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- after DDK made the news he should nt have re-appeared in public. Because that was a dead give away.
So, in conclusion i could agree with your review and share your frustration with the show. And I dont blame you a bit. But I am seeing enough positive in the season that I am appreciating the show. Especially the fact Travis represents a character who is deep and complex and mirrors dexter s own character, which will be very significant in the bigger Dexter plot. The fact that gellar doent exist does not bother me. If i accept harry, i can accept gellar.
I feel that a lot of people who are saying it was obvious was due to being on the internet and the message boards. For me, I just watched the show and I have to say, I did not see this one coming. A couple things that come to mind that were well played out - the first woman who was taken as the Whore of Babylon, she told the police that there were two people holding her captive. Was Travis literally playing two characters, or did he just refer to the professor and she thought there was two. Another thing, when Dexter and Travis go to the church and Travis sees Gellar up top, they did a good job of making it seem like Dexter likewise caught a glimpse of Gellar - he did follow him up higher.
I think the deeper meaning is the comparison and contrast to the "fathers" that guide both Dexter and Travis.
... I thought about this twist and came to accept the logic behind the writing of it. I thought that the show hasn't touched on a hallucinating serial killer. So why not now? I thought this would bring an interesting criminal profile into Dexter. I believe this would make one of the most complex and interesting Dexter "victims" . More interesting tgan the ice truck killer, in principle. Not acting wise, character wise.
So I guess I am lucky to look at it this way. Even though I do see a couple of flaws in the script :
- i really feel that Dexter figured out who travis was too easily, when he saw him outside the angel of death crime scene.
- Dexter let travis go too easily. Maybe it was because of Brother Sam s influence, but I thought that whole svene was weak. I believe the battle of conciousness within Dexter should have been taken further. Dexter should have put travis on his table and spared his life at the very last minute of the episode.
- after DDK made the news,
Did you just write a review about The Sixth Sense? Why are you reviewing such a great show only only talk about a movie made a decade ago! I agree with Sarah, if this episode wasn't your favorite and the "big reveal" was a let down for you as a fan then express this by talking about what you might have like to see play out. Your review was in need of a review. Yikes!
This reviewer has been a tool from the beginning. I can't believe people are complaining about him NOW.
Anyway, who the hell are these 35% that didn't see this coming? You must have really just watched this show as background noise and not pay attention at all to not notice that Gellar was imaginary.
It's not that this was terrible writing, it's just that it was predictable writing. Making the whole reveal seem so epic was probably the most pathetic thing I've seen on TV in a long time. I actually felt pity for the writers for the episode who actually thought they were "revealing" something. To you 35% who felt the epicness, good for you, but know that you're being rewarded for your lack of attention span.
I just want this season to be over... let's move on to the next please.
I first read the speculation that Gellar isn't real by episode 3. Quite early for such a predition. As the episodes passed by, I became totally convinced. The confirmation to this was the fact that Gellar continued to appear in public even after the papers published photos of Gellar.
@Derek, well said. Negativity is great in a review but as @Derek said, I'd like to hear some opinions on other parts of the show. Rather than one complaint about one disappointing part about the show. If they wrote this season just like all the others, then it would be like all the others and would eventually get old. This is a refreshing change and has me wondering where in the world they're taking this season! *One star rating on this review.
I agree with your opinion. However, this is not a review. You did not review the episode, you complained about a single plot point. That's it. This is a glorified message board comment, not a review.
I agree with your over all opinion on this, but saying that we've been duped with scenes that never happened is not true. They did happen... to Travis. Fake or not, they were important to the plot with this (obvious) twist being in play, and were indeed happening... in Travis' mind.
Also: did this episode itself, on the whole, deserve one star? Even if you can't stand this twist, wouldn't one star be an episode that was just completely, outright terrible? I saw good acting, good directing, and some interesting/likeable moments underneath the frustrating plot of this season. Many of us do. That's why we're still watching this disappointing season. Also, the reveal itself was handled, in this episode, well enough... I'm not sure how you felt about how the reveal (the actual moment and
I just wanted to add though, that now that the "big reveal" is done, I'm excited to see what happens in the last three episodes.
Great show and great episode. Love this season
The whole television show revolves around Dexter, his dark passenger, Harry's code and the whole balancing act that Dexter must manage. He manages his Dark Passenger through Harry's code, which is manifested as Dexter talking to Harry - a character who we see, but is not really present. This has been going on every season, even when it was "one of your favorite shows". The fact that Gellar - a father-like figure seen by Travis is no different than every scene we have with Harry. Dexter wanted to save Travis from his dark passenger, but it has always been inside of Travis, just like Dexter's. I thought this was the one episode that redeemed the season.
Man o man has Dexter really stunk it up the past 1.75-ish seasons. It is hard to believe a show that had such a fantastic first season, solid 2nd and 4th seasons could be this bad.
I'm not sure the constant ties toward the revelation in The Sixth Sense was necessary, but with that said, I share the frustration of this review (and many of the previous reviews) because this season just plain sucks.
I agree completely with this review. And people care about The Sixth Sense because it was iconic movie that did this kind of twist right. The Dexter writers have failed us miserably this season. Reviews aren't meant to be positive all the time. And it's hard to be positive about a show that used to be so great and spent 9 episodes building towards something that so many people saw coming.
For those who didn't see it coming, it was probably a great twist. For those who did see it coming, some since the first episode, then how is it the lowest form of storytelling? Dex's father and brother aren't there either, so how are duped by seeing Travis' dark passenger? I saw it coming and each week provided the evidence, and allowed me to focus on the story at hand as opposed to dwelling on the details of the DDK. This is a season about dark passengers. Every character has them, some were able to overcome their dark passenger. For me, this has been the most consistently enjoyable season. I haven't been hoping for parlor tricks to pass as storytelling, I've been enjoying the season as one consistent story, told through episodes in the characters' lives. There's three episodes left and the heat is really being turned up on the characters. I can't wait to see how everything plays out. Surprises aren't good storytelling, but predicting surprises, well Billy Wilder thought that letting
Oh...and who gives a steaming pile of crap about The Sixth Sense??
Can we get someone different to review this show, PLEASE? I understand someone not agreeing with the plot of this season, but I enjoy this site and am recently disappointed. If you hate it that much, move on! Your entire review was how you hated it...a little close minded maybe? Sheesh, give your opinion and move on to another point of the show. When Izzie was seeing ghosts on Greys Anatomy I hated it, but I kept watching in spite of that and the show is GREAT. This just happens to be a storyline that you don't enjoy. I'd like to read something other than negativity please!!
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