Tuesday, November 27, 2007

What I'm Watching: Dexter

Dexter: Season 2, Episode 9 “Resistance is Futile” (B+)

Wow, what a development. This episode is kept from being absolutely stellar by the somewhat awkward exposing of Deb’s relationship with Lundy, but the reactions by both Masuka and Lundy make it worth it. For those tense few minutes, the show actually makes us think that Doakes sent in the slides and Dexter has been caught. Immediately afterwards, Dexter is thinking one step ahead and making the best of his entourage. He might even get back together with Rita! Lila’s continued presence is slightly unexplained, but I presume that she will pose a problem and Dexter will have to get rid of her. While I am never a fan of people sneaking out of a house when it is being heavily guarded and planning to return hours later, hoping no one will bother to check on them, but I will make in exception in Dexter’s case. His confrontation with Doakes is one of the best scenes of the season (“You’re the Bay Harbor Butcher, man!”). Dexter still considers Doakes innocent, so he wants to avoid killing him if he can help it. There are still three episodes left this season, and I hope they do not drag it out. Right now, though, I am holding my breath for what will happen next.

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