No offense to Julie Benz, but I never really liked her character Rita on Dexter. She was tolerable during the first season but somehow she has turned into one of the most annoying personalities on the Showtime series. I'm sure Rita means well but I can't help but feel sorry for poor Dexter who's obviously suffocating whenever she nags and indulges in a little power trip. On the other hand, the writers must have a pretty good reason for building up her character this way and I wouldn't be surprised if Little Miss Homemaker turns out to be someone with a dark secret.
Now this is just pure speculation so hold your horses before you violently react. This theory, though, is something that came to me just when I read Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello's column
about Julie Benz tweeting a photo of a guy
she says will be part of a big reveal in the Dexter
's season finale. And Ausiello says, "If this guy is who I think he is, fans are not going to be happy."
Shortly after reading that quick post, I remembered something from the third season, which almost skipped my mind heading into the fourth: Dexter discovered that Rita was briefly married when she was 16--- something she never told him. She also lied outright when he subtly asked her about it. Eventually, Dexter decided to let Rita keep her secrets as he would be keeping his own.
So why did Rita lie to Dexter at the time? What else could Rita be keeping from him? And who's the man in the photo? Hopefully, we'll get more clues (and twists) as we head further into the season. So far, three episodes have aired so we're still left with nine episodes to enjoy, including this Sunday's "Dex Takes a Holiday."
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist(Image courtesy of Showtime)