Dexter (2006–2013)
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The Koshka Brotherhood hires two hitmen to find and kill Isaak.

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Isaak Sirko learns that the Koshka Brotherhood has sent two assassins to Miami to eliminate him. Surprisingly he turns to Dexter with a proposition: help him eliminate the assassins in return for his life. Dexter's not too keen on the proposal and turns him down. Isaak acquires a trump card however: he's taken Hannah hostage and now offers him her life as well. Dexter also has to deal with Deb who is embarrassed by her earlier admission to Dexter that she's in love with him. Hannah meanwhile keeps trying to get Dexter to open up to her. Captain LaGuerta approaches her former boss with her theory about the Bay Harbor Butcher but he blows her off...at first. Written by garykmcd

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When Dexter and Hannah are on his boat, a range of hills can be seen in the background of one shot. No such hills exist in Miami. See more »

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[first lines]
Dexter Morgan: [narrating] There are no two stronger human emotions than fear and love. In many ways, they're not so different. Both can make you do crazy things - tell your own brother you're in love with him, put your own life at risk to hunt down the man who took away your beloved.
Hannah McKay: [white knuckled at back of boat] Could you maybe not do that turny thing?
Dexter Morgan: How you doing back there?
Hannah McKay: Oh, you know, I'm fine.
Dexter Morgan: [narrating] Or do something that scares you to death because you may be in love.
Hannah McKay: Oooh! I ...
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References Gojira (1954) See more »

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Written by Rolfe Kent
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Unsure about the rest of the season...
27 November 2012 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

First of all I would like to state that I thought this was a very good episode. I loved the way Dexter and Isaak teamed up. It was well executed and completely unexpected. I mean, when I saw him for the first time I thought: guy's gonna be on Dexter's table by the end of the season. Well, I was wrong. And boy, did I like their co-operation and the way Isaak tried to make Dexter understand the concept of love. Credits to Ray Stevenson. He better be nominated for an Emmy award this year.

A problem I had with this episode, however, was the fact that Dexter had to kill two hit men. Though the kills (especially the first one) were rather funny and entertaining to watch they were unbelievable as freakin' hell! Dexter kills a hit man on a shooting range... Of course, nobody sees this, no investigation will be done and Dexter will never be caught for it... I wish the writer would have thought of a more realistic way to kill the hit man off.

Well, anyway, besides that it was a really fast-paced and entertaining episode. Though I am really curious as to how the rest of the season will develop. The story line of Isaak Sirko was probably the most interesting to watch and he definitely was one of the best villains on the show. However, by the end of this episode Isaak dies a tragic death. This makes me wonder... can the rest of the season completely rely on the relationship between Hannah and Dexter? I'm one of the guys who likes Hannah, but I don't know if the show can rely on it. For the rest there's not much going on, actually... Besides a certain Phantom Arsonist -- a killer who burns his victims. It's really weird that the writers introduce a serial killer this late into the season. So where does that go?

So all in all it was a good episode, albeit a little unrealistic in certain moments. Though I have to say it left me curious, but also very unsure about the rest of the season. With the most interesting story line gone, can the writers spice up the other story lines enough to make the final act of the season as fascinating as the season thus far has been?

8.5/10

P.S. Though it gives me hope that writer Scott Reynolds said on his twitter that episode ten will blow our minds...


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