It's been a good season for Showtime's Dexter, overall. Not my favorite -- I don't feel quite the edge-of-my-seat excitement like last year -- but it's been good. Especially effective has been the vibrant performance of actor Jimmy Smits as Miguel Prado, his overwhelming charisma -- even as he became a menace to Dexter and a monster in his own right -- making him an irresistible character. Just in case we don't think people like Prado really exist, I think of that kind of enormous ego and sense of invulnerability when I see Illinois Gov. Blagojevich and the mess he got himself into. Different levels of monstrosity, but cut from the same kind of cloth, surely!
So the season ends tomorrow night with "Do You Take Dexter Morgan?". Miguel has already met his fate at the hands of Dexter, but the remaining Prado, Ramon, was tipped off to Dexter (played brilliantly, as always, by Michael C. Hall) and will no doubt be exacting revenge for his brother's demise. I will miss Smits in the episode, of course, but we also have The Skinner to contend with. There are plenty of juicy loose ends to sew up yet!
Don't forget to watch tomorrow night at 9pm on Showtime!