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It would seem a ew of you watched a different episode han I did. @Brian Moser
Travis didnt know Harrison was in the House but he was there with him as Jamie coming in looking for his blanket is what forced Travis to hide, And secondly@ Steve Travis saw the pic of Harrison on the mantle in the apt after Jamie and Harrison left for school. Yeah lottsa holes in the story but if over thinking this is what you do thats cool. Jack Tripper lived in an apt with 2 fine women amd never got laid in Santa Monica in the 70's? Now thats suspending reality for sure. I personally cant wait till next season. Peace
Look, to all those whose have a problem with Matt's review, it may be best to just not swing by the review section, because this one was spot on. It's cool if you don't like your TV dissected and prefer simple viewing, but any half-way accurate analysis of this episode or season as a whole isn't going to be all sunshine and rainbows.
As a long-time love of Dexter but not of last season (I personally couldn't stand Lumen/Julia Stiles), I had such hope for this season and, now that the dust is settled I just feel taken for a ride. You're completely right in saying that, with hindsight this now feels like the whole season was basically prolonged filler to get to the reveal and subsequent set up for next season.
For a show that, when on form, has been really smartly and suspensefully written, the disparity with this season was astonishing and so apparent from the start. Set ups were convoluted, characters inconsistent and reveals to pre-emptively, well.. revealing. I also got pr
I think the big complaint of the reviewer and the people finding plot holes is not that the lot holes are there, but that they are suddenly there. In comparison to earlier seasons that did a great job of covering every angle, or to a show like Homeland that just covers every single angle, this season, although entertaining, left a lot of things happen without every tying them up. It just wasn't as careful in seasons past.
I agree with Harry, change the reviewer already. season 5 a 'letdown'? just one word from a nobody that dismisses so much work of so many tallented people, he is not suited to review this show.
The only reason I watch this show is to look at Jamie...
God, she's so hawt!!!!!
And Dexter is getting super sloppy... even I would be a better serial killer. And I would't even halm a fry..... (South Park reference, for those who get it).
If I hear; "they're not blood related, it's not incest" one more time, I think I'll be sick. Dexter and Debra were raised as siblings for well over 37 years. Regardless of the fact that they're adopted siblings, it's still incest! There is a biological and non-biological standard here.
What if - for example - Quinn and Debra found out they were half-siblings after a year of being together, but they pursued the relationship? Keep in mind that they didn't grow up together. They've only known each other for 3 years. Is it still wrong to pursue it even though they're blood related, but didn't grow up together as siblings?
Lol @ the reviewer. Steve actually makes a good point. Also, you can't review every detail of the show like it is a real life. If it was, Dexter would be dead or caught by season one. One more thing..Your review = EWWWWWW!!!
I am baffled by the people saying that it wouldn't be incest because Dex and Deb are not blood related. Do you people not have siblings? Or even cousins? Dex was adopted as a baby. I don't even think Deb was born yet. She has always and only known him as a brother. Blood is irrelevant. Maybe if Dex was adopted at an older age, their could be an argument for it. Whether you like this adopted sibling love as a storyline or not, I'm sure even the writers intended it to be a little creepy...
p.s. u still suck at reviewing. big time. u think u can write this show better than the writers who get paid and know more about the show than u. go for it. funny how the reviewer on this wack site hate being told how to do their biase bs reviews yet they spend whole season basically trying to say they could do a better job writing these shows. u suck. this season was done well. the twists were great if u werent a geek that went out of your way too figure out every plot hole or twist ahead. u viewers are WAY too spoiled. i enjoyed every episode and was shocked when i found out gellar was dead and deb had feelings for dex which is a step forwrd for this show. its a smart and bold approach before she finds out the big truth and made that last moment 20 times more shocking. get new reviewers next season. u guys need new jobs. maybe u can write ur own show and we can review it for every detail and plot hole. assholes.
I don't think Deb is actually in love with Dexter. I think her therapist convinced she was and Deb got caught into the idea, thinking it was the only rational explanation.
Well, the biggest thing that separated the series from the novels that it is based on is the fact that Deb does know what Dexter is after Darkly Dreaming Dexter and she teeters between what she has to do and the fact that she has to protect her brother. The novel plays that dynamic well, I think. My question is how are the show runners going to play with that situation?
My prediction -
Deb is cool with it. It will take awhile for her to figure it out, and she will be pissed, wouldn't you be after all these years of you chasing Ice Truck Killer, Bay Harbor Butcher, Trinity, Slicer (or whatever the guy was called), Jordan Chase, DDK, and it turns out Dexter has killed them and has hidden it from her. But three reasons she doesn't turn him in.
1) It would make her and her department look terrible. Career suicide and mass panic amongst the Miami public.
2) Harrison. She is not going to mess up his life.
3) Harry's Code. Let's remember that Harry is the one who sent Dexter on this path, as a way of vigilante justice. And we already saw in season 5 that Deb let Lumen and Dexter go because she agreed with them - she just didn't want to see them because she knew she would have to arrest them. Why? Because that is what a good police officer would do? No, because that is what Harry would do. She always wanted his approval by doing everything
Given that Travis didn't know Harrison was Dexter's son until AFTER Jamie and the little guy were gone might be the reason he didn't take him. Are we forgetting that he had just walked into the apartment, had some Cherios when Jamie stepped in and then left immediately? Why is there such a need to overanalyze every detail of Dexter and look for any possible flaw instead of appreciating some of the best television we have seen since the Sopranos?
An absolutely bang on review. After building such a believable and refreshing relationship over five seasons, Deb's sudden lust for Dexter is so cheap and such a betrayal to the audience. If the writers seriously thought this is the only way to have Deb find out about Dexter without throwing him behind bars immediately, they don't have faith in their own work.
you're like an incredibly, ridiculously biased reviewer.
Season 6 was a rambling mess. Not that it didn't have some good points, but the whole Deb/Dex thing was ridiculous.
With the ending of season 6, they've got a good stage set, but a lot of ground to make up.
Honestly, this episode was a let down. The promo built up so much suspense, only to have the last 15 minutes - sorry, the entire 51 minutes - to be horrible.
Honestly, if Dexter were smart, he would have told the truth about him being in the Rain of Fire. Why might he have been chosen? Because he saved Deb's life destroying his other plan. Why his face was there on the painting? He WAS the point being made in the rain of fire.
Honestly, last season, Dexter called the police to find Astor and her friend (Olivia), so why on Earth didn't call the police to put out an APB on his 2 year old son? THAT IS NOT DEXTER! Dexter loves his son. I honestly cannot comprehend what may have happen if Dexter was too late. An excuse for taking Harrison that could have been used was that Dexter foiled two plans of his, so he took his son. Furthermore, the fact that Debra had to find out that he has killed Travis by walking into the church is even more ridiculous!
Not to mention the fact that Debra ha
Think before you review.
First point. Travis didnt know anything about dexter.
That sound he heard was the them leaving, sees the photo, then
knows he has a son.
Remember he went to the apartment to find out what god wanted him
to do, not grab whomever he sees without reason.
She did not have to find out like this because she loved him. That is so wack. Like you said their relationship is one of the best parts of the show & the writers basically said who cares. I would have much rather her track him down cop style rather than oh let me go back to one of the crime scenes. Travis not getting them in apartment makes since because he didn't realize she was leaving for sure so he was cautious. I feel like many people have been wrong on this season. I feel like they all start with promise then it get slow like last season & started to pickup. I really enjoyed the Nebraska episode unlike most. Then it went nowhere. I was very upset because they had a chance with this last two episodes to finish strong & failed. Dexter escaping the fire in the water. Complete bull ending. Lame duck cliff hanger. Last episode terrible. Saw Deb coming. Him getting Harrison in the span of such a quick phone call I just lost interest after that because that is not possible.
@Brian Moser: That isn't correct. Harrison WAS home at the time. Jaime was looking for his toy, went into his room to say it was time to go, remember?
I'm glad Deb finally found out but that's about all I'm glad of. This season was a mess, so many pointless storylines, Louis, Quin and Batista, Laquerta... And why did the writers have to make Deb in love with Dexter wtf? I never thought
2 things. Travis was not a foot away from Harri/on because Harrison was not home--he was at school already. I know there were other loop holes but this was not one. Secondly, the discovery wasn't "marred" by love, because whether it's creepy or not, that's what makes the discovery of Dexter that more compelling and intriguing for next season. Overall I thought the season, albeit very uneven, had enough high points to balance out the low (kinda like the dark and light concept!). Also, I know season 4 was amazing but you simply can't do that kind of ending every season because once it's been done, it's not shocking anymore. I think people disliked seasons 6, because it lacked a lot of Dexter kills but I think the season was more about Deb's development.
Besides all the critics that have been made to this season of Dexter, I think it was good all de Dark-Light storyline, because it revealed another side of Dexter. I liked his connection to his son too.
There was only one thing that has shocked me in this season was The debexter storyline. I still don t know if I like them together or not. Truly it is not actually incest and I would like to see them both together.
This season finale has deeply gave me some thoughts. I think that Deb seeing Dexter killing Travis was a good purpose to watch the next season, and lets be honest, and can t wait for it.
For the next season , I hope the writers can deal with all the DEB-SEEING-DEXTER-KILLING - in my opinion it will be hard.
I think that was a bit disappointing understanding that season 6 was like a huge promo for season 7 , but if the writers truly dedicate for the next season: SEASON 7 CAN BE THE BEST SEASON THIS SERIES HAVE EVER SEEN ( lets just see if it s possible). I hope so ,
It was a predictable ending and the only real way it could end. To everyone saying it was a shock ending, it wasn't. It has been the ending on the cards since the first season, and seeing as we know Season 8 is the last season, it had to happen either this time or next. So all it means is that Deb and Dexter have to somehow get through two seasons of it, as he won't kill her. And seeing as Deb has just been given positive feedback by LaGuerta, it's almost certain she will help him in everything seeing as she loves him oh so much.
If you want a shock ending, look to Season 4. Tell me you saw any of that coming, starting with "Hello, Dexter Morgan" in episode 11 (my jaw dropped) and then Harrison crying in a pool or Rita's blood. THAT is how to give a shock ending.
The amount of logic defying moments in this episode were unbelievable! When the season started it looked so promising. I will stand by what I said about the very intriguing world ending theme and just because I love Dexter, the show I would also go on to say that the Gellar twist did sort of work for me but this finale (except the last scene, not Deb going to the church to tell Dexter she's in love with him, that's gross, she seeing him stab Travis) was very disappointing. I do of course look forward to the next season.
I hope the writers realize that the Deb and Dex love angle is just not fun to watch. And seriously Jamie! Doesn't she have anything to do!
The Louis twist I'm sure will be awesome! I hope!
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