This week on Dexter, Arthur Mitchell, a.k.a. The Trinity Killer (John Lithgow) and Dexter (Michael C. Hall) engage in a cat and mouse game of leverage. All the while, Dexter is scrambling to clean up mess after mess, recklessly juggling the many identities he has assumed. Deborah (Jennifer Capenter) finally comes to know without doubt who shot her and killed her lover. Reporter Christine Hill (Courtney Ford) is put under immense heat, but still protects her father – Trinity – only to find out he wants nothing to do with her. Rita (Julie Benz) confesses her transgression with the neighbor to Dexter and is taken aback with his reaction. And finally, Dexter is caught off guard when Arthur comes in to the lion’s den, compromising Dexter’s secret life in a big bad way. The pieces are now in place for what should be an explosive finale. As always, if you aren’t caught up, BEWARE OF SPOILERS!
It all comes down to this. There they stand: Dexter Morgan and Arthur Mitchell squaring off toe to toe in the middle of Miami Metro Homicide. With every step Arthur took towards the MPD building, I felt like I might have a coronary. I need to lay off the fucking chili cheese fries if I’m gonna keep watching this show.
This season, with all of the mystique surrounding Trinity, with all of the side stories – like Quinn starting to become suspicious of Dex or the Morgans’ sleazy next door neighbor – all of it still leaves one primary question unanswered. Is Dexter EVER going to be able to balance a family and his dark passenger?
Did Dexter ever really learn anything from Arthur this season? The life lessons Dexter took from him were quick fixes in the beginning, but as Trinity’s capacity for love was revealed to be little more than an illusion, Dexter has ever since been trying to clean up the Trinity mess… and in the process, he has been digging a hole, deeper and deeper.
This episode saw Dexter put together a plan so massive, rushed, and reckless, it is hard to imagine the idea even came from him. I’m talking of course about this plan to frame another man to be Trinity. Already, the esteemed detectives at Miami Metro Homicide are having trouble understanding how this trucker character could be Trinity. It is hard to imagine the number of ways a forensics geek like Masuka won’t find something fishy about the whole things.
I can’t even venture a valid guess as to how this season will wrap up. Well…I have a couple of ideas, but that’s it. So let’s here it Dexter Fans. Put your money where your mouth is and lets hear some theories and speculations.
And be sure to catch the season four finale on Sunday at 9pm ET on Showtime.
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