this season was about the hunt for the bay harbor butcher and dexter battling with living a normal life or a life in the closet. i think this will be a long standing theme of the show. if he ever goes fully in one direction or the other the show will lose much of its intrigue. this is also the season where lila plays the foil for dexter. his brother was the foil in the first season, but he was firmly on the insane side of the spectrum. lila comes off as embracing her wickedness in a less destructive way. turns out, though, that she’s a total nut who is willing to do whatever she needs to get what she wants. her insane energy and dastardly manipulation make for some good episodes.
it was during the first part of this season that i found myself finally warming up to dexter the character. i was already sold on the series, but the character hadn’t quite won me over yet. now, though, i started thinking to myself “maybe we need a guy like dexter around to do the dirty work for us from time to time.” just a thought.
it’s a really taut season as it revolves around looking for the bay harbor butcher which is dexter. lundy is hot on his tail and so is sgt. doakes. dexter comes as close as he can to giving himself up without actually doing it.Watched on TV