Sunday, December 7, 2008

Dexter 3.11: Double Surprise

Whoah! Dexter 3.11, the next to last epsiode of the season, totally, doubly surprised me, with two great twists:

1. I never saw Masuka behind Dexter in the trunk - I was sure, as I'm sure everyone else was, that Miguel was behind the kidnap. In retrospect, the Masuka prank-start of his carefully planned bachelor party for Dex makes perfect sense - Masuka had only been talking his head off about the party for the past 2-3 episodes. But I never saw it coming...

2. And even more stunning was Dexter's taking out Miguel, in the classic Dexter way. I thought Miguel would be little more difficult to put down...

What does this mean? Well, about Miguel, that he wasn't that good a killer and planner as we the viewers may have been led to believe. After all, everything that he knew about this kind of killing, he got from Dexter, who only shared part of his savvy with his almost-friend. Again, in retrospect, there wasn't much reason for us to ever believe that Miguel could get Dexter - his only chance might have been to arrest Dexter, by surprise...

And what surprises are in store for us in next week's season finale? There will be some kick in the solar plexus, something unexpected, that's for sure, that's the Dexter way. I'm thinking: maybe Debra will finally get a glimpse of Dexter's true nature - a possibility the series has been flirting with for three years now. Certainly Deb's looking into Dexter's father could provide a dangerous avenue to this...

And/or ... I don't know, but I still can't buy Miguel being put away quite that easily ... And, come to think of it, why did Dexter use the wire on Miguel's throat, rather than chop him up? Or maybe he did, but that's not what Miguel looked like, in the coming attractions ... We'll see...

In the meantime, give Dexter the show credit for scoring another surprise upset - a double upset - of our expectations this week, which is all to the cool and good.



See also Season's Happy Endings ... Psychotic Law vs. Sociopath Science ... The Bright, Elusive Butterfly of Dexter ... The True Nature of Miguel ... Si Se Puede on Dexter ... and Dexter 3: Sneak Preview Review









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