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Monday, November 21, 2011

Dexter - Episode 6.08 “Sin of Omission” - [Open Thread]


Official Synopsis: Dexter uses lessons he learned from Brother Sam to follow up on some new leads in the Doomsday investigation; Debra butts heads with Captain LaGuerta over the case of a dead call girl.

Written by: Arika Lisanne Mittman
Directed by: Ernest Dickerson

What did everyone think of last night's episode of Dexter, 6.08 "Sin of Omission"? Tell us your opinion in the comment section!




15 comments:

  1. I DON'T REALLY WANT TO POST THIS BUT I NEED SOME FEED BACK. THERE IS A POTENTIAL SPOILER HERE SO IF YOU DON'T LIKE SPOILERS STOP READING NOW. THE CASE OF THE DEAD CALL GIRL, LAGURITA TRYING TO COVER IT UP? I REALLY THINK THIS GOES BACK TO THE FIRST EPISODE THIS SEASON. I THINK IT WAS DEPUTY CHIEF MATTHEWS THAT WAS WITH THE GIRL BECAUSE WE FOUND OUT IN EP1 THAT HE LIKED THE CALL GIRLS. THIS WOULD EXPLAIN WHO WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PHONE CALL THAT MARIA MADE AFTER TELLING DEB TO CLOSE THE CASE. MATTHEWS HAS TOLD MARIA TO HELP HIM BECAUSE IF HE GOES DOWN HE WILL TAKE HER WITH HIM. TELL ME IF ANYONE ELSE BELIEVES MY THEORY.

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  2. I believe u but dude whats with the CAPS

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  3. Sorry, I can"t use a keyboard for sh*t. Just seams easier to type that way. Looks neater. Im 30 years old and my 8 year old son has to teach me this stuff.

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  4. I am sorry to say it, but I found this episode rather disappointing. There was too much time spent on building the story up and too little on actual action and progression in the plot.
    Let's just hope the following episodes will be more entertaining.

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  5. Ryan, you bring up some good points. Kinda thought Maria was talking to Matthews. Deb's future looks kinda funky anyway with Maria being on her case all the time.

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  6. I have say that I really like the direction the show is going with this year's brother/sister theme. If the theory holds true, that Gellar is dead, then Dexter will eventually have to reveal to Travis that he murdered his sister. Once he learns that, Travis may well want to kill himself, or just turn himself into the police. I'm hoping for the latter -- that Travis will turn himself in. I just really want for Debra to solve a major case like the DDK. Now that I think about Debra, I also like how she is really starting to get a strong head on her shoulders and she's finally taking action in her life. That kind of thing might be the beginnings of Debra learning the true nature of her brother, but I've really grown to care about her over the years. I can't say I liked how Dexter treated Debra in the past, either. Sure, Dexter always apologizes, but he never modifies his behavior to at least show Debra that he's being sincere. I think it's interesting how Debra is questioning Dexter how Rita was in season 4. If you remember, which I know everyone does, Rita quickly realized that Dexter closes himself off, so he never has to get too close with someone. Rita really came to accept Dexter, but that didn't come easily. I think it will be even harder for Debra to accept how detached Dexter is from her. All her life, she has felt like Dexter was the one person she could always count on. I think she's slowly starting to realize that that's not the case. If this theme continues, then I think it's very possible that Debra becomes more like Doakes was toward Dexter. She will want to know what he's doing and where he's at all the time. The only difference being how conflicted Dexter will be on what to do about it. Dexter struggled to know what to do about Doakes and he never really made a choice, because Lila cleaned up for him. I imagine Dexter will be even more conflicted about what he should do about Debra's suspicions. Debra's suspicions are unfounded now, but that can't last forever. Eventually, Dexter will have to make a choice. Running seems like the best option for Dexter; that is, if he wants to continue in his murderous ways. I don't believe killing is something Dexter can quit; not without being forced to stop -- being killed, or imprisioned. Also, I think Dexter is somewhat afraid to stop. He probably thinks if he just quits killing people, that his urges could boil over and make him do something rash. For Dexter, I think killing partly ensures the safety of his family; both from himself and as well from other predators.

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  7. The writers say that they don't read the novels after the first. Yet many scenes from season's 5 and 6 are spooky close to recent novels (in particular Deb's press conference this season is like RIGHT out of "Dexter is Delicious").

    In the novels Debra knows. She struggles with it at first, but ultimately she is Harry's daughter and "daddy was always right", eventually she takes it a step further and assumes the role of Harry in Dexter's life, even ordering him to kill a particular bad guy.

    In the first season, especially early on, there are several moments of doctrine that the show puts forth. In episode 4 Rita tells Dexter "Your father is always with you" and by Season three, that actually manifests.

    In Episode 3 of Season 1, a dying Harry tells Dexter "When you feel yourself slipping, lean on your sister, she will keep you connected."

    That's something that has not yet come to fruition and I have been waiting for it for years. It's one of the pivotal, formative portions of the show, the very foundation. It's a promise that the writers never delivered on and it kinda hacks me off that they have gotten so far away from the roots of the show while pretending to "return to them" in season 6.

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  8. I understand where everyone is coming from but I personally feel that in order for deb to find out the truth about Dexter and his secret their relationship needs to become strained and distant.... Dexter doesn't seem like he would confide in Deb and openly tell her that he does these things. It is something that Deb will either accidentally discover or she will as someone posted above start following Dexter and trying to see where he is at all times. In my humble opinion it cannot be a two way street! If Deb and Dexter do not have this separation in their relationship and if Deb doesn't start to question Dexter then I personally do not think that Deb would be able to find out!

    That being said..... on Sunday I felt extremely bad for Deb AND Dexter! Deb merely wanted to talk with Dexter and he would not give her the time of day and he just blew her off... but I also felt bad for Dexter because even though he did not even try to open up to her he couldn't have because he feels like Deb would never understand of accept him... think about it! Every other person who has discovered the truth about Dexter has either died or did not fully accept him.

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  9. Anon at 10am, I respectfully disagree. Not to say that your viewpoint is invalid, because I believe it has its many merits and is very thoughtful. However, I think it should be handled like it has been in the book. I understand that the show is different, but really these writers did not create these characters, an author did! Being an author myself, it would drive me bat nuts crazy if some Hollywood writer working for a corporation who bought my manuscript, decided that what I created was bunk. The reason the first season was so great, was because it closely followed the book. Dexter and Deb in the novel are Dexter and Deb in the show (except for physical appearance). The big difference is that the Deb in the show somehow "doesn't remember' what went down between Brian and Dexter when she was on the table. In the book she remembers everything, so she knows. I am hoping that they handle this whole situation by a little hypno-therapy, like what happened to Dexter in the episode "Shrink Wrap". And that she will recall what went down there. It's the perfect situation and setup. I mean, why else would the writers have Deb talking to a shrink. It's totally not her style.

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  10. Anon at 5:39 p.m I am the poster from before and I know what you mean I have read the books and to me the dynamic of their relationship is completely different (at least in my opinion) in the books and the series by nature of the fact that she does not know the truth as of yet. I think the writers are trying to maybe eave us guessing about how Deb will take this huge secret. I mean last year we had Deb admit in Season Five that maybe some people deserve to die and that she was able to kill someone without feeling any remorse for them. But this season we are seeing this huge wedge being drawn between this brother and sister relationship. After last season I thought that when Deb found out she would accept it but the way things are looking I am not really sure.

    Also, I too respectfully disagree with you that the writers are essentially saying the characters in the books are "bunk" but they have simply decided to take the characters into different places; they have evolved into different people than the individuals in the book. I think that this is because Deb does NOT know the truth about her brother. Not knowing has made Deb a completely different character then the Deb in the novels. At least I think so!

    Regardless, I still find the relationship and dynamic between Dexter and Debra to be one of the most interesting aspects of the show!

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  11. Anon at 9:51 Though we may not agree on everything, I think we understand each other pretty well. I enjoy the relationship both in the book and the show, and yes they are different. In the book their relationship is very "brother/sister" whereas the show crosses that line often. The fact that Deb falls so hard so fast for Brian in season is one aspect of that. It's pretty obvious that Brian reminds her of Dexter, hence the intense connection. Deb doesn't accept any romantic entanglements that Dexter has except the one she herself chose for him (Rita), and Dexter did his utmost to tear Deb and Quinn apart. I don't know whether this undercurrent developed solely because of the amazing chemistry and off screen relationship of the actors, or whether it was written in, but it is there, and it is compelling. My wife thinks it's creepy for a foster brother/sister to be secretly in love (which is her perception of the show) but really, is it any less creepy than the protagonist being a serial killer? In any case, my favorite moments of the show are when they are on screen together, especially those endearing or comedic moments. I think that any long term animosity between them would make the show unwatchable for me. A season of Deb hunting Dexter would be disastrous. No scenes together on the couch drinking beer, no more out of the blue "your hair looks beautiful", no more "rolly polly chubby cheeked **it machine" ugh, I just couldn't take the show anymore. It would be like eating a plain piece of hamburger, with no bun, cheese, or fixin's. I think if she knew, it would give us a whole run of funny moments smartass comments to look forward to for the next few seasons.

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  12. Hope I'm not interrupting your discussion, but I'd just like to share that this episode left me sitting in front of the TV with my mouth wide open.
    I do have to admit I was disappointed by the Whore of Babylon tableau. They only really brought out the cruelty of Travis's sister being murdered in the following scenes, and the presentation itself wasn't quite as spectacular as the build-up to it was ..
    Also, I'm rather sure Gellar isn't a ghost or dead or a projection of Travis's mind or anything. Firstly, Travis is acting much too sane for that. Secondly, it's been proven that Gellar was actually taking his own obsession with that apocalyptic cult pretty far when he was still teaching (sacrificing an animal and displaying it on top of a naked woman at least suggests the morbid/ sadistic tendencies were there then). Thirdly, two very distinct styles of manipulating the bodies were described early one - unlikely that Travis would alternate between the two, isn't it?
    Oh and fourthly: How on earth could he have put those chains on himself? Seriously now.

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  13. Anon at 5:40 - To be honest I am not too fond of the Travis/Gellar storyline. Kind of a snoozer for me. If Gellar is imaginary, which I think it's pointing towards, then so much seems like a waste of time. They should have come out with it. If not, then there is so much more they could have done, rather than waste our time with musings on real/not real, which we've all been wondering since the moment he was introduced.

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  14. I don't think Gellar's mortality was ever supposed to be a mystery to the viewers. I think it's is only meant to surprise Dexter himself. The show did multiple killers last year with the whole Barrel Girls thing. I just don't know if the writers would do the same thing, two years in a row. The writers have said that they went into this season wanting to do things differently. If Gellar is already dead, then I would say that is very different than anything they have done with their killers.

    A big clue, pointing to Gellar already being dead, happened in this episode at the end, when Gellar was in the balcony at the church. Dexter thought the professor escaped out of an open window. I just don't see a man of Gellar's age (late 60s?) climbing out of a window that is at least 30' in the air. Sure, it's not impossible; I just don't think it's very likely.

    I just think this season will have something better in store for us, than knowing with certainty about Gellar's mortality.

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