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Dex's insistence that they go to Argentina is because that's where Hannah was supposed to end up with the boyfriend she testified against who jumped in front of the bus at the beginning of last season. I can't think of his name (and I'm too lazy to search, apparently). The two of them were from Alabama but they talked about having a farm in Argentina.

Dexter suggested Argentina because he knew Hannah wanted to go there.

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I don't think the brain surgeon story is done. Something tells me that was all too easy.

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@Emily--I wrote this review after watching a screener Showtime provides to the media. As such, there were no previews.

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And finally, Mellie and Fitz don't have a relationship at all. That's why they're not in the running for best or worst. They have a tenuous partnership and that's it. They are equally awful to one another.

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And cheaters DO cheat because they want to feel powerful. Look at Fitz' life before he met Olivia. Cyrus, Mellie, Big Jerry--everyone always telling him what to do and when to do it and how. Cheating is maybe the first thing he ever did for himself to exert power over his own life. And when he can't control Olivia, he loses it.

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It's laughable that you guys think I don't like Fitz and Olivia because they're in an interracial relationship. Absolutely laughable. It's not that I *don't* like them. When they're good, they're great. But when they're not good? They're downright volatile. He's taken shots at Olivia that she's never thrown back at him, so if that's love? It's not a love I personally want to be a part of. I understand that their relationship is central to the plot of the show. Scandal wouldn't be Scandal without it and so I'll endure it because I love the show (contrary to what you guys seem to believe). But I hate that it gives the impression that "real" love has to be full of angst. That THAT is what real, healthy relationships look like.

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@Kay and KR--My apologies. I Youtubed that scene and rewatched it and yes, the sex was consensual. I see now that she slapped him before they had sex when I had previously thought it occurred afterward. Again, my apologies for misremembering a scene from several months ago.

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I feel like it didn't come across, or I said it but it was glossed over, but yes, Sam and Artie's reactions were common reactions to hearing a secret as shocking as Ryder's. That's sad but true. My larger point was that there was a chance to model responsible ADULT behavior by having Will do more than just throw out the "you know I have to report this" and calling it done. At best, the scene was dismissive. At worst, potentially offensive, damaging, and triggering to those who have been there and weren't expecting that secret.

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Here are more of my thoughts about Huck and 752--when he was stuck into the deprivation chamber it was to break him psychologically. It drove him a little crazy to the point that he could no longer remember facts of his life from things in his head. When he finally uttered "no" it was because he could no longer be sure that he had actually lived that happy life. He did disappear for a time, from the looks of things, around 8 or 9 years, and then found himself back in D.C. homeless and panhandling in the Metro station. When he was put back into the box in the last ep, he flashed back to his previous torture and remembered the moment at 7:52 when he saw his wife and son again and began to question his reality. I don't think he knew who he had seen until he was put into the box in the storage shed.

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@Alex Indigo--I checked our comments folders on the back end just to see if it was there and it wasn't. I'm actually not seeing it anywhere. So, it wasn't moderated, but it didn't post. Was it close to or over the character limit?