Dexter: Season 8, Episode 8

Are We There Yet? (18 Aug. 2013)

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Dexter is certain that Zach Hamilton killed his next door neighbor Cassie, who is found bludgeoned to death in her apartment. The scene suggests that the crime was impulsive rather than ... See full summary »



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Dexter is certain that Zach Hamilton killed his next door neighbor Cassie, who is found bludgeoned to death in her apartment. The scene suggests that the crime was impulsive rather than planned, as was the case with the death of Norma Rivera. Dexter finds Zach's blood under her fingernails but can't report it for obvious reasons. Zach is in the Keys - he's used his credit card - and Dexter and Hannah set off to find him. What he finds there impresses Dexter but also suggests that Zach isn't the killer. Meanwhile, Dexter is also helping Hannah acquire a new identity and make arrangements to leave the country. There is a strong bond between them however and Dexter begins to see a different future for himself. Written by garykmcd

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(at around 26 mins) Dexter spots plastic in the window of room #129. This tips him off that this is Zack's "kill room". Dexter picks the lock and as he walks in we see that there is plastic covering the entire room. First, there would not likely be plastic between the blinds and the window as we first see, as it would 1: draw attention and 2: the blood spatter would hit the blinds on the inside, not the plastic. Then as Dexter opens the door, we see there is also plastic sheeting on the inside of the blinds that would prevent blood spatter from hitting blinds but also makes plastic behind blinds unnecessary, except for tipping Dexter off that this is the "kill room" of course. See more »


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For those of you who have been so negative about "Dexter"
28 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For those of you who have been so negative about where the show has been heading please consider this. Have you ever taken thought to why you "hate" it so much? Have you actually considered that there may be a reason for why they're going in this direction? The purpose of the show is to show Dexter's evolution of a monster trying to become human. You need to understand the basic psychology behind the character. Those of you saying he should go back to killing need to stop and think about WHERE DEXTER IS NOW. If you really want to see him just killing people then go watch the first season. This is NOT what Dexter was EVER about. You are completely misinterpreting the show's message. Yes, it's an R/M-Rated show. It's filled with mature content. All the writers actually do their research on this stuff. Believe me, they know what they're talking about. They've embodied this world and this character for 8 years. As a writer, I've been interested in seeing the behind the scenes and have watched probably every interview with the actors and writers and seen how much they've put into the show. Every second of Dexter is right FOR Dexter. This is a character driven show. He has to always be changing. It's real and that's what you can do with television as apposed to film. They have time to develop this character over time and really give him depth. I mean, isn't that what all actors are looking for? I know I would get sick of having to be in the same state of mind and only feeling one emotion (or none at all). Don't expect him to just stay the same and be a killer. Not only is that inhumane but it gets old and stale. Characters NEED change. The entire series he's been trying to become more human. More real. Every character and every action has been to move this character forward. We are here to take this journey with this character driven show. The writers have taken on one of the most complex characters in television history. He really has evolved in a realistic and psychological way. He's grown. Not many shows have done that. This show is not comparable to any. It is what it is. The seasons are what they are and Dexter is who he is. Put yourself in the writer's shoes for once. Don't you think they believe in what they're doing? Wouldn't you? They've dedicated 8 years to this. It's their baby. It's like telling a parent how to raise a child. Sure they're some bad parents but go watch an interview with some of these writers. They're pretty knowledgeable in the field that they are in. What if they said that you were bad at what you think you're good at? Are you a screenwriter yourself? Some maybe but most of you aren't. All I'm asking is take a moment to think when you say "I hate this" or "this season sucks" or "the writers should go die". There are true Dexter fans out there. If you really dislike where the show is heading then stop. Don't sit and complain. Go out there and show us what you think a good show should be like. Yes, nothing is perfect, but there's no need for all the negativity. Why sit and complain about a show you don't even like when you could be out there watching a show you do? Either enjoy the ride or get off.

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