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post #51 of 355
Astor really did suck in these last two episodes. So now that the kids are gone we can get to the stalk and kill of uber creepy roadkill disposal man. I loved his character moment as he listens to his self help CD at lunch. I swear I know that guy.
post #52 of 355
Yeah, the self help thing was a great touch.

I think Cody and Astor will be back with Dexter by the end of the season. And Dex won't let anything jeopardize his little family again, which means that Quinn is a dead man (Quinn combining those three sketches together was a chilling little moment in an otherwise pretty dull ep). I don't think it's the final season, so Deb won't find out the truth about Dexter this year.

Another prediction: this will be the most boring season ever if they don't Weller it up, and quick.
post #53 of 355
Oooo please make Weller be some sort of sleazy PI Quinn hires to investigate Dexter and instead of turning Dexter in blackmails him into killing bookies that Weller is in debt to.

Pleeeease?
post #54 of 355
Syd, you just made the series 1000 times better with that premise.
post #55 of 355
Usually by the third episode we have a general idea of where the season is headed, but this time? Nothing.

Boring way to start such a potentially exciting season.
post #56 of 355
Well we sort of do. It's Dexter vs. the Existential Crisis.
post #57 of 355
To be fair, we haven't seen episode 3 yet.

I enjoyed the excellent first episode, seeing Dexter dealing with loss. The second ep was more perfunctory to transition us (I assume) into the bulk of season, so it wasn't a favorite but I can live with it. As long as ep 3 isn't Dexter arguing with the kids grandparents for 20 minutes, we should be fine.
post #58 of 355
Season finale prediction: Quinn reveals the truth about Dexter to Deb. She's emotionally floored. After regaining composure, she agrees with him that her brother must be stopped. They both follow him to one of his kills and catch him red-handed (literally). He doesn't try to fight back or escape. He's actually relieved. Quinn cuffs Dexter and is about to call it in when Deb murders him in cold blood. Twist!
post #59 of 355
The last twenty minutes of Practically Perfect were quite good, and next week looks to be a blast.
post #60 of 355
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Originally Posted by Barry Woodward View Post
Season finale prediction: Quinn reveals the truth about Dexter to Deb. She's emotionally floored. After regaining composure, she agrees with him that her brother must be stopped. They both follow him to one of his kills and catch him red-handed (literally). He doesn't try to fight back or escape. He's actually relieved. Quinn cuffs Dexter and is about to call it in when Deb murders him in cold blood. Twist!
That's not at all in character for her.
post #61 of 355
Which is why it would be a shocking twist.
post #62 of 355
Ah, NOW this season is getting good. It's starting to go in interesting directions again.

That shot of the girl staring at Dexter from behind there creeped me the fuck out. Good stuff.
post #63 of 355
Now that's my Dexter.

And I'm starting to think that maybe, just maybe, there's some more to that self help guru. I just got this vibe.
post #64 of 355
Alright now thats interesting. Better figure out something for Quinn.
post #65 of 355
I knew Julia Stiles was in this season, but I'm glad I avoided finding out how. As long as she doesn't become a serial killer this should be an interesting new direction!
post #66 of 355
I must say that whoever decided NOT to include Julia Style's character in the "This season on Dexter" montage is brilliant. I'm excited for what this new character will mean for Dexter: will she think he's a shining knight who rescued her, or will she think he's just as bad as the man who imprisoned her? Will Dexter keep her around or try to be rid of her? Will she pursue him?

A love interest who knows about Dexter and what he does (and isn't a deranged pyromaniac) has so many possibilities that I'm actually a lot more excited for this season then I ever have been.

Oh, and that nanny is totally a baby killer.
post #67 of 355
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Oh, and that nanny is totally a baby killer.
Ha! I thought that too! Then I thought naw, this is a TV show so I'm just programmed to not trust anyone. Not even Mary Poppins!
post #68 of 355
Something's definitely up with her.
post #69 of 355
Especially Mary Poppins. I still suspect something is up with her. You got to keep an eye on them Irish.
post #70 of 355
Ooo, maybe she's related to Lila, the pale titty vampire?
post #71 of 355
Former IRA terrorist.
post #72 of 355
Eh, I'm more inclined to believe that the babysitter will end up noticing Dexter's strange disappearances and odd behavior, and somehow hook up with Quinn as he tries to be a half-assed version of Doakes.
post #73 of 355
Oh yes. I knew it. My boy stumbled onto something big.
post #74 of 355
Dexter meets Hostel.
post #75 of 355
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Dexter meets Hostel.
SOLD
post #76 of 355
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Especially Mary Poppins. I still suspect something is up with her. You got to keep an eye on them Irish.
My wife and I think she might be related to Lila somehow (sister or mother, maybe). The actresses look alike (sort of) and they're both from the same part of the world. Maybe Lila told her everything about Dex and when she disappeared, this lady enters Dex's life to exact revenge. I'm probably completely wrong, but she is definitely more than just a babysitter.
post #77 of 355
Dexter vs. a whole gang on serial killers, awesome!!!

But this tihng with Quinn is really slowing shit down.
post #78 of 355
Major ugh to Angel bursting in on Maria at the motel. Decent first scuzzy impression from Weller.
post #79 of 355
I love when they show that Dexter's bloodlust is stronger than his bullshit code. Hall killed it in that scene. He was so excited about this kill that he was practically panting. Very sloppy of him, his days are numbered. They've already had Dexter go "Fuck it" and knowingly go outside his code to kill.
post #80 of 355
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I love when they show that Dexter's bloodlust is stronger than his bullshit code. Hall killed it in that scene. He was so excited about this kill that he was practically panting. Very sloppy of him, his days are numbered. They've already had Dexter go "Fuck it" and knowingly go outside his code to kill.
Yeah the code has always been there just barely holding him back but it has held him back even when he was tempted(the security guard, doakes, julia stiles). The problem is now that real emotions are entering into the equation which are complicating his bloodlust. Giving it even more of a drive.
post #81 of 355
Glad to see the butcher from the funny-but-nobody-watched TBS sitcom 10 Items or Less get more work. The Julia Stiles character is becoming a bit annoying now.

Weller made the ep good (and he was in it for what, two minutes?). His character entrance caught me by surprise, took me looking twice to realize that was him sitting in the background with that great deflated/busted expression.

"What the fuck kind of name is Dexter?"
post #82 of 355
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His character entrance caught me by surprise, took me looking twice to realize that was him sitting in the background with that great deflated/busted expression.
I knew he'd be showing up at some point soon but the way he was introduced surprised me as well.

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"What the fuck kind of name is Dexter?"
I knew he was gonna say that right before the words came out of his mouth.

Quinn said the exact same thing to Trinity's daughter last season.

Anyway, this episode was ok...but there's definitely been a noticable drop off in quality since these new showrunners/writers joined.

It's hard to say exactly in some cases whether it's Dexter the character getting sloppier and more careless, or the writers themselves. Although I think explaining it all away on his character is far too easy an explanation.
post #83 of 355
I had to do a double take at Weller's introduction. Very nicely handled. And furthermore this episode confirmed that Quinn is indeed into some shady shit. Which will probably provide Dexter with the means and opportunity to get rid of him. The airport search scene was very nicely handled, too. And Hall just keeps kicking ass as always.
post #84 of 355
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I knew he was gonna say that right before the words came out of his mouth.

Quinn said the exact same thing to Trinity's daughter last season.
Nice catch!
post #85 of 355
What this ep reminded me of was how little we see Dexter doing police work anymore. To me, that's a part of the show --- and a side of his character --- that really hooks me. But it's been pushed aside. At least there was a little of that with the head and the tiparillo.

This season has grasped me the least of all of them. Seems to just be very similar ground we're going over.

The guy playing the dude under the bridge used to cheat off me in my sophomore English class in college.
post #86 of 355
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Major ugh to Angel bursting in on Maria at the motel. Decent first scuzzy impression from Weller.
Its like watching Degrassi High. Watching Dexter on an episode by episode basis, that shit really takes it out of you. The show works best when you can zoom by all the questionable stuff and get to the good bits.

Oh, and this post is just an excuse to post this link, Dexter the 80s version!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TsSHqVd724
post #87 of 355
Speaking of the 80's and Dexter, here's the recasting of the show I did over in the recast thread in Movie Miscellany, now with a few extra castings:

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From the producers of Miami Vice...who they can't bring to justice, he will.

Dexter (NBC, 1987-92)

James Remar as Dexter Morgan
Jennifer Rubin as Debra Morgan
Kim Griest as Rita Bennett (1987-91)
Pam Grier as Lt. Maria Laguerta
Reni Santoni as Angel Batista
Robert Davi as Harry Morgan
Gedde Watanabe as Vince Masuka
Dean Stockwell as FBI Special Agent Frank Lundy (1988-90)
Keith David as Sgt. James Doakes (1987-88)
Amanda Pays as Lila Tournay (1988-89)
William Zabka as Det. Joey Quinn (1989-92)
Edward James Olmos as Miguel Prado (1989-90)
Peter Boyle as Arthur Mitchell (1990-91)
Jill Schoelen as Lumen Pierce (1991-92)
post #88 of 355
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Originally Posted by Ali View Post
Its like watching Degrassi High. Watching Dexter on an episode by episode basis, that shit really takes it out of you. The show works best when you can zoom by all the questionable stuff and get to the good bits.

Oh, and this post is just an excuse to post this link, Dexter the 80s version!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TsSHqVd724
Lame.
post #89 of 355
Peter Weller was so fucking awesome in his one scene. The fact that he appears to be a sleazy private eye who supposedly borrows from Quentin Tarantino's wardrobe and is introduced downing a shot of a tequila after calling Quinn "STUD". That, and he SHAKES SALT INTO HIS MOUTH.

I'd buy that for a dollar, indeed.
post #90 of 355
Have to agree with everybody on Weller. The way he carried himself makes me feel that he could easily one-up Doakes to become the best non-killer foil (as far as we know, at least!) Dexter has ever had. TONS of potential here.

Hope they manage to keep him around for a good while. I want to learn all about his character before he meets the wrong end of a blade.
post #91 of 355
I disagree, nobody will ever one-up Erik King and his FUCK YOU, MORGAN. But yeah, they must keep Weller around, and I'm not just saying that because Robo is my most favoritest movie ever.

Weller is one of those actors with an innate coolness, and COLDness, that's so rare and awesome to watch (there's him, Henriksen of course, Ironside, maybe a few others). Not saying much I guess, but he was easily the best thing about that one season of 24.
post #92 of 355
Glad to see my reaction was normal:

"That extra getting busted in the background looks like Peter Weller!"

"Wow, he really looks like Peter Weller."

"Umm, that is Peter Weller. I hope he has more scenes, or his career is in worse shape than I'd have guessed."

That internal dialogue saved me from thinking about the Angel/LaGuerta scene in the foreground. That's how awesome Peter Weller is!
post #93 of 355
Yeah, anything that takes the mind away from the whole Batista/Laguerta soapy filler crap is a good thing (the "OMG is she having affair with the sleazy IA guy?" subplot was such desperate bullshit. IA guy's questioning her about her blowjob skills in the previous episode, was actually just part of an innocent job interview all along!)
post #94 of 355
anyone still watching this? last night was really solid, and finally the season arc seems to be coming together. this season has been aimless so far, but it's been a fun kind of aimless. the show had become too predictable. Lumen opening her eyes in Rita's bathtub was pretty creepy.
post #95 of 355
Dexter really should take a look at Hostel and cut the hamstrings of his victims so they can't run. This is not the first one to get away.
post #96 of 355
Best episode since John Lithgow starting calling everyone "cunt". I adore the Dexter/Lumen partnership.
post #97 of 355
Yeah im kind of in love with this new buddy cop killer team. Although sometihng really cool better come of the Quinn storyline.
post #98 of 355
all I can think about when seeing Stiles, is her jamming with console cowboys in cyberspace...
post #99 of 355
This episode was vintage Dexter. I don't have half the problems with this season that people seem to have and episodes like this one further cement my opinion.
post #100 of 355
Weller's rocking the shit with the few lines/scenes he's been given. Can't wait to see him play against Dexter.

And I love Dex's solution to his two body problem. So obvious yet so perfect!
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