I had mixed feelings at the beginning of this episode of Dexter. When Deb had her dream, I was worried we’d return to the I’m-in-love-with-my-brother train wreck of a storyline. But I still love what’s happening with Deb and Dexter. Now that she knows and has somewhat come to accept him, she has questions. Like questions about Rita, and Trinity. And one would think, eventually Doakes.
If Dexter hadn’t wanted Trinity for himself, the mother of his son would still be alive. It’s pretty simple, and it’s an idea that’s haunting Deb. And thus Harrison was sent off to visit his grandparents, so we can finally all stop being annoyed at all that.
It was interesting to see the murder from last week play out. At first Deb succeeded, and got the bad guy her way. But a police error complicated things, and the guy walked. Nothing else could be done, legally. Only Dexter could get the murderer off the street – a murderer that had it out for Deb. The cat and mouse thing Dexter had going on with that sick thug was thrilling.
I know, I know, I am supposed to be more intrigued by the Russian mobsters. You guys have given me great reasons why I should in the comments. And the fact that they got a man to shoot himself while looking at a picture of his family was intense. (Though, wouldn’t you have at least tried to take out the three guys instead of yourself? Maybe there was only one bullet.) But I’m not fully committed to this storyline yet.
I am really into the Yvonne Strahovski character though, even though she was barely in this episode. I’m such a fan of the actress, I think she steals even the briefest scenes. I really want to know where that relationship is going to go.
What did you guys think? Which thread in this season has been strongest so far?