Dexter

Season 8 Episode 8

Are We There Yet?

43
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Aug 18, 2013 on Showtime
8.2
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Dexter realizes that Zach has killed his neighbor, Cassie, by bludgeoning, and he and Hannah race to the Keys where Zach is located to finish him off. With Hannah still in danger of being caught, she plans for a new identity.

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  • Sad face:(

    9.0
    Sad face:( What started off as a brilliant episode died with Zach at the end. I really disliked Zack all through the series, but in this episode I really liked the character, it transformed Dexter back to the days when it was really funny, By near the end I was hoping that Zack will be the star of the new spin off and then he was murdered. Gutted.
  • Capable of loving

    8.0
    I remember that Dexter said in the pilot first season,if I had feelings at probably have them for things change...
  • Lucky Rita...

    2.0
    ... she died in time so she wouldn't have to see this debacle.

    The brain surgeon is still alive, who would have thought, except anyone with two valid brain cells? On the plus side, she.. oops, I mean he got us rid of the boring "spiritual son".



    Debra's boss, what's his face in flashy colours, seems to be assuming a new role, as the writers keep changing their tired minds about him. (Apparently, we're never getting an explanation of the El Sapo murder that Debra maybe committed but maybe not 'cause you know she doesn't really remember). Were they going for some fun a la Evanovich with the whole bail bonds office? Are they even going anywhere? The character is laughable anyway. Does anyone else now regret Debra didn't stay with that Cuban musician? Those were the days. And not the same writers I guess.



    Today's writers don't hesitate to plagiarize the "never a dull moment" line, but it was only funny in Downton Abbey. Frankly, I doubt I can find any redeeming quality ever to the grotesque character of Dr. Evelyn Vogel. I cringe in sympathy for Rampling when she has to deliver her inept lines.

    I felt just as bad for Hall, whoring his naked butt. But then again, I guess he'd rather do that, rather than play the Dexter-gone-stupid he's impersonating these days.



    Watching this show die a painful and unnatural death all the while mentally pleading: are we there, yet?moreless
  • Road Trip

    8.0
    Dexter continued the Hannah storyline this week as Dexter tries to get her out of the country all while tracking Zach who he suspects of having murdered Cassie last week. He finds Zach's DNA under Cassie's fingernails and the bludgeoning is identical to the method used when he had killed Norma Rivera. He traces Zach's credit card to the Keys and takes Hannah along with him while they wait for her passport to be ready while Deb decides to become a cop again and to leave the private investigator business which Elway tells her to think a lot about before doing so. Quinn notices the similarities in the beatings and tries to get Dexter to look deeper into it forensically which he of course already has. He tracks Zach down the Keys with Deb suspicious with the GPS tracker on his car (the only thing he can never check as both Doakes and Deb have now used it on him and he never was the wiser). Turns out Zach had been trying to kill a guy he knew from high school who had drunkenly bragged about killing a girl and had shown him proof which fit the code. His kill room matched Dexter's pretty thoroughly although it was funny that he botched up the knock out process and had beaten the guy to death instead. But hey, no kill is perfect. Dexter helps him get rid of the body while Hannah complicates things by telling Deb how much Dexter means to her and Deb ultimately has to give up on chasing Hannah for her brother's sake. But things aren't done as Hannah, Dexter, and Zach all go to eat at Vogel's and discuss how fascinating they all are. Dexter questions the elephant in the room of who did in fact kill Cassie and wanted it to look like Zach had. The big surprise of the week comes when Dexter returns home later and finds Zack with the back of his head and full brain removed making it look like it may be Vogel who was the Brain Surgeon all along. Because we do see her looking at one of her brain in the jars but it could also be someone else, someone who knows about Dexter. Quinn was my first thought but he doesn't know about Dexter and doesn't want Zach that badly. I'm glad that Zack is gone, as somewhat likable as he became I wouldn't want him spawning off a spin-off Dexter Jr. show like they seem to want at Showtime. But Vogel seems rather obvious of a choice but she did drive Zach home and knew all the details of his first murder to set him up, but why? What's her motive for doing so? She had clearly wanted Zack under Dexter's tutelage so why kill him? Or could it be another person on Vogel's backlog of psychopaths that Dexter didn't look into? But I'm glad they circled back to this as Yates never truly fit the Brain Surgeon pattern in his crimes. But Dexter asking Hannah to stay complicates his life considerably especially now that Elway is turning Deb's information on Hannah over to the Marshals Service for the massive payday after Deb had changed her mind about Hannah for Dexter's sake.moreless
  • Are We There Yet

    6.5
    A little bit of Casablanca, a little bit of teen drama, a little bit of CSI:NY, but not a lot of Dexter in this one. It just felt like a different show. Hannah was great when paired with Dexter last year, but trying to make their romance feel like the love affair of the century is just not what this show is about. Get back to the bloodbaths.
Sam Underwood

Sam Underwood

Zach Hamilton

Guest Star

Yvonne Strahovski

Yvonne Strahovski

Hannah McKay

Special Guest Star

Charlotte Rampling

Charlotte Rampling

Dr. Evelyn Vogel

Special Guest Star

Sean Patrick Flanery

Sean Patrick Flanery

Jacob Elway

Recurring Role

Madison Burge

Madison Burge

Niki Walters

Recurring Role

Darri Ingolfsson

Darri Ingolfsson

Oliver Saxon

Recurring Role

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