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Dexter: Turning Biminese

by Debra McDuffee, posted Oct 27th 2008 12:00AM
Dexter and Miguel talking at the marina
(S03E05) The predictability of Dexter really comes into play in tonight's episode. All season, they've been setting us up for things that took place tonight. I've always said that although Dexter can be predictable, for some reason, it never ruins the suspense of the show.

And that stands true tonight. We knew nearly everything that was going to happen, yet still I sat breathless, watching with my mouth hanging open, as the episode unfolded. Predictable? Yep. Boring? Never.

Poor Rita; you know when they say everything looks perfectly normal, that something is going to go wrong. Although Rita didn't miscarry as I had suspected, it was a moment that helped Dex realize that he wants the baby. He calls it relief that he felt, but I think we viewers know Dexter better than he knows himself; he really does have true emotion for this child and is more ready for the changes in his life than he knows. Harry tells Dex he needs to make a choice about Rita and his "hobby" -- which will be the wife, which will be the mistress. I think when Dexter sees Deb at the hospital and she begs him not to be like Harry, we know Dexter's choice.

And we now know that everything we suspected about Miguel is true. Coincidence that Miguel tells Dexter of a guilty man who has gotten away with murder? I think not. Tell me why Dexter doesn't see it, though. He's a smart guy, who has been so blinded lately. I mean, Miguel shows up at the boat as Dexter is heading off to kill the guy Miguel told him about. Did you just about hyperventilate, though, when Miguel called Dexter's bluff: that he knew Dexter wasn't fishing, that he was on the cruise ship? One thing I didn't expect was for Miguel to admit that he set Dexter up so soon. Will Dexter partner with Miguel, since he is proud of him, and not repulsed? The coming attractions seem to indicate that he will. Yikes.

I wondered how Dexter would feel about giving up his "sanctuary," as he called his apartment tonight. Actually, I didn't wonder; I knew. I just didn't know how he'd handle it. Funny that Dex had the same worries as me -- what would he do with the slides?

Deb and Anton flirting? No way. I never suspected that. Yeah, right. Love that Deb found him with a girl, though.

We always thought something was fishy about the hot-headed Ramon Prado, and tonight we may have just found out what. The new skinning victim conveniently put Prado into the department, a spot Ramon wants to be in so he can find out more information about Oscar's killer. Did Ramon kill the latest victim in a copycat "Skinner" fashion, just to get on the inside? Seems a likely scenario to me. What Ramon didn't expect was for Masuka to be so good. Glad he's back in true Masuka-ness, and that's he's found out how he fits into the department.

Batista asks out the undercover vice cop. No one saw that coming, right?

So here's the latest little clue for us to follow and predict: who is watching Windell, the witness, with binoculars? Whoever Freebo owed money to, would be my guess, and something tells me that we may already know who this person is. Could it be Miguel? Ramon? Quinn?

Even though our beloved Dexter can be predictable, the way the writers drop the little nuggets for us and how they unfold is still done in such a suspenseful way that we can't help but be on the edge of our seats, even if only to yell out that we saw it coming.

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Anyone think that maybe Miguel is also a type of serial killer... just one who does not get his hands dirty. That he was using Oscar to carry out his dirty work with Freebo and now he has a new tool to carry out murders for him?

October 30 2008 at 8:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sooner or later Miguel's going to find out Dexter killed Oscar Prado.

Also, Quinn was the one watching via sunglasses. He's my top pick for Skinner now.

October 28 2008 at 3:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Cody's comment

I say that also, his sig. is how precise he stabs people, it should give him away,but I'm not so sure Miguel really cares.

October 29 2008 at 12:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
eric f

I was so bored by the Miguel Prado character. Until this episode. The fact that he is into Dexter's vigilante killing is great. With Dexter getting married and the wives becoming friends, the guys will be an interesting team.

October 28 2008 at 10:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Dexter kills people, I find that always helps the suspense.

October 27 2008 at 7:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I loved tonight's show. I still think Dexter is Harry's son. Tonight has confirmed it more with the sequence with Harry and Dexter's mother. Last season pointed to that as well.

October 27 2008 at 11:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Terry Schultze

We know for a fact that Joseph Driscoll was Dexters father (Episode "Father Knows Best"), as Deb said he's your "bio dad".

October 27 2008 at 4:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rex from Ars

Well, I was disappointed with this episode after hearing about the show's title.

Bimini *is* around 30 miles off the coast of Florida (as Dexter or Miguel said), but the islands (there's a North Bimini and a South Bimini) are TINY. There are only 2 or 3 restaurants on both islands, and a couple of bars, too.

Cruise ships don't go there - not only is it far too shallow for a giant cruise ship to come within 10 miles of the place, there isn't much to do there, either.

I honestly didn't really expect the show to film on location in Bimini, but I thought they could have AT LEAST done enough research to know that Bimini is more like a one-stoplight town than cruise ship mecca. Imagine a TV show trying to pass off Canton, Ohio as Manhattan (only in reverse) and you'll see what I mean.

October 27 2008 at 1:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It shouldn't take too much longer for Miguel Prado to figure out that Dexter is the Bay Harbor Butcher.

October 27 2008 at 1:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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