“Are you a serial killer?”
Well, I’m glad I’ve never been asked that. Not sure how I would respond ... do veggies count?
But how would you feel if you walked into your apartment only to find your sister waiting for you with evidence of your serial killer behavior? Luckily for Dexter, he can’t feel. Unluckily for him, Deb has forgotten her intense romantic feelings from last season.
After Season 6 ending with Dexter’s sister, Deb, discovering that Dexter killed the Dooms Day Killer, it is only fitting that at the end of the premiere she uncovers the rest of his grisly crimes. To be fair, she’s had a million and one opportunities, she just never followed through. Deb was in rare form, questioning everything, finally filling her Dad’s shoes. Especially now that she’s going to be Dexter’s keeper, as hinted out in the preview of next week.
She’s certainly on the road to it, what with helping Dexter light the church on fire to cover up his “snap” aka very-well-planned-out-and-maybe-even-dreamed-of-killing-of-DDK.
Also in top form tonight was LaGuerta. Not sure what told her there was a broken blood slide under the debris and grate. Maybe she’s developing her own spidey sense. Despite the DDK cases being closed, this is going to be a problem. Clearly she’s going to renew her obsession with proving Sergeant Dokes’s innocence regarding the Bay Harbor Butcher killings, and incidentally proving Dexter guilty (what ever happened to her creepy flirtations with him from Season One? I’d almost prefer them over Deb’s weird dreams of him).
Is Louis a Serial-Killer-In-Training? He went from adoring Dexter to canceling his credit cards, with no clear motive or end game. If there was a school for that, I’m sure he’d receive a merit scholarship. Just show off that creepy video game.
Quinn wins the award for Most Not Creepy. He appeared relatively ‘sheveled’ (the opposite of disheveled because that’s the only word I’d use to describe Quinn last season) and even on time for work. He didn’t even ogle the strippers when they went to check out the girl’s place of work. Or crack a joke. I mean, come on…Foxy Raven? What couldn’t you do with that name?
Quinn was only seen drinking once, in a cute moment where he hashed things out with Batista. While glad they made up, there wasn’t much depth to it. Both admitted that they had lied: Batista didn’t actually want Quinn to leave and Quinn didn’t actually acknowledge his alcoholism. At least Batista tried. And at least the drinks had an excuse this time – in Mike’s memory.
Mike, oh, Mike. Barely knew you. Can’t say I wanted to. But you really should know better than to open a stranger’s trunk. Can’t say I expected you to find a dead stripper, but I didn’t expect rainbows and lollipops either.
Dexter discovers Kaja’s (the dead stripper) killer through a lucky fingerprint that magically no one notices him lifting. Dexter takes Viktor, the killer, out in an airport, yet another reminder of our lax security. But where’s the stalking? The intense planning? The prepping of the kill room? Dexter, stop slacking. There was no revealing speech or epiphany. Just a snatch, grab and bludgeon. Dexter, you can’t just kill someone on a whim; you should to get to know them first.
I should probably mention that there were intermittent flashbacks of Deb’s brief love of her dog, Banjo. While I understand that it reveals Dexter’s reason for not revealing his true self to Deb, the fact that the dog was called Banjo was highly distracting. Deb, you really were destined to be lame.
Turns out that Viktor potentially has ties to the Ukrainian mob. If they were Russian or Italian, I’d know to be afraid, but for the moment I’m just confused. What is the Ukrainian mob known for? Clearly not rainbows and lollipops. This is making me crave sugar. Where are Dexter’s donuts when you need one?
Maybe Dexter should have brought Deb some. She made the connection between the Dexter’s killing and her kidnapping by Dexter’s brother, Brian aka the Ice Truck Killer. Coincidently, she is finally remembering that Dexter didn’t have the most innocent hand in that. I feel bad for her treadmill; it’s probably not going to survive another exercise obsessed freak-out by Deb.
But after finding a variety of knives, blood slides, and the Ice Truck Killer’s object of obsession (the fake arm), maybe she deserves it. This certainly changes Dexter’s routine, begging the question: can Dexter pull off the ultimate manipulation? But the bigger question, however, is are you going to survive the answer to this question.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun