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Monday, November 21, 2011

Dexter - Episode 6.08 “Sin of Omission” - Review

Dexter “Sin of Omission” Season 6 Episode 8 reviews by DaemonsTV.com – After hearing the news earlier this week that Dexter has been renewed for two more seasons by Showtime, “Sin of Omission”, and the rest of the season for that matter, loses a little bit of suspense for me. On a show that has always had a hard time making big moves or changes to its formula, knowing that we have at least two more seasons to fill really takes a lot of the wind out of this season’s sails. I guess this won’t be the season that Deb finds out about Dex, or that another major character will die. I could be totally wrong, and we could have a major revelation by the end of the season and have the next two seasons be completely different, but I highly doubt it.

But I guess that’s neither here nor there as far as the quality of this episode, and “Sin of Omission” was yet another solid episode of this season. We finally see Dexter returning to the Doomsday Killer case, as he seems to have completely forgotten about it over the past few episodes. His first scene in the restoration room with Travis was really cool, as Colin Hanks does a great job as the guy who is being pressured from too many angles. This scene did give us another clue from Dexter that seems to be hinting at Gellar being a figment of Travis’ imagination, as he referred to Gellar as Travis’ dark passenger. I know he had that obligatory line about how Gellar is different because he “walks and talks and breathes”, but that seems like it’s just trying to throw us off the trail.
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Miami Metro, meanwhile, is just doing their own thing. They started by investigating a dead call girl on the floor of a hotel bathroom, but as it turns out this didn’t have anything to do with the “DDK” case (Man, I really hate that abbreviation). I think maybe they’re feeling threatened by the nudity level in Homeland, the great new show that comes right after Dexter, and now they’re just putting dead hookers and strippers in here for no good reason. I know that LaGuerta had that shady phone call which makes it sound like she’s trying to cover up this prostitute’s death, but I could honestly care less about LaGuerta at this point. I hope this story line either ends with her death or in jail. Let’s make it happen, Dexter writers!

Anyway, DDK strikes again by killing Travis’ sister and turning her into the Whore of Babylon. I’m not quite sure I completely understand this kill. Up until this point, it seems to have been very important to the DDK team not only to get their message across, but also to keep their identities a secret. I’m not sure why Travis/Gellar would want to kill Travis’ sister since this puts all of the focus on Travis. When Deb has already gone by her house and seen Travis there, it’s obvious that she would put two and two together and Travis would shoot to the top of Miami Metro’s most wanted list.

There’s even more drama going on in Miami Metro, as Deb has a rather interesting session with her psychiatrist. We’ve always just acknowledged her and Dexter’s relationship as a bit of a one-way street, as we usually just see Deb venting at Dexter as Dex has never really been much of a sharer. So you never really give it much thought, but Dexter really is kind of a crappy brother when it comes down to it. With all that he’s been through, and all the effort Deb has put into their relationship and getting Dexter to open up, the way Dexter has been treating Deb all this time really is unfair. I’m not saying Deb was totally in the right when she barged into Dexter’s house and commanded him to hang out with her and share his feelings, but Dexter has always prided himself on his ability to fake all of his human interactions. You’d think he could at least fake a good story about why he went to Nebraska.

The final scene is hopefully giving this season a good shove in the right direction as we seem to be heading to a confrontation between Dexter and Gellar, if Gellar is indeed real. We still haven’t seen anything that proves that Gellar is anything but a figment of Travis’ imagination, but the Dexter writers have made it so painfully obvious that he isn’t real that them treating this reveal like a big deal is just going to come off as a joke. “Hey everybody, guess what? He’s not real!” Um, yeah, thanks you guys. We all figured that out back in the second episode.

16 comments:

  1. uck, what kind of review is this? Jesus.

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  2. If there was a review for this review, it'd be pretty bad.

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  3. thx for spoiling the final. I hadn't figured it out... Not cool.

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  4. if Geller wasn't real then why would miami metro know about him and how would he have been a professor...

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  5. I was inclined to agree with this review at first...however..the girl that Travis had let go, that was originally supposed to be the whore of Babylon or whatever. If I recall correctly and I could be wrong, she had been aware of two different people holding her hostage? Perhaps two different voices? I can't seem to remember exactly but didn't this clue in miami metro to there being TWO killers and not one?

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  6. I think that this season is amazing and certainly a push in the right direction for dexter, but I think the writers have seriously underestimated us Dexter fans. This is not Will and Grace or CSI....... it's bleeping Dexter. I think the writers thought the reveal of "Geller" was going to be more surprising than it will be. I hope there are more twists coming though. I like What is going on With Laguerta.......We Will See -Fox

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  7. Geller did exist as a real person, but he's likely dead at this point and Travis will likely be diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder by Deb's psyhiatrist. I don't think the writers take us for chumps and the idea of Dexter working with Travis to get Geller is not only confusing, it's counter productive. I am predicting that Geller's actual body is discovered somewhere and Dexter will kick himself for not killing Travis. Ultimately, I see Dexter letting Travis go as an homage to Brother Sam and repentence for killing Nick.

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  8. Anonymous @10:19- I think she said she heard two voices and then referred Travis and Gellar as the 'young one' and 'old one', how would she know that one was old and young? Plus, Deb mentioned that ppl spotted Gellar around town, So, he may be real, unless Travis is wearing a Gellar Halloween costume!? haha

    I disagree, I care about what in the world is LaGuerta doing now!? First divorcing Batista, blackmailing the Chief, and now covering up a murder? But I do agree its time for her to go. And if she keeps this up, could she end up on Dexters table? Lol that would be insane!

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  9. If Gellar's a figment of imagination,although in some ways it could ...maybe... make sense, then how and why is Travis scalded/burnt whilst he's chained up?

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  10. I don't think they've gotten any leads about "seeing Gellar around town". And the girl they let go was unsure if it was two or one. They made a point of her confusion to keep us guessing I would bet.

    I wrote this in an earlier section, but if he ISN"T REAL then Travis would have had to chain himself to the floor and hallucinate being hit by a shovel. Possible. He could have chained himself like a guy who knows he's going to turn into a werewolf who wants to stop himself from killing and punish himself.

    If Gellar IS REAL then he would have had to jump out of a tiny second story window to escape Dexter which is a pretty impressive feat for an old guy.

    They've definitely gone out of their way to keep the possibility that he's not real open.

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  11. I like that idea of Dexter letting Travis go out of a sense of redemption, but it's hard to believe that Travis is going to escape a huge manhunt for him. My guess is his picture is about to be all over the news soon.

    Also, maybe we've been fed a line about how well MCH and Jennifer Carpenter are getting along and she wants to bail after this season? I can see her getting killed off and Dexter gradually getting found out and hunted by someone else the last two seasons.

    There's some precedent with the way other seasons end which is always with a sense of tragedy or at least sadness. 1: He has to kill his brother. 2: The girl he thinks loves him for who he is turns out to be a dangerous psycho. 3: He has to kill his one real friend who has killed with him and "knows" him. 4: Rita. 5. Lumen.

    I don't know what they sad/tragic end might be for the end of this season. Maybe he gets close to Travis the next few episodes but winds up having to kill him?

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  12. 5:11: Travis could have burned himself and then chained himself to the floor. As a way of subconsciously punishing himself for killing his sister which he attributes to his "dark passenger" personified by Gellar.

    I give them credit it would be kind of clever for the next few episodes to be a hunt for Gellar which turns out to be a hunt for Travis dark side. But then again not clever enough because as has been said we've kind of all seen it coming a mile away.

    On the Gellar is dead side I just don't see him jumping out of a second floor window.

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  13. Gellar killed Travis' sister so he could remove all distractions. Gellar didn't care about Travis' identity being exposed because Gellar believes the world is going to end anyway. He doesn't think anyone can stop him.

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  14. To the person who thinks Dexter will get close to Travis only to have to kill him... It's a brilliant idea, assuming the Gellar we've seen really isn't real. Think about it: religion is to Travis what Harry's code is to Dexter. Both characters were essentially brainwashed with them and their respective darknesses are honed by them (or at least, Travis' is honed by a twisted version of his "code".) Travis is, in a sense, a character Dexter can empathize with more than he ever has anyone else, and having to kill him because of Harry's code would be a pretty emotional way to end the season (and also an interesting contrast to Travis' dark side/Gellar having to kill his sister because of his twisted religious views.)

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  15. The biggest question is whose blood is falling on dexter in episode 9 promo. Is gellar using dexter as ritual for doomsday? I mean for whore of the babylon he made to drink blood to the woman before ritual.I know dexter is really smart but sometimes even smartest can fall into trap. Can someone please answer this question.

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  16. I got no idea. Could be the bottles of blood Travis has been collecting falling on Dexter? Or perhaps he is being washed in the blood of the lamb? 'To be washed in the blood of the Lamb is to be washed by virtue of the blood of Jesus, that is, by virtue of his death'

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