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post #5101 of 6855
Yes I was watching it live. I was watching on a SA HDDVR, I wasn't recording. The strange thing is the same thing happened last week. Only Dexter does this, go figure. I thought it was a broadcast problem. It could be a coincidence on my end, it was very annoying even though.
post #5102 of 6855
Has anyone played this yet?




www.sho.com/sho/dexter/extras/slice-of-life
post #5103 of 6855
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Originally Posted by thedeskE View Post

I like the idea of Deb eventually finding out about Lumen.

I can't understand why Dex hasn't thrown that at her yet. "You let me go once before".

It's easy to blow off names and descriptions of "bad guys". If Dexter were to introduce her to the idea of people she tracked and hated (Lumen's rapists, Trinity, etc) it would have a much bigger impact.
post #5104 of 6855
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Originally Posted by DNINE View Post

I have been having pauses/ breaks in picture when Dexter is on at 9pm. It's random. It only happens on Dexter not Homeland right after. Anyone else been having any issues like this. Very annoying
I have TWC
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Originally Posted by lonwolf615 View Post

My dvr picture kept breaking up into pixels. I'm blaming it on the dvr and was going to raise heck with charter...were you watching live?

Dex has fine for me from DirecTV last night, but Boardwalk Empire was doing what you guys are referring to and I had to re-record.mad.gif
post #5105 of 6855
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

I have stopped watching the previews for this show....I want to be surprised.wink.gif
The box?

The previews are usually misleading anyhow. As to the box, it is from the FBI evidence against Doakes. Lundy called Dexter in to process the slides and he wiped away all fingerprints stating very clearly in his v/o that there wouldn't be any fingerprints found.
post #5106 of 6855
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Originally Posted by FreeBaGeL View Post

I can't understand why Dex hasn't thrown that at her yet. "You let me go once before".
It's easy to blow off names and descriptions of "bad guys". If Dexter were to introduce her to the idea of people she tracked and hated (Lumen's rapists, Trinity, etc) it would have a much bigger impact.

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What was the fun dialog in True Lies between Harry and Helen... "Have you ever killed anyone?" ... "Yeah, but they were all Bad"
post #5107 of 6855
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post

The previews are usually misleading anyhow. As to the box, it is from the FBI evidence against Doakes. Lundy called Dexter in to process the slides and he wiped away all fingerprints stating very clearly in his v/o that there wouldn't be any fingerprints found.
I remember that....but I wondering if the box itself belonged to Dexter?
If it did, maybe it could be traced?
Dex DOES have one just like it.wink.gif
post #5108 of 6855
When I saw LaGuerta's amazed look when she compared the STANDARD MICROSCOPE SLIDE with the other STANDARD MICROSCOPE SLIDES in the (very nice but) STANDARD MICROSCOPE SLIDE BOX, I thought "how meaningless and absurd"; unless, of course, she had never looked inside a laboratory before in her life!

I suppose Dexter could have special ordered a custom box or had a wood shop build him one but its more likely he gets his slides from Toys-R-Us and buys an off-the-shelf box. Other than a "Property Of .." label, he could requisition one from internal office supplies and no one would have any reason to suspect anything.
post #5109 of 6855
Forgive me, but I can't remember how Doakes came to have a box of blood slides. Did Dex set him up with Dex's own slides? So then Dexter just started a new box of slides - which he stashed back in that same cooling duct - from that point forward?

Considering how easily various people have found it, that probably wasn't the best place to hide his "stash" in the first place.
post #5110 of 6855
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Originally Posted by zaphod7501 View Post

When I saw LaGuerta's amazed look when she compared the STANDARD MICROSCOPE SLIDE with the other STANDARD MICROSCOPE SLIDES in the (very nice but) STANDARD MICROSCOPE SLIDE BOX, I thought "how meaningless and absurd"; unless, of course, she had never looked inside a laboratory before in her life!

Yeah I got a laugh out of that too smile.gif

Of all the ways I envisioned Deb finding out about Dexter and the payoff for that, this episode pretty much underwhelmed every one of them. Fairly disappointing, but lets see where they take it.

It is frustrating to me that Dexter didn't immediately tell Deb more about Trinity, or ITK, or any other killer that had some relationship to Debra. And for that matter, you would think it common courtesy to at least mentioned that he already disposed of the cop killer they are all still currently looking for!
post #5111 of 6855
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Forgive me, but I can't remember how Doakes came to have a box of blood slides. Did Dex set him up with Dex's own slides? So then Dexter just started a new box of slides - which he stashed back in that same cooling duct - from that point forward?
Considering how easily various people have found it, that probably wasn't the best place to hide his "stash" in the first place.

He started a new box after framing Doakes for the BHB killings......The hiding place seemed to work for the most part, but you figure how often do you go snooping in someones air conditioning unit????
post #5112 of 6855
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Forgive me, but I can't remember how Doakes came to have a box of blood slides. Did Dex set him up with Dex's own slides? So then Dexter just started a new box of slides - which he stashed back in that same cooling duct - from that point forward?
Considering how easily various people have found it, that probably wasn't the best place to hide his "stash" in the first place.

Doakes did his own search of Dexter's apartment (illegal search) and found the box. He kept them in his car and tried to set up a special trip to an island and have his own forensic work done on the slides -- typical Dexter character stupid behavior advancing the plotline. The FBI found his car before he left with the slides in the trunk which was convenient for Dexter. At the end of the second season, Dexter got another box I believe mail order. Boxes for slides are probably not that uncommon and Dexter was usually careful about how he obtained things. For example, he got his animal tranquilizer under a false name. The hiding place wasn't the best and it seemed like he could have learned his lesson and hid his stuff off site under a fake name.
post #5113 of 6855
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Originally Posted by kromkamp View Post

Of all the ways I envisioned Deb finding out about Dexter and the payoff for that, this episode pretty much underwhelmed every one of them. Fairly disappointing, but lets see where they take it.
It is frustrating to me that Dexter didn't immediately tell Deb more about Trinity, or ITK, or any other killer that had some relationship to Debra. And for that matter, you would think it common courtesy to at least mentioned that he already disposed of the cop killer they are all still currently looking for!

My reaction too. They seem to be spinning their wheels, and both Dex and Deb are acting way out of character to prolong the storyline, I mean, the big reveal is a game changer but the writers seem torn between advancing the show on a new path or following the same formula as past years. So its two steps forward and one step back, which is getting frustrating. Since he has already told Deb he's been killing people since he was 20, why wouldn't he confide in her about his problems with the intern? Whats the point of hiding it, other than creating some false suspense? For that matter, why is Dexter's only thought of how to deal with him is to kill him? He's handled similiar problems in the past (Doakes, Rita's ex) without having to break his code. Now it seems his only response to any offense is to kill, I pity the poor fool who might cut him off in traffic smile.gif
post #5114 of 6855
The Russian could go an eye for an eye or hurt her that would get Debra all fired up on Dexter's side.

No mention of Cody or Astor at all.
post #5115 of 6855
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Originally Posted by kromkamp View Post

Of all the ways I envisioned Deb finding out about Dexter and the payoff for that, this episode pretty much underwhelmed every one of them. Fairly disappointing, but lets see where they take it.
It is frustrating to me that Dexter didn't immediately tell Deb more about Trinity, or ITK, or any other killer that had some relationship to Debra. And for that matter, you would think it common courtesy to at least mentioned that he already disposed of the cop killer they are all still currently looking for!

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Originally Posted by lonwolf615 View Post

My reaction too. They seem to be spinning their wheels, and both Dex and Deb are acting way out of character to prolong the storyline, I mean, the big reveal is a game changer but the writers seem torn between advancing the show on a new path or following the same formula as past years. So its two steps forward and one step back, which is getting frustrating. Since he has already told Deb he's been killing people since he was 20, why wouldn't he confide in her about his problems with the intern? Whats the point of hiding it, other than creating some false suspense? For that matter, why is Dexter's only thought of how to deal with him is to kill him? He's handled similiar problems in the past (Doakes, Rita's ex) without having to break his code. Now it seems his only response to any offense is to kill, I pity the poor fool who might cut him off in traffic smile.gif

I expected Deb to immediately question Dexter about the ITK and to at least ask him if he knew Rudy/Brian was trying to kill her. And my wife and me were wondering where Harrison was when Dexter spent his first night at Deb's. No discussion or mention. As also mentioned, Astor and Cody are essentially gone and never happened. The writers seem to be set on their course of action without regard to the internal universe that has already been created.
post #5116 of 6855
Dexter should have told her that something snapped inside him when Rita was killed and his first kill was Trinity.

Since then he feels compelled to kill murderers before they can kill again - if not, the sadness of Rita overwhelms him and he considers suicide.
post #5117 of 6855
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Dex has fine for me from DirecTV last night, but Boardwalk Empire was doing what you guys are referring to and I had to re-record.mad.gif

Same for me. I have D* as well. Lasted about 5-10 min.
post #5118 of 6855
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post

my wife and me were wondering where Harrison was when Dexter spent his first night at Deb's.

taking care of the kid who brought the fire truck to show and tell?
post #5119 of 6855
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Originally Posted by lonwolf615 View Post

Since he has already told Deb he's been killing people since he was 20, why wouldn't he confide in her about his problems with the intern? Whats the point of hiding it, other than creating some false suspense?
Because he "promised" Deb not to kill again.

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For that matter, why is Dexter's only thought of how to deal with him is to kill him? He's handled similiar problems in the past (Doakes, Rita's ex) without having to break his code. Now it seems his only response to any offense is to kill, I pity the poor fool who might cut him off in traffic smile.gif
Dex has been in a downward spiral for a long time (which is why he is in this mess wink.gif ).

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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

Dexter should have told her that something snapped inside him when Rita was killed and his first kill was Trinity.
Since then he feels compelled to kill murderers before they can kill again - if not, the sadness of Rita overwhelms him and he considers suicide.
That would have been better.
Then info about the other murders would leak to Deb over these last 2 seasons.....
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Because he "promised" Deb not to kill again.

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Right. So instead of drugging her explain the situation and see if she's got any ideas to resolve it. He wants to get him out of his life. Deb could be a big help getting rid of him at the police station. Instead Dex promises full disclosure to her while at the same time trying to hide both the problem and his not very well thought out solution. We're back to his trying to hide his true nature from deb, which seems silly after all he's already admitted. Thats what I meant by two steps forward, one step back.

Edited by lonwolf615 - 10/9/12 at 11:36am
post #5121 of 6855
Thoughts ......

A) - They could be setting up Deb to eventually have to shoot/kill La Guerta, if she get's too close to Dexter's secret, & has to choose between her Brother/La Guerta..
Deb could even end up being thought of as the BHB's "Partner ....

B) Anyone notice the false color in the spaghetti scene .... When they show the wide shots of the plates in front of them, they are twirling "white" spaghetti with some red sauce onto the forks, & you can clearly see both colors ... The close-ups of Dex putting the spaghetti to his mouth show every single strand of it, top to bottom, as very dark, purple blood red, not a hint of the white or lighter red seen on the plate or fork in the wide shot ......

C) - The babysitter's boyfriend most likley knows more about Dex, ( The Ice truck Arm seems too much of a coincidence), & may be a killer himself ..,
His hacking skills are dangerous, & he could eventually be Dex's "out" w/ Laguerta, they may be able to pin on him that he Hacked, & Framed Dex ( & perhaps Doakes), for the killings La Guerta thinks lead to Dexter.
post #5122 of 6855
Well with the Ukranian mob coming to get Dexter i don't see how will Dexter get out of it without killing... that could be an opportunity to get Deb to kill with him..
post #5123 of 6855
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Originally Posted by kromkamp View Post

It is frustrating to me that Dexter didn't immediately tell Deb more about Trinity, or ITK, or any other killer that had some relationship to Debra. And for that matter, you would think it common courtesy to at least mentioned that he already disposed of the cop killer they are all still currently looking for!

Ditto. Doesn't Deb still think Trinity killed Lundy? Between Trinity and Lumen, whom she let go, it would seem that Dex has some pretty convincing material to work with that he's just ignoring.

On the flip side, it's equally disappointing that Deb hasn't asked more about the ITK situation, or that she didn't even consider Doakes when she linked Dex to the Bay Harbor Butcher.
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

Dexter should have told her that something snapped inside him when Rita was killed and his first kill was Trinity.
Since then he feels compelled to kill murderers before they can kill again - if not, the sadness of Rita overwhelms him and he considers suicide.

That wouldn't explain his slides exactly matching the Bay Harbor Butcher's, though, nor would it explain how his killing rituals (plastic wrap, knives, etc) all match Rudy's to a T (well, technically Rudy's matched Dexter's, but you get the idea). Dexter wouldn't be able to explain the similarities of those things, which were all pre-Rita's death, so he had to come clean. Anyway, Deb is too smart to not put those pieces together. LOL - here I am giving props to a fictional character. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by lonwolf615 View Post

Because he "promised" Deb not to kill again.

Right. So instead of drugging her explain the situation and see if she's got any ideas to resolve it. He wants to get him out of his life. Deb could be a big help getting rid of him at the police station. Instead Dex promises full disclosure to her while at the same time trying to hide both the problem and his not very well thought out solution. We're back to his trying to hide his true nature from deb, which seems silly after all he's already admitted. Thats what I meant by two steps forward, one step back.

We have to remember something, though: Dexter has the emotional capacity of a 10-year-old. He doesn't know how to cope with the situation he's in, and due to that logic goes out the window. Or it could just be sloppy writing. biggrin.gif
post #5125 of 6855
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Originally Posted by Nuance View Post

That wouldn't explain his slides exactly matching the Bay Harbor Butcher's, though, nor would it explain how his killing rituals (plastic wrap, knives, etc) all match Rudy's to a T (well, technically Rudy's matched Dexter's, but you get the idea). Dexter wouldn't be able to explain the similarities of those things, which were all pre-Rita's death, so he had to come clean.

All those things being pre-Rita's death is what makes them easy to explain. He was just copying them.

In fact that is far more believable than suggesting that he was both the Bay Harbor Butcher and the Ice Truck Killer. Plenty of evidence that Rudy was the ITK, and if he was copying him, why wouldn't the assumption be that he was also copying the BHB?
post #5126 of 6855
Why was Laguerta suspicious of the people around her when she first found the slide? Why not call someone over, look here "what do you think" Miguel or Masuka, anyone.
post #5127 of 6855
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Originally Posted by DNINE View Post

Why was Laguerta suspicious of the people around her when she first found the slide? Why not call someone over, look here "what do you think" Miguel or Masuka, anyone.

Because she'd be answering 9-1-1 calls if she wasn't always shifty and looking for some angle to advance herself.
post #5128 of 6855
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Originally Posted by MeatChicken View Post

Thoughts ......

B) Anyone notice the false color in the spaghetti scene .... When they show the wide shots of the plates in front of them, they are twirling "white" spaghetti with some red sauce onto the forks, & you can clearly see both colors.
The wife noticed it first....a clever and nice touch.smile.gif


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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

Well with the Ukranian mob coming to get Dexter i don't see how will Dexter get out of it without killing... that could be an opportunity to get Deb to kill with him..
IF they (or anyone else) threatened Dex, I don't doubt she will pull the "trigger."wink.gif
post #5129 of 6855
Yep, we're headed for the Dex and Deb Killing Show!!! biggrin.gif
post #5130 of 6855
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

All those things being pre-Rita's death is what makes them easy to explain. He was just copying them.
In fact that is far more believable than suggesting that he was both the Bay Harbor Butcher and the Ice Truck Killer. Plenty of evidence that Rudy was the ITK, and if he was copying him, why wouldn't the assumption be that he was also copying the BHB?

That's certainly a possibility. But again, I think Deb is too smart to buy into that. Although, she is buying into the notion that Dexter can be "saved," so... smile.gif

Anyone else a little weirded out by how nice Deb is treating Dexter? I expected a lot of alone scenes with her freaking out, crying and trying to come to terms with what her brother is. Instead we get Debra trying to play Mother Teresa and helping Dexter. I guess I just expected Deb to take this harder than she is...

Concerning Laguerta, since she took the slide away from the crime scene and likely not directly back to the station, wouldn't that break the chain of evidence and make it inadmissible? Doax did the same thing, but in his case he had a vendetta against Dexter and wanted to catch him in the act out of spite, so he didn't care about breaking the evidence chain. Laquerta is just being stupid because she's clouded by her emotions IMO. It seems part of her believes either Doax is still alive or he wasn't the BHB. Either way, you'd think she'd want that to be public knowledge, so why hide the blood slide from her forensics team?
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Yep, we're headed for the Dex and Deb Killing Show!!! biggrin.gif

I hope not, and I don't think we are. Deb will try to change Dexter, realize it's hopeless and then struggle with turning him in, killing him or helping him by feeding him leads on killers/scumbags. She might "help" in that way, but I don't see her doing any killing, or even being there to witness the event. If it comes to that this show will have lost me.
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