Dexter knows it’s only a matter of time before Miami Metro discovers the Trinity Killer’s latest handiwork. Therefore, he has to work doubly hard to stay one step ahead of their investigation. Dexter has begun to realize that the closer he gets to Trinity, the more he stands to learn from this very different beast. Trinity hides behind a well-kept mask, and getting behind that facade will require some extra prodding on Dexter’s part. Meanwhile, Debra becomes frustrated when she finds herself shut out from her own case. She considers bending the rules in the name of justice, risking her career in the process. LaGuerta and Batista come to regret a major decision, and realize that by playing by the rules they may have painted themselves into a corner. And when the friction between Rita and Dexter comes to a head, Dexter gleans relationship advice from a most unlikely source.
As per usual with The Dexter Recap, BEWARE OF SPOILERS if you have not seen this episode. With that said, ahem…
HE’S A DEACON! A DEACON!! John Lithgow‘s Trinity Killer is a fucking church deacon. God, I love this show. I am so ecstatic about where we are off to now this season. It seems the magnifying glass is finally being put on Trinity. And not a moment too soon if you ask me.
We finally are beginning to understand the events that set Trinity off onto 30 years of carnage. The untimely deaths of his sister, mother, and father lit the fuse on his inner sociopath just as witnessing the death of his mother did for Dexter. However, that hardly answers all of the questions about Trinity’s bizarre killing cycle.
Could Trinity have been responsible for any of the original death’s in his family? Moreover, what is with the scalding hot showers he takes and provoking a stranger to beat him til’ he poops blood? Are they simply rituals of atonement or is there some greater meaning in them linked to his family? And how about Trinity’s cover (the homes for the homeless community program)? Is that part of the ritual or is it simply a good cover?
In other news, it was relieving to see a breakthrough in Dex and Rita’s marriage. I was pretty hard on Rita (Julie Benz) last week. However, Rita is not in the wrong to demand an open and honest marriage, even if her sickly sweet manner makes me gag. Last night illustrated the hard fact that an emotionally devoid spouse cannot hide such a big secret from his/her partner. Everyday, Rita understands more about the nature of Dexter. She is slowly realizing he is incapable of feeling anything.
Rita finally giving in to the notion that Dexter is a private person who needs his space does not mean the marriage is out of the woods yet, obviously. Even while marriage counseling was underway, Dex was still out living his double life – this time as Kyle Butler – a lost soul who is looking for answers at a church. Rita will continue to uncover lie after lie. The question is, what is the end game when she finds out the truth? The marriage counseling sessions seemed to hint that one day she WILL find out. While I love to think of Rita as finding out and supporting Dex 100%, I don’t think this can be the case.
Dexter’s house of cards continues to tower and sway. Everyone in his life, from his probing wife, Rita; to his dilligent detective sister, Deb (Jennifer Carpenter); to his intuitive co-workers, like the extremely loveable headache called Misuka (C.S. Lee); all of them are tearing off Dexter’s mask piece by piece. I can’t wait for the last season (though I hope we don’t see that for another two seasons at least). Will the last season just be one long crash and burn? The Season of Dexter’s Demise… hmmm…intriguing but only time will tell.
I am very dilligent in NOT watching the “next time on Dexter…” previews at the end of each episode. So I haven’t a clue about what comes next. I just know Sunday can’t get here soon enough. Tune in to Showtime at 9:00 p.m. ET to find out. Until then…cya sickos.
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