Dexter Watch: Season 7, Episode 8 - Argentina
Author: Kelly West
published: 2012-11-18 20:05:49
Dexter and Hannah
Dexter and Hannah were in an awkward place when things got going during "Argentina," which just so happens to be Hannah's dream location. Are they seeing each other? Is it just the occasional booty call between one murderer and another? Neither seemed sure at first, but there were a few key conversations in the episode that indicate they're getting serious. Dexter told Hannah about his kids, which was a big step, since he seemed to be keeping that from her. He also mentioned his problems with Isaak. Hannah suggested he approach Isaak like he does his other victims. Meaning, look into the guy and figure out what makes him tick. (Again, more on that later.) The episode left off with the two of them embracing. It seems like he's falling for her. Or maybe it goes with what Isaak said about being with someone you don't have to pretend with. With Hannah, he can be himself. The weird, thing is, he's sort of getting that with Deb too. She's accepting him. And she won't try to kill him. But right now, he seems to prefer the woman who isn't his sister.
Maybe it's her see-through shirts. Seriously, does Hannah have shirts that aren't transparent? I doubt anyone's complaining. Just a random observation.
Dexter and Isaak
There were a couple of bizarre turns of events between these two. Isaak tried to kill Dexter while he was picking up some donuts. Seems like it's been a while since we've seen Dexter do a donut run. Isaak's drive-by was a major fail, but there are some donuts that won't be eaten thanks to his bad aim.
George is apparently fed up with Isaak's vendetta against Dexter and considers him a liability at this point. A plan was in place for Isaak to be killed, but Dexter interfered with that. Plotting his own murder, he went to Viktor's place to kill Isaak and found another murderer there waiting to do the job. The awkwardness was almost funny. Then Dexter slashed the guy's throat and left him there. Isaak wasn't blind what happened. And just as Dexter lured Isaak into a bar once, Isaak turned the tables on Dexter by leading him to a bar. A really nice bar, from the looks of the place, that turned out to be a gay bar. I doubt I'm alone in having suspected that Isaak and Viktor were lovers. That was confirmed tonight when we got to see the softer side of Isaak. He just wants payback for what was taken from him. You could almost feel sorry for him. At the very least, it's easier to consider that Dexter might be the villain in this little story… if you can forget that Viktor killed a cop and Isaak's a criminal who does bad things to people like make innocent bartenders shoot themselves and take the blame for murder.
So things are still unresolved with Isaak, but at least we understand his motivations a little bit better.
Dexter and Deb
Deb wants Dexter to kill Hannah. That's a huge deal. It shows that she's finally crossed over into the place where she's not only willing to look past Dexter's Dark Passenger, but she's ready to look it in the eye (over the phone) and give it an order to kill. And of course, it has to be someone Dexter's sleeping with and falling for. Deb didn't realize that at the time, but she figured it out by the end of the episode and had a breakdown, which included confessing to Dexter that she's in love with him. Or was. Or is. She seems unclear about where she is on that, but I'm thinking present tense applies. She also seems to think it's worse that Dexter's in love with Hannah than it is that he's a serial killer, which sort of puts her mindset into harsh perspective.
Dexter didn't know how to react to Deb and she eventually threw him out. But there might have been a sort of telling moment in the car later. Feel free to disagree with me on this but: Dexter was talking to Harry and Harry said, "…after what just happened to your sister," to which Dexter responded "She's not…" and I thought for sure for a second he was going to say "She's not my sister." - meaning, she's his stepsister. As in technically she's not my sister. - But then he said she's not in love with him, which sounded like denial because he doesn't have any idea how to deal with it and isn't at all ready to even consider what it means. Because maybe somewhere in his head he thinks he might actually consider the possibility of something romantic between them if he allowed himself to, which he just can't do right now. But since he isn't ready, he denies it completely and runs off to be with Hannah later. She might be a murderer, but she's still an option and she accepts him for what he is.
Meanwhile, Deb closed out her part of the episode smoking a J with Astor. I guess it beats Dr. Seuss.
In other news, Batista got his restaurant and Quinn's roped into being on George's payroll.
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