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2012 Top 10 Worst Shows

Everything has an opposite.  Up has down.  Yin has Yang.  And best has worst.  I’m not going to rain on their parade too much by going into detail on each show the way I did for the best list.   But I will give some explanations at the bottom of the list.  Without further ado, here are the shows I felt were the worst in 2012, again in no particular order:

  1. Glee
  2. Work It
  3. 90210
  4. Whitney
  5. American Horror Story
  6. House of Lies
  7. Guys with Kids
  8. Two and A Half Men
  9. The Killing
  10. Rules of Engagement

Some of these shows, I can’t believe they are still on the air (Whitney, Two and A Half Men, and Rules of Engagement.)   I’m still trying to figure out how Work It even made to the air last spring…yikes!

My biggest issues were with The Killing and Glee.  The Killing started out so promisingly and then completely pulled the rug out from under us with not revealing who killed Rosie at the end of the 1st season like everyone in the world was led to believe would happen.   Then to top it off, Veena Sud, the showrunner, came out and was so thoroughly obnoxious in the media in regards to her show.  She basically said that anyone who didn’t like her show, lacked the intelligence to understand what she was trying to tell us.  Really?  How about instead of ripping your audience (who then tuned out for season 2 resulting in your show being cancelled) you reflect on how you can make what was a good product, better?  Nope.  Instead, season 2 was an even bigger mess than season 1 and eventually we learned it was the aunt that killed her by accident.  No punch was packed.  No one cared.  And no one watched.

Glee, ugh.  That show should have had the plug pulled on it two seasons ago.  What is on the air this year is completely unwatchable (like many episodes in previous seasons.)  The only part I really care about is what happens with Rachel and Kurt in NYC.  They should have just cancelled Glee and run with a spin-off featuring Rachel and Kurt in NYC.  I couldn’t care less about what is happening at McKinley.  Seriously, Santana who’s in college, is playing Rizzo in a high school production of Grease?   Is there something worse than Jumping the Shark we can use to describe Glee?  I don’t think so.   If someone can think of one, let me know.

Usually these types of lists stir up debate and I’m curious to see if you agree with any of these choices or think I’m completely off my rocker.  Just keep in mind, my list has nothing to do with ratings, critical acclaim, or anything else.  Just my own personal opinion based on episodes that aired in 2012.

 
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Posted by on December 28, 2012 in Ranking/Lists, Top 10

 

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2012 Top 10 Best Shows

Best is a subjective word in this context. I define “best” as what I enjoyed the most. Not what was most popular or what had the best ratings or what was the most critically acclaimed. But what show I throughly enjoyed watching from start to finish in 2012. Here is my Top 10 Best Shows of 2012 (in no particular order):

  1. The Good Wife
    1. Year in and year out, this show is one of the best on TV. From the acting to the writing to everything in between, you can never go wrong with TGW and as long as it’s on the air, it will be on my list. Team Peter!!! You know I had to get that in.
  2. Homeland
    1. Many people questioned whether or not a show like Homeland could sustain it’s intensity and compelling story telling season after season. Maybe this was better as a Mini-Series than ongoing show. Season 2 proved that Homeland still has it and it set itself up for moving in a different direction with the core of the cast into Season 3. So many twists and turns and tying up lots of loose ends towards the end of the season made up for a relatively slow early part to the season. The only hiccup was the Dana storyline, but other than that, Homeland was outstanding and might net Claire Danes and Damien Lewis back-to-back Emmy wins.
  3. Parenthood
    1. This show never gets the love it deserves. But similar to The Good Wife, Parenthood just cranks out stellar episode after stellar episode with an amazing cast to back it up. This season really kicked up the Kleenex factor with Kristina’s cancer story line as well as with some fantastic performances from Monica Potter, Peter Krause, Mae Whitman, Matt Lauria, and Erika Christinsen.
  4. Suits
    1. My father told me to start watching this show last summer. And what started as a smug, campy show, has turned into a very well written, well acted show that has me deeply invested in each one of these characters. From Donna being fired to Louis and Harvey’s rivalry. From Mike losing the one person in his life who meant the world to him to Jessica doing everything she can to save her firm from Hardman, I care about each one of these characters. Suits gave us more insight as to why these characters are the way that they are while still leaving a whole bunch of mystery and intrigue. And I’m in 100% Where Harvey Spector goes, I will follow!
  5. Castle
    1. This was the year Caskett shippers. Our favorite crime solving duo was getting together and Andrew Marlowe didn’t disappoint. Not only did their pairing not spoil the show, it’s made it even stronger. Now that Beckett knows who was behind her mother’s murder, it’s just a matter of how she will handle it moving forward. Now if only they can take care of a little thorn in their side known as 3XK.
  6. Scandal
    1. Shonda Rhimes, I applaud you. I’m not your biggest fan, for reasons I won’t get into in this post because it isn’t relevant, but you have knocked this show out of the park woman! Scandal is the perfect show in many ways. It has characters you are deeply invested in and it has story lines that suck you in completely. Just when I thought Scandal couldn’t get any better, the last 3 episodes before the winter break occurred. My head couldn’t stop spinning. My jaw couldn’t stop dropping. It was one twist after another that kept me wanting more. Is it Jan 10th yet?
  7. Game of Thrones
    1. As soon as Ramin Djawadi’s Main Title kicks in, I am flushed with anticipation for what I am about to watch. Who knew George R. R. Martin’s series, A Song of Ice and Fire, would bring such a riveting, heart-pounding, water cooler inducing show to HBO. I heard the buzz around this show but never in my wildest imagination thought I would fall in love as much as I have. While there is a lot to take in and this year’s season had even more thrown at us, I don’t mind rewatching episodes over and over to learn something new. People might argue it’s a sign of a show with too much going on. I say, it’s a sign of a great show. But I still miss Ned Stark!!! And if someone doesn’t kill Joffrey soon, I’m going to lose my mind!
  8. Pretty Little Liars
    1. I’m not embarrassed to say that I love a good teen drama. PLL fits the bill season after season. Well written and crafted, I love where this show takes me each week. Of course the big reveal at the end of the summer run, was that another member of the A team was none other than Spencer’s boyfriend Toby! Not as much of a shocker as it was a disappointment because of everything these girls have been through, to be betrayed by one of their own will crush them when they find out. The question is, when will they know?
  9. Person of Interest
    1. While this was a show that piled up on my DVR last year (until I was yelled at by my family at Thanksgiving to start watching), this has become must see TV for my husband and I. The thing I like best about this show in 2012, is the effortless way it has entered humor into the show. I didn’t remember the show being so funny last year but this year, it has injected humor at all the right moments. I like the fact that Carter and Fusco are working with Finch and Reese rather than in secret. It almost makes me wish this were true just so I would know Jim Caviezel always has my back, looking out for me, ready to destroy 15 men all at once!
  10. Survivor Philippines
    1. Survivor had some tough seasons the last few go arounds. But Philippines brought it back to its glory days. You had villains, you had great athletes, you had smart, strategic game play, you had hot men and women…and of course the incomparable Jeff Probst! It was the perfect season in many ways. Can Fans vs. Favorites Part Deux live up to the hype? Probst says it will. I’ll be tuning in!

Honorable Mention goes to Dexter, Veep, Rizzoli & Isles, Ben & Kate, and Arrow.

I just wanted to add how hard it was to keep Dexter off this list.  I was going to do a 10a and 10b but that’s cheating.  To make a true top 10, one show had to go.  It was a toss up between The Good Wife and Dexter because I thought TGW did have an “uh-oh, what the hell is THAT storyline” moment with Kalinda and her husband.  But even with that aside, it’s still the best written show on TV and the cast is flipping phenomenal.  Dexter had an amazing comeback season after two dreadful seasons.  It was so hard to keep it off the list.  But something had to give.  I should have made it a Top 11 but that’s so not right.

That’s my best list. What’s yours? And stay tuned…the worst list is coming up next!

 
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Posted by on December 28, 2012 in Ranking/Lists, Top 10

 

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NEW PODCAST: Episode 35 Covers Survivor, Scandal, HIMYM, and more!

A new podcast is available here or download from iTunes.   Episode 35 covers the following topics:

  1. Survivor Season Finale and Reunion Show
  2. How I Met Your Mother Winter Finale
  3. Scandal Winter Finale
  4. First Half of Season Breakdown
  5. 2013 Mid Season New Show Preview

Check it out and let me know what you think!

 
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Posted by on December 28, 2012 in Podcast

 

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Mid Season Premiere Dates

The first half of the 2012/2013 TV season is already over.  It’s really hard to believe!  So with the first half over and the holiday season almost complete, that only means one thing…it’s mid season time!

I added a new tab to the top of the main page here that lists all the premiere dates.  As more dates come out, I’ll update on this tab.

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2012 in Mid Season, Premiere Dates

 

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SEASON FINALE RECAP & REVIEW: Homeland “The Choice” S2 E12

The Choice.  What a perfect title for the finale.  So many choices had to be made in this episode.   Do you do the right thing or the wrong?  Do you follow your head or your heart?   Do you stay or do you go?  Do you kill or be killed?   All of these conundrums were up for grabs in the season finale of Homeland.

Let’s start with an easy one…Brody and Jess.  The writing has been on the wall for a while with these two.  You could argue ever since Brody came back they were doomed to fail.  But I give them both credit for trying.  After betrayals on both sides and two annoying kids, Brody and Jess gave it the best they could, but it wasn’t enough.  They weren’t enough for each other any more.  So they officially ended their relationship and decided to part ways.  Jess gave Brody her blessing to be with Carrie, and Brody did the same for her and Mike.  Brody even went as far as to go have a beer with Mike and tell him to go be with Jess and the kids.  I thought it was fascinating to see, and I thought the show did a very good job of showing how hard it is for soldiers when they come back from war, to go back to their old lives.  On the flip side, you also see how hard it is on the family they are coming home to.  And even though what happened was no one’s fault and they did still love one another, it just wasn’t the same.  That has to be what makes it even harder.  They didn’t hate one another or become intentionally disrespectful towards one another.  They just couldn’t take a tragic situation, that changes everyone to the point they couldn’t go back, and make it work.  It’s really sad to see and I’m sure happens more often than it doesn’t.

Then you have David Estes.  He made a deal with Quinn to have him kill Brody as soon as Brody was finished helping them get Abu Nazir.  So once Nazir was gone, Quinn had to assassinate Brody.  He followed Brody and Carrie to her family’s cabin and watched and waited for his opportunity.  When it finally came, he couldn’t pull the trigger.  Later he shows up at Estes house, in his room, with a gun.  He tells Estes that his job his to kill bad guys and in his estimation, Brody isn’t a bad guy.  Quinn confronts Estes telling him that the real reason he wants Brody dead is because Brody knows Estes was linked to the Drone attack and therefore only wants Brody dead to protect himself.  I’m not so sure that’s true otherwise Brody would also be going after Estes as well as Walden but I could be wrong.  Now that I think about it, I’m sure he didn’t know but that’s probably why Estes wants him gone.  If he does find out, he’ll go after him.   But Quinn tells him again, he only kills bad guys and if Brody ends up dead, he’ll be back in Estes room.  Wow has Quinn made a 180.  I hated him at first and now, I wouldn’t hate it if he were back next season.   As a result of this conversation, Estes releases Saul from custody and tells him the hit on Brody is off and Saul can go back to work.   I wonder if Saul will ever learn the reasoning behind his release.

Next we have Brody and Carrie and Saul and Carrie but before we jump into their choices, we have to discuss what happened to alter original decisions and what changed their courses significantly from the middle of the episode to the end.

Everyone gathers for the VP’s memorial.  I did find it odd that Jess and the kids weren’t there considering how close their families had become but whatever.  These are also the same people who had Nazir and Brody skyping without tracking so I can overlook the Brody family not being in attendance.  Estes is at the podium paying his respects to Walden and his time not only as the VP but as the head of the CIA.  Brody and Carrie can’t take their eyes off each other and Carrie motions to Brody to leave the room.   They go to another wing of the CIA offices and She announces to him that she’s decided to leave the CIA and start a life with him.  They are about to get down and dirty in someone’s office to celebrate when Brody notices his car in front of the room where the memorial is taking place and mentioning to Carrie that he never parked his car there.  She drops the F bomb and the next thing you know an enormous bomb explodes taking everyone in the memorial with it, including Estes, the VP’s wife and son and many ranking members of the CIA.

Again I know I have to suspend my disbelief but really?   You are having a memorial for the Vice President of the United States at the offices of the Central Intelligence Agency where not only the head of the CIA but many high-ranking members of the agency are in attendance…and there’s no security outside?  No one notices a car parked in a no parking zone, completely out-of-place, right next to the room where the memorial for the VPOTUS is being held?  Seriously?  That’s another tough one to swallow.

I think one thing the writers of Homeland have always done a fantastic job with is making you doubt Brody…is he a good guy or a bad guy?   I was watching the finale waiting for the bomb to drop.  Not literally of course the way that it did, but because of the false security that I and Carrie had been led into thinking Brody was a good guy under the manipulation of a horrible terrorist, only to find out that Brody was on the dark side the whole time.  I was so waiting for that to happen and then the bomb went off.   For a split second, like Carrie, I thought “damn it, he is a bad egg after all!”   But, again like Carrie, I realized that wasn’t the case.  I think the show, while playing with our emotions towards Brody during the first season, made a decision that Brody was going to be a good guy and stuck with that through the end of this season.  Ever since Brody had that vest on and decided not to blow up a bunch of innocent people, the show really did make it clear which side Brody was on.  And we saw all throughout this season with his conversations with Roya, Carrie, Quinn, Nazir, and others, that he wasn’t on the terrorists’ side.  Did he want Walden dead?  Absolutely.  But did he want to destroy the lives of innocent Americans?  Absolutely not.   Brody wanted a normal life.  And he wanted it with the woman he loved.  And Carrie, who was very torn on what to do, made the decision to leave her job at the CIA and live a peaceful life with Brody.  And then the bomb went off.

As to be expected, all breaks loose.  Saul comes rushing back (he was on a naval ship overseeing the burial of Abu Nazir at sea) only to find out he is now the highest ranking CIA agent.   He’s trying to find out of Carrie is alive and since they hadn’t found her body, she was presumed dead…as was Nicholas Brody.  Once Saul heard Brody was also unaccounted for, he knew she was alive.  Well, his gut was telling him she was alive but he couldn’t be 100% sure.  Brody and Carrie are on the run and she gets him a new passport, ID, money and tells him of a contingency plan she had set up for her in case she ever needed it and now he is going to use it.  While this is all happening, the national news releases a very interesting video.  It was the video Brody made when he was planning to blow up the VP last season.  Somehow, someone got their hands on it and released it to the press and now Brody looks like the terrorist he was feared to be and he is being set up.  Only problem is, his family is seeing this video and in order to protect himself and them, he can’t contact them to let them know that he’s being set up.   So Brody is on the run.  Of course he wants Carrie to go with him but she can’t.  She needs to stay behind and not only find out who’s responsible but to clear his name.  He understands completely and they have a heartwarming and tearful “see you later” instead of good-bye and we watch Brody take off into the darkness to his new life without Carrie.   I’m glad it ended that way instead of having Brody killed (which I would have bet my right arm was going to happen.)  Now we can have Brody return to the fold, if it makes sense, or he can stay off the canvas and in his new world.   Smart choice by the writers.  Carrie goes back to the scene of the crime and sees Saul praying over the victims.  She calls his name and he tearfully turns to her with a smile on his face as we fade to black.

So early when I brought up the choices for Brody and Carrie and Saul and Carrie, there really weren’t choices at all for the men….just Carrie.  Brody was clear he wanted to give their relationship a chance and Saul was clear she was a lunatic if she decided to leave a job she loves and is good at to go make babies with a known terrorist.  “He’s a man who put on a suicide vest Carrie.  That’s who he is, that’s who he’ll always be”  warns Saul to Carrie.  He also states one of the greatest lines I’ve ever heard in the history of TV “You are the smartest and the dumbest fucking person I’ve ever known.”   No truer words have ever been said about Carrie Matheson.  In Saul’s mind, there is not choice.  He knows Carrie so well that he knows she can never be with a man like Brody.   But you know how women can be!  Sometime it takes a national disaster to change our minds.  And that’s what happened for Carrie.  She was ready to leave her CIA world behind.  But then two things happened, a new threat emerged and her man was being framed for it.   She’s not going anywhere!  In fact, she probably prime for a huge promotion since half of the CIA was wiped out.

I like the fact that we have wrapped up the Abu Nazir/Brody storyline and are moving on to another phase of the show.  The tough part about a show like Homeland (similar to 24) is that it can get very stale very quickly.  But keeping it fresh with new faces and stories, while still maintaining a strong core, should be the key to longer term success.  I still don’t see Homeland as a 10 season show…more like 5 or 6…but since I’m always wrong, it will probably run longer than Law & Order!

What did you think of the Homeland finale and of Season 2 as a whole?  Are you on board for next season or are you out?  Let me know what you think!

 

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Recaps Coming Soon….Season Finale of Homeland and Winter Finale of Scandal

Sorry guys but I have been beyond busy with work and on the road for the last two weeks!  I swear I need some down time!

I have seen the season and winter finales of Homeland and Scandal and I promise I will post my thoughts this week.   Just make sure you check back.

I should have Homeland up tomorrow and Scandal soon after that.  In the meantime, post your thoughts in the comments sections or read up on some of my posts leading up to those finales!

 

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SEASON FINALE RECAP & REVIEW: Dexter “Surprise, Mother Fucker” S7 E12

WOW!!!  There were many scenarios I pictured in my head about how this season finale of Dexter would play out.  I can guarantee you with 100% certainty that how it actually played out last night was no where NEAR what I thought.  There were many things building to a head this season.  Some things I thought would build little quicker and some things I thought would build a little slower.  But I never in a million years saw THAT coming.  And it really begs the question, where the hell does the show go from here?

If you’ve ever read any of my Dexter posts in the past, you know there is one character I absolutely love and is my favorite of all time and with every passing episode, his absence pains me more and more.  That would be one Sgt. James Doakes.  I’ve been refusing to believe for the past 4 seasons that Doakes is really dead.  I had it in my twisted little head that he somehow escaped that explosion (General Hospital style) and he is alive and well trying to remember who he is only to resurface when we least (or most) expect.   When I saw the title of the finale (sorry Mom for the language!) I thought to myself….HE’S BACK!!!  HE’S ALIVE!!!  I KNEW IT!!!!   Especially since there has been so much Doakes talk lately, I thought that he was absolutely coming back.  And I was right!!!   Well…..sort of.  He’s back but only in a flashback.  A recreated flashback I should say.  And even though it was not the reunion with Doakes I was hoping for, it was ok.  I was so happy to see my main man Erik King back that even though it was only for a short time, I’ll take it just to get my Doakes fill again!

So with my James Doakes/Erik King love out-of-the-way, let’s get into the meat of the episode.   What does what we witnessed last night mean and where does Season 8 go from here?  First I want to talk about Hannah. I know there were many people not too fond of Hannah McKay.  I didn’t hate her character the way some other people have.  I thought she was important for a few reasons.  First, it showed that Dexter could truly love again.  Second, it gave Dexter the chance to fully and completely be himself with someone.  We’ve never really seen that before.  The closest we got was with Lumen but he was very careful with her because he knew deep down that Lumen wasn’t a killer.  She was a victim seeking revenge for her crimes and that once he mission was complete, her “Dark Passenger” would be gone…and it was.   But Hannah was different.  Hannah’s a killer…just like Dexter.   So he didn’t need to lie or hide.  He could be himself with her in way he never could with anyone else, even Deb.  And finally, she brought some inner feelings inside Dexter out I’m not sure he knew were there.  I’m talking about the “Dark Passenger.”  One of the reasons we’ve always been able to buy into Dexter as a “lovable serial killer” is because he always had his code (always kill guilty people…never anyone innocent) and because we thought there was no other choice for him.  This is who he is.  He had a darkness in him that he can’t run from and therefore he needed to find a way to channel it.  But Hannah made him rethink that position.  Is it possible there is no “DP” at all and that Dexter is just a killer who likes to kill.  It puts Dexter in a completely new light.  It’s one thing when he’s doing it because he has no choice and the people he kills are bad.  It’s a completely different scenario if it’s simply for pleasure and because it’s a lifestyle he has chosen vs. one that was fated.  He becomes a much scarier individual because the code is now off the table, if that’s the case.   And if that’s the case, how does our perspective on Dexter change?  How does Dexter’s perspective about himself change?  We saw it with Hannah’s father.  While he was a complete scumbag, he wasn’t worth killing.  He didn’t fit the code.  But he’s not walking amongst the living anymore is he?   Dexter willingly broke his code to kill her father.  Or you could argue, he adjusted his code to justify killing her father.  That’s not the Dexter we’ve grown to care about.  So without his relationship with Hannah, these feelings inside Dexter and this turmoil about who he really is, wouldn’t have come to light.  It also bring an entirely new layer to Dexter’s character which is quite compelling.    The big question is, will Hannah be back?   She’s out and on the run and Dexter will be very well aware of that fact when he returns home.  How will this make him feel?   Because they were very clear with one another that while they both love each other very much and feel only they can understand one another, they also realize that because of who they are, neither one are ever really safe with the other.  I hope Hannah returns next season because I think those crazy kids can find a way to work their issues out!

I think the bigger analysis, is how did Quinn survive?  I thought for sure he was a goner!    No, I’m just kidding!!!  Obviously the bigger question is, Debra.  She had quite a finale didn’t she?  Her character has had such a transformation over the last seven seasons.  Where she once started as an innocent cop who just wanted to do a good job and make her dad and brother proud (and Jennifer Carpenter was not a very good actress) she is now a seasoned lieutenant who is very well aware of what is happening around her (and Jennifer Carpenter has become a very good actress.)   Poor Deb has had pretty much an insane ride on this show.  From falling in love with a serial killer (who happened to be Dexter’s bio brother) to falling in love with a FBI agent who is murdered right in front of her to falling in love with her adopted brother to finding out said brother is a serial killer to becoming a killer herself.   Just when you want to say you’ve had a rough life, take a look at the life of one Debra Morgan!

It’s still hard to comprehend what went down last night because I still can’t believe it was Deb that pulled the trigger….literally.  I was pretty sure LaGuerta was going to die (check out my Dexter Death poll in my earlier post).  Why I wasn’t 100% sure?   Because she didn’t fit Dexter’s code so I didn’t think he was going to kill her. I was right…on both fronts.  She died and Dexter didn’t kill her…DEB DID!!!   I still can’t believe it.  Deb killed LaGuerta.  But did Dexter have a hand in it?  I think he did.

It’s obvious what was going to go down.  Dexter was going to shoot both Estrada and LaGuerta and make it appear as if they shot each other.  Enter Deb who spent most of the time trying to convince Dex not to kill Maria.  Unfortunately, while Dexter was begging Debra to leave and Debra was begging Dexter not to do this, Maria woke up.  I’m glad this happened because, like Doakes, she had her suspicions about Dexter and before she met her maker, her suspicions were confirmed.  But when Maria woke up she begged Debra to shoot Dexter.  I found this reaction from Maria interesting.  Instead of Maria telling Deb to call for back up or turn him in, she yelled at her to shoot him.  Hmmm.  Meanwhile, Dexter is telling Deb that it’s ok and that she needs to do what she thinks is right.  And with a tearful and pained look on her face, with the gun aimed at Dexter….BANG.    The shot goes off but instead she shoots LaGuerta.  In what I read this morning was an off the script scene, Deb runs screaming to LaGuerta and hugs her and tells her NO while Dexter watches in disbelief at what Debra just did for him.   It was such a powerful moment made even more powerful once learning that was all ad libbed by Jennifer Carpenter.

Deb and Maria had always had a difficult relationship.  At first, Maria didn’t like Deb because she was threatened by her.  She was the darling up and comer with a huge backing in Captain Matthews.  And as a result, she made Deb’s life very difficult resulting in Deb not trusting and hating her lieutenant.  Eventually, she made Deb detective…which is something she always wanted.  Their working relationship improved slightly but there were still moments of tension and distrust.  Eventually, Maria got promoted to Captain and in turn promoted Deb to lieutenant.   And as of late, they worked well together.  Their relationship came full circle last night.  It started with Maria holding Deb’s future in the palm of her hands and ended with Deb holding Maria’s future in the palm of her hands.  While Deb and Maria had their moments of angst, there is a part of me that always thought they did want the best for the other.  As the only other woman in the department, I think if anyone was going to succeed, Maria wanted it to be Deb and in turn, there were many times Deb viewed Maria as an asset and mentor.  That’s why it hurt Deb so much to do what she did.  Not only because she just killed someone, but because it was Maria.

I read an interview with one of the show runners who alluded to the idea that Dexter was very much in control of the situation with Deb and manipulated her into doing his dirty work.  It’s hard to argue with one of the men behind the show, but I’m going to anyway.  I don’t buy that.  I think Dexter was very distraught over the idea of putting Deb in this position and he was really giving her the ok to shoot him if she felt she had to do it.  He was trying to make it easier for her.  I don’t think he was trying to manipulate her into shooting Maria.  I really don’t. I think he was shocked when she did it because all things Maria said were true…Deb’s a good person, she’s not like Dexter, she’s not a killer.   But I guess that didn’t stop Maria from shouting at Deb to kill her own brother!  I guess she’s a killer if she’s saving Dexter but not Maria.  Anyhoo, Maria was right about Deb.  So I don’t think it ever entered Dexter’s mind that she would shoot Maria.   He was just as stunned as the rest of us!

So now what?   What does this do to Deb?  How does this impact her relationship with Dexter moving forward? How do they get out this?  I certainly think hearing of Maria’s death will bring Angel back from retirement and this will be his last case before he really does step away.   I guess a lot will depend on whether or not Season 8 is really Dexter’s last season.  Right now the show runners are planning as if it is.  But they did say if Showtime wants more, they can spin it and go longer.  As much as I would like to see more Dexter (if the quality holds up) I almost think you’re at a point of no return.  I think next season has to be the last because as many people as Dexter has been involved in killing, he can’t run forever.  At some point, it has to catch up and I think next season it will.   Otherwise, it gets ridiculous and there is no way we can trust any of these cops who would be so blind to what is happening right in front of them.

So what did you think of the season finale and season 7 as a whole?   And do you want next season to be the final season?   I can’t wait to hear what you think!!!

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2012 in Recaps and Reviews, Season Finales, Showtime

 

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