Wow, you guys. I mean, wow. Lots to talk about.
So, yeah. Dexter and Lila totally boinking like bunnies all throughout the episode? Yikes. Dexter going so far as to break into an empty house just for that purpose? A bit out of character, but I'll allow it.
You know who won't? Rita. She's clearly still pretty depressed about her breakup with our leading man, but at least some good comes of it: Dexter's absence allows her to see what a controlling beeyotch her mother actually is, and she basically kicks her right the fuck out of there after discovering that Mama's home school board fired her over a year ago.
On the work front, Dexter has sent a thirty-page manifesto to the department to throw them off his scent, and it works for a while, but everyone ends up bickering about what it means, and Lundy figures out that that's exactly what Dexter wants. Naturally, this also helps him conclude that the suspect most certainly has a law enforcement background. Speaking of Lundy and law enforcement, Deb totally breaks up with Gabe and tells Lundy how much she likes him. Then she kisses him. It's fuckin' on!
Also on the work front, Dexter sets Doakes up to look like a raging nutbar by telling him in confidence that the blood spatter at a crime scene is something that it's not, incriminating Dr. Creed from Pet Sematary as a teen-beater. Doakes keeps the guy for questioning while Dex finishes the blood report and hides it on Doakes's desk, making him look like an asshole. Doakes figures it out right away, and confronts Dexter in his lab. Dexter essentially calls Doakes his bitch and head-butts his face, then walks nonchalantly into the office where Doakes tackles him and beats his face in. Dexter plays an impeccable innocent, and LaGuerta immediately suspends Doakes on the spot, but I have a feeling this shit is far from over.
Hey, speaking of nutbars? Lila's totally one. She sells one of her "pieces" to some rich idiot, who shells out eighteen grand for one of her "sculptures," and then turns around and torches the thing, only to set her place on fire, too. Totally could've been avoided, methinks. Anyway, Dexter shows up to comfort her, and she does the whole "promise me you'll never leave me" thing, making me cringe and think she's nuts. I think we haven't seen all there is to see with her, and I'm pretty sure the season is going to end with her dead at Dexter's hands. That's not a spoiler, it's just a guess. As usual, don't email me. I know nothing.
But trust me, she will die.
Previously: Lundy seemed to be getting closer to discovering Dexter's true identity. Deb revealed to Doakes that Dexter's not in NA. Dexter asked Harry's friend Camilla if she could hook him up with the case file of his mother's crime scene. Doakes continued his harassment by listening in on the tape Dexter found of Harry and Laura Moser, so Dexter asked LaGuerta to file a formal complaint. LaGuerta confronted Doakes about it first, and it didn't go so well. Lila came to dinner at Rita's, and it went okay, but then later Lila left an overly detailed message on Dexter's machine about their road trip as Rita listened. Not cool! Rita called things off, sending a frustrated Dexter right into Lila's arms. And by "arms" I mean "vagina." Deb told Gabe how much she "respects" Lundy, and Gabe got jealous.
So, I have no idea what the title of this episode means. I Googled it, and it seems to be loosely taken from Where The Wild Things Are, which I guess makes some sense, but it still seems rather obscure to me. Whatevs.
We open with Dexter and Lila, who are fucking. Deliberately. Lila is giving Dexter direction: "Light, feathery strokes...perfect." Okay, it's official. This bitch has got to go. Ugh. I mean, it's important to know what you want in the sack, but to give such...irritating directions...I don't know. Not feelin' it. As the camera pans in on the pair, there are some interestingly spidery shadows on Dexter's back, and they share a big ol' orgasm. I can safely say that I never want to see Lila's O Face ever again. Don't get me wrong: she's very fetching, but this character is giving me the creeps, and not in a cool, Dexter-y way. Dexter falls to the side, and says, "You really know what you want, don't you?" Yeah, she does, and she'll manipulate the fuck out of you to get it. Wake up, bro! "I hope you don't mind," she replies. I do. Okay, I'll stop. For this paragraph. "No, I've always found instruction manuals quite useful," says Dex. "Okay, your turn. What do you want?" asks Lila. "I think that was it." "Come on. You must have some dark fantasies." Oh, brother. "I'm pretty good at acting on those." Heh, yeah. When you're with Rita, goddammit. "Then, fuck me like that." Gross. He does. Not awesome. Opposite of awesome.
As Lila sees Dexter out, he notices the light outside of her front door is burned out. Lila says it's the wiring, and that she's been asking the landlord to fix it for weeks. She takes off her shoe and breaks the light outside what I presume is her landlord's apartment. We get it. She gets what she wants. Bravo. "Now I can see better," says Dex, seemingly kind of disturbed. "Now he'll have to fix it," she replies, and sends Dex off with a kiss. "Got to admire Lila for taking things into her own hands," Dex VOs. Do I? "That includes me."