the season of jimmy smits as foil and friend of dexter. took a little while to get into the plot of this season since the stakes weren’t as high. but smits’ character was good and unpredictable. dexter, and the audience, think that smits is for real – a potential partner and friend for dexter. someone who finally understands dexter but isn’t a sociopath. someone who dexter can teach and learn from at the same time. but, as always, things unravel and smits turns out to be another nut job. a formula is arising here. we have a foil for dexter. dexter becomes more normal and assimilated. dexter reaches out to someone who understands him. this person proves to be unstable and unreliable. dexter kills this person out of self-preservation and in line with “the code” since this person also happens to kill the innocent.
i’m left wondering what will happen once dexter is wrong about someone he kills. he uses science, sure, but one day may come when he is wrong about who he decides to kill. this season wasn’t as good as season 2, but the production is better in these two seasons relative to the first. secondary characters like angel, deb and rita get a little more meat to them.Watched on TV