Season 3 Episode 10

Go Your Own Way

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 30, 2008 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

Dexter and Miguel try a game of manipulation. Rita is impressed by Miguel's wedding gift. Debra has second thoughts on her relationship with Anton.

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  • So much for Dexter and Miguel's friendship.

    This was a great episode where Dexter and Miguel are trying to get one over on each other Things played perfect for Dexter when Sylvia went round to La Guerta's house and saw Miguel there but Miguel definitely went too far after Dexter got Ellen Wolf's ring I can't believe Miguel is working with the Skinner to help bring down Dexter It seems that Dexter should have just kept his secret to himself and then he wouldn't be in this situation.moreless
  • It's about control

    Dexter outlined the possibilities mentally as he exchanged pleasantries with Miguel and his wife over dinner. The first choice is obviously killing him; second option is extract Miguel from his life and third option: control him by getting some evidence that would implicate Miguel in the death of Ellen Wolf! What then proceeds in dramatic form are two caged tigers, each circling for advantage, signs of weakness and overall control. It looks distinctly like Dexter might have bitten off slightly more than he can chew with Miguel; in the closing short Dexter is abducted by King and thrown into the trunk of a car. Elsewhere Maria is on the case of finding Ellen Wolf's Killer, Deb and Anton have a look at their relationship.moreless
  • best acting by michael c. hall and jimmy smits so far

    i could say that this episode was almost like a chess game but almost everyone reviewing this episode has said that so i will call it dexter and miguels private war (and what a war) it was all amazing from start to final i mean laguerta is figuring out that miguel killed ellen (finally laguerta has a propose to the plot) dexter and miguels confrontation on the roof and of course the final altough it is suspicious that they didnt show the atackers face maybe we are in for a susprise but i hope not i cant wait to see the skinner holding dexter hostage .

    great setup for the las 2moreless
  • Finally, the high stakes have returned!

    [Spoilers!] An indication of great television writing is a show that has you playing out in your mind how the script for the next episode will read. Imagining all the myriad possible reactions that Dexter might have upon waking up in the Skinner's chair has been one of my favourite pasttimes this week. Tomorrow is gonna be good!

    After a slow start to Season 3, the high-stakes plot that Dexter was so known for in the first two seasons has returned. It may have been the partly the slow setup of several new characters to blame for that (does anyone else think Yuki is completely unneccessary?), but we certainly can't complain about that anymore because the last 10 minutes of this episode were some of the most intense minutes that Dexter has offered yet.moreless
  • Brilliant, that's it really

    So now we are being paid back for our faith in this show.

    I must admit, I am like many here who have thought that this series as been a little sub-par but we are being rewarded for our patience, in spades.

    It's good to see that the writers were willing to take a chance on our willingness to sit through the admitedly still entertaining earlier episodes whilst this story line is being set up and other slow burners wait in the back ground.

    When I look back on this season I am happy to see that the writers made the decision that they did.

    Dexter was running the risk of becoming predictable and boring, with the same old characters but they took the time to introduce new characters and shine a different light on other established members of the cast.

    So now we have Dexter apparently abducted by the Skinner. Personally I wish they had come up with a different name for this seasons killer as all I hear is Super Intendant Charmers in the back of my head shouting "Skinner" every time they mention his name, any who...

    ... it seems that Dexter is really in danger this time, how will he get out of this? And even if he does, Miguel knows his secret so he can't rely on his police friends to come to his rescue as Miguel and the Skinner would surly sing like proverbial canaries?

    The show has got into its stride and then some, marvelous.

    I can't wait for the next episode, only Battle Star gets me this way these days (the new year can't come quick enough) and I am looking forward to seeing what happens next a little too much perhaps.moreless
Jane McLean

Jane McLean


Guest Star

Jeff Lindsay

Jeff Lindsay


Guest Star

Vincent Pagano

Vincent Pagano


Guest Star

Jimmy Smits

Jimmy Smits

Assistant District Attorney Miguel Prado

Recurring Role

Desmond Harrington

Desmond Harrington

Joey Quinn

Recurring Role

David Ramsey

David Ramsey

Anton Briggs

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: When Dexter is playing Halo in Miguel's office, Miguel 'minimizes' the program - but the only open programs are the two open videos used to display the recorded footage of Halo and to display the fake desktop - a laptop desktop, evidenced by the battery life. Also likely to belong to a graphic's designer - the desktop is cluttered with icons for graphic editing programs that Miguel would be unlikely to have.

      After the camera moves away from the desktop image, the computer screen can be seen again - still displaying the Halo image.

    • While Dexter is waiting for Miguel in his office he is playing a multiplayer game of Halo 3 on his computer, which is actually only available for the Xbox 360 console.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (Dexter and Rita are arguing when they get to Deb's home.)
      Dexter: Deb! Glad to see ya.
      Deb: (to Rita) Fight?
      Rita: Eh. His best friend is cheating on my best friend, and he won't tell me with who.
      Deb: (to Dexter) You have a best friend?

    • Dexter: (voice over) It's becoming more and more clear that I'm going to have to deal with Miguel. Option one: I kill him. But he's too high profile. A popular ADA disappears, the manhunt would be endless. Everyone he knew would be scrutinized, and that includes me. He's also my best man. I'd be expected to grieve.

    • (Miguel shows Dexter the shirt with cow's blood on it)
      Miguel: You think this is funny?
      Dexter: Not at all. They said that stain would come out!

    • Dexter: Wow, I didn't get it before, Miguel, but you can't be reasoned with, guilted, controlled. This whole back and forth game for leverage is pointless.
      Miguel: That's right. I'll do what I want, when I want, to whomever I want. Count on it!
      Dexter: I will.

    • Dexter: (voice over) Option two - get him the hell out of my life. But it's not that simple, He taught me how to golf; I taught him how to kill.

    • Miguel: I am the last person you wanna fuck with because I will fuck you back in ways you never even imagine!

    • Masuka: I got a reputation to live up to. I mean if my show does not make people vomit and have an erection at the same time then I've let my audience down.

  • NOTES (2)