Dexter - 12/4/11 -"Ricochet Rabbit"

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  1. rrrobinsonjr

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    :up:
     
  2. mrowe8

    mrowe8 "Too Slow - Chuck No

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    I'm not going to dig any deeper into this. I guess we are just from very socially different upbringings. The thought of doing anything with my SISTER is disgusting. Maybe we aren't blood, but we were raised as siblings (like Dexter and his) and I could never see her in any other light.
     
  3. Rob Helmerichs

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    Playing chess with your sister is disgusting?

    :D
     
  4. pmyers

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    How have we gone this long without a:

    "but is she hawt"

    ;)
     
  5. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    So many stupid things about this episode and this season, but the whole bit with Dexter checking out the abandoned boat, killing Doomsday Adam, pulling up the anchor with the dead girl, and then calling 911 to report the location of the boat was extraordinarily stupid. The Dexter we know and love from earlier seasons would never be so careless and stupid. How does he know who might be watching from the shore as he pulls up the anchor with a dead body on it? How can he be so stupid as to call 911 from his own cell phone?
     
  6. pmyers

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    Is it bad writing or is Dexter changing/becoming more careless.
     
  7. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Oh, they've made a point of it this season. No doubt, he's losing it.
     
  8. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    I agree...just like the Nebraska pen.
     
  9. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Say what? Are you talking about Dexter and Deb? They are blood by their father. Diff mother, that's all.
     
  10. john4200

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    Harry is not Dexter's biological father.

    Dexter's biological father was Joseph Driscoll.
     
  11. getreal

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    That's right. Harry was having an affair with Dexter's mom, who was Harry's C.I., but that was after she had already had her sons.
     
  12. robojerk

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    I thought Dexter's monther was sleeping with Harry. She was a C.I. for Harry.
    I could've sworn the reason Harry adopted Dexter and not his brother is because Dexter was his biologial son.
     
  13. john4200

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    True. But Harry is not Dexter's biological father.

    You need to rewatch the first season. Dexter and Driscoll both have AB- blood (1% rare), and Dexter even had Masuka do a test comparing Dexter's and Driscoll's blood. There is little doubt that Driscoll is Dexter's biological father. Most likely Brian's, too, so Brian was a patricide.
     
  14. Magnolia88

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    I thought that he might have suspected it. But the main reason I think is that Brian was older, and Harry expected him to be more traumatized by his mother's murder. I think he thought that Dexter was more "savable."

    But it still does not make Deb and Dexter "step" anything. They are brother and sister. Dexter was adopted, but they are still brother and sister, legally and every other way that matters to them both.

    Eta: I guess if Dexter was already born when they started the affair, then Harry cannot have suspected that he was Dexter's father. Maybe I need to rewatch the first season again too. It seems so long ago.
     
  15. Malcontent

    Malcontent Ancient Astronaut Theorist

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    I also seem to recall (like Magnolia88) that he adopted Dexter and not his brother was because Dexter was younger and less likely to remember as much of the carnage of his mother's murder. Harry thought that between the two brothers, Dexter had the best shot of being "normal".
     
  16. john4200

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    True, I used step-brother incorrectly. I guess there is not a precise term for specifying an adopted sibling.

    But you are wrong that they are brother and sister in "every other way that matters". They are NOT siblings in the most important way -- they nave no blood relation.
     
  17. robojerk

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    Not in season 1, but when Deborah is investigating her father's CI, she discovers Harry's affair. That season Dexter also finds the guy that killed his mother. I thought/believed they said Dexter was Harry's biological son. Making Deb and Dex half brother and sister.

    I might be wrong, it's just how I remembered it. I know in the books he is definitely not Harry's son, but the show has made a lot of big changes.
     
  18. Magnolia88

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    Boy I could not disagree more.

    Do you know anyone that's adopted? I think many people would find that comment incredibly offensive, the implication that a sibling is not a "real" sibling because there is no blood relation. I think being raised together in the same home creates a stronger bond than blood.
     
  19. john4200

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    That all may be true, but it does not change the fact that Dexter and Deb have no blood relation. Wishing does not make it so.
     
  20. john4200

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    No might about it. You are definitely wrong. Well, unless "they" are a couple guys you know from work or something.
     

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