Dexter Recap: Father Figure

Edward James Olmos as Professor Gellar (Season 6, episode 2) - Photo: Randy Tepper/Showtime - Photo ID: dexter_602_1169 Copyright: Showtime 2011
Episode Title
Once Upon a Time…

Even in Dexter’s world, where rituals rule — Harry’s code, four-button Henleys, body-part boat dumping — change is bound to happen, and last night felt like an Obama rally circa 2008 (with a dash of faith-based lunacy and a barber-shop throat-slicing thrown in). We’re only two episodes deep and already a third stellar guest star is introduced, a paradigm-shifting promotion shakes up Miami Metro’s homicide unit, and we’re still trying to figure out what the Prof and his acolyte Travis are plotting. By the closing credits, we’re right there with Dexter and company, wondering how all of this shaking up will shake out. It’s enough to make you get downright vulgar, which may explain why Deb set a cable-TV record for “Most F-Bombs Uttered by a Single Character (Non-Sopranos/Deadwood Category).”

Kill Tools: straight razor.