I rarely consider an episode of Dexter to be hilarious. But this one was.

We’re starting season six out on a high note. Dexter is doing well. He’s killing again, he has a new babysitter. Everything is going right.

Dex is even going to his high school reunion with a project in mind. He wants to kill the Prom King. Not just for fun, of course. Joe, the prom king, killed his wife. 

When Dex shows up at the dance, he finds a surprise. He’s the most popular guy in the room. As Harry points out, he’s had a recent tragedy, has a cool job and is better looking than he was in high school. Of course, he’s popular.

This does make it harder to hunt Joe, of course. But he manages to get it done. After a little delightfully awkward dancing.

It’s a good thing this episode was so funny because I’m getting the feeling that the rest of the season isn’t going to be.

There are new killers in town. Really strange ones. We see them first, an old man and a young one, hunting a pregnant water snake. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you, it’s for dark purposes.

I have to admit, I didn’t see the purpose coming. I thought they were going to sneak a venomous snake somewhere to kill someone. What they did instead was stomach-churning. I won’t ruin it for you. But I will tell you that it resulted in Deb using perhaps the best phrase I’ve ever heard in my life.

Holy Frankenfuck, snakes!

I’m fascinated by this murder. I can’t wait to see how that storyline plays out. 

Meanwhile, interpersonal relations at the station are changing. Maria’s been promoted, and it looks like Angel is getting her old job. This is fascinating because they’re not married anymore. They seem to have divorced on good enough terms. They’re back to being friends and everything.

Is it because they realized it was just a fling? Did they decide they’d only gotten married out of pressure? Or did the writers just decide these two characters weren’t as fun to write married?

These are just a few questions I have at the end of this episode. The biggest question I have is who is this shooter who attacked the restaurant where Quinn and Deb were having dinner. And why was he wearing a kevlar vest?

I guess we’ll have to find out. 

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