This episode was awful, largely due to atrocious writing. I feel like I'm watching fanfic:
I agree with Sour K's suspicion that the writers are trying to get new viewers and help them along. Either that or the current writers seem to have never heard of "show, don't tell." DVO suddenly has to narrate every action like it's a sportscast play by play. On top of that they are appealing to the lowest common denominator - DVO is now into juvenile lowbrow humor with commentary on dildos and flirty IMs instead of his usual wicked dark humor. This may be the first time I've ever wanted DVO to shut the hell up.
The 911 call was this week's "Dexter is an idiot" moment. Even if it was on a burner cell, his voice would have been recorded and likely listened to and recognized by Metro Homicide. Right after that slick move Dexter hoisted a dead body up out of the water and left it in plain view while he took the opportunity to argue with Harry. I love how that ended with him petulantly kicking some bottles like he was 12. How did we get from Dexter offing Bryan and embracing Harry to acting like a spoiled brat a couple episodes later?
Travis makes no sense. Now that the audience has seen the reveal, he's a cold, manipulative psychopath 24/7. Where did wimpy good-Travis go? The Travis in the first 9 episodes was clearly struggling with his role in the DDK murders, but now he seems to have no problem. Are we supposed to believe he changed because he witnessed that he'd killed Gellar?
Deb's panic attack was bizarre. She went into the church, freaked out, then was on her game enough to grab the pill bottle from Dexter moments later. Compare with Season 1 when Dexter lost it in the hotel room and was out of commission for the rest of the scene. (Maybe she IS pregnant? Ugh.)
Just kill Quinn already. I think he's only around to show that there's at least one person more unreliable at Miami Metro than Dexter.
I've been curious about the plotline with the intern, but he sure did get whiny this episode.
I can't believe there's two episodes left. I just want it to be over.
Edited by mirth23, Dec 9, 2011 @ 2:04 AM.