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I know this sounds insane... Stay with me here, though. After seeing so many threads like this, I have an insane idea. People should try approaching eachother and offering a pleasant hello instead of shouting internet catch phrases and hoping for public recognition. If someone yelled "DUDER" at me, I'd look at you like you were crazy too, just so other people wouldn't look at me like I was crazy.
On the other hand, were I approached calmly and been greeted with a "Hi, you're a fan of Giant Bomb too?", I'd engage in happy and friendly conversation!
NOTE: I am not the duder in question. Never been to London.
Jesus christ, this fucking season. Somewhere between season 6 and 7, all of the characters got a booster shot of IQ points or something. I am absolutely floored by how on point everyone is, from LaGuerta's sudden competence in investigating the BHB, to Batista's suspicion of the bar tender's suicide. Everyone is asking exactly the right questions in exactly the right places.
I found Isaac's survival of the shootout to be a little unrealistic, probably one of the few plot contrivances this season that just doesn't quite sit well with me. Nonetheless, he might be one of the scariest Dexter villains in a long, long time. Not because he's psychologically disturbing like Brian or Trinity, but because he has a proverbial army at his beck and call, and he knows Dexter killed someone. I don't think he'll blab, because he seems to want to take Dex out personally, the same way Dexter won't blab about certain evidence because he wants to take out the killer himself.
Speaking of, it looks like everyone was more or less right on the money about Hannah. Wayne, for sure, was a killer as well, but she certainly got her jollies. I already hope she ends up on 'the table' at some point.
Poor Angel, I am almost certain he's going to quit the force or go on his own vigilante streak if the hits keep coming. A man can only take so much. It was painful watching Deb pull a LaGuerta. You could see it was hurting her almost as much as it was hurting Batista, and it was a logical turnaround from last week's near acceptance of Dexter's craft to wanting nothing to do with it. Good on the writers with that one, and good on Carpenter for acting out the scene so well. She's really stepped her game up this season.
I can say, with absolute certainty, that I am excited for what comes next. Dexter is certainly getting himself in to some deep shit and, unlike in the past couple of seasons where his sloppiness was averted by some bullshit dues ex machinas to everyone's chagrin, it is most certainly biting him in the ass here. So far, this is arguably the best season since 4.
Edit: Also, MAN I am glad to have a colder, mocking, calculating Dexter back. He really felt like he was losing his edge before this season kicked off. They've given him just enough of a sharp edge again to convincingly make him seem like a wolf in sheep's clothing. The ending of his conversation with Isaac was great, with that barely contained fury in Dexter's tone and face. Oh man oh man.
I want to play it, but lack the cash to do so right now.
Also, because I'm that guy, how is it a "revelation?"
- A surprising and previously unknown fact, esp. one made in a dramatic way.
- The making known of a secret or the unknown.
Synonyms: disclosure - exposure - detection - apocalypse
Well, I mean, it might be the apocalypse.
The next one will star the motion capture performance of Michael Fassbender to line up with the movie.
I'm saddened by the fact that I found this episode boring and it felt predictable. I like Angry Dexter too, but it didn't save this episode for me. The killings are less methodical and done in less interesting ways. Deb is totally fine with the killings now and that takes some of the cat and mouse tension away.
I dunno, I feel like she's still not fine with it. That last minute and a half pretty bluntly portrayed her conflicting feelings about it, but she's definitely starting to lean towards 'accepting' it. Interesting that Dex isn't taking blood slides anymore. That does change his dynamic a bit. I'm glad they dealt with the issue of Harrosin finally. I wouldn't be surprised if, like Cody and Astor, we don't see him very much anymore. There is a way to make the Dexter family dynamic work, but with all the changes they've taken compared to the books, I think they are far away from that scenario.
Also, yeah, I think that might be one of Dexter's best kills. Not technique wise, but just his general demeanor. Dexter is best when he's being a cruel, demeaning asshole during his kills.
Games I can go back to, I could list quite a few. Franchises, however? Whole series? I can name a few.
- Sonic The Hedgehog (I just don't play anything from 2002-2008)
- The Elder Scrolls
- The Prince of Persia Sand of Time trilogy.
Maybe there are some others, but those are the big ones, series-wise.