DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
ILOVE how Dexter talks to his father all the time. Just in everyday situations. Driving along in the car with him or whatever, and they’re having a full-on conversation.
Yeah, it’s always a conversation. His father is fully engaged in it, they’re back and forth. I mean, I say everyday situations, but it’s mainly when Dexter is worked up over is he going to have enough room to set up his portable abattoir wherever the bad guy he’s after is heading or how is he going to improvise since he’s left his stabbing knives at home.
And then his father, who isn’t actually alive, disappears, and I snap to and go, oh, that’s right, Dexter is psychotic.
Gee it’s easy to forget that. I’m like his sister in that sense. A lot of the audience is, which is why it works as a show.
‘‘ Maybe Deb has a blind spot when it comes to me,’’ Dexter said to Lumen (Julia Stiles) last week when she was asking him why his sister, an apparently cluey homicide detective, has never pegged her brother as a killing machine who’s put away upwards of 70 people.
I also love how he breaks so many laws. Yes, the death. But also the traffic violations. B&Es. Steals a car when he needs one. And so on. This is the series finale tonight. I feel some tension thinking about it.
Joey Quinn, the cop half going out with Dexter’s sister Debra, is a jerk who’s been trying to pin something on Dexter for ages, and now he’s in deep trouble because of the blood that dripped on his shoe from that guy Dexter killed.
Joey, doughy Joey, didn’t even notice. Would we have noticed if blood was seeping out of a car on to our shoes? Yes we damned well would have.
That’s Peter Weller playing that private investigator/ex cop Joey hired. Robocop Peter Weller. Terrific actor. Creepy. And that’s saying something in this show. Dexter Showcase, Foxtel/Austar 8.30pm
Questions: Lumen (Julia Stiles)