Dexter S06E05 "The Angel of Death" 30 October 2011

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  1. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    OK, I was 100% in the "Adama is just Travis's imagination" camp, but the whole cell phone thing...well, now I'm leaning strongly the other way.

    Is Deb going to end up sleeping with the Chicago cop? I definitely got that vibe this episode...
     
  2. mrowe8

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    And with the focus conversation on him having a wife I'm sure it is not going to turn out well.
     
  3. jschuur

    jschuur TV-holic, improving

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    While they were praying at the start of the episode, Gellar had a bloody wound to the side of his head briefly, and then it was gone in a flash. I don't think that was an editing mistake.
     
  4. Idearat

    Idearat Active Member

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    I'm still on the side of Gellar being imaginary. We've seen no interaction between him and anyone else, not even eye contact. Dexter letting Travis go cinched it for me. Dexter believing Gellar is out there looks to be part of the setup for the twist later. Why didn't Dexter ask him where to find Gellar? All it took was "it wasn't me it was the other guy" and Dexter lets him go? I think we're still being set up.
     
  5. john4200

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    In this episode, Gellar sat at the bar in a crowded room and drank from a coffee mug. If Gellar is not real, that was a bad scene because someone would likely have sat on Gellar's stool.
     
  6. john4200

    john4200 Well-Known Member

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    Did the lost ring scenes in this episode seem like they were foreshadowing something? Or was it just made a big deal in order to develop Deb's character? It seemed a lot of detail for the latter. The ring was found in Harrison's toy box. Could there be something else in the ring box, put there by Harrison? Something of Dexter's? Or am I just being paranoid?
     
  7. jschuur

    jschuur TV-holic, improving

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    We could just be seeing things from Travis' perspective. Even if someone else sat in the chair, Travis' mind could alter that perception.
     
  8. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    They're doing a great job with Gellar. At this point I wouldn't be too surprised to have it turn out either way. The bloody wound on Gellar's forehead was definitely strange. At first I thought it might be Travis starting to crack up, but then nothing for the rest of the show; he acted "normal".

    Sorry to see Brother Sam end up that way even though it was entirely predictable. That was a great character. I know, we don't know that he's dead... but in any event he's out of commission for a while.

    It was interesting how Deb and the nanny have claws out for each other. Wonder what that's all about?

    My wife was sure that Gellar was going to turn up under the floorboards of Travis' apartment. Then she was sure he would turn up under the floorboards of the hot professor's apartment. It does seem that, if Gellar is really dead, the hot professor killed him. She has all his stuff and is a bit odd. Plus finding out Gellar grabbed the latest brunette every year. Having Gellar disappear might be what triggered Travis (although 3 years is a long time for a fuse to burn). So funny how Quinn put his male appendage right into it again.

    It was interesting how Deb look surprised at the news that her new Chicago cop was married. I guess she was picking up vibes from him towards her just as we were.
     
  9. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

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    I noticed the head wound thing with Gellar too. Way too obvious to be a mistake. No LaGuerta is a good thing. I'm sick of Deb too, she can go anytime.
     
  10. gossamer88

    gossamer88 UHDTV Snob

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    I too felt the cell phone conversation is confusing. Dexter never called his dad!

    Nice to see Bill Compton's maker here.
     
  11. Hunter Green

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    Dexter is, dare I say it, a little more stable with his imaginings of Harry than Travis is with his imaginings of Gellar, so the cell phone thing makes sense to me. (You could even say that it explains why his cell phone has a dial tone! But only to be goofy. Cell phones having dial tones is a standard Hollywood thing.)
     
  12. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    Jitterbug brand cell phones (aimed at old people) actually do have dial tones, according to an ad I saw the other day.

    Argh at the "hacking" scene. Sooo stupid. I wish they'd get consultants on these things. ISTR this show had handled that better in the past. I once said Dexter was like the antidote to CSI: Miami, but a scene like that brings them a lot closer together.
     
  13. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

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    I'm still not sure whether he's real or not, but if not I am kind of seeing them take a few "liberties" with the way they portray him on screen that something like Sixth Sense didn't.

    I don't think you can go back and take a look at just the footage of him and say that they did it anywhere nearly as good as going back and watching SS with that knowledge.

    There are some camera shots that I don't think you should have if you're trying to portray what they are trying to portray.

    If they're trying to portray it.

    -smak-
     
  14. Hunter Green

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    But are they different things than they've been using with Harry all along? And if they are, are the differences just reflective of differences in the way Dexter's mind works from the way Travis's mind works?
     
  15. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

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    If the stool was really there.
     
  16. Tracy

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    This is my first visit to a Dexter thread this season, and this idea hadn't occurred to me at all, but now it makes sense! Why would Gellar leave his bizarro notebook with that TA? And if he had, why wouldn't she have looked through it, especially if she was finding out secrets about his love life and had become hurt and curious? She would tell the police that he was innocent so that they wouldn't pursue him farther, possibly leading them back to her for the murder. I like this theory!

    I knew she looked familiar!

    Why the heck isn't Dexter telling the police about his findings? I get that he likes to kill people, but I thought he mainly only went after people who had slipped through the cops' fingers. He is directly hurting Deb by withholding this information.
     
  17. TAsunder

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    He has done this type of thing often. He has even intentionally screwed up a case to force the police to let someone go so he could kill the guy.
     
  18. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    I think that it's more like he needs to kill people...
     
  19. Tracy

    Tracy Truly

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    I knew he withheld from the police before, but I thought it was always because it would get him in trouble directly if he didn't....for example, when they were going after his brother, after him that time, or when he was known to John Lithgow's family as someone else.

    I just don't see why he is doing it this time. There has to be other people to kill. Guess it has to do with his serial killer love affair.
     
  20. john4200

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    If it weren't, then they should have shown the bar, before Travis came, with a gap in the stools. The way the bar was set up, there should have been a stool there.
     

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