Episode 5 - This Little Piggy
29 July 2013
Where was Deb meant to be emotionally at the end of this? Has she just accepted that Dexter is her family and she's cool with him killing bad guys? Although she had moments of encouraging that last season it never seemed like she was totally comfortable. Here she goes from wanting to kill him and herself to apparently smiling about life by episodes end. Obviously I'm not happy with that but perhaps she is meant to be more conflicted than she appeared.
There was no tension in any of the Yates scenes. The fact that we are still dealing with generic serial killers who possess no sense of consequence is a drag. I hoped this final season would have a firm direction but nothing has emerged yet. I love how Matthews learnt nothing from years of politiking and is still protecting rich, guilty people and putting pressure on his officers in less than subtle ways. I suppose Quinn is going to take exception to this corruption. And given how the Hamilton's son randomly accosted Dexter I assume that relationship has only just begun.
I am trying to care but Dexter isn't making it easy. I see no evidence so far that the conclusion to this show is going to be anything other than disappointing. The Masouka plot for example seems set up for the most banal version of "you spied on me" - "I want nothing to do with you" - "Let me make it up to you" - "I love you Daddy" stuff. We deserve better than this.
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