Originally Posted by lynesjc
Yes, it was a training mission. Remember the title of the episode? Best new show of the year IMHO.
Given the not-quite-deathbed instruction to Dexter, how much does the sister really know? Methinks more than she lets on.
LOL I wasn't commenting on the practicality of him setting him loose. If you're going to send your foster son on the path of being a vigilante serial killer, you may not have a better opportunity than the one that presented itself. He thought he was dying and may not get the chance to guide Dexter any further.
I was commenting on him wanting to set Dexter loose at all. I understand it's key to the story, but there's more to this than meets the eye as far as Daddy's motivations go.
He never tried getting his son psychiatric help. He just realized: Ok, son has the impulses of a monster, let's set him loose on other monsters, at least he might do some good to society.
I have the books but haven't started reading them yet, so perhaps this will be addressed in future eps.