Dexter

Season 8 Episode 3

What's Eating Dexter Morgan?

35
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jul 14, 2013 on Showtime
8.3
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155 votes
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Dexter continues the search for the Brain Surgeon. Meanwhile Deb finds help in an unexpected source when her post tramatic stress disorder kicks in.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • What's Eating

    7.0
    It is interesting, I am intrigued by where they are going with this recent murderer, but I just think the show has lost a little bit of its luster. The side storylines aren't working, and there just is not a strong enough amount of drama when you keep the villain hidden. Let's meet him/her, or reveal that it's the "Good Doctor" already.
  • The final season continues to disappoint

    6.0
    I wondered how they'd salvage Dr. Vogel's character after her ridiculous back story in last week's exercise in absurdity, and this week showed there may be hope for her yet, although it's going to have to involve slow-moving manipulation tactics that will frustrate the pace of this season. And it's the knowledge that we're in the final season which makes these episodes so dull; this is the point Dexter should be revealed and on the run, playing cat and mouse with Miami Metro, in a thrilling and non-stop all action final story arc.



    Instead, we're getting Quinn trying to be a sergeant, Deb acting like a sulky teen, Michael C. Hall phoning in a zero-effort performance, and other characters serving no earthly use whatsoever. Is this honestly what any fan hoped for in their heart of hearts? To think of the show at it's peak in season 4 with the Trinity killer - what a boring show this has become.



    The writers continue to spoon-feed us narrative as if aimed at a childlike level of understanding, with Dexter pointing out such obvious insights the show is almost entirely void of any nuance and subtlety at this point. I've no doubt this review will be voted down and I can understand why - I want to like it too, but it's not fair to vote episodes like this higher than average just because it was once greater.



    Look at what Breaking Bad has achieved in its last season, then think back to this. You see? That's what I'm talking about.moreless
  • Dexter.

    10
    Why is it that Sussman' body was re - staged so the crime scene was made to make it appear that he had blown his brains out, why do i have a problem with that. Then Vogel receives to His and Hers gifts left outside her door, which happens to belong to Sussman's brain (I Don't Believe In Chance). As for Galuzzo its strange how Vogal gives Dexter all these possible leads and they all come up empty, yes Galuzzo was a murderer and cannibal and was eating his victims, thats why he ended up on Dexter' table. Debra was spiraling out of control last season even more so this season so why is Vogal suddenly become obsessed with Debra, is she getting in the way of Vogal and Dexter' relationship (In Vogal's Eyes). Dexter is trying to do his best by helping Debra but Vogal doesn't see it that way (Like Vogal Said, That Was Interesting). This whole season has to do with Vogal and Dexter' relationship twisted on the part by Vogal (Cant Wait For Hannah McKay To Come Back). Fantastic Episode. Thumbs Up.moreless
  • What's Eating Dexter Morgan?

    8.0
    This week's Dexter delved back into something Lila put so aptly back in Season 2 explaining how Dexter simply saying flat out that he's a monster is reductionist because it absolves him of trying to ever change. As Vogel sees how much Dex truly cares for Deb is the evidence that he truly has grown from the overly calculating Season 1 Dexter to Season 8 Dexter. Deb hit rock bottom for real this time showing up for work hungover, causing Quinn relationship trouble (but no one really cares) by having him come and getting for a DUI, and finally wanting to confess that she killed LaGuerta to Quinn in the station. Dexter meanwhile tried his last ditch effort to try and save her from herself by showing her a happy father that she had saved from the Fuentes Brothers back in Season 5 I think (which was never a fully resolved storyline either). The key was being that Dexter finally picked up that helping Deb was out of his hands and simply be accepting what he is and how good he is at being it he can't expect himself to save Deb on his own without her wanting his help (even if it is kinda all his fault). I really enjoyed the Brain Surgeon bits this week as Dex went down the patient list of Vogel's but rather than finding their guy he finds a low-rent mall fitness salesman as a cannibal who keeps whole brains intact. The Brain Surgeon had taken last week's victim's body and staged the scene so that it looked like a suicide, effectively wiping the case off of Miami Metro's plate and making it Dexter's extracurricular activity. The Brain Surgeon also knows about Dexter, having sent two pieces of brain to her door marked hers and his. But the best part of the episode came from Vogel saying that she made the first part of the Code "Don't Get Caught" to give Dex a bit of leeway to kill some who didn't fill to code to necessitate not getting caught such as LaGuerta (though that wasn't him). Vogel trying to help Deb can prove to be interesting as well, as we all knew that her confession wouldn't be that threatening since it's only 3 episodes into the final season although it may tip Quinn's suspicions. But Deb having someone who also knows about Dexter can be the key to her coming back from the edge and can prove to be some very good scene work down the road. Also, good for Matthews on picking up that Quinn is a waste of space, he totally is and isn't worth a damn or a Sergeant's badge so just give up Batista and Jaime find a better boyfriend even Louis was better.moreless
  • Deb becomes a big problem for Dexter.

    9.5
    While Dexter continues searching for the real Brain Surgeon he stumbles across another killer but this one doesn't cut the brains he eats them and other body parts As Deb is getting worse Dexter believes he can help her but when it gets to the point where Deb is ready to confess to killing La Guerta he has no choice but to use M99 to stop her talking There is only one more way Dexter can get Deb back on his side and that is Dr Vogel I just hope that Deb can forgive Dexter and move on The episodes are getting better by the week and by each episode Dexter is facing bigger problems.moreless
Rebecca Staab

Rebecca Staab

Lucy Gerard

Guest Star

Scott Michael Morgan

Scott Michael Morgan

Sussman

Guest Star

Andrew Elvis Miller

Andrew Elvis Miller

Ron Galuzzo

Guest Star

Sean Patrick Flanery

Sean Patrick Flanery

Jacob Elway

Recurring Role

Jadon Wells

Jadon Wells

Harrison

Recurring Role

Dana L. Wilson

Dana L. Wilson

Miller

Recurring Role

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