Sunday, September 26, 2010

Live Blogging The 'Dexter' Season Five Premiere...

With the "previously" on Dexter being so heavily about Rita, it is safe to say this is going to strictly be an episode about saying good-byes and paying respect to a character that, although often very annoying at times, met an untimely-- and almost unwarranted-- demise. Chip Johannessen is showing Rita more respect than Clyde Phillips ever did. Also, more respect than any victim-- Dexter's or otherwise-- has ever been shown.

But enough about the past; onto the future! Live-Blogging starts in 3...2...1...


- Calling an episode 'My Bad' means the man formerly known as DexBot is about to experience some serious Catholic guilt! Better or worse than Jewish guilt? Discuss...

- But Pinocchio- I mean, Dex you are a real, human boy! 5 yrs later & haven't you grown at all? Showing regression is a state of shock, right?

- "I imagined her naked plenty of times but never like this." Stay classy, Masuka. #ILoveDexterMorgan

- Re: Trinity never killing married women in bathtubs. How is Quinn the smart one in this scenario?

- Don't throw up in the toilet, LaGuerta; it's an active crime scene! #ILoveDexterMorgan

- Ooh the accent comes back out when LaGuerta is pissed. Spicy! #ILoveDexterMorgan

- Is it just me or does anyone else hope Harry disappears for good? #ILoveDexterMorgan

- Dexter never shows emotion (hence the ole nickname DexBot), so why is his reaction on the lawn surprising to himself, let alone anyone else?

- Ooh, Deb, earmuffs! Come on!#ILoveDexterMorgan

- I love Harrison. This kid may be the cutest on TV. But he needs to stop looking at the camera.#ILoveDexterMorganMore

- Um, no, a baby cannot sleep on the floor. Deb is the least maternal person ever. #ILoveDexterMorgan

- How did Dexter know about the incision on Rita's leg? No way he could see it through all the blood in the tub. THAT's what everyone should have focused on as suspicious; not his behavior! #ILoveDexterMorgan

- If the next door neighbor is the "guy with the forehead," Quinn, does that make you "the guy with the skeleton cheekbones?"

- Having Dexter curl into a fetal position is a bit too on the nose. But still very, very real. #ILoveDexterMorgan

- Oh look: it's fake Disney World!

- See, Dexter, if you had no feelings you would have blurted out "your mother's dead" over the "It's A Small World" music w/o a 2nd thought.


- Really? Have I been identifying with Dexter too long? B/C I DON'T think he sounds like he actually means it...

- Harrison is the cutest baby ever. But he looks different in every scene. How many kids are they actually using?

- In flashing back, the frumpier outfit fit the "old" Rita of season one, but her make-up job didn't match. Is this a pure memory or Dexter's slight romancing of the event?

- Oh, no, Dexter, you didn't! And just when you had us believing you two were really meant to be!#ILoveDexterMorgan

- Stop putting words in his mouth, Deb-o-rah!#itshouldhavebeenyou #ILoveDexterMorgan

- I dont get why everyone thinks Dexter is acting weird. He's in shock; his deer-in-headlights look is exactly what everyone SHOULD expect from him.

- Blood doesn't come out. Not completely. Especially not with basic supermarket cleaners. Didn't Dexter teach her ANYTHING??
- I rescind my smart Quinn comment. If he thinks Deb has always been the strong one, he doesn't deserve to be a cop: Worst. Observational skills. Ever.

- Oh, no, Deb, you aren't... Ugh, always showing good judgment, Morgan. #ILoveDexterMorgan

- Astor doesn't do happy and excited well. Thankfully she'll be back to whining and crying in just a few minutes...

- Michael C Hall in Mickey ears just may be the cutest thing ever. Can I have that on a poster? #ILoveDexterMorgan

- Really? "A man came into our house...he killed her." THAT's how you're going to tell them? They're still just children! #IStillLoveYouDexter

- YOU go away, Astor. ...Too soon?#ILoveDexterMorgan

- The problem with this scene is that this time Dexter actually DOES care. He just can't quite wrap his feelings around it. So Astor's lashing out is incorrect, but he doesn't have the emotional tools to process and understand that she can't really see him for who he really is.

- At least she didn't jump into the driver's seat and take off. Give it a few years. #ILoveDexterMorgan

- THERE's the Deb we all know and...well, know. But oh wait, Hel-LO Quinn. You can leave the sheet off.#IStillLoveDexterMost

- Desmond Harrington told me this is his only real interaction with the neighbor. Let's hope so. He's so dull; no need for him to become a reg

- Well, he could have killed Arthur sooner. Should have killed Arthur sooner. I could have done without seeing naked Lithgow.

- See? Dexter and I think alike. We're soulmates. I want to be the next Mrs. Morgan! Please, oh please??

- Seriously, cutest baby ever. My ovaries weep.#WantToBeHarrisonsNewMommy

- The "revelation" that the kids would be better off without him seems like something Dexter would only hear through Harry's voice, because Harry is who he projects his fears through. And without him, the fear comes out in his own voice and sparks irrationality and snap decisions. Not something that breeds success and sanity.

- Is Michael C Hall wearing a wig? His hair isn't the same color as it has been in previous scenes...These are the things I think about. #sopretty

- Deb telling Dex he's decent and good really begins to lose its luster after the 85th time.

- Okay, NOW everyone should be worried about Dexter. He never hugs! But people only see what they want to see. #SerialKillersHugTighter

- No, Batista, the fact that LaGuerta is still the boss sounds like something YOU have to remember...

- Since when does Quinn think like a good detective? #ILoveDexterMorgan

- Oddly enough, this is one of those rare 10% of times when the one who looks like the most obvious guilty party...isn't. #ILoveDexterMorgan

- Oh, good call, Dex; your sister is frazzled by the little things; you sure you want her to take care of your kid? She can't even take care of herself!

- The self-loathing has to stop. Thankfully, it's only one of the early stages of grief. #ILoveDexterMorgan

- Though I will never condone taking a cue from Lila, there is something that seems so freeing about torching your things to start over unencumbered. "Zoom in as I burn the past to the ground," am I right?

- For all of Deb's "f***ing FBI" talk, anyone want to bet she'll end up being recruited there by the end of the season? Apparently shoddy police work gets rewarded.

- OMG I love this moment on the boat. He seems so at peace; so himself; so...normal.

- Dexter has never seemed more relaxed than in this flashback. Maybe it was because he had just relieved his tension but maybe it was Rita...

- But I guess Rita was much more damaged than we ever really knew. If she felt good from that cold, aloof encounter... I get what the writers were going for, though. They only had a quick scene to attempt it. And that is heartbreaking.

- Okay, banging on the bell like that is super annoying. This dude deserves to die. #ILoveDexterMorgan

- Well that's a nifty tool. Quite convenient it's just lying around like that and all... #ILoveDexterMorgan

- Harry's presence literally made me jump it was so jarring. His return feels like even more of a regression for Dexter. #NoDisrespectToJames

- Seeing Dexter exhibit his weird screamy/cry-y emotion made me really uncomfortable. Not because he's a guy exhibiting emotion but because he's Dexter. And that is what a mad man who loses control look like. But Dexter is always supposed to be IN control. What will the season bring??

- Well, that's quite the contradiction from what you used to tell Dexter last year, Harry. When did you turn into the voice of reason??

- Um, okay, did Chip not watch last season? There is no reason for LaGuerta to feel guilty; Dexter being her and Batista's wedding witness has nothing to do with being unable to be home to stop Rita's murder: the wedding was TWO FULL DAYS before. It was in episode "Hello Dexter Morgan," and that night he went home to a very much alive Rita (but not before punching that @$$hole neighbor).

- Good to see someone other than Dexter having trouble figuring out their emotions, though.

- Shut up, Quinn. You're much prettier when you don't talk. #ILoveDexterMorgan

- Perfect eulogy. A great goodbye but perhaps more importantly the perfect chance for Dexter to open up. And he takes it.

- I just wish he would have run all the way with it. "Like I did." Ugh, my heart breaks that he still can't say those things aloud.

- #ILoveDexterMorgan


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