Posts Tagged ‘cactii’

Not dexterous enough with Dexter

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Some time ago I said I’d comment again about Dexter after the 7th episode.  

I’m two episodes behind, so consider this part of it.

The last ep I saw ended with the long convo between Dexter and Isaak Sirko in the gay bar.

I never saw it coming that Isaak was gay.  I thought Viktor was his younger brother or a beloved comrade.  Maybe this shows how far society has come…that The Gay is less important than the character.

It was a mistake–from a story tension point of view–to isolate Isaak from the mob and its resources with the season only halfway over, reducing Deb’s chances of being killed to near-zero.


If I had to guess the remaining eps, Blondie McPoisoner will be killed either by Deb or Sirko, Astor and Kody will end up kidnapped, and yes, La Guerta will die, now that she Knows.  

Jamie Batista has better odds of living to be in Season 8, but Angel is way too happy for any television character to live much longer, or at least stay out of trouble.  Quinn will likely kill Iron Eagle, or vice versa.

The trouble with Dexter is that while the show still manages to surprise and delight, they’ve really done all they can with Dexter Morgan, the character.  We know his thoughts, his habits.  What made the show great in the beginning was the feeling that Dexter was capable of anything, including (yes) fucking Deb.  Now he’s predictable, even the “surprise” stupidity of not killing Hannah.  

We no longer hear any commentary or observations outside of the story from Dex anymore, and there’s no instances of him trying to pretend to have emotions, now he just has them.  We the audience have trapped him with our demands for predictability, and now that Deb knows everything Dexter has lost the power to share secrets with us.  It’s starting to feel like everyone on the show knows who he really is.

I’ve said it before and will again:  Dexter is my favorite show of all time.  Even if Seasons 7 and 8 suck balls (unlikely) the show has delivered so many times and ways almost anything can be forgiven, even if he or Deb dies at the end of Season 8 (I have no idea).


MORE Musings on Dexter, Season 7–Warnin’–Speculation Ahead

Monday, 22 October 2012

There have to be families out there that are more fucked up than us, but I sure as hell wouldn’t wanna meet ’em.

—Debra Morgan

I kind of regret this earlier post about Dexter, because speculation kills the fun (and I hate being wrong).

Going over my own previous points to ready for Episode 4 and beyond (for the sake of my own Dark Passenger):

I hated Gamer Guy from the start, solely because he resembles the mop-topped nerd from Big Bang Theory, which I hate. Gamer Guy the character is pretty good though, most sociopaths are like him, not killers (for now) but still very petty and destructive.

I was totally caught off guard by the hard, sad u-turn for Louis.  I felt bad for him.  Both he and I never saw it comin’ and now he’s ‘getting his mail from the groudhog’. Gone too soon.

Pretty Boy starts a ‘relationship’ with the stripper to get inside info.  She’s as good as dead when Eurogangster learns of it.

Not really a Nostradamus-level prediction.  For now we just don’t know who’s zoomin’ who.

Eurogangster Isaac will acquire the video from the airport and see Dexter wheeling Victor away.

I was wrong about the method of discovery but the result is the same:  Euro has Dex’s number.

Dex will see Debra naked, at least through the glass. They’re going to kiss.

I still think we’re going to get the Deb (frosted) nude scene. The absurd scene where Dex and Batista get the DNA from the little blonde slut (who wins points with me for using the word ‘cactii’) is the catalyst. We haven’t seen the last of her, she’s going to be the new love interest for Dex (and reignite Deb’s feelings, this time with fierce jealousy).

At some point, an event will occur that will put Deb in Dex’s corner. Perhaps a hated criminal will walk, and she will unleash him on the bad guys.

Well, that didn’t take long. Nicely done in Episode 3 (“Buck the System”)

Jamie will be killed.

Collateral damage, maybe?  Something for Batista to get pissed about?

Masuka will almost be killed.

Yes, almost.

LaGuerta ???

I don’t want it to happen, but LaGuerta will likely be killed off, after confronting Dex or just after figuring it all out.

The Big Boss villain, the Eastern European gangster, is fairly generic so far. When an evil character says very little and acts politely, it means s/he is secretly very deadly…

Isaac the EuroGangster is here to stay. In the real world, he would stage a death squad to wait for Dex to return home and that would be the end of it. I haven’t seen Ep. 4 yet but as it’s titled “Run” I assume Dex will be warned and…go on the run, with Deb having to become a kind of ‘Chloe’ to Dex’s ‘Jack Bauer’.

An alternate plot would be Isaac, in a role reversal, losing his killer edge as he becomes intrigued with Dexter…but they already sort of did that with Miguel.  I just don’t know.   And the douchebag club owner guy that looks like “Iron Eagle”? IT’S IRON EAGLE!

All right, that’s it.  If I write again about Dexter it won’t be till after Episode 7.