DEXTER “Once Upon a Time” Review

DEXTER "Once Upon a Time" Season 6 Episode 2 – Amid highly publicized and scrutinized contractdisputes between star Michael C. Hall and Showtime, Dexter returned this week with "Once Upon a Time". It was another pretty solid episode that introduced our new major guest star, but it’s hard to feel like we’re not just running in place right now.

We started out with a very sweet scene between Dex and Harrison, where we see Dexter enjoying one of his other favorite rituals: Putting Harrison to bed. It’s really nice to see Dex interacting with his son in this way, as Harrison and Rita’s kids have really just acted as a hindrance to Dexter’s extra-curricular activities. It’s obvious that Harrison, and how Dexter is choosing to raise him in his formative years, is going to be a big theme this season, and I’m happy about that.

Meanwhile, we quickly see Quinn try to right his wrong of being interrupted during his proposal, and he proposes to Deb over…pancakes. Now one of my biggest problems with Dexter as a show is that they always gloss over what happened in previous seasons, or just never bring up past events. So I’m not sure (Maybe some of you can remind me) if Deb has ever told Quinn that the last person to propose to her ended up being a prolific serial killer and tried to murder her. If Quinn did know about this, then it’s a little surprising that he’d be stupid enough to spring a proposal on Deb with such short notice. Either way, this is an interesting development, but I’m surprised it happened so suddenly. You’d think after being thwarted at the very end of last episode, Quinn might have waited a while. Read More...


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