- May 16, 2004
- Reaction score
Yeah, he said that, but he only thought that because Travis looked up to the second story and made Dexter think Geller had just been there.
Even worse than season 5? In some ways these two seasons are similarly awful. I'm re-evaluating my opinion of this season from "really decent" to " merely okay...with some awful mixed in". I'm not sure, but didn't the Dexter team bring some new writers on board since season 5? This could explain a dip in writing quality. Someone else made a good point earlier, the characters are becoming vehicles for the plot, rather than staying true to themselves. There's been points this season where I thought to myself "why...did Dexter just say that?"I'm going to be honest, this is probably the worst season of Dexter so far. Don't get me wrong, I'm hooked and I enjoy watching it for the most part, but the writers are getting super lazy. None of the "twists" were the least bit surprising this season and overall the writing for the dialogue and plot is pretty bad compared to past seasons. The only thing this season really has going for it are good supporting actors and the fact that the main characters are still great and we're all still heavily invested in them.
The last two episodes are going to be interesting though, considering how the rest of the season has been largely predictable and masturbatory on the writer's parts up to this point.
I still maintain that the first season was among the best, if not the best season. While I understand many people had issues with the second one, the show just felt less and less natural after it.Well I'm still holding to the theory of odd numbered seasons >>> even numbered.
So you expectedI still like this show and although this season is predictable it is still entertaining. Sometimes to enjoy shows though you shouldn't just constantly think about what will happen next. Just try to watch the show and soak it in
I think it has already been renewed for 2 more seasons.This episode was kind of weird. Went a bit overboard with near death(the gas bomb thing), Deb suddenly realizing the loves Dexter, Dexter nearly getting killed all crammed in a single episode.. wtf
I think this season changes between "good" and "not making sense", kinda hoping for them to finish the series with this season to be honest.
One thing that I found odd about this season are Dexter's motivations. In previous seasons, he always had a reason to be the one that kills the main villain. Either because legally the police wouldn't be able to get to him, or because this would compromise Dexter (season 3). But this season he actively disrupts the police investigation so that he can be the one to kill Travis, instead of letting the police catch him which would surely have happened hadn't Dexter been withholding leads and evidence. It's not that Travis was a master serial killer or anything either, he's just a psycho, mentally ill, a sloppy one, leaving behind a big trail of evidence. How many times over did Dexter track down Travis?
Dexter's actions of making Travis 'disappear' would lead to the Doomsday Killings being an unsolved case forever, something which will surely cost his sister her career. There wasn't any personal connection to the villain either, Travis was just a random crazy, albeit a spectacular one. Dexter did something similar with Trinity, but there he had a close connection with Trinity. This season, he could have just fulfilled his killing needs with random drug dealers or whatever that escaped justice. But instead he messed the investigation and withheld evidence, costing lives (Travis could've been caught much earlier, Dexter sat in his freaking car), and potentially/likely ruining Deb's career. Another plot hole is that Dexter somehow never considered DDK going after his son, even though Dexter knew that Travis knew who he was for a few episodes now.