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@RealDiehl Travis took the yacht out of the marina, its in a completely different location now.
It's so funny, the reviewer thinks he knows what kind of plot would be better for the show. Don't forget - there is a reason you're just a reviewer, and a poor one.
Dexter might have himself a little problem. He called the police to the Marina. The same marina whose video surveillance system he himself just used the previous night. It only stands to reason that the police are going to want to look at the surveillance videos, it's standard operating procedure. If you ask me, Louis is probably the one they'll have looking at the video logs. If he recognizes Dexter, then Dexter is gonna (insert Cuban accent here) "have some splainin' to do" (end Cuban accent).
The question is... Will Louis tell the rest of the squad about it? Or, will Louis take a page out of Dexter's book and confront Dexter himself? Possible blackmail scenario? Maybe...
But hey, this is the magical world of TV, so chances are the marina security videos will not be included in the investigation which will inevitably lead to someone commenting next week on how unrealistic the whole thing is because said surveillance video was not referenced.
Regardless of how thi
Jill- that would be an amazing twist! Good thinking!
I don't know if I would have figured out the Geller twist had I not read about it online.
As a whole, this season has been pretty slow- Dexter has only killed, what, 4 people or so?- but there's a lot of potential for these last few episodes.
Good episode. Looks like Travis finally decided which side he's on. Between the gas thing, Batista getting hit in the head and Louis continuing to creep me out, I'd say the final two episodes can be really good.
I loved the scene with Louis asking Dexter for opinion about the game. Dexter was so serious here. He is very sensitive about who he is but this was different than his usual line of questions: "am I evil?", "can I ever stop killing?", "do I have to be alone?", "can someone handle the truth about me?". This time it was more like: "I didn't choose this, and it's not fun".
Deb is really interesting this season. @Dexter Idolizer - yes, I wouldn't be surprised if the therapist read something more in the lines of Deb's feelings for Dex. I wouldn't even be surprised if there really was something there. The way she talks about him is very significant. Didn't the creators say before the season started that we will focus more on Dex/Deb relationship this year? I guess the plan was
Finally, an episode this season that left me feeling anxious over what will happen next week. With any luck, only LaGuerta will be left in the building when the poison gas goes off. She's awful!
I think there is going to be a big twist with Louis. That whole search engine that he recommeneded to Dexter - I think that's his program and he tracks everything that Dexter does on that computer. They make it a point to show the screen that says "Eliot" every time Dex searches for something. Not sure if he's FBI or just some kook, I guess we'll see. But there is definitely something there.
Donnie: I like your hypothesis about where the Louis storyline could go. Intriguing and logical. I doubt Louis will be around that long, but who knows? At least we know they won't follow the books in revealing Dexter's Dark Passenger to be an actual demon.
Ho hum.. boring again. The writers are getting desperate to try to show Dexter battling his good and bad "passengers" with Harry. Harry might as well take over the show - call it "Harry, used to be Dexter".
So lets see how this seasons plot is different from ALL the other seasons:
1. Dexter is a serial killer who is "likeable" - well, that's the same.
2. Dexter is in danger of having his secret revealed - well, that's the same.
3. Dexter is battling another serial killer who is not likeable - well, first season didn't have that plot line, but other then that.. every season since - same old, same old.
4. His sister almost figures out that he's a serial killer - well, that's the same.
5. Someone in the homicide bureau is twigging to his little hobby - well, that's the same.
6. He battles the other serial killer - well, that's the same.
7. He wins. Bet that's gonna be the same.
All the other luggage the writers are dragging in is to distract the viewer from the fact that th
I find the Louis thing very random because the only reason Louis even knows Dexter is because coincidentally the two interns before him were fired. That is just way too coincidental.
The only way I can see the storyline working is if they reveal that he plotted to get the female intern fired by telling her he would give her a lot of money if she stole the ITK's hand. Also, that he drugged the first intern so he would pass out on the job... It's the only way this show stops relying on coincidences and starts actually writing a coherent story!
Interesting episode. Batista should be a good storyline for the remainder of the season, but what really intrigues me is Louis. I was surprised you didn't make a mention of him in your review. I have a strong feeling that he is going to play an important role in the future and the seeds of discontent are just being sown now. What I really enjoy about the Louis angle is that there are subtle and deliberate scenes that hint at his knowledge of Dexter's dark passenger and past. I'll be curious to see how all of that plays out, but as a wild and crazy series finale guess for way down the road I am predicting that Louis becomes the new Dexter 2.0 by putting Dexter on the his table at the end of the series then taking Dexter's job as a blood spatter analyst in Miami Metro. Crazy, out of leftfield perdiction, but I'm just throwing it out there. Louis makes me nervous for Dexter because he won't even see it coming...like most of Dexter's victims.
I knew that this episode would open up in a good way leading to the finale. I think this was an exceptional pick-up from the past few episodes.
LaGuerta is just becoming pointless to me. Batista needs more screen time. Quinn needs to grow up. Masuka needs more investment.
As far as Deb's therapy goes, does anyone else foresee her therapist insinuating that Debra has trouble with men in the past, cos she's really in love with her brother? Not that I'm promoting incest relationships, but it seems to be where it's going in my opinion. The way she's been talking about Dexter seems as though the therapist will take it out of code. They always do.
With Dexter, I'm glad he snapped at Harry. Harry has always had bad calls. Not that he has never had bad ones, but he can be really terrible at times. I'm glad however that Dexter finally listened and called the cops. Travis has taken it too far and it's time for Dexter to let someone else in on this. He should have along time ago.
There was a wink of dialogue where Deb questioned around Dexter how her sister didn't know and she legitimately believed Travis to be a really good person. I thought this episode was pretty good compared to the rest of the season. You're a little too harsh though. Dexter has always had minor problems. People complained about Rita incessantly before if you recall, yet people have nothing but admiration for Season 4 despite the fact that she was in it, despite the fact it had Batista/LaGuerta crap, and so forth.
Also, to Alex, if he's fragile with multiple personalities, the dominant Gellar one would've taken over for the moment and safely resolved the situation to put him in a circumstance where he could have the moment to sort through the mental revelation. It's like going into fight-or-flight mode then only thinking about what's happened once the situation is done.
This episode was just so all over the place. If I understand correctly, Travis had multiple identities. One of them was cold, conniving, murderous, violent and manifested as the deceased Professor Gellar trying to bring about the end of the world. The other was poor old Travis who was "too weak" to kill someone and more importantly had too much doubts of Professor Gellar's prophecy. But in this episode, the second Travis turned a whole 180 in character.
I understand that he was affected by the reveal that Gellar was dead, but how did this remove the doubts he had in the first place? And how did this make him hate Dexter, the very man he plotted to take down Gellar with? I understand he's crazy, but are we just supposed to go along with it? The Travis we've got to know would have broke down in tears and started smashing tables while Dexter tried to explain he killed Gellar. Instead, he locked Dexter up... but why? He still hadn't had that conversation with "dead Gellar" and he still
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