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 »


Lila: [to Dexter] We could have had it all, Dexter.
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The best episode so far
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Having just recently discovered this TV programme (completing the first two seasons in three days flat) you could probably say I'm a little obsessed with it at the moment. And for good reason, Dexter is possibly one of the war shows around right now as far as I could tell. Having just finished this episode I felt the strong need to write a review on how excellent it actually was. Personally I thought season 2 a lot better than season 1, the latter of which was more of a murder mystery whereas the more recent season focusing on the titular character and his life and relationships. And I must say they pulled it off perfectly. This last episode In particular is like a rule book on what TV should be like. The amount of different emotions in this episode were monumental, coming to the point where the audience did have to question themselves on whether Dexter really is the good guy as we had previously believed for the past 23 episodes. Doakes was an excellent character who brought a lot to the story and I was quite sad to see him leave. Relating to this, I must give kudos to the writers and the actress who plays Lilac for creating such a despicable character where it got to the point I ended up yelling 'die b**** die* at the TV screen (no joke) I was glad she got her come uppence although I must admit that scene in Paris did seem a little rushed. The acting was top notch as usual and I did like the changes in locations in this season where there was more variety. Dexter was intended initially to be a sort of thriller, tense type show but this season has evolved from that and also managed to include so much more emotions; Doakes' empty funeral ceremony in particular I thought was quite a strong one for this programme. The point of all this review I guess is just to urge anyone who hasn't seen Dexter before to watch it. Believe me it will hook you from the first episode. Tomorrow I start and intend to finish season 3. Can't go wrong with 12 hours of Dexter. If you already watch it, you'll understand.

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