Dexter: Si Se Puede
by Debra McDuffee, posted Nov 2nd 2008 11:38PM
(S03E06) After the way last week's episode ended, I could hardly wait for tonight's episode. The title loosely translates to "If You Can," and I wondered how this theme would play out through the episode, as the Dexter themes always do.
The way I see it, "If You Can" hits on so many levels.
Can Miguel stomach the kills like Dexter does? Can Dexter share his dark passenger with Miguel?
I guess we won't find out anytime soon, thanks to Dexter's good sense finally kicking in after weeks of making me a nervous wreck. I'm glad Dexter trusted Miguel enough for Miguel to prove that he really is a true friend to Dexter, but I breathed a huge sigh of relief that Dexter did not kill in front of Miguel.
Dexter has shared more than he ever has and I am starting to trust Miguel ... or am I? Have we, like Dexter implied when he said he knew everything there is to know about Miguel Prado, gotten down to the reasons why we didn't trust Miguel? Yep, he's a shady ADA, but does he really mean no harm to Dexter? Time will tell if he really is Dexter's first true friend. This storyline just gets more and more interesting, and I love the way it is unfolding.
Can Rita mix business and pleasure with Syl as successfully as Dexter has with Miguel?
Rita takes the real estate assistant's job, so I guess we'll find out. This was an interesting scene, though, with a funny little quip from Dexter about not being able to hide anything from your partner.
Can Batista get a date with the vice cop? Can the writers convince us this is an important storyline?
Yep, and she went about it in a clever way, with that little test. If that's what she needs to trust that Angel is on the path of righteousness, then more power to her.
Can Dexter find the perfect piece of key lime pie?
Probably not important, but this lady has meant a lot to Dexter and has helped him find out pieces of his past. I thought it was a significant juxtaposition that the worst thing for Camilla wasn't dying, but losing her dignity, and this is basically what Dexter strips away on his victims the way he carries out his ritual. From Dexter's point of view, they deserve it.
Can Deb solve the skinner murders?
She's a clever one, that Deb, and she's putting together some important pieces of the skinner puzzle. We can all start looking for a new suspect, I guess; it really doesn't seem to be Ramon.
What did you think about:
- the soda up the nose? Um, yuck; that's torture for sure.
- Deb's and Anton's tender moment?
- Harry telling Dexter that every time he lets someone get close it ends up badly? Is this foreshadowing an event with Miguel? With Rita?
- Ellen implying that there was much more dirty about Miguel than the Chickie Hynes case?
- Deb telling Quinn that Yuki was after him? I've got the tension building around how this one is going to play out.