Dexter review. Episode 3.06—"Sí Se Puede"
We’re halfway through Dexter’s third season, and if this week’s episode felt a little inorganic, it served to clean up a series of plot points that had been unfocused over the last five episodes. Miguel’s brother is ostensibly out of the picture after Deb begins to share our suspicion about his connection to the Skinner murders (it isn’t him, alas), and Miguel is officially Dexter’s after-dark partner, albeit an apparently troubled one. Now we can get to the point, assuming there is one.
Unresolved issues remain, even if they seem more like bait for what's to come than actual questions right now. What should we take from Miguel’s sleepless nights, which Rita revealed to Dexter? Is it
just anxiety over the courthouse test Dexter sets up for him, or
is it something more? And where could Rita's partnership with Miguel's wife possibly go?
Either way, the show would do well to tone down the lofty specifying that went on in this episode. There were moments when Miguel veered toward caricature with his grand pronouncements about justice and his motivation to help Dexter in his quest. If we’re really to believe that Dexter has accepted him (almost) as one of his own, that’s going to need to end.
Next week’s episode should be a stage-setter for the rest of the season given what went on this week, so it looks we just have to stay tuned.