Episode 11 | Aired Sep 15, 2013
This is as suspiciously as Batista (David Zayas) ever looks at Dexter (Michael C. Hall).
A major character takes a hit as 'Dexter' unveils its penultimate episode
의해 James Hibberd @ EW
This is very nearly IT. The penultimate Dexter. And yes, stuff happened. One death. One potentially fatal wound. Two big therapeutic breakthroughs for Dex. It was a major episode, though it lacked tension for its first half and there were a few big plot holes for nitpickers to jeer at.
We start with 덱스터 at Vogel's place, washing up after Saxon killed her last week and trashing evidence of his dad's sessions with her. "I never imagined the last homicide I'd work would be one that I'm a part of," he says, which is odd because he's been secretly involved in so many of the cases he's worked. Then he adds: "I have to call this in. I can't be seen leaving the scene of the crime." What. What? What?! Nobody ever spots Dex leaving any crime scene! The man kidnaps people in broad daylight, and he's now worried about leaving a house in the middle of the night?
So we get a scene with 바티스타 and Quinn interviewing Dex about finding the body while he's in his slasher outfit. 바티스타 rejects the notion of Dex working the case: "The defense attorney would have a field 일 with a forensic tech who found and knew the victim working it." Which is what everybody was pointing out when Dex worked Cassie's murder a few episodes back, but okay.
Later, Dex goes 집 and he reiterates his bullet-proof plan of telling everybody close to him that he's going to kill Saxon and take Hannah to Argentina. Part of this plan, it seems, involves selling his condo and his 보트 within 24 hours (we learn the Slice of Life has a 물고기 finder, which is something Dex probably didn't need because he was constantly dumping bodies overboard -- the 물고기 find him). Also, Astor is going to inherit his SUV, so let's hope Dex doesn't get busted, 또는 she's never going to feel comfortable driving a vehicle that's had dozens of kidnap victims in its trunk. Cody gets squat.
We also get a beat with Harrison, 집 from the hospital. "You put monkey in a box!" he says. "Daddy, I combed my hair!" Oh Harrison, how hard did 당신 hit your head on that treadmill last week?
Back at the office, Deb has re-joined the force. Dex does a DNA swab on Oliver Saxon, who's come in to try and clear his name in the Cassie killing. Dex insists he isn't trying to kill Saxon himself. "I just want him taken care of."
But then Dex goes to a creepy abandoned mental hospital to find Saxon's kill room. In the voice-over he says Zach died there. So apparently Saxon merely kidnapped Zach at the 사진 studio, then took him to the abandoned hospital, then he killed him, and then took the body to Dexter's apartment. Oooooooooookay. Then Dex finds Saxon's laptop, which has all the evidence of his crimes. Bonus: It's not even password-protected.
Tangent: Did 당신 know the most common non-numeric online 비밀번호 that people use after "password" and "qwerty" is ... "monkey"? Why "monkey," do 당신 think? It's weird, because I've used it too and I have no idea why. I don't even like monkeys. Just popped in my head when I was asked for a 비밀번호 one day.
Anyway: That Deputy U.S. Marshall is getting closer to catching Hannah, all because she didn't want to spend a few of her half million bucks on some hair dye and sunglasses this season. Deb lies to him and says she was the one who brought Harrison to the hospital last week, not Hannah. Thankfully, this hospital must not have security cameras.
So we're at Papa's Cafe for Dex's unofficial going away party. It's a pretty low key affair that includes a seemingly 랜덤 exchange between Masuka and his daughter about pot. 바티스타 still hasn't gotten around to going through those boxes of evidence LaGuerta left him and it looks like he's not going to. He tells Dex the door is always open for him to return. Dex's goodbye speech is very Dex: "Um, I'll miss 당신 guys too."
Saxon shows up to see Dexter's apartment with the real estate agent in tow. He privately offers Dex a truce. "Choose poorly, like mom, and 당신 will lose," he says, while admitting that the way he killed Vogel last week was "a little over the top." Dex says he accepts but privately fumes: "He wants me to walk away when he just reminded me why I can't."
The Marshall gets Elway to go over to Deb's house and scope out the place for signs of Hannah. He could have gone there himself, but all right. Dex decides to 옮기기 Hannah to a hotel, thinking it's no longer 안전한, 안전 for her at Deb's place.
Dex sends Saxon's incriminating video files to a local TV station, so now everybody thinks Ryan 거위 새끼, 고 슬링 is a serial killer. Deb comes 의해 and insists on having one last 공식 만찬, 저녁 식사 in Miami with her brother despite the danger from Saxon. I say: "His stuff is packed up and there's a serial killer after 당신 -- go to a restaurant!" But they don't listen. At the same time, police are tearing apart Deb's apartment looking for Hannah. I guess they don't think to send somebody over to check Dexter's place too.
Saxon shows up and Deb and Dex get the drop on him. Dex takes him to the hospital kill room, but has 초 thoughts. "This is usually my 가장 좋아하는 moment ... now I don't even want to be here. I'm feeling a much stronger pull. I don't need to kill you." Which is great, and a big moment for Dex psychologically, but of course he should still kill him. Saxon knows Dex is a serial killer, for starters. Is this the same guy who fretted about being seen leaving Vogel's house earlier this episode? But no: He calls Deb and has her come over to arrest Saxon instead.
Outside, he gives Deb a goodbye hug. "It's just for right now, it's not forever," he says, and 당신 know something is coming.
Dex then has a 초 big breakthrough: Ghost Harry says Dex doesn't need him to be around anymore. Hey, that's how we've felt for the last four seasons! Who wanted Obi-Wan Kenobi to appear 다음 to him and wave goodbye too?
Suddenly the Marshall bursts into the kill room where Saxon is tied up. Wait, what? What's he doing there? He said he was going to start tracking Deb, okay, but why is he going in with his gun drawn? I guess he didn't see her outside because she was out back? Saxon's image is everywhere but the the one cop on the show who seems like he knows what he's doing doesn't recognize him?
The Marshall releases Saxon, who kills him. Then Deb comes in and Saxon shoots her. She's gravely wounded as Saxon escapes. There's a crack of thunder warning us a storm is coming, and that's it for now.
Okay. Well. First off, the character of the Marshall basically should have been played 의해 Quinn 또는 Batista. 또는 at least Elway. I'm unsure why a show with all these cops felt the need to add in a brand new cop a few episodes before the finale to chase Hannah and get killed 의해 the Big Bad when any one of these characters could have done that.
Second, some of 당신 noticed that a potential huge spoiler 설명 of the final episode leaked on Reddit a couple weeks ago. With this turn of events, it's looking like that might be correct since it meshes up nicely with the events from this week.
Third, so ... the key to solving Dexter's homicidal impulses was, apparently, the 사랑 of a good woman. Or, if not a good woman, at least a really hot one who poisons people.
Here's what I'm finding: 덱스터 this season is 더 많이 fun when 당신 just watch it and don't think about it. Some readers get annoyed when EW 또는 other sites that have been critical about the final season point out things that don't make much sense. When 당신 write about the show, 당신 have to think it through. And when 당신 try to explain what's happening to readers, 당신 realize the puzzle pieces don't quite fit together. So you're typing and thinking: "So Dex did that because ... because ... ah damn it, these words don't work!"