Dexter 6.03 "Smokey and the Bandit" Review

Dexter season 6 returns to slice up a third outing with this week’s "Smokey and the Bandit," as our favorite serial killer hunts down one of his childhood inspirations and Deb settles into the role of the Miami Metro Lieutenant.  Those looking for progress in the major storylines this season won’t find much to go on, but even stand-alone Dexter has something to offer, if only an amusing distraction.

I mentioned in my review of the premiere that first and foremost about Dexter’s sixth season was a renewed sense of energy and fun, something "Smokey and the Bandit" certainly runs with as we watch Dexter coddling retiree Walter Kenney to prove his identity as legendary serial killer the "Tooth Fairy."  There’s plenty of humor to be mined from Dexter partnered with a grumpy old pervert, but I kept coming back to the notion that the Tooth Fairy diverted us from the stories we actually want to see.  In their brief interludes Mos Def (or Mos)’ continually charming Brother Sam and creepy religious duo Colin Hanks and Edward James Olmos remind us that we’re just not that interested in watching Dexter ponder his life as old man.  It makes for a fun diversion, but a diversion nonetheless. Read More...


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Jun 2, 2016 12:24PM EDT

What will this season bring with the intro of brother Sam (mos def) and the bible thumping killers of Colin Hanks and Edward James Olmos. Dexter always has interesting guest stars.

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