Dexter: Season 2, Episode 12

The British Invasion (16 Dec. 2007)

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Lila makes a shocking discovery about Dexter and takes advantage of it in a desperate ploy to win him back - or rather, force him back.



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Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
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Using the GPS she stole from Dexter's car, Lila makes her way to the cabin where Dexter has Doakes locked up. Doakes tells Lila that Dexter is the Bay Harbor Butcher, but if he was hoping for a sympathetic ear, he won't get it from Lila; she still views Dexter as her "soul mate". Frank and Debra decide to go on an ice fishing holiday, but work gets in the way. Dexter and Rita reconcile, but when Lila threatens the children, Dexter decides he needs a permanent solution to that problem. Lila isn't quite ready to move on quietly. Written by garykmcd

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After Dexter injects Lila with an epidural, she says she can't feel her "legs or body"; Dexter tells her he opted for the epidural instead of the sedative to save time. Yet when Dexter lifts her up, she swings her arm behind his head to support herself in his arms. Obviously the epidural was intended to render her arms useless as well, so she could not fight back, a theory supported by the intentional lack of movement with her other arm. See more »


Debra Morgan: You're a little weird, Dex.
Dexter Morgan: That's not gonna change. I'm gonna be this way forever.
Debra Morgan: I can live with that.
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Wash, rinse, sully, repeat Rita
3 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Contrary to the majority of reviewers who just seem to love everything about Rita, I can't stand the character. Or the actress and her annoying voice who plays her.

She has no substance, as exemplified by her hopping into the sack the minute Dexter shows up at her window.

(I'm not sure who has LESS ability to keep her legs closed at this point -- Debra, or codependent Rugburn Rita. But one thing's for certain, her afterglow banter certainly underwhelms: "I don't know if this is a good idea, Dexter". a show that highlights serial killing, someone PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE kill her and put US out of HER misery! PLEASE!!!!!)

But's only a pipe dream. She simply refuses to go away for good; kinda like herpes.

(And her nonsense about Dexter being the one who went away, when SHE was the one who forced him to leave, is appalling. She is such a hypocrite; she ruins the show. Fortunately, watching it on Netflix allows me to fast forward through most of her scenes.)

As for the plot of this season's been discussed by others so suffice it to say another season ends with another "big bad" dead. Sadly, the same cannot be said for Rita. One can only hope she improves before she too makes her long awaited exit.

At least when it comes to voice overs...this episode takes the cake. (Not in terms of quality; in terms of quantity. The monologue at the end was almost mind numbing, and absolutely a sign of weak writing that has to rely on spelling things out rather than SHOWING what the writers want us to see.)

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