Season 3 Episode 5

Turning Biminese

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 26, 2008 on Showtime
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Rita wants Dexter to move in with her and the kids. Miguel gives Dexter his next mission to find the culprit who murdered his two wives for money.

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  • Miguel gives Dexter a target he just doesn't know it.

    This is the episode where the story starts to develop because Miguel tells Dexter about a killer who keeps getting away with it and at the time Miguel doesn't know that Dexter will kill him but Miguel was able to work it out in the end but surprisingly he is proud of Dexter It was funny to see the new side of Masuka but it didn't last him long when he went back to his old ways after the confrontation with Ramon It will be interesting to see what happens now Miguel knows a bit more about Dexter.moreless
  • Poor Some Sugar On Me

    Oh great, Dex finally kills someone in this episode. Well, unfortunately it takes a bit more than that to save this episode.

    After last week's mess it really didn't get any better. This epsidoe had nothing going on really, and I mean zero, nada niente - just plain emptiness.

    I really can't figure out right now what this show is about actually.

    Oh wait I got it, it's about getting married, having a baby, losing a baby, buying a new house, right? What the hell? Am I watching a new episode of Melrose Place (not that I ever watched it, but I guess it supposed to be something like this)?

    And why are the all the new characters getting so much screen time? Seriously, those people have no purpose at all.

    I could care less about Miguel, his retarded brother Ramone and his other retarded dead brother Oscar.

    Is that that some kind of West Side Story or what?

    I just want them all to be gone, preferably in garbage bags.

    This show is so dead people, mark my words...moreless
  • Loyalty Written by Tim Schlattmann Directed by Marcos Siega

    Miguel: "All that stuff, that's not for men. Right, Dex?"

    Dexter: "Lying naked on a table, helpless? No, thanks."

    Yeah, surrendering to another person or thing isn't exactly the ideal of situations for Dexter to put himself under. Dexter is like many men who like their freedom so when tonight's episode threw some uncomfortable realities his way, Dexter couldn't fake it as well as he would usually do.

    Dexter loves Rita, this we all know too well by now but now we're seeing a side to him that's desperate to cling onto the familiarity of his old life. He's not ready to change and he's certainly not ready to move. Rita trying to push it only helped freak him out all the more.

    He was uncomfortable when Rita and Sylvia first ganged up on him with the suggestion that him and Rita would have to move in together. Even Dexter's attempts of wanting to sublet his apartment wasn't taken seriously. Rita wanted a bigger commitment that Dexter wanted to give.

    In the last two episodes we've seen him going from telling Rita that he wanted to be there for their child to him proposing to her in the most heartfelt of ways. Having him balk at the idea of the two of them moving could be seen as silly. Did Dexter really think that Rita wouldn't suggest moving in together?

    I'd like to think not but he certainly was put out by it and at one point he actually snapped at Rita and told her he didn't want to move in with her. I'm surprised she didn't smack him when he did that but Rita can sometimes do that. Instead she just looked crestfallen and continued making dinner. Bad move, Dexter.

    It's nice that when Dexter's being a bit of a prick that Rita has someone to confide in. I'm starting to like Sylvia more than Miguel. She genuinely does have Rita's best interests at heart and didn't pressure her into buying any houses that she wasn't sure of.

    It was also Sylvia who was largely there when Rita started bleeding by taking her to the hospital. Even trashing Dexter couldn't make me dislike Sylvia, probably because it was all too easy to understand why she wouldn't be so sympathetic. It's almost a pity that Rita and Sylvia's friendship won't make it past this season.

    As for Rita, she very nearly miscarried and it was certainly enough to scare anyone. I've had sisters who suffered similar scares so I know it's a terrible thing to have to worry about. Rita was lucky that she didn't lose the baby but that was because she had Sylvia to take her to the hospital.

    The near miscarriage was also something that got Dexter to get his act together. Emotions or the lack of, even Dexter wasn't thrilled about the idea of almost losing his own child and the ordeal was enough to get him to change his mind about moving in with Rita.

    When Dexter wasn't trying to wrangle out of committing further, he was also falling into Miguel's trap. The second Miguel started talking about wife killer Ethan was the same one I realised that he wanted Dexter to do his brand of justice to Ethan. Dexter didn't exactly fail on that score.

    The usual bout of research was done quickly enough and Dexter certainly had fun in dismembering Ethan, even if he couldn't dedicate as much time to the whole thing as he might have wanted to.

    As for Miguel confronting Dexter about Ethan's death – beautifully executed scene. What would've horrified any of the other regulars on this series about Dexter enthralled Miguel to the extent that Miguel tried to use it as a further means of connecting with Dexter.

    And that's my problem with Miguel – he's forcing a connection with Dexter for reasons that I don't know. He intentionally set Dexter on a path to kill Ethan and something tells me that Miguel will probably be misguided enough into thinking that he can control Dexter. He's going to have one hell of a culture shock when he realises that no one can control Dexter.

    Speaking of control, Ramon re-emerged as slightly calmer and more together when he approached Maria about trying to connect a recent skinner attack to Oscar's murder. The Ramon in this episode that I saw was probably the most tolerable that he's been in the series so far but he still managed to rub everyone up the wrong way.

    Quinn especially had no problem in telling him to back off but it was Masuka who actually got him to do it by contradicting one of his theories. In some ways this was an excellent episode for Masuka.

    Attempting to be more politically correct and polite was never something that was going to stick. If Deb and Angel's sarcastic remarks weren't enough to get Masuka back to his foul ways, then eventually something else would've done the trick. Though I did love Deb teasing him like mad.

    Deb certainly had a lot on her plate in this episode. First off all, she made the effort to try and get Wendell to talk to her but judging by the obvious fact that she was being watched, I think she might have put the lad in harm's way instead and possibly even Anton too. It was also nice to see her and Quinn reach some level of civility as well.

    As for Maria, she had exceedingly little to do in this episode at all but at least Angel made some effort with Barbara. Okay, she refused an initial date but now that she's realised he's not some sleazy creep, I think Angel definitely has a legitimate shot with her. I like Barbara and there's definitely some kind of a spark between her and Angel that could make a pairing between them work.

    Also in "Turning Biminese"

    Bimini is a fishing resort, right? It was also the same place that Ethan chose to vacate for the last time.

    Rita: "Dex, that's our baby."

    Dexter: "A baby. Incredible."

    I'm loving the fantasy sequences with Harry in this episode and one of them featuring Laura Moser was nice. Same actress as Season 1?

    Harry: "Marriage is 50-50. What's yours is Rita's. Better hope she insist on a place with central air."

    Angel (re Masuka): "What's up with him? He doesn't joke around anymore, he dresses better, he's polite."

    Quinn: "Maybe someone pointed out the error of his ways."

    Actually, Masuka's attire was more dull than polite. No-one in this show really wears muted colours, not even Doakes or Maria anymore.

    Deb: "You know, I can take inappropriate Masuka. I can take porn-loving Masuka. I can even take flatulent Masuka. But this dress-shoe-wearing please-and-thank-you zombie Masuka is **** creeping me out." Deb: "Is this about your stupid paper?"

    Masuka: "You guys don't get it. You hurt my feelings."

    I noticed the romantic vibe between Deb and Anton went up a few notches in this episode. She was quite protective of him.

    Rita: "No doesn't really work in a relationship, Dexter. Can we talk about it is a little productive."

    Masuka (to Ramon): "Your victim was smothered. That's not opinion. That's science. And science is one cold-hearted **** with a fourteen inch strap-on."

    Deb: "And he's back."

    Dexter and Miguel played a fair amount of golf in this episode. Dexter even used his golf bag to hide his weapons, which was pretty clever.

    Rita: "What are the rules about using the bathroom in a show house?"

    Sylvia: "There are no rules. You gotta go, you gotta go."

    Dexter: "And here I am, paradox personified. Taking life. Creating life."

    This episode used David Bowie's "Changes" during a scene. Interesting choice.

    Miguel (to Dexter): "You have nothing to explain, nothing to apologise for, not ever. I'm behind you, I'm with you and I respect you."

    Chronology: About nine weeks since "Our Father", just by far along Rita's pregnancy has gone.

    "Turning Biminese" is a strong point for the series. Fatherhood, commitment, Miguel are all the things that Dexter can't either shake off or control to his liking. Still, I'm sure that Dexter will adapt whatever way he can to these new situations.moreless
  • It's getting interesting

    I can't believe Dexter let Miguel in so early, I mean he's actually including him in his freelancing as a serial killer. One thing to do the Freebo thing, but now he's revealing his code. I think he's moving too fast, can he really trust Miguel. Sure, he's a great judge of character, but I think he should be a bit more careful, and careful is normally his signum... Deb is still maturing, which I like. I think I've said it before, but I have been unsure if it's just bad acting or the character that is ridiculously immature at times, but I think she's growing, which means it's not bad acting, good! I'm all for a grown up Deb :)moreless
  • Despite a very interesting ending, it was mostly a meh episode.

    Dexter has seen better days for sure. This episode was mostly about Dexter dealing with Rita`s pregnancy and his marriage proposal. As far as these changes in Dexter`s life are concerned, well there were no real thrill...Maybe perhaps Rita bleeding but come on, this is not the kind of thrill I want in Dexter. Anyway, it seems that by the end, Dexter accepted the changes with the baby coming as well as the marriage..hopefully they won`t go through that again, at least not that much. Even Debra`s story was more interesting...well a little. Some fun stuff with Masuka tho.

    The good thing on this episode was the ending. Given the recent developments and that odd friendship between Dex and Miguel, this was bound to happen. I really wanted to see this. Miguel admiring Dexter`s work is a very promising prospect.moreless
Marc John Jefferies

Marc John Jefferies


Guest Star

Larry Sullivan

Larry Sullivan

Ethan Turner

Guest Star

Ellen Bry

Ellen Bry


Guest Star

Jimmy Smits

Jimmy Smits

Miguel Prado

Recurring Role

Jason Manuel Olazabal

Jason Manuel Olazabal

Ramon Prado

Recurring Role

Desmond Harrington

Desmond Harrington

Joey Quinn

Recurring Role

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