Following 11 suspense-filled episodes of Dexter
, the second season of the psychological thriller starring Michael C. Hall
as Dexter Morgan, the Miami-based serial killer who works for the Miami Metro Police Department as a blood spatter analyst, is about to come to a close. Season 2 has been fueled by the discovery of Dexter's victims' bodies underwater with its intense plot to uncover the “Bay Harbor Butcher.” As the police focus their investigation on the serial killer on the loose, agent Doakes (Erik King
) starts to get suspicious of Dexter and pursues his own investigation where he eventually learns the truth about Dexter's murderous endeavors. Forced to enter rehab by his wary girlfriend Rita (Julie Benz
), Dexter meets an ex-Meth junkie artist named Lila (Jaime Murray
), who he ends up having an affair with, which puts a strain to his relationship with Rita. Throughout this season, Dexter's persona has evolved as he fights his urge to kill, questions his father's code, and covers his tracks as the “Bay Harbor Butcher.”
After seeing last night's "Left Turn Ahead," viewers were left hanging in anticipation of the finale, driving fans to ponder how Dexter will get himself out of the tricky situation or if it will all lead to the end of his serial killing days. The suspense continues as Dexter
concludes its second season in the episode “The British Invasion,” which airs on Sunday, December 16 at 9pm on Showtime.
Warning: Massive spoilers ahead.
Reading this article may ruin your enjoyment of watching what might be a bloody good season finale.
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After realizing the he was the cause of his father's death, Dexter questions his identity and his beliefs as he struggles on whether or not he should turn himself in and not frame Doakes. Meanwhile, Lila, who frames detective Batista (David Zayas
) into drugging and raping her in order to get back at Dexter, is threatened by Debra (Jennifer Carpenter
), telling her to leave or she'll be forced to turn Lila in to the migration authorities.
While Dexter puts his affairs in order as he prepares to make a potentially life-altering decision of turning himself in, Lila snoops around Dexter's van and finds his GPS, which eventually leads her to the cabin where Doakes is being held captive by Dexter.
In due course, the FBI finds Doakes rental car and Dexter, who has now embraced his vigilante nature, realizes that he needs to get to the cabin before the police finds Doakes. On the other hand, Lila turns up in the cabin but instead of helping Doakes, she sets the cabin on fire in an effort to save his “soul mate” Dexter. As a result, Doakes dies and the case of the “Bay Harbor Butcher” is closed.
After realizing what Lila had done, Dexter meets up with her, and they snuggle and agree on leaving town together. However, Lila discovers that Dexter has other plans and wants to kill her. She then tries to murder him, along with Rita's kids, but to no avail. Unknown to Lila, who leaves Miami for Paris to start a new life, Dexter waits in her apartment. Dexter kills Lila and is now ready to embark on new bloodlust adventures, carefully killing the criminals that have slip through the justice system.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of Showtime)