In all my many years of watching television, never had I been as shocked and distraught as I was when I watched Dexter discover Rita's body. It was so unexpected, so horrifying, it really altered my state of mind. The power of those few minutes showed the true depths of the show, the characters, and how unbelievably painful life can be.
And I felt the same way after watching this episode. Watching Dexter try and grapple with Rita's death was such a complex and emotionally raw experience that it chilled my body. This episode, and the season finale of season 4, have solidified, in my mind, the fact that Dexter has to be one of the top shows on television, possibly in its history.
That's my view on the episode. Let's open it up for discussion.