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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.66
Absolutely outstanding episode last night. When I saw Dexter headbutt Doakes I cheered. I worry that he's getting too reckless, though. I do hope that Lila dies a fiery death, though, and he ends up back with Rita.

Tell me someone else saw this!






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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.42
Saw it and loved it!
I cant get over how I repeatedly find myself rooting for Dexter vs Dokes, despite the fact that in reality, Dexter is the bad guy and Dokes is actually an exceptionally good cop. In any conventional police movie, Dokes would be the hero and Dexter the villain. I guess thats how it is here, except the show gets you to root for the villain. Obviously, this is an excellent example of POV dictating roles in a story. This show has gotten better and better each episode, and I am really on the edge of my seat as we build towards the finale. I cant believe I am rooting against a legion of honest policemen who are trying to take down one of the most prolific serial killers of all time!!

As for the episode, just as the pre-emptive strike Dexter made in sending out the manifesto actually came back to bite him, I feel that his (kick-ass) maneuvers against Dokes will eventually come back to haunt him. A Well written and well executed episode this week, and
I'm sure the next episode will be amazing as well!
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This season has been really good.

I was really impressed with Lundy's catch about the law enforcement background.

Sundays can't come quick enough.

and re: the headbutt (shamelessly taken from another forum)...

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.26
"I own you" was AWESOME and shows everyone that Dexter is by far the smartest person on the show. I smiled big time after the headbutt. Just awesome.

I am also glad that Jobeth Williams will be gone. I did not like her character and the sooner she leaves the better.

Leila started out great and quickly went south. I look forward to a reconciliation with Rita.

Dexter is already my favorite drama on TV and one of only 5 shows I do not miss weekly.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.40
Yeah this was another great one. I tried telling a friend of mine how good this show is and he brushed it off as probably being predictable and boring. Big mistake. I hope he ends up renting Season 1.

What exactly was the significance of the light being fixed and working at the end of the episode? I missed something there.

Deb + Lundy = creepy. At least the obvious "I'm sorry" or "What are you thinking?" spiels didn't come afterwards. That's something great about this show; they don't spell everything out in the scene and you have to figure out what really happens through context in future scenes.



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The way I see it is that Dexter Realizes that what just happened is just like the lamp.

Leila will do anything to make sure that she gets her own way. Just like how she broke the other lamp to ensure her's got fixed, so to she torched her place to ensure that dex would come running.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.40
    Originally posted by The Sinister Minister
    The way I see it is that Dexter Realizes that what just happened is just like the lamp.

    Leila will do anything to make sure that she gets her own way. Just like how she broke the other lamp to ensure her's got fixed, so to she torched her place to ensure that dex would come running.


Slick. Thanks for that, makes sense to me.



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In reading a few of the recaps and reviews of the finale, I agree that, if people wanted the ending to be darker in tone, then the 'story' finale was really "Ozymandias".
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