So, it turns out I may be slightly addicted to television...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Fate

If there is 1 thing I have learned in the past 24hrs it is that there are a lot of Rita haters out there. Those who hate Rita and are glad she is dead and those who hate that Rita is dead. There doesn't seem to be anybody in between. Except maybe me.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not thrilled they killed off Rita. I thought she was Dexter's anchor, his link to reality, his ground pole so to speak. With her gone what will become of Dexter? What will become of the kids? For once, Showtime's most watched show left us with more questions than answers. In fact, they almost left us a blank slate, ready to be filled with season 5.

I said after they killed Lundy that I was in for the ride, no matter who was left standing. And here I am, feeling like I've just hung on for deal life on a twisty turny, upside down roller coaster.

Frankly, Lundy's death still shocked me the most, still surprised me the most. Showed me that this is a show that really doesn't play by the rules. I surmised at the time that Rita or Deb might go down in the finale, so I wasn't completely shocked or horrified. In fact, I felt eerily close to Arthur's Trinity, like I was on one of those moving sidewalks at airports. Slowly going towards my destination, always moving forward yet while standing still, unable to get off because of the walls on both sides. I was almost serene really. I felt the fuzzy edges of the screen. I felt like this had already been decided. "It's already over" really resonated with me. In that moment, that exchange, that look in Arthur's eyes, I knew that it was. That we as the audience had climbed aboard the moving sidewalk. It was only a matter of time until we found the body.

The method was typical and yet a-typical of Trinity. A woman in a bathtub, but this one married, this one for revenge. And little Harrison left sitting in his mother's blood, much as Dexter had years earlier. What will this do to Dexter and Harrison's relationship?

So many loose threads left dangling. So many possibilities. Limitless options open up for the future. Like many of you, I feel like it will be a very long wait to next September...

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