Dexter: Finding Freebo
by Debra McDuffee, posted Oct 6th 2008 8:25AM
(S03E02) Maybe the tone of this season seems slightly less sinister, but I am liking it all the same. Then again, with Dexter creeping around in the dark rain, murdering another victim, how can we claim less sinister?
What do you think about the way that they addressed Maria and the whole Bay Harbor Butcher issue? I was really wondering how she still could retain her position of power at the force when she was clearly impaired by her feelings for Doakes at the end of last season. They really left this hanging at the end of last season, and although they weakly tied it up in this episode, I still feel like Maria may not be quite done with the issue.
Now, you may be a bit skeptical about the whole pregnancy thing, but you have to admit that it is pretty interesting the way they are connecting it into so many things. We get to see more of Harry and Dexter, and these flashbacks are always a welcome insight to Dexter's personality and "code." Dexter's insecurities are brought out by his impending fatherhood, and we get some comic relief interspersed with Dexter's real fears. Could Dexter be a good father, or will his, um ... hobbies get in the way? Will he pass on his genetic imbalance to a child?
The plot thickens, as they say, and Dexter's accidental-kill storyline is becoming more intricate. Deb finds a connection between Jane Doe and Freebo through Anton, and another lead sheds a suspicious light on one of Miguel's former convictions (Chickie Hynes). I love that Jimmy Smits's character is being sucked into the vortex of secrets. I just know that this dude is going to turn out to be dirty with a capital D. And now that he's mixed into Dexter's latest kill ... man, where will they go with that?
I don't know about you, but I get severely tense when people find out about Dexter. I miss the old days when he was an untouchable, uncatchable killer. But then again, this way is a lot more fun.