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TV Review: DEXTER: Season 6, Episode 6: Just Let Go

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Dexter Season 6 Episode 6 Just Let Go ReviewDexter: Season 6, Episode 6: Just Let Go is the first episode of this season to actually surprise me. It had a little bit of everything. Three killers came to grips with who they are and who they are not. Very clever writing especially with two of the choices effecting one another.

The gang member Nick (Germaine De Leon) was such an idiot. He thought things would get better for him over night but never realized that it might take as long to get good as it did to go bad. He was what eighteen, twenty-one? He was in a gang for how long? He should have done the math, assuming he had basic math skills.

I was not expecting Brother Sam (Mos Def) to die (the killer who took a different path, kept his dark passenger at bay) but I was also not expecting Travis Marshall (Colin Hanks) not to be a killer, but there it was. I was surprised Dexter (Michael C. Hall) let him go since his innocence was only technical. The law says he was an accomplish before and after the fact plus acting in concert which makes him as guilty as Professor James Gellar (Edward James Olmos). For Dexter, I guess you have to actually do the deed to end up on the cold steel of his justice table.

Then there was the big surprise at the end of the episode that I never saw coming, that no one saw coming. The reappearance of a long dead foe, a mirror of Dexter, applauding after Dexter indulges an impulse Dexter would like to conquer or at least repress.

Does this mean that this person will be taking over for Dexter’s father (James Remar, the angel on his shoulder) and replace it with a devil, spurring on every evil impulse Dexter has, making him even more dangerous and devious? Is the dead foe a representation of Dexter’s dark passenger? Time will tell but it will most certainly add a new dimension to Dexter. Its too bad the same can not be said for the other characters on the show.

 

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