Dexter, "Make Your Own Kind of Music" Review: The Way, Way Back

Dexter S0809: "Make Your Own Kind of Music"

Everybody on this show is really interested in going back in time. Not, like, DeLorean-style—it's more like most of these characters want to revisit their past lives. Maybe they're looking to escape a relationship or city they're no longer interested in to reconnect with old flames, or hoping to make amends for past mistakes. But to move on, they want to go backward. 

This isn't an abnormal vibe to get from a series at the tail-end of its run; an easy way to do closure on TV is to show that characters' lives are continuing, but that they're somehow changed. And the Dexter gang seems desperate for change. Unfortunately, unless the final three episodes of the series are going to be as boring as this season's most boring moments, that change isn't going to be what Dexter, Deb, Hannah and the rest actually want. 

"Make Your Own Kind of Music" isn't the episode I thought we'd see after the end of last week's "Are We There Yet?". By this point, my pontificating about where this season is headed is embarrassingly off, but after making it seem like Vogel was directly involved in the brain surgeon murders, the show did a lot of legwork to throw us off the scent. In fact, Dexter himself barely considered that Vogel could've killed Zach. I'd write about how dense Dexter could be, but A.) It's been eight years, he ain't changing, and B.) Did you see that pink dress Hannah was wearing? I'd be distracted, too.


Although Zach's killer was on Dexter's mind, his lovey-dovey haze dominated much of the proceedings this week. Once he discovered that Deb's prying had brought a U.S. Marshal to town, Dexter and Hannah did their damnedest to slip the feds and start planning their new life together. Whenever the world starts crashing down on Dexter, he often considers making a run for it, and it's always B.S. It's probably B.S. this time, too, but by now, I'm almost convinced that Dexter's creative team thinks he deserves a happy ending with the woman he apparently loves. Argentina's on the docket, there's money in the bank, and even Harrison wants the three of them to be a family. And what's more, it doesn't seem like their big obstacles are even that difficult to overcome. If Vogel and/or her newfound son are the ultimate villains of the season, that's not much for a couple of pros.


Meanwhile, Deb spent another episode thinking about moving on from all the recent drama... by running back to the awful job that brought her to such a dark place. But unlike Dexter, Deb seemed as if she was a little more clear-headed about her conflicted feelings. She knows that returning to the force is probably stupid, and that she'll almost immediately be miserable, but she's also miserable in her current state, so maybe it's worth it (it's probably not worth it). Making matters worse is the possibility of a rekindled relationship with Quinn, who also appears to be hoping he can turn back the clock to a happier time. The chemistry between Deb and Quinn (and between Jennifer Carpenter and Desmond Harrington) is kind of weird, but honestly, I don't hate it. While I pity my poor domestic goddess Jamie, if Dexter is going to give Quinn something to do in the final few episodes, it might as well be this. 


Even Vogel got in on the backwards-looking action. Whether it's yet another misdirect or just part of some slightly different, long-simmering story about just how evil Vogel really is, it seems as though her long-lost son killed Cassie and now it's time for the two of them to reconnect. The reason Vogel's been interested in Dexter is that he shows more empathy than any of the sociopaths she's studied; her son, we're told, is the exact opposite. But when you want things to be like they were before, only better, you bury your head in the sand. Like Dexter and Hannah, and even like Quinn, that seems to be what Vogel did here. 

it's all well and good, but I'm wondering: Should we really care? Dexter has already done this a couple of times this season, building up moments where it seems like everybody's content, or where happiness is right around the corner, only for those best-laid plans to get blown up. Sure, that's all TV in some regard, but doesn't it feel like that's all that has been going on?

Even if you're a big fan of the Dexter-Hannah relationship, we know they aren't getting out, and it's not like they deserve to be happy anyway. We know that something awful is going to happen to Deb, and we know that Quinn is still a moron. The Vogel family reunion wasn't nearly as compelling as it could have been, mostly because Darri Ingolfsson didn't have much to play with in this episode, and it's hard to care about the relationship between Vogel and her son when the show has lost the thread with Vogel and her metaphorical son Dexter.


Ultimately, what's weird about this season is that amid all the starts and stops, it just keeps building, only I have no clue to where or to what it's building to. I could guess, but that's gone very poorly thus far, and it's not even like there's mystery in the air. I've never experienced a final season that's so weirdly paced, simultaneously content to wait out the clock and to throw a slew of half-baked but interesting ideas at the audience. It's not even frustrating, it's mostly fascinating, or something.



EXCESS BLOOD SPLATTER

– Even Batista was hoping to relive the past, noting that Deb coming back means the family is back together. Literally the worst family, though.

– This was the episode where I realized that the story with Masuka's daughter is probably over. What an arc that was! She doesn't know who Deb is, the hilarity! 

– You don't hire Kenny Johnson to do one episode; the Marshal sticks around.

– Dexter's taking a week off for Labor Day. See you on September 8!


How are you feeling about the show going into the season's final episodes? 

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Sep 09, 2013
Dexter took the whole season off. The stench is nauseating.
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Sep 01, 2013
Excellent summary of the crap that is this year's Dexter on TWOP.

Best line: " the writers don't know what the **** they are doing".

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo true.

Only 3 more - YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sep 03, 2013
shame they took the week off, just one more week more to wait (suffer?) until this thing wraps!
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Sep 01, 2013
I can't stand Hannah! She poisoned and tried to kill Debra, and she killed the reporter Debra was dating (not to mention all of other people she killed before going to prison). I also thought it was a bit self-serving and disingenuous for the writers to have Dexter's son suddenly say that he wished Hannah was his mommy. Come on! The kid played with her once, last year for like five minutes. He was like two years old. I would be surprised that he even remembered her let alone wanting her to be his mommy. And then, of all the people and places in the world, Dexter has Hannah stay with Deb, where they bond over a home-cooked meal prepared by Hannah! I think the writers are trying too hard to make us like Hannah, but if poor sweet Rita didn't deserve a happy ending, Hannah definitely does not. I was really hoping Dexter would come home and find Hannah's head cut open like Zach's, but I guess there's always next week.
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Sep 01, 2013
All true.

The writers are idiots. Ignore them.

This show can't end soon enough.

find Hannah's head cut open like Zach's,

Wouldn't that have been nice!
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Aug 31, 2013
I really dont get why Dexter insists on killing Vogels son. Feels really harsh even for him. Scenes where Dexter was following Vogels son seemed particularly stupid and clumsy. Deb and Quin scenes felt really forced and boring as well.
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Sep 01, 2013
See above. The writers are idiots.
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Aug 31, 2013
I think he will be a huge threat to Deb and practically everyone Dexter cars about. This guy seems like a born malevolent - sadistic type of psychopath .
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Aug 31, 2013
The season started off fine with Dexter finding out Vogel knew his secret and she was the force behind Harry's code. I thought this season would be better played with Dexter being more retrospective about how he came to be the way he is. I was hoping he would not fall under Vogel's spell and reject her diagnosis of him as a killer deluding himself that he really cares about people. I also thought Dexter would be talking to Harry a whole lot more. It hasn't turned out that way, but I am glad Hannah is back, if they go out, it should be together.
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Aug 30, 2013
Just got around to watching the ep. last night. Pretty bland to say the least. Love how Dexter's age progression program confirms Oliver is Vogel's son. LOL. Why can't the real police figure stuff out so easily? All the Missing Persons cases would be cleared up in a week, just need Dexter and his Miami Metro software and voila!
Really seems like everyone has mailed it in, not only the writing but the acting as well. Still feel absolutely ZERO chance that Dexter is in danger, sure they could off him in the end but the way in which these lousy writers are going I'm pretty much expecting a happy ending for all.
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Sep 01, 2013
Yup. Can't believe they're the same group of writers from season one.

I guess success buys a lot of drugs, or alochol, or whatever. They suck.
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Sep 03, 2013
ACtually I think the writers and the show runner have changed since S4. The dropoff in quality is appalling really.
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Aug 29, 2013
Too many missed opportunities - no cohesion between episodes, no synergy. It feels like every episode was written by a different writer (for example, I feel 'Make Your Kind of Music' was written by the same guy responsible for season 6).

And the dialogues... oh my. So bland, so cliched, no dynamics, no emotions, not compelling or exciting at all.

This last season of Dexter seemed like it was going to spectacular places at times, but the next second they just presented a clean slate.

Not impressed.
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Sep 01, 2013
They examine on TWOP exactly how many storylines have been brought up and dropped. It's hilarious.

And the reason? The writers are idiots.
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Aug 29, 2013

My current theory is they are leading us to believe that Dexter doesn’t have a clue that Vogel is playing him. However, the huge twist at the end of the season/series will be that Dexter does know and has been playing her all along. I believe the “attack” that Vogel and her son will wage on Hannah to hurt Dexter will ultimately be a trap set by Dexter to kill them both before he and Hannah run off to Argentina together. Any one agree?

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Aug 28, 2013
What the hell ? How can we still look for a brain surgeon ? Didn't they sold us the brain surgeon as the guy Dexter's killed in episode 5? The guy who had a foot fetish ? Damn, I'm lost !
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Sep 01, 2013
You're not lost. The writers are idiots.
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Aug 30, 2013
That guy was pretty clearly NOT the brain surgeon, yes they did try to spin it that way but it's been pretty clear Vogel was the Big BAd.
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Aug 28, 2013
I am a bit dissapointed but still loving it. I just hope they go out with a bang not a whimper like Weeds did. I will never forgive Weeds the final crappy season.
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Aug 28, 2013
Don't know what I love more, this show or the haters?
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Aug 28, 2013
oh I have it clear that I like the show better LOL so it must be because I am not a hater! I think that fellow big hater will have a really bad time when this is over, probably move to hate a different show just to fill the void :I)
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Aug 28, 2013
Oh they have other shows already, you can find said haters/trolls names on other show reviews saying the same (Insert I hate comment here) shit on different forums even on YouTube, but they word it differently. And they will say the same kind of shit about other shows, and practically use the same wording. Some of the been writing shit on long running shows like "I have watched this show since it started 5 seasons ago, every episode sucks and I don't know why you people watch this shit, well stupid shows for stupid people" Ughh I swear I once saw a comment that went "I don't know why u people watch this crap, it says its a drama but it isn't at all. Why r. U watching this bullshit when you can watch real drama on shows like Big Brother and Survivor, which has heroes and villains and is real drama, like who likes who, who is backstabbing who and who will get eliminated its really suspenseful and u don't know what will happen"
I really wish I was kidding but I am not, one response I wrote was "Suspensful and you don't know what will happen.? Well jackass after jackass leave the show and at the end some jackass wins, oh know did I just spoil it for you?" Lol
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Aug 28, 2013
I'm disappointed in the quality of the show compared to the early seasons, but I'm still watching because I want to see how they decide to tie it up. Or wrap it up (in plastic, of course).
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Aug 28, 2013
LOL in plastic :-D I'm not as disappointed as you are, for what I can see, but I can understand disappointment. Hate is a different thing :)
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Aug 29, 2013
Well, he does have some of the basics with the "no feeling" or he DID have that. He also exhibited the serial killer start-ups of torturing and/or killing animals. Unfortunately, there isn't really a diagnosis for Dex, because the writer's have made him fiction. As they probably should, for at least SOME empathy or whatever.
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Aug 28, 2013
oh! background in psychology? Tell me more! I fear some stuff is bad from that point of view, but I don't know much myself... what is Dexter, from that point of view, if not a psycopath?
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Aug 28, 2013
I couldn't agree more. I definitely don't hate it. It is strange based on my background in psychology (some of the psychology is BAD) and then reading the books, I had to just let go of the fact they weren't going to get some things right. But these haters that troll around... it is getting silly. I don't argue, because you know what they say about arguing with people on the internet...
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Aug 28, 2013
Dude, the haters are insane!!! I mean, they spew such vitriol about something that isn't really great, but WOW.
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Aug 28, 2013
You're really missing some good comments (site ain't graphically great, but hey) at somethingawful . com. Look for this thread and the latest comments from smart people:

Dexter: I hate Dexter from every angle you can hate, both the show and the person
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Aug 28, 2013
That reminded me of some of the worst writing on this show. The scene where Angel and them were at the crime scene first, but DIDN'T actually go into the house for some reason. Dexter went in first and saw that painting, and destroyed the face with a hammer. Ugh, that was so fucking bad.
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Aug 28, 2013
Look, I'm not saying this show is awesome anymore, but this is just ridiculous.
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Aug 30, 2013
The problem is the show definitely USED to be AWESOME. One of the best if not THE best shows on TV up through Season 4. Since it's been fair at best. Show has had it's moments since but comparing it to the show of S1-4 and you'd think you were watching two different series!
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Aug 30, 2013
I couldn't agree more. My comment on what is ridiculous is the hater trolls. Seriously.
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Aug 28, 2013
Oh god, that photoshop "age 30 years" scene was PAINFUL
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Aug 28, 2013
let's just say im glad the series is coming to an end
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Aug 28, 2013
Amen.
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Aug 28, 2013
Dexter tells Hannah to lay low and be discreet because the marshal is looking for her and then she puts on that pink dress before going out. Yeah, this way she'll certainly mingle and go unnoticed in a crowd.
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Aug 27, 2013
-Anyone else see Deb and Hannah replacing 2 Broke Girls haha. Them two as roommates, instead of a former heiress it's a former killer who's has no where to go but to live with someone the complete opposite of her lol.

-As far as the episode, Dexter just seems to be getting a lot dumber, I mean I feel like I'm watching a character in a scary movie make all the awful decisions, like his moves right after talking to a US Marshall is to call then go pick up Hannah and driver her around. He's doesn't seem even half as careful as he used to be.
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Aug 30, 2013
the 2 broke girls analogy was so damn funny.... I was laughing a lot after watch those two eating a salad...
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Aug 30, 2013
Agree except for 1/2 as careful....He isn't even 1/100th as careful! The worst part is despite his complete lack of care, there is zero worry he's going to get caught. That isn't even an option the last couple of seasons
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Aug 27, 2013
How funny was it for deb n Hannah together at dinner
Vogel killed Harry vogel n her son will die no way they kill dexter if trinity didn't then these 2 shouldn't
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Aug 27, 2013
Hannah n Dexter n Harrison should make it together why would Harrison keep asking for her If they weren't gonna keep her alive. I don't want it to end
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Aug 27, 2013
All u people who complain why are u still watching its because u are hooked now just enjoy last 3 shows
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Aug 27, 2013
Oh man I am so happy this episode played out the way it did, cuz that means I get to say what I had hoped I could say this whole season. To all of you people who repeatedly said "It's so obvious that Vogel is the Brain Surgeon and this show sucks cuz of how predictable it is" you can SUCK IT! Now while my theory about what was going on was wrong as well, I had hoped that Vogel secretly had her own small army of Code Killers that were completely loyal to her and were the ones doing the killing, after all if you want someone dead the best way to do it is to get someone else do it for you. Someone who was completely loyal to you enough that the wouldn't mention your name if they got caught. That would have made Vogel the most dangerous villain that Dexter would go up against, as Hannah said the name Dexter could give Vogel would be "The Master Manipulator" Although the way the last episode went she might shape up to earn that title after all.

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Aug 30, 2013
At the end of the day Vogel is still the Big Bad. I've thought since the beginning she was BEHIND the brain surgeon, not the BS herself. Too implausible, even for Dexter standards, an old lady roughing up or subduing younger men and women..No way.
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Sep 06, 2013
Well yes thats what I was thoughtt too, no way she could take down someone, but she could be the distraction, a little old British women knocks on your door with a "Bloody cell phone won't work, may i use yours?" comment, she is as non threatening as it gets, and while she "wanits" for help the Brain Surgeon sneaks in and does the job
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Aug 27, 2013
"after all if you want someone dead the best way to do it is to get someone else do it for you"

There's a word for that...coward...I call them fucking cowards. Be a man/woman and do it yourself,don't hide behind others.


Show still sucks,even if Vogel ain't the killer...so SUCK IT back at you?
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Aug 29, 2013
Wow u really missed my point there pal, first my whole "Suck it!" comment referred only to those who have commented on hating the season specifically because they thought It was obvious Vogel being the Surgeon, and that reason ONLY and were wrong. For any other reason u or anyone else thinks the season/show sucks that's your own opinion and u are fully entitled to it.

Second: that quote about getting someone else to do it for you, the actual quote is: "The best way to get rid of an enemy, is to get someone else to do it for you" It's from another tv show and I was curious to see if anyone caught it, but mostly its cuz it applies here.

Third, since when do MOST serial killers, or killers in general really care about being cowards or not? Sure some do their killing up and close but that's cuz they are psychopaths and don't give a shit, so does that make them "Brave killers?" As for the rest for example, anyone who kills an innocent with a gun is a coward, after all anyone can pull a trigger be it in a drive by, the biggest cowardly way of doing it, or doing it right in front of the victim. ANY way they do it makes them a coward, any way a killer uses a weapon against an unarmed person is a coward cuz they don't give the person a fighting chance. And whether they do it themselves or have someone else do it no matter what they are cowards.

The other point u missed was about Vogel, she ain't exactly the over powering type, she is as I said the manipulative type. Look what she had Dexter do to the faux brain surgeon guy, if Dex had gotten caught he wouldn't have said anything about Vogel or Debs involvement because he in his own words felt like "He had found a new family member" and was completely loyal to her. THAT was the point I was trying to make about her being the most dangerous villain. If anyone is a coward or not is completely irrelevant because we are talking about murder,m which any way you put it, be it done afar with a gun, or up close surprising the victim IS cowardice. So to be a "Master Manipulator" like Vogel and get someone else to do it for you there would be NO forensic evidence, it could provide u with an alibi, and even if the killer tried to rat, who would people believe, the highly respected and middle aged Dr?, or some psychopathic shit like the Foot fetish killer, or even if Saxon wasn't her son did u see the blown up pic of his driver licence?


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Aug 28, 2013
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Aug 27, 2013
You were distracted by Hannah in that dress? All I could think was, "Really? Is there not a drugstore that sells hair dye? Some less conspicuous clothing?" I mean, don't get me wrong, she's hot, and etc., but really, I try to be less obvious when I am on the run for murder.
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Aug 27, 2013
She was going for reverse psychology. ;)
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Aug 27, 2013
What a joke. One of the best shows in television has 62 comments (Newsroom of course) and this piece of garbage has over a hundred. Okay, that's true, it's because so many wonderful folks hate the steaming pile of **** that this show is now, so I'll give you that.
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Aug 30, 2013
Well as you said, a lot of the comments aren't exactly complimentary... Also Dexter still has a large viewer base, remember the show USED to be GREAT! It's truly sad to see what it's become..
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Aug 28, 2013
Not everyone likes Newsroom, or has HBO. I'm not really a big fan of it. I'm not saying that it isn't better than Dexter, or anything like that, but tastes in shows is subjective. That, and this is the final season of Dexter. Of course people will comment. Besides, comparing the two, it isn't really practical.
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Aug 27, 2013
Teen Wolf gets has gotten over 900 comments an episode, lol and many episode get atleast 300+
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Aug 27, 2013
Never heard of Newsroom, has it been cancelled already?
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Aug 27, 2013
I gave up on Dexter 2 or 3 episodes ago. In the beginning of this season, I was mildly interested, but after having seen the coming up scenes with Dexter teaching the code to that Zach kid and got a glimpse of Hannah, I thought: this is it, I can't put up with this shit anymore. I still keep coming back for Cory's reviews, who has the daunting task of having to watch this show and try to figure it out and I feel entertained by the outrage in the comments. Much more fun than the show itself. If I had traveled back in time to the end of season 4 to warn myself about what Dexter would become, I wouldn't have believed my future self. What an embarrassement to once a great show.
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Aug 27, 2013
- Who else thought Desmond from Lost was the killer when the song started playing on the mobile? :-)
- anyway ... extremely boring episode and very predictable storyline
- we all know nobody is getting to argentina ... im willing to bet anything, Hannah is the next one to die
- Dex (read that: the writers) keeps being very stupid - why was he just standing there outside the cafe like a moron? My half blind granny could have spotted him! Also, hiding Hannah at Deb's is probably not a smart idea ... if there's a killer after you, and they can't get to u, their next target would be ur family and your loved ones ... what does dex do? He puts them together in one house to make it more convenient for the killer ... moronic!
- why have protective custody for harrison and not for deb? Hannah should have as much reason to go after her than the kid ... ah, I forgot .. then we wouldn't have got that wholehearted meal between deb and hannah. Love those writer's conveniences.
- please tell me there's a reason for the masuka storyline ... hopefully she turns out to be the brain surgeon's girlfriend or something
- I hate batista.
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Aug 27, 2013
Imagine if Dexter had died at the end of the Trinity season and that had been the series finale? The show could have gone out on a high note, instead of in the sewer.

What a difference howevermany seasons have gone by interminably and painfully since then make.

Now we want to see Dexter (and everyone else wteo Harrison) dead.


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Aug 30, 2013
Imagine what a powerful series conclusion they would have had with Dexter walking into the bathroom with Rita in the tub and Harrison sitting in a pool of blood...Sure there would have been outrage over such a cliff hanger but knowing what we know now (S5-8) would you have missed any of it?
Me neither..LOL
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Aug 29, 2013
If it continues like this, I`ll just pretend deb shot him and herself at the end of season seven.
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Aug 27, 2013
No one cares, troll. A lot of the rest of us are enjoying the season, so eff off.
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Aug 27, 2013
Hey bro, tell that to the rest of the 'trolls' who hate this stinker show.

What's that you say, you ain't got the ............................?

Yeah, didn't think so.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
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Aug 27, 2013
Yooooooooooooo hoooooooooooooooooo, sweetums! Didja see this post from another 'troll'?

Show still sucks,even if Vogel ain't the killer...so SUCK IT back at you?

I guess troll means a viewer with a brain, eh bro?

Yeah, thought so.

HHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Sep 09, 2013
Yeah, you certainly act like someone with a brain. If you need to know the definition of troll, google it.
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Aug 27, 2013
I loved when Debra comes at Dexter's apartment , and say to jamie that she is here to say hello to harrison , Harrison says something about his drawing , she says it's good and that's it , she talk with jamie about cassie , that was apparently so great.harrison is just used as an excuse in this show,he is here to show that dexter's is a dad , or to give something to do to jamie but harrison have no personnality , he thinks his mom is hannah because they have spent a few hours together , but he spend 20 hours a day with Jamie since he's born , she is his mom basically not hannah.

the show felt real at first , and suddenly started to drift from that to a really weird world where nothing makes sense , and it's worst every season
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Aug 27, 2013
And she does NOT go over to the table to sit down with Harrison, so I don't know where that screen shot is from. Did the PTB excise it in favor of the more intelligent scenes, like Dexter standing outside a diner in full view of his intended kill.

The flashing neon arrow pointing at Dexter outside the diner on the something awful tv forum is the best thing about Dexter in a LONG time.
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Aug 27, 2013
Yes , you made me realise that the picture of deb and harrison is not from this week episode , weird ^^

too bad that price peterson does not review this season with the screencaptions , it was great for season 6 , and there is so much material for jokes and funny screens.
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Aug 27, 2013
Good review! The misdirection has been so all over the place, it makes it impossible at least for me to figure out if I am watching logical developments in the story and even less guess what's coming up esp. where Dexter, Vogel, Hannah and Deb are concerned.

I really can't see the logic of Hannah hiding out at Deb's. Seriously no other options in the whole of Miami? No cash-friendly dodgy motels / apartments? Neither should feel safe around the other but whatever Dex. And for Dexter to think that Vogel's objectivity as a doctor would apply to her own son? Come on! The Morgans have shown how protecting your family comes first every single season and Dex thinks the Vogels are different?

I am much more excited about the Marshal (& Deb's boss) who seemed determined to catch Hannah and also pretty ticked with Dexter's choice girlfriends (that scene at Hannah's friend was the worst cover up ever). Hopefully he'll mess up Dex's Argentina plans (Argentina was the title of a good ep last season if I remember right but one where it became clear Dex & Hannah's future would never be more than an illusion).
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Aug 27, 2013
About hannah leaving miami , I was thinking the same thing , there is one marshall looking for her in Miami , why can't she just go ? Miami is not in lockdown searching for her , so what stop her exactly ? the scene where the marshall in hannah's friend was hilarious , because of course he arrives at the exact moment where dexter and hannah are there , he find dexter is there , it would make me really suspicious already , and see that dexter is obviously lying to him should make him extra suspicious.
so when you see dexter and hannah , using the front door of the house to get out , and talk like 2 minutes near the car , it was hilarious.
the marshall should have been there watching the house from his car , maybe follow dexter after he leaves it , that would make perfect sense , right ?

but apparently he just left the house like that ... he needs to stay a few more episodes then , but what a dumbass character once again
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Aug 28, 2013
maybe he stayed and thats why he's pulling off the security details to make him think its safe and he is actually watching him :D
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Aug 27, 2013
Yeah, I just couldn't figure out the reason they didn't say, "Hannah, you go, I will meet you there in a few weeks."
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Aug 27, 2013
, there is one marshall looking for her in Miami , why can't she just go ? Miami is not in lockdown searching for her , so what stop her exactly ?

Nothing. But you're assuming the writers are not idiots.

Hint: the writers are idiots.

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Aug 27, 2013
Seriously creepiest mother-son relationship, and that is saying a lot.
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Aug 27, 2013
what relationship ? nothing was on screen , we don't know anything about the moment they came face to face after all those years , that would have been a good scene , but they don't know how to do a good one , so they just skip it , and now they are eating together , it's as simple as that.

vogel is the most annoying character ever on the show.
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Aug 30, 2013
Lumen was more annoying in my book
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Aug 27, 2013
Isn't she? And we've been forced to listen to her monotonous droning for episode after episode, all the while hoping she'd get killed. But no, not only doesn't she get killed, but she turns out to be a great big giant bore.

There's no tie back, there's no reason to care, and there was no reason for her to descend on the station and commandeer Dexter, nor for the idiot that Dexter has become to latch onto her like a lamprey on a shark.

I don't care if Matthews was her husband and she killed Harry, he killed Dexter's mother, and they both killed JFK and hired Ruby to kill Oswald. At this point, I just want this piece of **** to end.

Stupid writing, boring acting, and oh happy day when this show ends. I feel badly for Carpenter and Hall, because I am sure they are embarrassed to mouth the words written by the idiot writers.
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Aug 27, 2013
I just got a really creepy vibe from them in that scene at the end, I feel like she is the real psychopath and she's grooming all these serial killers for herself. She is definitely annoying, but no worries she won't live to see the end of the show.
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Aug 27, 2013
Maybe she killed her other son because he had too much empathy? Nah, they writers don't think like that.
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Aug 27, 2013
Shh you're giving a way the finale ... I thought the same thing.
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Aug 27, 2013
I cannot agree with a single word Cory said. I didn't think it was boring and if anyone is surprised that Vogel is the Super Villain then one was not paying attention. Vogel killed Harry and Dexter will find out about it when destroying the evidence before attempting to kill Vogel and her creepy son. I am 100% sure that Dexter will find something on Vogel's computers that Vogel designed him to be a killer but he is not an actual psychopath. Harry was in Therapy for years and Dexter did not kill before he was 19yo. This was a major clue, how is a psychopath able to control his urge for that long in a time when he is emotionally most unstable? This season is not about the villains or Dexters Killings it is about his transformation and for that matter it isn't boring unless you need the blood to be satisfied. I am not..my dad taught me a code, lol
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Aug 27, 2013
First, I would really like for Harry to have been murdered, but I don't think the writer's thought that far ahead.

Dexter didn't kill a PERSON before 19. He did, however, kill a plethora of neighborhood cats and dogs.
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Aug 27, 2013
Your theory is interesting, but ur assuming the writers have logic and common sense ... they dont
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Aug 27, 2013
lol
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Aug 27, 2013
Vogel killed Hary? You're going to be dead wrong.
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Aug 27, 2013
I thought episode 8 was very good. With the dinner and the finale and all. But this episode seemed rushed. The kiss between Quinn and Debra was not convincing at all. I was hoping that the Brain Surgeon was not Oliver but someone else (hint: Elway) and I am still hoping that Cassie was killed by someone else other than Oliver (hint: Harrison). I am hoping this will all make sense by the end of it all. The disparities of the writing this season HAVE to make some sense. I do however have a suggestion to make....Re-watch the entire season 8 so far (there is a one-week break so it will work) and you will see that this season is better than you think (except for episode 9). #stillhavefaith
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Aug 27, 2013
Dude, if that were Harrison... brilliant.
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Aug 27, 2013
watching again ? are you nuts ? it was painful the first time , watching it one more time would be worse , it will make the non sense even more flagrant
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Aug 28, 2013
OK it's not Season 4, or 7 or 2. It's still better (so far) than 3 & 6 (which doesn't really say anything). If the final 3 episodes don't redeem this season and the entire series I will take my word back. But watch episodes 1-9 and you may like it a little bit. Again it's not Seasons 4, 7 or 2.
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Aug 30, 2013
No love for Season 1? One of the best for sure (1,2 and 4). No hate for S5? Worst yet, but this Finale season could certainly top it if they don't cut all this lazy writing!
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Aug 27, 2013
I really think this was a great episode. Hannah adds such a great layer to Dexter's personality as well as a new bunch of problems to solve at the same time fighting his other demons. Love it.
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Aug 27, 2013
Watching the same show as we are?
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Aug 27, 2013
Yeah, I know I'm a bit weird sometimes but I dont mind :)
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Aug 27, 2013
I wonder if the writers of this season have ever watched the first four season of Dexter. This season is missing so much of what made the early seasons great. I was impressed with season 7, and thought the show was back on track, but.... well at least we have breaking bad.
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Aug 30, 2013
Is the chart of Elements on Dexter's lab wall a tip of the cap to a much superior show? LOL
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Aug 27, 2013
there is before and after Rita's death , I didn't hate season 5 but it was clearly starting to change , and since season 6 it's bad , but season 8 is the worst for me
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Aug 27, 2013
I didn't like that they brought in Rita to begin with. Dex was a loner and his character was all about his not being able to relate to other human beings.

Then the PTB must have forced the already idiot writers to 'sex up' the show, and bob's your uncle, now it's in the toilet.

Anyone remember when Fontana 'sexed up' Homicide, one of the greatest shows in the history of television. You then had the PEACH scene with the non-actor Seda and whatshername, and the fat lady sang.

It was nice of Trinity to kill Rita, but that didn't put an end to bad writing. You're right, it was all down hill after that.

Sad, sad, sad.
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Aug 27, 2013
Rita was a major character in the books. They had to bring her in when they wrote a show based on a book.
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Aug 27, 2013
rita's death was great for the story , but dexter should have come back more lonely after something like that.
he had lumen in season 5 that was there to remind him of rita and I loved the last line of season 5 when lumen is gone , dexter says :
"They make it look so easy, connecting with another human being. It’s like no one told them it’s the hardest thing in the world".

it was so real for me that I still remember that 3 years later.it's a real quote about loneliness and how tough it can be.
but the writers completely changed him and now he has so many friends , and girlfriends , he goes on dates and everything.

but it's tv , they have to make characters and stories every year but it has changed the entire show , now it feels like a bad soap opera
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Aug 27, 2013
Anyone notice that the diner where Vogal's son was waiting for her has hours of 6am to 3pm weekdays and 5am to 4pm weekends yet says it's open for breakfast, lunch AND dinner? Who eats dinner before 3pm or 4pm?
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Aug 27, 2013
It is FLORIDA. The geriatrics there eat dinner at 3. I'm sure about that!
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Aug 27, 2013
Europeans?
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Aug 27, 2013
No :)
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Aug 27, 2013
Actually, it said 6am to 4pm weekends, but still why would it say open for dinner? If I went there, I'd be asking. ha, ha.
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Aug 27, 2013
I know everybody hates Quinn, but I've always liked him and Deb. I kinda hope they do get back together. Sorry, Jamie.
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Aug 27, 2013
Quinn is just a moron ... u can't really hate a moron
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Aug 27, 2013
Yes you can! I do it everyday.
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Aug 28, 2013
lol
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Aug 27, 2013
eh, Debra does not deserve to be happy tbh. I find Jamie more likeable.
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Aug 27, 2013
I am with you. Quinn was at his best with Deb and he even seemed to temper a bit her crazy ways. I feel bad because she seems like a genuinely good person but Jamie annoys me every second she is on screen.
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Aug 27, 2013
Quinn is a bit of a dumbass that's why everyone hates him, but I agree that he should be with Deb. Jamie was more friends with benefits not really something he wanted.
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Aug 27, 2013
I'm loving it. After last week i was bummed Zack was killed off, but it worked for the story and I thoroughly enjoyed this episode. The one thing i have to say though is that Dexter is getting too sloppy and for someone who was married to Rita but never had real emotions, he sure is a little too smitten with Hannah...still. I'm loving it and it's beginning to sink in that this is ending soon. F*ck!
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Aug 27, 2013
I haven't commented on this community in the last couple of weeks because I'm so disappointed with the season thus far. A lot of it has to do with every time they introduce a compelling character, they kill him off before his story is finished. Mos Def, Zach, even the creepy intern that was on to Dexter. It seems like the writers are going through the motions and everything builds and builds and never really amounts to anything. The ending of Breaking Bad is how I picture the ending of Dexter, an amazingly tense cat-and-mouse game where Dex is pitted against the rest of Miami Metro in a no-holds-barred showdown. But, I don't know, at least we have the first four seasons.
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Aug 28, 2013
dont think Dexter could reach BB level, especially not after the latest round of episodes... not the same level of writing or production. BB is on another planet! A lot of this season is soooo rushed, and you look at other shows.. there is a lot in each ep but there is space for it all. if you deconstruct this season the way people deconstruct other shows, it would be difficult to put it back together and get the pieces to fit! don`t get me wrong I want to see how it all ends, I just think that the journey to get there this season is not the best ive ever seen lol
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Aug 27, 2013
Whoa, I completely forgot about Mos Def! Another good storyline slaughtered by the moronic writers.
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Aug 27, 2013
I don't mind the Marshall. I like Deb better in this weird middle-ground than the insane druggie-banger or I'm-gonna-turn-you-in sister. I'd straddle both worlds if it involves Hannah any day. Vogul's "betrayal" at the end was very predictable, if Dex knew the killer would go to her..he should have known she would self-preserve. It has been an odd un-even build but I'm still excited for the ending.

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Aug 27, 2013
the preview for the last 3 episodes seems like such a mess! there are so many things to end off for the finale, and i feel like with the way this season is going, they're just going to give a half- assed solution for the sake of ending the show. dexter and hannah need some kind of ending, but we don't know if they are going to live happily ever after in Argentina, if one of them dies, or if both dies. The Vogels can also cause some drama because the son and dexter are hunting eachother, while deb's boss is going after hannah.

I have had such high expectations for the finale of this show, but unfortunately, I feel like i'm watching this season just for the sake of keeping with tradition and finding out how it ends. every hour just seems to be dragging by, but i don't feel as excited as i used to watching this show...i wonder if they're doing this to us on purpose?? what if they have something HUGE planned in the very last episode (probably not, but it would make this season more bearable...)
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Aug 27, 2013
it will be a boring ending anyway , especially for those who don't care for the characters anymore , I know I don't care now , everybody could die I will be happy
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Aug 27, 2013
Yup. Instead of an exciting internal struggle that leads to his demise (and everyone around him wteo Harrison), they're turning Dex into a combination of Captain Courageous and Ahab, battling a hurricane with his love Hannah at his side in a sexy hurricane outfit by Dolce & Gabbana and hopefully both of them drown.

But then.........wait for it.........DO THEY?????????

Or will they be back for a spinoff?
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Aug 26, 2013
Vogel should have figured it out by now as she's an academic. Years of wearing bright pastel tone shirts can really soften up a psychopath.
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Aug 27, 2013
ha-ha! best comment ever! :)
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Aug 26, 2013
Ahh, no, so we have to wait 2 weeks, huh? That's never happened with Dexter but it looks like it's set up that the last three will finally have things throttled up,,, I hope, haha. Dexter's biggest failing I feel is his "trust" towards Vogel. Her obvious empathy towards serial killers should give Dexter pause and almost seemed like it that one time but he's all googly-eyed for Hannah that he's way off his usual course. And he's been slipping the last few seasons so no surprise really. Our best predictions are that people will die at the end. :P I'd like it where Dexter wouldn't die over protecting a woman, rather that be Hannah or Deb but it almost seems obvious?? Hopefully Dex is challenged very hard by Vogel's son and it already looks like that. It's been too easy for too long and as long as there's a challenge, I think however it goes out, it'll be worth it.
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Aug 26, 2013
Oh my...! I was reading around people saying things about a spin-off and suddenly I thought... what if they brought Masuka's daughter for that purpose?? LOL
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Aug 27, 2013
Maybe Dexter could have trained her to be his successor. She could be the topless killer.
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Aug 27, 2013
LOL - or just the topless splat analyst - it's like they already hired Dexter's replacement, so she could do both! She just needs a boat now.
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Aug 28, 2013
She could buy Dexter's when he goes to Argentina?
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Aug 26, 2013
Dexter seems to be getting sloppy with everything he is doing lately, he'll have to pay for it. Dexter has two target he needs to get rid of, Vogel and her son. Dexter didn't even realize Vogel was trying to kick him out not because she was mad at him for drugging her but because she had her son there. The bad guys seems to be closing in on Dexter's personal life and it's looking by the previews they next 3 episodes are going to be a blood bath. I'm guessing Dexter might die at the end of the season and either Hannah or Jamie will be taking care of Harrison because we all know Deb can't. ;)
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Aug 26, 2013
You know I don't care for breaking bad I care even less for the constant comparisons of the two shows in the episode run downs. ... I watched S4 and part of early s5 with a friend (who filled me in on the back story). Walter is just a lucky idiot who was dying of cancer who also knows how to make meth, I can't stand it. Comparing it to Dexter where Breaking bad has less episodes and it can focus on quality over quantity is a little absurd. Now if you compare Dexter S1-s5 to Breaking bad Dexter would probably rate higher. Do Dexter fans go into the breaking bad posts and rain all day? Cmon guys pick somewhere else on the forums to fight over the shows. Of course I don't expect anything to change with the spam bots being all over this site. I'll make a dexter post later.
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Aug 26, 2013
The next episode is titled "Goodbye Miami."
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Aug 27, 2013
in season 2 when doakes was on Dexter , I often imagined that Dexter would be on the run one day , that his secret would be discovered and he had to left everything behind , rita , and deb etc , but now this seems so far.

going to argentina with hannah and harrison , it's funny just to think about it.
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Aug 30, 2013
Ah Doakes. now THAT Was a good storyline. I was on the edge of my seat wondering how Dexter was going to evade Doakes (also note all the precautions he had to take) it was all so much more plausible. You really cheered for Dexter. Now? He's as lazy as the writing. Hannah is supposed to lay low and she's wearing a low cut pink mini? LOL
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Aug 30, 2013
I rewatched season 2 the last 2 days and it was great , not perfect but really good and watching 6 episodes in a row was not boring at all.watching an episode from season 8 is a almost a chore not a pleasure.
it's a proof that Dexter completely changed over the years , since season 6 I feel like it's a different show completely.
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Aug 27, 2013
Producers can start dropping dead weight for Dexter's motivation.
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Aug 27, 2013
nice throw off isn't it? :-)
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Aug 27, 2013
I guess it would be if I knew what you were talking about.
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Aug 26, 2013
How are we feeling about the final episodes (season)? Well, I just couldn't resist and wanted to tell how I feel this time since you ask. (Since this is my first post, there will be lots of background noise.)

Honestly, I don't care. I cared when the show had some consistency and coherency (these are S1 and S4 in my list). My opinion is that the show should have finished in probably in 4-5 seasons. The writers are throwing bunch of half-baked ideas, as you said, and I will add: in all seasons. Nothing makes sense. Total chaos. This have always put me off this show (even though I loved its core idea and story very much and always hoped they will stop messing around). They've been doing this for so long now that it's apathy-inducing and repelling. It's just hard to care when they give something interesting and then cut it off.

It's clear that they have some ending in mind and will throw whatever plot they want in until the end just to make sure it leads to the ending. (Which is what's been happening until now, right?) I want it to end just so that all this stops.

What I picture as the ending is that Dexter, Hannah and Harrison really go to Argentina, Dexter realizes that his love with Hannah can 'cure'/'clean' him, which makes sense (we already know he has emotions and pure, strong love can change a person from deep inside, right?), Deb returns to the force and [something about her future but mainly she's happy that Dexter is gone and moves on with her life]. What happens with Vogel and her son... well, whatever. Their story doesn't make sense starting this episode.

(Could anybody fill me in about why were the jars with brain parts sent to Vogel and by whom? o_0)
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Aug 27, 2013
Her son sent her the brain parts. Because he couldn't think of a mother's day gift and wanted it to be special.
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Aug 26, 2013
I don't see Dexter being "cured".
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Aug 26, 2013
Yeah, that's why I used the quotes. What I meant was that the strong love with Hannah might somehow overshadow his urges. At least for a long period of time, until it subsides, if it does.
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Aug 30, 2013
Dear God IF Dexter and Hannah escape to Argentina and live happily ever after that'll be the culmination of turning a once great show into a pile of $hit
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Aug 26, 2013
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Aug 26, 2013
Gather 'round everyone, I've finally concocted a redeemable ending for the show. Dexter will suddenly jolt awake and realize who the real villains are - people more vile, despicable and deserving of his table than Saxon or any other villain before him. He will round up every writer, actor, producer, director, cinematographer, editor, and crew member who was in any way related to the making of this show. He will bind them all to a very large table and execute them all systematically and without mercy. Finally, in his final act of penance, he will turn his knife upon himself and take his own life. End.

It still won't earn them full forgiveness, as we fans can never get those years of our lives back. But at this point, it's the best they can hope to do.
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Aug 27, 2013
I love it. Too bad we can only give one thumbs up to a post.

No matter, the writers will s**** us with a stupidly moronic cop-out ending.
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Aug 27, 2013
Only ending we (and they) deserve.
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Aug 26, 2013
I read your comment just after posting. I'm totally joining your 'Redeemable Dexter Ending' club :D
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Aug 26, 2013
All that talk between Dex and Hannah about running away to Argentina and starting a family means she must die, right? There is no way the writers are building up the expectations for a happy ending between them and actually make it happen. Hannah is a dead woman.
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Aug 27, 2013
I thought the same thing. I figured that Dex might lose everyone this season. Unsure of his kid. Hannah might just leave, but Deb is getting killed. I just know it.
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Aug 26, 2013
I still hope they are all going to die. Every single one of them.
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Aug 27, 2013
Me too!!!!! With the exception of Harrison.
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Aug 30, 2013
Harrison is living on borrowed time. Colin Hanks should have thrown him off the roof in S6! At least that would have made Debra turning a blind eye and ultimately understanding Dexter after seeing him kill Colin Hanks at the end of S6 make some sense. As it stands, Debra's behavior (especially at the end of S5) has been a complete crock
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Aug 26, 2013
My assumption is that Oliver/Vogel will kill Hannah. There was something a bit off for me when Dexter went to Vogel's to warn her about Oliver, and also told her about him running away to Argentina with Hannah. It felt a tad out of place, and the only reason for it could be for Oliver and Vogel to then use that info. and kill Hannah... for whatever stupid reason they can come up with.
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Aug 27, 2013
Yeah, I figured that she would be a brain in a jar.
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Aug 27, 2013
he didn't say Argentina, he didn't specify the location but yeah it was off
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Aug 26, 2013
Agreed, something bad is going to happen to them as a couple that will prevent this dream from coming true. It's typical TV... the bigger they broadcast that things are looking like paradise, the larger they fall.

That doesn't necessarily mean that Hannah is going to die... even though that's probably #1 on my list of possibilities. Either Hannah dies, she's been setting Dexter up for betrayal this whole time, something happens to Dexter's kid, Dexter dies (perhaps saving Hannah/Deb/son), one (or both) get arrested, etc.

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Aug 26, 2013
Did anyone else laugh at how obvious Dexter's "surveillance" was while he was standing outside the diner watching Oliver? They pretty much had him standing right in front of the window, with his bright turquoise shirt really sticking out. Of course Dexter later has to tell himself: "He's good at this" after realizing Oliver spotted him. Haha!
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Aug 27, 2013
There is a flashing neon red arrow on the something awful Dexter forum screenshots that adds to the hilarity of the same screenshots below. Guess they thought my url was an ad for Dodge.
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Aug 27, 2013
Like, seriously. What the hell? That scene was one of the dumbest moments. Reminded me of the awesome spywork Dexter did in season 6.
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Aug 26, 2013
Yes that was funny and the scene with Dexter having his ridiculous face recognition program running over the child's picture of the man he met and should have on his radar since two episodes ago. And in the end I thought: "look, it's Ryan Gosling from the Mickey Mouse Club!"
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Aug 26, 2013
Yea I laughed my ass off at that scene. He looked like Michael Myers from the Halloween movies.
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Aug 27, 2013
I had that same thought!!! I was like, "Uh, kinda noticeable there guy..."
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Aug 26, 2013
Actually, I enjoyed that whole scene enough that I felt the need to screencap it.



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Aug 27, 2013
seriously! how could he not know he was there, and he looked right at him while leaving the parking lot

do the writers of this show think that we're dumb or something...cuz this season has seriously been lacking
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Aug 27, 2013
Haha, I assumed the camera angle when looking at Oliver was from Dexter's point of view, and so when Oliver was leaving his parking spot and looked directly at the camera, I assumed he looked directly at Dexter... but Dexter didn't react at all. I was like "Uhhhh...?"
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Aug 26, 2013
I still believe all this stuff is on purpose - and it has happened before. For me the most ridiculous example, since we are at it, it was when Dexter killed that guy in the middle of the day at the shooting practice... remember? gee :) However, contrats on photo recap skills, this was very funny :)
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Aug 26, 2013
No, the worst was when he killed a guy in an airport.
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Aug 31, 2013
It was early in season 7. I think it was the guy who killed the cop who joined the department in season 6. That guy was played by Enver Gjokaj, and was the boyfriend of Ray Stevenson's character.
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Aug 30, 2013
when was the airport thing? can't remember that one
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Aug 27, 2013
Dude, I thought I was the only one! I mean, after 9/11, the US Airports (especially international ones) have ridiculous security and there are no cameras??? That was the WORST writing. I bet my two year old could have come up with a better plot.
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Aug 26, 2013
I was thinking with the way he's watch the place like a hawk he might as well just bust in there and take the guy out and serve up some pie.
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Aug 26, 2013
really funny , there are 20 moments like that in every episode , it's so ridiculous.
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Aug 26, 2013
The show has been hilariously lazy with that stuff this year. Just like when Dexter and Zach were talking about killing Hannah's temp-husband at the bar a few weeks ago. "HEY, SHOULD WE KILL THIS GUY? Also: Can I get a rum and coke?"
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Aug 30, 2013
I have been thinking all this time that they do it on purpose. But apparently I am alone in these thoughts? It is all very effective to make Dexter look a ridiculous shade of himself. And he was caught in that scene (flat wheel) so only Dexter thought that he was doing a good job. Even the show makers knew he was being ridiculous. It is on purpose, guys!
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Aug 27, 2013
Actually, first, "Let's not be in public together." Then, "Well, public is okay if we are talking about murder."
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Aug 30, 2013
that's a good example of what I meant above, it is on purpose - In that scene there was Hannah involved, so maybe it is more clear that the show is trying to make Dexter look like a fool (and it is achieved)
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Aug 26, 2013
I also wonder if ultimately Vogel always suspected (consciously or subsconsciously) that the Brain Surgeon was her son and that she approached Dexter since he was the only one who could help her find her son. And that if her suspicions were true she'd try to call off Dexter when she got confirmation and/or have her son kill him.

Vogel by herself? She's a smart cookie, but lacks the resources needed to find the guy.

Cops? No, they'd arrest and kill him. Plus it would be seen as an actor of betrayal

Private Investigator? No, he'd go to the cops

So she sends Dexter to check her patient list because it might be one of them instead, and if it's not then by process of elimination then her son is a major candidate.
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Aug 27, 2013
i agree, it's too much of a coincidence for all this to have happened, when she knew the history of what happened to her son.

also, when she suddenly wants dexter to stay out of the issue with daniel, it seemed pretty obvious that he had gotten to her already.
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Aug 26, 2013
I'm sorry, but this was really bad. I made the huge mistake of watching Breaking Bad before Dexter which might influence my take on it, but since the writers have turned lazy since season 6, I don't think so. The storyline is like a pile of different puzzle pieces carved out to fit into each other. It doesn't seem to matter that the puzzle is of comple different origin. If you carve hard enough, they might go together.
For me the picture doesn't work anymore. Really bad.
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Aug 28, 2013
I saw this, and I had to post it. I feel its pretty relevant to this conversation. http://i.imgur.com/ryGn6Xy.jpg
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Aug 26, 2013
"the writers have turned lazy since season 6"

Uh, what? They turned lazy at the end of season 2, and season 6 was much worse than this one.
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Aug 27, 2013
Well, I'm not English and sometimes I write too fast. Season 6 was the worst yet, embarrasing to the point of cringes.
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Aug 30, 2013
S6 was worse than S5 or this one for that matter? I disagree, but I definitely do agree that this show has become a farce since Season 4, with Trinity. Really disappointing how it's been writing, reminds me of the last 3 seasons of LOST compared to the first 3....
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Aug 26, 2013
i watched breaking bad last week after dexter , dexter seems like a realy long hour , and breaking bad make time pass so fast.
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Aug 26, 2013
I watched Dexter and then Breaking Bad.
My face during Dexter: :l
My face during Breaking Bad. :O :/ :) :/ :O D:
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Aug 26, 2013
Watching mid-week, way before BB, is still awful.
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Aug 26, 2013
Yeah,it makes no difference,when you watch it,because it will still suck,even if it's 5 years from now. Personally I don't compare it to Breaking Bad(how could I ?!?!?!?!!? I would be struck down by Odin (love old man more than Thor:P)) and just count down episodes. They ruined Dexter beyond repair and it's all their fault. Michael C. Hall is also guilty of this,because he is exec producer or something,so how could he let this happen is beyond my understanding...
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Aug 27, 2013
I am a huge fan of Six Feet Under , and I loved Dexter for years , So I always thought that michael C Hall was amazing , but now after really bad seasons , I kind of changed my mind a little , he is a good actor but when I see him promote the show on tv and say the show is great , I don't know if he means it.
Every actor has to say his movie is good and everything but sometimes they have to lie.after all , being an actor is a job , and when you have a lot of money on the table , you take it , even if the show is bad.


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Aug 30, 2013
I honestly wonder how the off screen situation between Hall and Carpenter going sour has affected the quality of the show and the acting.
Also a change in writing crew has obviously caused the show to suffer. The new show runner since S5 has sucked.
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Aug 27, 2013
Maybe that is his best performance yet. Saying how great he thinks the show is.
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Aug 26, 2013
Executive Producer doesn't always mean a lot... sometimes it's a joke and just a way to give the actor a little more money and fake power. They're usually just consulted about changes and asked for input; they're not THE producer or director.

Often, the most it gives them is a little bit a pull or sway. Like let's say it looks like they want to do something that you really really don't like... as an EP you have the option to say "Let's hold up a tick and discuss this" As opposed to a regular actor where you pretty much have no choice but to do what you're told... you might say "I don't like this" but the showrunner could say "too bad"

So some stars are given EP credit to give them at least some control over what's being done even if it's only a little bit.
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