Saturday, November 24, 2007

Showtime's Best: Another Episode of Dexter Up Tonight, Sunday!

To the left is Erik King, who plays the intense Sgt. Doakes, Dexter's dogged adversary. In last week's episode he discovered the cache of blood slides hidden inside the air conditioner in Dexter's apartment, and we know from the previews that those slides end up on Special Agent Lundy's desk this week. The Flaming Nose would venture to say that it's not going to go well for either Doakes or Dexter, but we will soon find out!

Erik King has been incredible as Doakes, fairly seething with dislike and distrust for Dexter, and as Dexter amazedly has himself noted, he's the only one in the department who in any way picked up on any weird vibes coming from the Miami PD's resident serial killer. Speculation is rampant in the Dexter fan world as to what's going to become of Doakes, his obsession already having led to his suspension and that's surely only the beginning of the trouble coming up for him. King is a standout in Dexter's superb cast and I'm sure none of us want anything too horrible to befall him; we want him around for many more episodes.

And what's going to become of Lila tonight? She's treading on some mighty thin ice, after going nose-to-nose (and not in a good sexy way) with Dexter last week. And what's up in the May-December romance department between Deb and Lundy? Please, we want more!

Do we even need to remind you to watch Dexter tonight on Showtime? The Flaming Nose Dexter Auxiliary will be glued to our TV sets all across this great land (and beyond) for what looks like a particularly gripping episode. Come back for reactions soon after the episode airs!

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5 comments:

Jane said...

The only thing that takes the sting out of Sunday night (and the end of another weekend!) is knowing that Dexter is on TV. What in the world are we going to do when it finally completes the season! I've already started pre-end of Dexter season mourning!

Jeri said...

I'm perplexed about this episode with Dexter simply because it has been so intriguing to me to wonder about the thoughts and emotions of a serial killer by night/detective by day split personality. And rooting for the serial killer, poor Dexter. Now that an important piece of evidence has been found aka the blood slides it seems so final, as if a major piece of this episodic cable wonder show is going wrap up. How does Dexter get out of this one? I guess I will find out tonight. I ask is there something wrong with a person watching something bloody but wonderful such as HBO's the Soprano's (rest its soul)often followed by OZ which was equally as gory but oh so disturbing and now Dexter--a wonderful delve into the soul of another disturbed but likeable young man, all of which aired on Sunday nights? How does one rest peacefully on a Sunday night after watching such emotional gore? I don't know the answer to that but it is something I look forward to on Sunday evenings, something in which to end my usually pleasant weekends. Maybe it just prepare me for the upcoming week ahead. Hmmmm, I don't know.

Anonymous said...

omg tonights episode was awesome. Had me sitting on the edge of my seat all night. I hope he kills Doakes.

Anonymous said...

Doakes' descent has been a real pleasure to watch unfold this season. Very Shakespearean stuff, in that the writing is clearly on the wall for the audience, and yet seeing the tragedy play itself out it still so compelling. After finishing tonight's episode for the second time, I find myself clamoring for ways that Doakes could get out of this, yet I know that left to his own devices he would only destroy himself (one need only look to his last nearly psychotic screams at Dexter). The greatest irony of this situation is of course that the very object of his obsession is the only thing standing between him and certain peril. It would be great if he could come around somehow, maybe let Dex take him to Haiti or something... I don't think I am too off the mark by saying whatever becomes of Doakes is going to be very complicated, as in we still have three complete episodes left in this season and that is way too much time for him to simply be killed or apprehended. Besides this has never been a courtroom drama.

Jane said...

To Jeri...since I know you are on the West coast, I highly recommend watching the East coast feed of Showtime if you have it. That way you can watch Dexter at 6pm, have a nice dinner and then watch something soothing and sensible on PBS before retiring for the night. This method has been proven to reduce Sunday nightmares due to excessively violent TV programming! To Anonymous...hey thanks for writing comments on our Blog, Anonymous! They are very smart and interesting. To everyone...don't you just hate Lila so much! And...everybody who thought that Dexter and Doakes were going to be chomped by a gator when they were rolling around in the swamp, raise your hands! But that would have been too trite for our clever show, n'est pas?