Sunday, November 11, 2007

Best Line About Dexter - from Lila

DexterThe crucial line in tonight's brilliant Episode 7 (Season 2) of Dexter on Showtime tonight came from Lila...

Dexter's being torn between the passion, honesty, and sheer liberation he feels with Lila, and the normalcy, love, and warmth he felt - and still feels - with Rita and her children. Dexter tells Lila that Rita and her family are were kept him human before he met Lila.

Lila responds - but how human was that, Dexter? How human were you? You were addicted...

And, of course, Lila doesn't know the half of it, but Dexter does, and so do we, the viewers, and Lila's point certainly rang true to me. Rita may have kept him human - but also, not deliberately but nonetheless, a serial killer...

The battle for Dexter's heart and soul is far from over, though. Dexter goes to Cody's (Rita's son's) performance at school, and very much enjoys it and the feelings it brings. Rita sends her mother packing. But Lila strikes back by burning down her studio, saying it was an accident, and calling on Dexter for support - which he cannot refuse.

Other important developments in tonight's show were among the best in the two-year series. Dexter's sister Debra is really falling for Special Agent Lundy, who may be smart enough to get Dexter even without anything Debra may accidentally reveal. And, following Lila's encouragement to be proactive, Dexter manages to get Doakes suspended in a masterpiece of manipulation.

But Doakes is not gone for good. And Lundy has come to the conclusion that the Bay Harbor Butcher's astute manipulation of the investigation means he knows police procedure as only an insider would ... And Dexter may not be quite cured of his craving as yet, either...

Edge of your seat, heart in your throat time as this stiletto superb second season of Dexter continues.

See also Dexter's Back: A Preview and Dexter Meets Heroes and and 6. Dexter and De-Lila-h and 8. How Will Dexter Get Out Of This? and 9. The Plot Gets Even Tighter and Sharper and 10. Dex, Doakes, Harry and Deb's Belief Saves Dex and Season 2 Finale: All's ... Well

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