thoughts on dexter’s ‘the angel of death’

“During the Middle Ages it was believed that the outcome of nearly all earthly events was decided by angels, either light or dark. I’m quite certain that face I saw in the crowd was of the dark variety.” – Dexter

I’ve watched The Angel of Death twice since last night and I’m still not sure how to feel about everything that transpired. The episode wasn’t confusing and the surprise twist would have more weight if not for those pesky, revealing promos. But watching a show like Dexter, it’s pretty hard not to be emotionally/mentally invested in what happens week after week. One thing is certain, I’m increasingly convinced that the answer to the question I posed last week about whether or not Travis is working alone will be revealed next week.

  • According to “Gellar”, it’s a good thing that his voice is the only one Travis can hear. This would be one of the more obvious clues that Gellar isn’t real, but it also draws yet another parallel between Henry/Gellar and Dexter/Travis.
  • Dexter is ALWAYS ahead of his coworkers in the race to catch the serial killers, is that because they share similar ways of thinking or is he just smarter? Not counting Deb as an outlier, I think it’s a little of both. But what is the relevance, plot-wise, for Dexter to catch Travis so early in the game?
  • 1237, 1242, 1244…just to keep track of these numbers.
  • Masuka fired Ryan off camera? What a waste! Unless this is some set-up for later…but until then, my disappointed sentiment remains.
  • Brother Sam and Dexter continue their opposites attract-style bromance. He sees the light in Dexter, but would he still see it if he knew about Dexter’s true nature, regardless of how “pure” his motives are?
  • Murderer-esque black sweats aside, is anyone else having a hard time believing Travis is genuinely evil? Without Gellar around, he seems torn, like he’s going through the motions out of obligation. Even if he wasn’t able to kill the young cautionary tale lady on the dock without Gellar, you can still see how “normal” he is without his mentor lurking in the corners of his apartment….and his mind….assuming he’s a figment, which I am at this point.

  • Although their “evil exes” have hurt both Quinn and Batista, please oh please don’t turn them into a Crockett and Tubbs type of duo just to give them something to do. It feels forced and I’d prefer watching either of them play off of another character.
  • Speaking of Quinn, watching him chase after Lorena Professor Porter was equally but not more pitiful than thinking about her lusting after Gellar. If she’s involved in all of this doomsday killing, Quinn should just bow out of the dating game for awhile.
  • Am I that fucked up?”….Yes Deb, you are. However, the surprising part is that you haven’t realized it yet.
  • Anderson is married. Deb is drawn to relationships that are dramatic and end tragically, so the sparks that may or may not have been there between these two would be completely understandable. Why? See above.
  • Dexter hunting and catching Travis was entirely anticlimactic. I think Dexter went soft because hearing that Travis is being led by Gellar reminded him of his relationship with Henry and after his conversations with Sam, he believes that people believe they are speaking with God. No, I’m not saying Dexter believes in God, but I do think he believes other people that say they do.
  • The shooting should have been pushed back another week or so, unless Brother Sam really dies, in which case they could have just left that part out all together. The cliffhanger for this episode was who shot Sam, why they shot him and whether or not he’ll live. Introducing that character was one of the best things about this season and aside from Lumen, Dexter has never had such a fast connection. If he has to be dead, I’m really hoping it’s due to a pivotal point in the plot that we haven’t seen yet.

Next on Dexter …

Word is there’s a huge twist in this episode [the link is only for those who enjoy spoilers…you were warned!]

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One thought on “thoughts on dexter’s ‘the angel of death’

  1. […] I was wrong. Just Let Go did not prove to be the episode where we finally learn the “secret” behind Travis and Gellar’s relationship. There were clues…but nothing concrete. That disappointment aside, there seemed to be a greater focus on the other dynamics, like Dexter and his Dark Passenger, Quinn’s downward spiral and the increasing redundancy of LaGuerta in every episode. Not everyone is in love with the major religious theme of the season, but without it, we might not have seen the return of one of Dexter’s more significant characters, as well as the loss of another. […]

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