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I desagree with this review. I haven't read any other reviews or seen any spoilers and, though I had the feeling that Travis was the real killer somehow, I did't espected Gellar's being dead. OK this is being a lower interesting season for me, mostly 'cause all God stuff and thinking. Moreover, Dexter is acting way too careless. There are 3 living people who know he is a killer, he goes around no matter people can see him doing "weird" things. He killed Nick in a beach!! How did he carry the body to his car without anyone seing him? Two seasons ago the writers tried to tell us he was losing control because he had to take care of his family, but now that he has to be there for Harrison I'd espected him to be even more careful than ever.

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I think it should be worth noticing how the Ice Truck Killer is getting around in this. The intern with the forgettable name appears to be having the hand with the painted fingernails. This is shown in the same episode where Dexter explicitly mentions: "It looks like DDK took a page out of the ITK's book", with the blood and everything. I think it's not completely unlikely to see Travis and the intern working together in... some form.

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Matt, I totally understand your point of view, but… Well let's just agree to disagree a bit. I wasn't really suprised by this twist either. Few episodes ago I said to my sister (we always watch the show together): "why Gellar is just walking around town when his face is all over newspapers and television?". Later that night, as I was lying in my bed, I thought to myself: "because he's not really there, that's why". I kind of liked Travis, so I tried to convince myself my theory was stupid. But the idea was already planted in my brain and when the twist came I was like: "jeah, I saw it coming".

But that doesn't mean I didn't like it. Ok, maybe it was way easier to predict than "The Sixth Sense" ending (although I was like 15 when I first saw it, ten years and hundreds of movies later it's easier to see these things coming). I think the whole split personality thing is great. It actually reminds me more of "Fight Club" than "The Sixth Sense". I like the idea of a villain who is not really conscious of what he's doing. We never had that on "Dexter" before.

One last thing - right from the start I knew there was something weird about the new intern. The guy creeps me out.

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I never read anything about upcoming episodes or full blown discussions about possible outcomes of story lines because whats the point? it can reveal things id rather wait to be revealed for me. So after the twist in 'get gellar' it lead me to read some reviews on the episode.

I was actually shocked to find that Gellar had been a figment of Travis' imagination for so long! Just things like it appeared Gellar had killed Travis' sister, plus gellars interaction with anyone besides travis was so minimal it was never obvious he wasnt really there.

was genuinely surprised by the twist!

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additionally, bollanoola's point about holly hearing two distinct voices (old man and young man) is intriguing. it seems obvious from the trailer and promos for next week that we're to assume gellar has been dead throughout most/all of this season. but holly's account brings that into question.

unless that's just a messy story point due to lazy writing...which WOULD actually be a new level lazy writing if it turns out to be true.

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As a fan, I imagine that this was a difficult review, let's faced, it was obvious that Gellar was imaginary, in a episode like this, "the big reveal" I expect a twist that would let me thinking "wtf just happened?!", not "Yes, go down there, find Gellar dead and get trapped."

It's been obvious for too long... Dexter is an amazing show, and for that same reason, we always expect more and more from it, NEVER a plot like this one, it's disappointing. So, stop bashing the reviewer, and think about what Dexter used to be.

That being said, there were a few things that got my interest, the hand on Louis home and the deputy chief reveal, we already knew laguerta was covering for someone, but never expected to be the deputy chief, I'm definitively curious of how they're going to stop Debra investigation and about Louis, who the hell is this guy!?

And there's something else about Travis, does he realize that Gellar is dead and he is doing everything himself? I mean, there are situations that he really seems to believe Gellar is alive and threatening him, but other times he seems aware of everything, why would he lie to dexter on the phone about the message? and he seems to be unconscious when the killings happen (most of them at least, like her sister), maybe his "Dark Passenger" takes over from time to time...

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i feel like everyone complaining about the laziness of the writers may have selective amnesia. i've looked past it in previous seasons (going all the way back to season one), but there have always been times where i thought to myself "um, there would definitely be a camera here" or "there's no way he could stand do XXXXXXX without someone accidentally seeing him."

again, i would let it go in the past. and i still let it go. but please don't pretend like that problem didn't exist until later seasons.

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I first realized Geller was imaginary when he and Travis were in the restaurant. There was no food /drink in front of Geller, and they way the waitress ignored him and started flirting with Travis struck me as odd.
From that point on, I was watching for any interaction between Geller and anyone other than Travis. The only time I had any doubt was when Dexter turned to look for Geller on the balcony at the church.

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I didn't see the twist coming either. I do think that some of the characters are behaving "oddly" and Dexter has made soem serious errors. But... I have been intrigued with Travis & Gellar enough that the season has been very enjoyable. The reviewer is absolutely entitled to his opinions! Especially when it seem fair to say, he is a huge fan of the show. My opinion is that this review reads more like a blog entry with someone who woke up on the wrong side of the bed. It can be summarized by the following:
DEXTER SUCKS
SIXTH SENSE IS GREAT
YOU ARE ALL IDIOTS

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There's no way Travis is doing the DDK kills all on his lonesome. Killing his sister and setting up that tableau in broad daylight? Would have taken hours, there's no way he could have done it without help. What if that Louis the intern is helping him? The whole "interning with forensics to do research for a video game" excuse is sorta flimsy. I bet Louis got into Miami Metro to help out with the DDK killings from the inside.




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