Dissecting DEXTER: ‘A Little Reflection’

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The Scene of the Crime (Episode Summary)
Dexter begins to trail/get close to Zach for the murder of Norma Rivera only to find out that he is Vogel’s newest patient. Deb helps Elray prove his sister’s boyfriend is cheating on her. Masuka confronts his daughter about her financial woes. Quinn does not get chosen as sergeant.

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The Lead Investigator (Favorite Performance)
I love Sean Patrick Flanery(who plays Elray). I can’t help it, I’m crossing my fingers for a Deb-Elray romance in the end, it’s official!

They Could’ve Spared Us These Gory Details (Worst Part of the Episode)
The Dexter scenes that give me the most anxiety are the ones where he’s breaking in and snooping around other people’s houses. The situation with Yates has proven that there is a high chance there could be a camera or something that could reveal Dexter trespassing, so now I’m even more on edge when he’s snooping around.

The Little Thing You Loved
Sean Patrick Flanery.

The Autopsy (Thoughts on the Episode)
This episode was a little less exciting than previous episodes because it’s main purpose is set things up for the newer storylines that will ring out the series. So, unfortunately, there are no suspenseful, jaw-dropping moments I can report on this week. Well… except for Hannah’s return, however, that has barely touched the surface, so I’ll save my thoughts on this next week.

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I’m still unsure how I feel about the whole “Dexter teaching Zach the Code” plot. I think it’s just as silly as the whole Deb and Dexter in love storyline they have been bringing up since last season. Totally unnecessary! Can’t we just leave it as “Zach is Vogel’s patient” and that’s it? Or at the very least, extend the storyline and just put him on Dexter’s table at the series end? Anything but teaching Zach the Code would appease me! It’s all just so stupid!

I don’t know…

I had a feeling that there’d be a point where I’d sympathize with the naysayers of the past seasons, who stopped watching because it was becoming lame and boring. It’s pretty obvious that now that Yates is gone, everything is lame and boring. Maybe bringing Hannah McKay back will spice things up a bit? I guess we’ll have to find out next week.

In the meantime, I’m glad I got to profess my love for Sean Patrick Flanery to you all. I feel better about accidently disincluding his character from my reviews in the beginning of the season. It wasn’t intentional, but, I didn’t think he’d be sticking around this long, let alone there’d be a possibility of a romance with Deb. I’ve been hearing a lot now about Dexter spin-offs with Deb as the main star, which in my opinion would be the stupidest idea unless he was standing right alongside her. Norman Reedus got his chance to shine, it’s SPF’s turn.

all photos credit to SHOWTIME