Sunday, November 27, 2011

Dexter 6.9: And Gellar Is ...

Gellar's status is finally established in Dexter 6.9.

Travis is on the floor of Gellar's Church.

Dexter leans over him, ascertians that Travis is still alive.  Dexter hears a noise - like a generator kicking on.

Dexter goes down into the cellar below, opens a freezer, and finds ... Gellar.  Or, to be more precise, Gellar's body.  Gellar, dead, in the cellar.  The generator or whatever made the noise presumably kicked on automatically.

What this means for Dexter is that he's been about as wrong as he's ever been.  As I mentioned last week,  it was more difficult than it might have been for Dexter to see the truth about Travis, since Dexter had first suspected Travis, and then came to believe that he had wrongly suspected Travis.  It's hard to double back to where you started.

Has Dexter ever been this wrong?   Not about someone who didn't really matter to him.

Is Dexter losing it?   Well, it's certainly clear that all of business about God - what brother Sam has brought him to see, or Dexter thinks he sees - hasn't done his incisive hunting and killing instinct much good.  He drove all the way to Nebraska, and though he was right to not kill Jonah, Dexter handled the whole matter not with his usual aplomb, and attracted Debra's suspicions for no good reason.  And Dexter did this in response to Sam's death.

I don't think Travis will be much of a threat to Dexter, even though Travis now literally has the upper hand.   I'm much more concerned about Deb finding out something really irreversible about her brother.

See also Dexter Season 6 Sneak Preview Review ... Dexter 6.4: Two Numbers and Two Killers Equals? ... Dexter 6.5 and 6.6: Decisive Sam ... Dexter 6.7: The State of Nebraska ... Dexter 6.8: Is Gellar Really Real?

And see also Dexter Season Five Sneak Preview Review ... Dexter 5.4: Dexter's Conscience ... Dexter 5.8 and Lumen ... Dexter 5.9: He's Getting Healthier ... Dexter 5.10: Monsters -Worse and Better ... Dexter 5.11: Sneak Preview with Spoilers  ... Dexter Season 5 Finale: Behind the Curtain

And see also
Dexter Season 4: Sneak Preview Review ... The Family Man on Dexter 4.5 ... Dexter on the Couch in 4.6 ... Dexter 4.7: 'He Can't Kill Bambi' ... Dexter 4.8: Great Mistakes ... 4.9: Trinity's Surprising Daughter ... 4.10: More than Trinity ... 4.11: The "Soulless, Anti-Family Schmuck" ... 4.12: Revenges and Recapitulations

See also reviews of Season 3: Season's Happy Endings? ... Double Surprise ... 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

Reviews of Season 2: Dexter's Back: A Preview and Dexter Meets Heroes and 6. Dexter and De-Lila-h and 7. Best Line About Dexter - from Lila and 8. How Will Dexter Get Out of This? and The Plot Gets Tighter and Sharper and Dex, Doakes, and Harry and Deb's Belief Saves Dex and All's ... Well

See also about Season 1: First Place to Dexter




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