Originally Posted by jamesflames
Did anyone else notice the similarities with Dexter and the ITK? Take the sex scenes for example.
Yes and no. While the basic similarity between Dexter and the ITK is an uncontrollable urge to kill, they're almost like different sides of the same coin, which the parallel sex scenes seemed to show (you're right, not gratuitous -- there's nothing gratuitous about this show).
Sex is normally a threat to Dexter, as it interferes with his need for control, to keep his partner from seeing that he is emotionally empty. But his session with the shrink left him feeling out of control, which led to his sexual encounter. The next morning he was back to the old Dexter, in control, and expressed surprise that there would be interest in a "next time."
I definitely get the sense that sex for the ITK is all
about being in control. And I agree he's after the sister in order to further his play with Dexter. Not to say that's the only reason
, but the whole way he objectifies her body (which leads to sex) just adds to the creepiness of it all, given what we already know about him and especially how the sis is so completely into him, oblivious to the reality of the situation. Man, I can't wait to see what happens.