Dexter: An Inconvenient Lie
(S02E03) As if the last two episodes weren't enough to make you realize how great this season's going to play out, Dexter's new foray into "addicts" anonymous is a brilliant storyline. And that it got Doakes off his tail is even better. Could a 12-step program really put a dent into the kind of addiction Dexter suffers from? Perhaps indirectly, it seems.
One thing that's so completely frustrating and, honestly, uninteresting to me is the Lt. Pascal storyline with LaGuerta. Obviously everything can't be about Dexter, and we need to make the other characters human, which is the only purpose I can find for this so far.
Anyway, Dexter is back to his more careful, investigative ways to lock down those deserving of his handywork. What makes this show so unique is how completely despicable Dexter's victims are, making what Dexter does to them seem pale in comparison. Like he said, how many more lives would be gone had it not been for him?
Great scene of the episode was Dexter picking up the SUV (sorry, minivan). Just look at that ample cargo space! Although he's trying to be careful, it was still pretty careless of him to buy that car and appear again later. If that body is somehow found, Dexter's all but completely screwed while this investigation is going on.
As we can see from the investigation of the Bay Harbor Butcher, Deb's better at her job than most give her credit for. She's closing in on who the killer is, which makes me wonder if, in the end, she'll figure out it's Dexter and somehow let him off the hook.
What's the verdict on the mysterious new woman in Dexter's life, Lyla from the meetings? My initial gut reaction is that she herself is a killer or is some sort of masochist. God, or some sort of vampire wannabe. The whole discussion about "the dark passenger" is direct from the books, and I actually knew that's what Dexter was going to utter when she went on with her story of addiction. Oh, and Deb's Rita's reaction upon realizing who Dexter's new sponsor is was perfect.
I'm not sure we were clued in on Dexter's past before as far as his Med school history (top of his class) and that he knows advanced jujitsu. I swear he had a harder time against his brother last season for a person who's skilled in the martial arts.
Dexter said in his speech at the AA meeting that "the mask is slipping." I wonder if part of that really indicates that Dexter wants to stop hiding, that deep down he wants to be caught.
Quote of the episode:
Dexter: "... and I need duct tape. Three or four rolls. Running low on heavy-duty trash bags. When's the last time I sharpened my knives?"