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Review: Dexter 7.05 'Swim Deep'

Dexter Season 7, Episode 5 "Swim Deep"

First, an apology. I did not get a chance to do a review of last week's episode. I made the unfortunate decision to become a Cincinnati Bengals season ticket holder this season and was at Paul Brown Stadium, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers defeat my wife's beloved Bengals (I am a Denver Broncos fan myself). So I missed the episode and never got around to catching it. I am sure I did not miss much, though. Sorry if this review is a little disorganized because of that fact.

The biggest takeaway from tonight's episode seems to be the common ground being found between Dexter, serial killer extraordinaire, and Deb, homicide lieutenant. Is this show becoming a wacky buddy-cop procedural? Maybe not, but Deb does shout out some of her choice one-liners, always using clever variations of the "f" word. Classy lady. 

Dexter warns Deb about the brotherhood and comes clean involving his murder of Victor. Deb makes him swear to never do this again, in a case that could be solved. Likely chance that happens, naive Deb. But if a case falls through the cracks...well, Deb thinks Dexter should give them hell.

This show, seriously.

LaGuerta is still on the hunt for the real Bay Harbor Butcher. Deb tries to run a little interference. This feels like an empty plot, though, like they remembered LaGuerta was on the payroll and had to give her something to do. I still find her stumbling upon the slides in the opener a little unrealistic. Is Dexter going to have to off her, too? And if so, what is her crime?

Hannah showed up again, hooray! She seems to have a few screws loose, which is a great fit with Dexter's personality. How far we have come from poor Rita, huh Dexter?

Dexter finds Louis' blood on his boat, which ultimately leads to some tension with Isaac. If Isaac offs Dexter, I could live with that. Isaac shows a little more brains than the normal Dexter adversary, as well as some high-caliber shooting abilities (see what I did there?).  

And we saw Dexter talk to a prisoner...okay, jail phone calls are recorded, right? But Dexter still confessed to killing Victor because of Detective Anderson's murder. What the hell is that? This show...

Why do you, dear reader, keep watching? I struggle to find my own reasons week in and week out.


- Dexter

Written by: Hamatosan
Oct 28th, 2012, 1:04 pm

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