(S02E04) A lot of commenters mentioned the change in Rita this season. I think it's understandable given what she went through with Paul, and then him dying in prison and her kids being affected so much. I think she maybe be finding she needs to keep her guard up more than ever now, to make sure she's doesn't make the same mistake again.
Lila's artwork definitely supports several theories. She's either a murderer herself, a human-flesh eating addict, an S&M weirdo or a vampire. I mean, god, she practically looked like she was salivating when she was in the morgue. It seems too easy that she'd be eventually accused of being the Bay Harbor Butcher, but I really hope it's not this transparent so early in the season.
Speaking of Lila, I love that they're continuing to be faithful to Dexter being so utterly uninterested in the opposite sex, or any sex for that matter. He's using Lila as a sponsor, but her hugs and kisses mean nothing to him; they just strike him as "odd." Again, right from the books.
Dexter's making himself look more and more guilty as the case against him builds, even though his colleagues don't suspect a thing. It's when things start pointing in his direction that these moments will stand out.
The Doakes storyline was interesting, though at first seemed a bit distracting from the Dexter story. But is it, really? Maybe this was an incident that shows Doakes would better understand why Dexter does what he does, if he should ever discover Dexter's secret. Doakes actually seems like the one person on the show who would understand Dexter's "addiction" even maybe a little bit.
The flashback sequences to Dexter's youth are always interesting. In this episode it was particularly chilling when he was answering the complete opposite of what he was thinking to the behaviorist's questions. "Have you ever killed an animal?" "No. Never."
Finally the Pascal storyline seems to be gone. However, it was definitely a conclusion that made it worth watching go down for the past few episodes.
I love that Dexter couldn't believe that Vince would be the one person to bring him down. But what with those rocks? How could Dexter possibly throw everyone off his sent once they get to his marina? Finally I'm all caught up on early episodes and I'll have to find out with the rest of you.
Quote of the episode:
Rita: Y'know I hope they catch him today. And I'm not a violent person, but I hope they hurt him ... Have a good day.
Dexter (thinking): Make up your mind.
|She's a killer, but only for food||88 (12.8%)|
|She's a killer, but kills only bad guys||93 (13.5%)|
|She's into S and M||140 (20.4%)|
|She's a vampire||62 (9.0%)|
|It'll just be something boring like Heroin||304 (44.3%)|