Dexter: It's Alive! (season premiere)
(S02E01) The new season has started and already I dread the season finale, when we'll have to wait through another summer without our favorite serial killer. God, did I just say that?
The opening scene proves that the writers haven't forgotten how to kep with the clever euphemisms for killing, with the "Bowl 'Till You Bleed" bowling team. With Doakes now tailing Dexter (a partial shout-out to how suspicious Doakes was of Dexter in the first book the show's based on), I have to wonder why Dexter has gone so long without raising suspicions in the past. Why now?
Strangest of all is Dexter's sudden lack of nerve, though thankfully (this time) he loses his killer instinct to a blind man. I'm not sure Dex has washed the blood from many slides in the past.
As I mentioned in my Early Look post, Dexter's got a new roommate: sister Deb. Understandable, since it's not every day your fiance tries to murder you and had been the subject of your own work for the past few months.
It also looks like Dexter's sex drive hasn't made any improvements lately, especially when he has a naked Julie Benz all over him. Thanks, HD Showtime! Maybe with poor Paul out of the way he'll get more chances (and so will we).
That guy, "Little" Chino, is a freakin' monster. And to think I thought Doakes was a big sombitch. And just like that, Dexter finds the challenge he needs to get back on his game. I loved that Dex had the foresight to use two syringes to put the monster out. Alas, now that monster has put a face to his almost killer. Dexter is obviously WAY off his game.
What an eerie scene, seeing the 30-plus bags of Dexter victims scattered around the underwater crevice. The Code of Harry apparently didn't consider the odds of having someone discover the body dump so quickly. Is 30 bodies considered quickly?
I always love the flashbacks to a young Dexter and living Harry. It's what gives us some insight into why Dexter does what he does, how he does it and how he gets away with it. And just as Dexter's heart beats out of his chest, as does ours. Ho. Lee. She. It.
Quote of the episode:
Dexter: "Dying? Dad, I don't want to die. I just want to find some way to feel alive."
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