to him earlier in the episode, when he began a journey of twisted self-exploration that ended with him confronting the man who helped kill his mother? […]

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“Men In Trees” Recap: No Man Is An Iceland.

I bench press my own body weight, plus another seventy-five pounds. I like to drink whiskey. And one of my favorite movies of all time is Fight Club. I thought I better offer that up prior to admitting that I watch a show called Men in Trees. Others must be watching it, since the show was picked up for its second season. But I venture a guess that most of them don’t have guy parts. Where are we at the start? Jack and the girl formerly of Family Ties have split. So because Lynn and her pregnant-with-some-other-guy’s-kid self have moved […]

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Dexter Episode 4: Secrets and Lila

One of the measures of a series’ success comes when it begins attracting stars in cameo roles. This season, we’ve already seen Keith Carradine as Special Agent Lundy. Now JoBeth Williams joins the cast as Rita’s surreptitiously toxic mom, who sizes up Dexter and says, “That man is hiding something.” He warms up to her when she tells him that if the Bay Harbor Butcher is only killing evil people, Miami ought to give him a medal. Some in the city, and a lot of the BHB’s victims, agree. Unfortunately, Lundy is not one of them, and as the hunt […]

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You “Cane” Always Get What You Want — A Recap

Posted by Sarah This episode could’ve been titled “Alex’s Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day.” That, or, “Someone Found Their Santana Collection and Decided to Play Every Song.” We start out in a meeting between Frank and Alex, which is normal enough until we start seeing it in green, and with the sound quality of a wiretap. Interesting. Cop-voiced cop comes into the room (there goes theory #1) and gives Alex back his gun, telling him it’s clean. Well, duh — you think Alex was going to have Quinonez shot with his own gun? The bad news is that a […]

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Dexter, Episode 3: Heading to the dark — and human — side?

Posted by Elaine B. Our hero, a.k.a. the “Bay Harbor Butcher,” now finds himself in hot water with the suddenly cold Rita. She can deal with her boyfriend’s role in her husband’s death but not with living with an addict. So, in what has to be the funniest moment this season, Dexter attends his first open meeting of NA, where, as people discuss their addiction, he contemplates the state of his knives and stock of duck tape. It’s all very boring until Lila, the dark and hot and vaguely gothic beauty a few rows in front of him, takes him […]

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There’s No “Cane” In “Cancer!” Oh, Wait — Yes, There Is … A Recap

Posted by Sarah Much as I’d like to put another Jimmy Smits picture up here, this episode really belongs to Pancho. It’s been promoted all week as “The episode you can’t miss,” and it lives up to its hype. Alex wakes up to find Isabel not in bed with him, but rather glaring at him from the chair by the window. She accuses him of keeping things from her, and confronts him with the gun she found in the safe. He lies through his teeth and says he’s not keeping anything from her. The gun’s just a nostalgic thing. Ri-i-ight. […]

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“Cane” You Feel The Love Tonight? — A Recap

Posted by Sarah We open with Alex telling Santo he’s got a new job for him, that requires less work and pays more money — he wants him to be his driver. “There’s no uniform — just a clean shirt, and a gun. And make sure you shave every day.” Cut to Henry, who’s having The Tall Guy-esque sex with a woman we don’t know yet. Then he asks her, “How much?” and she says, “$500,000.” She means that she’s an architect and that’s how much it’ll cost to build the new VIP room at his club and continue sleeping […]