Sunday, November 4, 2007

Dexter and De-lila-h

DexterA splendid episode 6 of Dexter tonight - with one of the best titles going - "Dex, Lies, and Videotape".

Dexter's relationship with Lila is continuing to cure him - well, in a manner of sorts. He takes no real joy in the guy he has to kill tonight, even though the victim more than deserves it. And Dexter has the best sex he's had in the series so far - with Lila, of course - after trying to tell Rita that he actually didn't sleep with Lila last week.

Rita's a bit too quick to walk out on Dexter over this - which she does, the first time, before Dexter has had a chance to explain what didn't happen last week. And by the time they talk, Dexter tells her that he has now indeed slept with Lila - which was certainly prompted, in part, by Rita's walking out on Dexter the night before.

Although Rita looks much better than she did last year - when she looked a little sickly - I think Lila is much better for Dexter, which means all of this is a good step forward for him, by my lights.

On the downside, although Dexter manages to erase incriminating footage of him on his boat on the bay under investigation by FBI agent Lundy (Keith Carradine), Doakes is gearing up to go full snarl after Dexter again, after Dex's sister spills the beans about Dexter not being an addict. If Doakes (played just right by Erik King) and Lundy ever get together, Dexter will really have his work cut out for him...

That's practically a good enough line to conclude this review, but let me also just mention that Dexter's sister maybe falling for Lundy, whose disdain for Masuka and his taste in porn is providing some additional comic relief, in a blend of drama, passion, terror, and humor like nothing I've even seen on television before.

See also Dexter's Back: A Preview and Dexter Meets Heroes and 7. Best Line About Dexter: From Lila 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

The Plot to Save Socrates

"challenging fun" - Entertainment Weekly

"a Da Vinci-esque thriller" - New York Daily News

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