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Old July 19 2013, 02:35 PM   #16
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Re: Dexter - The Final Season (Spoiler Discussion)

I'm surprised there isn't more activity in this thread. Anyway, watched the third episode last night and I am starting to suspect that Dexter was misdiagnosed by the doctor when he was a kid.

The shrink keeps marveling at how he is able to have such an emotional range for a psychopath and how unusual it is. She calls him a psychopath so frequently it's almost like she's trying to convince herself that he is one when in fact he may not be.

I wouldn't be surprised if the series winds up with Dexter discovering that he isn't a true psychopath and could have avoided his whole lifestyle if he hadn't been diagnosed as a psychopath and had instead been given proper treatment as a child. I can envision a scenario where Vogel is his last kill and he does it because she is the cause of so many deaths. I also wouldn't be surprised if Dexter was not Vogel's first foray into creating a functional psychopath.

Of course I could be totally off base here, but I'm enjoying what I'm seeing so far. I'm looking forward to see how it all (shrink)wraps up!
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Old July 19 2013, 06:36 PM   #17
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Re: Dexter - The Final Season (Spoiler Discussion)

His hunger for the kill was there before he had a label put on him.
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Old July 19 2013, 06:47 PM   #18
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Yes, but I'm just wondering if a different form of therapy might have allowed him to get past it.
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Old July 20 2013, 05:14 AM   #19
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Re: Dexter - The Final Season (Spoiler Discussion)

I think it's more that she's marveling at the fact that he's found a way to cure himself of being a complete psychopath more than she's worried that she misdiagnosed him. At the start of the series, he really fit the definition of one. It wasn't until he had Harrison that he genuinely started to change.

As for the doctor herself, I don't know what to make of her. Part of me thinks she may be the actual killer since they're going out of their way not to reveal who it is, and she's the only new significant character on the show, aside from the token black policewoman. So if its not someone we've met, why keep it such a secret from the audience?
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Old July 20 2013, 08:11 AM   #20
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Re: Dexter - The Final Season (Spoiler Discussion)

Because mysteries are more interesting when they're mysteries?
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Old July 20 2013, 05:53 PM   #21
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What's so mysterious about a random nobody?
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Old July 21 2013, 12:43 AM   #22
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One would hope that they start building to it in earnest at some point.
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Old July 29 2013, 06:15 PM   #23
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Well this season seems to be going nowhere fast. It's the final year, and we're wasting time with storylines about Quinn's promotion, Masuka's daughter, and Dexter's new neighbor? Seriously?? You'd think this was the middle of the third season or something, with the complete lack of buildup and urgency we're seeing.

And now the one interesting element this season-- Debra's downward spiral and anger towards Dexter-- appears to have been largely resolved as well.

And it looks like the next episode has Dexter chasing after yet another generic serial killer. Like it's just business as usual. Say huh?? Shouldn't someone be hunting Dexter down by this point? Or at least investigating him or Debra for something?

At this rate, it's looking like the truth is only going to be discovered by Bautista or someone accidentally stumbling into his kill room again.
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Old July 30 2013, 12:09 AM   #24
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Quinn is dating lady McBeth, and Angel is treating him like a fixerupper.

That kid is going to snap.

New girl cop is toast when Quinn loses it.

Dexter notcing then has to figure out if Quinn meets the code.

New Generic Killer, isn't new generic killer, it's Dexter II

His legacy.

Pass on the code.

Save the world.
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Old July 30 2013, 05:53 AM   #25
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i agree that this season is...odd. it has some good elements though. and we still have half the season for someone to find out what Dexter is.
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Old July 30 2013, 06:39 AM   #26
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Would't it be awesome if Masuka has always known?
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Old August 1 2013, 03:30 PM   #27
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Re: Dexter - The Final Season (Spoiler Discussion)

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Well this season seems to be going nowhere fast. It's the final year, and we're wasting time with storylines about Quinn's promotion, Masuka's daughter, and Dexter's new neighbor? Seriously?? You'd think this was the middle of the third season or something, with the complete lack of buildup and urgency we're seeing.
Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if all the storylines eventually merge. They are already starting to.

For example, Quinn may discover that Deb killed El Sapo, and then wrestle with the decision to turn her in. If he turns her in, he will get sergeant. If he doesn't, he loses out on sergeant and disappoints Angel/Jamie.

Masuka's daughter may actually be grifting Masuka, and Deb will find out in the course of her investigation. Maybe she's a serial killer, too. You really never know with this show. Even if she's not, I see nothing wrong with developing Masuka's character like this (especially since the series is coming to a close). Same with the neighbor that likes Dexter.
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Old August 1 2013, 05:39 PM   #28
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I have no idea how this show is going to end. I always thought Dexter would die, but I can't see that happening now.
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Old August 2 2013, 10:15 AM   #29
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I agree the direction of this season is weird. That being said, I did enjoy watching Dexter and Debra on the hunt together, albeit briefly. I hope we see more of that before the show ends.

This might be just me, it seems like this episode had a couple of Lost reference. When Musaka is talking his daughter, Quinn cautions him about her trying to con him and lists reasons why such as money and ends with "kidneys." I couldn't help but think of John Locke and his father. Later on, when Vogel is attacked, I swear the music that was playing in the background was the same music (and similar set-up of music casually playing, followed by a surprise) as when Juliet burned her muffins.
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Old August 2 2013, 10:53 AM   #30
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Later on, when Vogel is attacked, I swear the music that was playing in the background was the same music (and similary set-up of music casually playing, followed by a surprise) as when Juliet burned her muffins.
I thought the same thing! It was a Mamas and Papas song, IIRC.
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