Dexter: Love American Style
(S01E05) Dexter finds that a semi end of the world would actually be better for him, being the only person left on the planet, not having to hide anymore. But wouldn't that leave him kinda bored? I mean, he'd have nobody left to kill.
Last week I mentioned that the best thing about this show is Dexter's past relationship with his father. I take that back -- it's the second best thing. The best thing about this show is Dexter's voice-overs. Sometimes you already know what Dexter's thinking in the back of his mind, the mind he keeps hidden from the rest of the world. Though it's always good to actually hear it.
Gotta love how Dexter calls his kills his "personal projects." Oh, if they only knew how handy Dexter really is.
Dexter's relationship with his father grows more complex with each episode. His methods for Dexter's "rehabilitation" into society is questionable, but his love for his son and his family seems unquestionable. There are times though when Harry will waste no time in reminding Dexter than he's not normal, that he has to work to be normal. And as we see in present day, Dexter clearly knows and accepts that he is not, in fact, normal.
But what Dexter's father did teach him was to be careful -- to be sure. This is something Dexter never seems to waver on, so he knows he's after the right person. You could say he's almost more methodical about being careful about who he chooses than what he actually does to them in the end.
So now we know one piece of evidence about the Ice Truck killer: Menthol lozenges. It also seems like the killer is male from what Tucci said of the clearing throat. I think this killer is much too smart to be making such a blaring mistake, to give away such an obvious piece of evidence. Don't be surprised if this is just setting someone else up in the end.
Is the ultimate endgame for this show to see Dexter get a normal life? Perhaps. We're definitely seeing him make an effort to get somewhere with his relationship with Rita, but will it ever really go where he'll be satisfied?
Quote of the episode:
Dexter: "Maybe if I don't blink my eyes will tear up."