The Debra Quinn subplot could be good for conflict between Dexter and Deb. Meaning Deb starts listening to Quinns suspicions, presses Dexter for answers, and when she doesn't get suitable answers she becomes suspicious of Dexter. The Deb Quinn subplot will almost assuredly lead to added conflict between Dexter and Quinn, which I'll like. I like the conflict between Dexter and Quinn. It's semi reminiscent of the Doakes Dexter conflict.
Pretty good, a few things I thought didn't work too well -
Astor's reaction didn't really make sense. Given what she knew at the time, her linking Dexter having come into their lives with Rita's death didn't seem like a reasonable connection for her.
Rita flashbacks. That phone convo happening after that joke of a first date was ridiculous. She sat down for like 3 minutes while he ignored her and the rushed off, and then she says "I like the way you make me feel." That was total BS, hopefully there will be no more Rita flashbacks.
Solid way to bring it all back. Loved Dexter's grieving process - the mickey mouse hat scene was painful to watch but good. Hate Quinn's douchy new look. Seemed like at the eulogy Dex was back to himself for the most part, so i expect some crafty Dexter awesomeness next week.
Just watched the episode. all i could really think about is how i would react in his shoes. im not an overly emotional person and idk if i'd be balling like that neighbor either. The whole episode just had an interesting dynamic. Glad next week dexter is back to what he does best and thats cuttin' fools.
Why did Dexter beast that bearded dude? I thought he was following the "code".
It was meant to start to show Dexter finally showing emotion as he starts to accept what happened to Rita. Harry basically summed up what the scene was, "that is the first human emotion i have seen you display since her death". Its basically him breaking down and losing control, but when Dexter loses control it lets out the dark passenger.
He had a bad week, got pissed off, beat the guy to death with an anchor. It happens.
As i said it is as far as we know his first unplanned rage kill and it follows on one of the themes of last season where he started to let himself lose control and be more open with his actions like when he knocked out the light or hit the neighbour and it all links to Rita who is the first person he genuinely loved.