Dexter: Season 2, Episode 3

An Inconvenient Lie (14 Oct. 2007)

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Lying becomes the theme of Dexter's life when his lie - or rather, half-truth - about being an addict leads to Rita insisting that he join a 12-step program.

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Having lied to Rita to cover up what he really did to her late husband, Dexter now finds himself attending Narcotics Anonymous classes. He finds the exercise quite difficult and is afraid everyone will see through him. Rita however makes it quite clear that their relationship is entirely dependent on his continued participation in NA. She doesn't react too well though when she sees Dexter's sponsor, the very attractive Lila. Sgt. Doakes follows Dexter to an NA meeting, but surprises him with his reaction. Meanwhile, Debra is assigned to the joint task force with the FBI but is having difficulty dealing with the people and the desperation to find their loved ones. She does however uncover a pattern to the murders. Dexter identifies a serial killer and decides he has to take action, despite the scrutiny of the police and the FBI. Written by garykmcd

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Leila's bra changes color during the meeting where Dexter receives his newcomer chip. First it's red when he walks up to the lectern and then hot pink when he is about to share, then back to red after the meeting. See more »

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Dexter Morgan: I'm Dexter and I'm not sure what I am.
Narcotics Anonymous Group: Hi, Dexter.
Dexter Morgan: I just know there's something dark in me and I hide it. I certainly don't talk about it, but it's there always, this Dark Passenger. And when he's driving, I feel alive, half sick with the thrill of complete wrongness. I don't fight him, I don't want to. He's all I've got. Nothing else could love me, not even... especially not me. Or is that just a lie the Dark Passenger tells me? Because lately there are these moments when I feel connected to ...
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After being "all Jekyll and no Hyde" for a long time, Dexter has regained his lethal touch and quickly finds his old way of killing the ones that got away. I think the soul of the series returns in this episode, as Dexter returns to old habits. I think it is good scriptwriting that he still has to look out for the FBI agent and handle Doakes, who's still on his tail. This keeps the tension up.

Debra finds herself surprisingly included in Agent Lundy's special task force assigned to hunting the "Bay Harbour Butcher" (Dexter), and the thought of having his own sister hunting him disturbs him. At the same time, she has to continue facing her own demons, and I like the way that the storyline is progressing there. Keith Carradine does a nice job portraying Agent Lundy, playing it straight and doing it well and with the weight required for the part. He's definitely one of the better recurring characters, and helps Debra find her way.

Following the serious tone of the two first episodes of the season, this episode lightens up a bit. The black humour is back, and Vince Masuka gets a little more screen time, and he's hilarious as always, I like that.

A major theme of this episode is Dexter's way of handling his addiction to murder, and that he actually can use his visits to the alcohol rehabilitation group in a good way.


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