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Dexter Recap: Murder Free

Photo: Copyright: 2011 Showtime
Colin Hanks as Travis Marshall and Edward James Olmos as Professor Gellar (Season 6, episode 5) - Photo: Randy Tepper/Showtime - Photo ID: dexter_605_0503
Photo: Copyright: 2011 Showtime

If someone told you that we’d go two weeks in a row without seeing Dexter dump body parts off his boat, you’d probably say that’s a bad sign of where this season is headed. Yet last night was the second consecutive kill-free episode that was still completely satisfying. Make that almost completely — when Dex carjacks Travis and starts talking in that low-octave, edge-of-madness voice, it’s a reminder of how deliciously twisted those kill scenes always are. (Sigh. Remember how much fun it is to cheer on an act of serial murder?) But it’s unseemly to complain when we’re given so much more to enjoy: whore-hunting with the Prof and Travis, another shocking ending, and the second series appearance by someone who banged Bill Compton on True Blood.

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Dexter Recap: Murder Free