Dexter suffers from its characteristics mid-season slump. Here's Billy's testimonial of dress Code...

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By Billy Grifter | august 14, 2013 | | comments count:0
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8.6 dress Code

The return that Hannah was always going to be awkward, yet right from the start the writers of Dress Code seemed figured out to do it as jarring together possible. Jennifer Carpenter is a great, an excellent actress however the delivery of her line, ‘I to be Hannah, wasn’t it?’ came right from some seventies pit of TV desolation. I recognize Debs deserve to be dopey in ~ times, yet not realising she’d been drugged appeared excessively silly also for her, but by the moment this story had run the course, we’d have to accept every sorts of various other craziness.


We’re asked to swallow the Hannah escaped native prison and also then looked up super-rich obsessive mile Foster, played by Brit-bad-guy-for-hire Julian Sands. I’m not a huge fan that Miles, but that never ever really came to be a major concern due to the fact that he to be an entirely disposable character. This whole episode to be almost fully made increase of meaningless information and generally irregularity events.


The complexities of Hannah’s new relationship and her love the Dexter are juxtaposed. But as miles is dead prior to the end, so lot of this detail was superfluous. All the occupational that entered making the Cassie character as exciting as she was, likewise got purged away quite rapidly, highlighting the very obvious problem with Zach the I discussed last week. He’s a killer, plain and simple.

This every server to marginalise Vogel, whose just real purpose, was to show noticeable glee that Debra and Dexter have concerns again, end Hannah. I’m gradually coming to the conclusion the Harry might not have actually killed himself, and also that Vogel do him go away since he to be endangering she experiment with Dexter. Vogel to be missed this week, and I can only hope she’s back with a vengeance in the following story.

As because that Hannah, I’m having actually a difficult time understanding her or the partnership with Dexter, possibly since I’m no a sociopath. It’s the means she moved from how Miles helped her as soon as she to be down and also has ‘other talents’, prior to declaring the she desires Dexter to death Miles because that her. Something, that transpires, she’s totally capable of law herself. Favor the long-forgotten Lumen, Hannah’s another loosened end in the Dexter diatribe that requirements closing turn off in a permanent way. The just question that continues to be is will certainly her exit be one of her very own making, Dexter’s, Debra’s or Zach’s?


Talking the Zach; the rate at which he’s end up being a solvable trouble is breathtaking. It was just last week the he was presented together the protégé, and also now he’s a failed experiment. But oddly it’s a difficulty that Dexter is taking duty for rather than Vogel, curiously.

So what to be the best and the worst the this week? While most likely of no repercussion to whereby we’re heading, the Vince scene wherein he goes to his daughter’s place of work to discover it’s a topless bar was normally hilarious. Particularly the component where he placed the menu up come hide her ‘daughter boobs’, standard Vince. But the finest acting by much came from Sean Patrick Flanery as Elway, when he got nasty through self-absorbed Debs. That’s a character v a dark streak, and it’s someone she demands to be careful with. He’s probably going to shot and assault her at some point, more than likely a fatal mistake.

The bottom of this Dexter barrel was undoubtedly how they glossed over gaining Miles’ body turn off the watercraft without any of the crew noticing. Dexter also asked her to discover tools to cut him up, but he was deposited in the s in one piece it appeared. Sloppy writing.


Historically, the middle of the season hasn’t been a good time for Dexter, and this story didn’t break the mould. What the did carry out is collection a couple of pieces top top the board for the end, and it additionally confirmed to me the they’re not going come radically rest from the vault seven seasons in this one.


I’m still waiting for the factual flip, where something us were told around Dexter early on and also that every the personalities who recognize him think isn’t true. The only question is, will that bombshell soil early and also alter Dexter’s ultimate path or will they host it because that shock effect in the final story?

With just five much more to go, we’ll understand soon enough. 

Read Billy’s evaluation of the ahead episode, A small Reflection, here.

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