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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Dexter Recap

Well, I just watched episodes seven and eight of "Dexter." Episode seven features a truly chilling psychiatrist who drives his patients to suicide. Dexter stalks him by seeing him for therapy, and the therapy turns out to actually be helpful. Meanwhile, we find out that Deb's boyfriend, Rudy the hot prosthetics doctor is—drum roll--the ice truck killer! Christian Camargo is suitably creepy as Rudy; the same character could have been played by Cillian Murphy, but I guess he was too busy being preternaturally good-looking. In episode eight, we find out that Dexter's biological father never died when Harry said he did, and that he's been living in suburban Florida. Living, that is, until he suddenly dies of a heart attack and names Dexter as executer of his estate. Of course, it turns out that Dexter's dad didn't really die of a heart attack after all--could it have been an injection of insulin from a mysterious "cable repairman?" Yes, and that cable repairman is, conveniently enough, also Rudy. Boy, Rudy really gets around! I am never going out with any guy who has a walk-in freezer in his apartment.


Blogger BiggSeester said...

Oh by the way, I cried for hours after Episode Eight. It was the "Thanks For The Good Blood" card that broke the camel's back, but the whole show was full of upsetting exchanges and revalations that really got to me. And I'm the same person who was able to hold my eight-day-old-son in my arms and watch an episode of Six Feet Under in which an eight-day-old baby died of SIDS without losing it, while my usually stalwart husband staggered out on the porch to chain-smoke with trembling hands for the rest of the show. Oh it was sad all right, but it didn't feel as real as Deb's impassioned speech about Harry, Dexter's mile-a-second Stages of Grief and the sad-but- loving exchange between Young Dexter and Harry over the card the nurses had encouraged him to make that Dexter finds among his real father's papers--he kept it all those years. Heartbreaking.

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