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Aug 23, 2009, 12:53 PM
 
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There's no way that even someone as clever as Dexter could effectively fake an addiction to heroin, esp. not to a veteran like Rita (esp. in Seasons One and Two). No track marks at all?
General info rather than related to the show, but many users snort or smoke heroin rather than shooting it.

[*]As far as I know, there have been no African-American serial killers.
Not many. The Atlanta child murderer... can't think of his name.
     
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General info rather than related to the show, but many users snort or smoke heroin rather than shooting it.
Yes, but the general characteristics of an addict should be rather similar … I was wondering that, too. Dexter could have gotten the smack from evidence or so as well, I'm surprised Rita hasn't considered that. As a matter of fact, from her perspective it would sound very plausible to me that Dexter did it for me and my kids (which, in fact, he did).
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Aug 27, 2009, 04:44 AM
 
I'm really holding myself back from watching the 4th season premier. It's a terrific show.

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Aug 27, 2009, 06:04 AM
 
I didn't notice until now that the season premier hasn't aired yet
Damn you, internet!
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Holy. ****. Well?!!?!??! What'd you guys think. My jaw hit the floor.
     
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Dec 15, 2009, 03:38 PM
 
Yeah, quite an amazing twist. This was a great season.

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I have a question:
 


Great episode and after the first season, this was my favorite season so far. I thought the first season was brilliant and while I enjoyed them, I didn't feel that the second and third were as good. This season was great.

So when does season five start?!
     
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Season 2 was even better than Season 1, IMO. Right now I would rank the seasons 2, 1, 4, 3.

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Dec 15, 2009, 04:16 PM
 
I got Showtime for 3 months as a thank you from DirecTV. Watched a couple of episodes from Season 4 of Dexter, stopped immediately, and rented Season 1. I don't want to ruin a good thing.

This lady has needs. I need to tend to Seasons 1-3 before I jump on 4.
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Dec 15, 2009, 07:25 PM
 
I agree, amazing twist. No wonder Arthur could die `happy.'
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Originally Posted by downinflames68 View Post
Holy. ****. Well?!!?!??! What'd you guys think. My jaw hit the floor.
I think that about covers it (just watched it finally, and had managed to avoid all spoilers)!
     
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Dec 16, 2009, 01:51 PM
 
I don't think they could have cast anyone better than John Lithgow for Trinity.

The thing that sucks is having to wait several months for the next season, especially leaving the season the way they did.
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My family knew ahead of time (near the start of the season's airing) about
 
because we have a weak friendship connection to the production. We could have really spoiled it for the Internet if we wanted to. But we were still shocked by what occurred.

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I sorta saw it coming too, but not like that! What an amazing twist! I can not wait until next season.
     
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I don't know how to use the spoiler function. Anyone?
     
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[ spoiler ] text [ /spoiler ]

Only without the spaces.
     
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Dec 16, 2009, 06:14 PM
 
It's up to you guys, but you don't have to use spoilers once an ep has aired. Again, your choice.
     
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It's up to you guys, but you don't have to use spoilers once an ep has aired. Again, your choice.
I agree, anyone who hasn't watched it yet should just avoid this thread...
     
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Nothing like a cop carrying a huge gun with the emotional maturity of a 10 year old who wears her heart on her sleeve.
     
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Nothing like a cop carrying a huge gun with the emotional maturity of a 10 year old who wears her heart on her sleeve.
To be fair, her fiancé was a serial killer who almost killed her and the other love of her life got gunned down needlessly and died in front of her eyes. All of which took place in the span of four years.
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Dec 16, 2009, 08:11 PM
 
Great show, crazy ending. A little annoyed at the whole "I can be different" sappy stuff at the end, but overall this show's got me hooked. Looking forward to next season.
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Dec 17, 2009, 02:01 AM
 
Personally I'd leave the spoilers in place... it hasn't aired in many countries yet.

I don't know why, but I can't help but think this series, whenever it wraps up, should end with Dexter being caught and executed.
     
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Dec 17, 2009, 06:56 PM
 
Just finished season 1. Kinda "Meh" of a bad guy in the end but still enjoyed the show.

His sister is the worst actress ever though.
     
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Originally Posted by James L View Post
Personally I'd leave the spoilers in place... it hasn't aired in many countries yet.

I don't know why, but I can't help but think this series, whenever it wraps up, should end with Dexter being caught and executed.
I don't think that's going to happen - it would be far too much of a downer to foist on fans of the show. Losing Rita is as much a blow for Dexter as most anything that could happen to him personally. He came to terms with being caught a number of times in the past when that could have happened, but he wasn't prepared for this.

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Just finished season 1. Kinda "Meh" of a bad guy in the end but still enjoyed the show.
Try Season 2.
His sister is the worst actress ever though.
There are a lot of much worse actresses out there. She can be annoying, though.

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There are a lot of much worse actresses out there. She can be annoying, though.
Sorry, you're right. She is the second worst actress next to Elisabeth Berkley.
     
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Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
Sorry, you're right. She is the second worst actress next to Elisabeth Berkley.
I actually think she's shown a lot of improvement over the course of the show...
     
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I actually think she's shown a lot of improvement over the course of the show...
You're right, so far in season 2 she is much better than season 1 but still sketchy overall.
Plus she has no upper lip so it must be hard to emote.
     
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Oct 1, 2010, 05:01 PM
 
Dexter is back. I watched it last night. A lot of confusion on Dexter's part regarding how to act emotionally. Should be a damn interesting season.
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Oct 1, 2010, 05:14 PM
 
I do think that Dexter will die by the end of the show. As for the discussion about the annoyingness of Deb, I totally agree; she can be so irrational and ridiculous at times.

 


sometimes I just don't really get the way she acts considering what we know about her. she's definitely one of my least favorite people on the show.

I also didn't really get the animosity towards Dexter exhibited by Aster. it was like all of a sudden she loathed Dexter's presence when there wasn't much indication of that before. Perhaps the next couple episodes will delve into this
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Originally Posted by abbaZaba View Post
I do think that Dexter will die by the end of the show. As for the discussion about the annoyingness of Deb, I totally agree; she can be so irrational and ridiculous at times.

 
 
     
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whoops, thought they both were. still doesn't change my perplexed state
     
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Ahhh I need to stay out of this thread for a few more days! I'm halfway through season 4 (so far I'm liking it almost as much as season 2, which is my current favorite).

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May 14, 2011, 10:38 AM
 
Anyone who suggests that Deb and Dex could become romantically involved on the show (I realize the actors are married in real life) either 1) clearly has never been around an adoptive family; or 2) is Woody Allen.
     
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Pity, a new thread with a link to the old was precisely what we wanted to achieve with the auto-lock, and you undid it! The whole point was to prevent zombie threads, which this is a poster child of.
Sorry, man! You can see that I did use tags elsewhere in the thread. I just forgot in this case.
     
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I'm really holding myself back from watching the 4th season premier. It's a terrific show.
What a difference a couple of years make. Season 5 was very poor. If the next season doesn't improve dramatically I'll give up on the show.

Current ranking of Dexter seasons: 2, 1, 4, 3, 5

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May 15, 2011, 10:53 AM
 
Two was my least favorite. Killer v cop < killer v killer. And Lila was just annoying, not threatening. To me season 2 felt like Three's Company with knives. I miss Doakes though.

Anyway, I agree that 5 wasn't great. The plots were recycled -- Dexter's apprentice, suspicious coworker, and justified vigilante (in Deb's view specifically... maybe they're grooming her to turn to the dark side...). The only new thing they had to work with was the single father aspect, and that was disposed of a little too conveniently to be believed, IMO.

My hope for season 6: fast forward to Harrison as a teenager. Neither is aware of their relationship for some reason (scars? prison? something more imaginative?), and Harrison is hunting Dexter. Cody is a cop and Astor is a DA (natural due to mom's murder).

Anyone else have a plot idea they want to see for this show?
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