AOL TV: ‘Dexter’ Season 6, Episode 4 Recap: ‘A Horse of a Different Color’

Tonight’s episode of 'Dexter' was visually disgusting, and in true ‘Dexter’ fashion, surprisingly fun. There’s a unique viewing pleasure in watching the Miami Metro Homicide Unit clicking like a well-oiled investigative machine, uncovering leads and consulting religious texts to track a serial killer. Eventually, of course, Dexter will work just as hard to figure out a way to throw his colleagues off the scent so he can serial kill the serial killers at the final moment, but for now, the Doomsday Killers have been nicknamed and the hunt to crack their bizarre mythology is on.

‘A Horse of a Different Color’ opened in the aftermath of the chilling chopped-up jogger horse-corpse parade, with the crime scene looking like a demented petting zoo on the Island of Dr. Moreau. Fortunately, new detective Mike Anderson seems well versed in ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and quickly cracked the biblical code, connecting the religious imagery to the four horsemen of the apocalypse from the Book of Revelations.

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AOL TV: ‘Dexter’ Season 6, Episode 3 Recap: ‘Smokey and the Bandit’

Would have to agree that Mos Def & Michael C. Hall should definitely make a habit of hanging out and I’m definitely rooting for Masuka - How could you  not?! Make sure to check out the AOL TV recap weekly after Dexter airs on Showtime

Season Six of 'Dexter' has already shown it has two intriguing, disturbing and creepy “Big Bads” working for it in Travis and the Professor. They’re murdering people in bizarre ritualistic ways and their storyline was the most compelling part of this episode, yet frustratingly, Edward James Olmos and Colin Hanks were only given a few minutes of screen-time. Using an abandoned temple as an evil lair, they orchestrated a grotesque final scene that made the Headless Horseman look quaint, sending a chopped-up, half-murder-victim, half-mannequin riding on two horses through a Miami block party.

Still, at this point it’s unclear exactly what specific kind of twisted cult ideology is driving Travis and Professor Gellar’s murderous weirdness. It feels like we should know by now, but I guess we’re still in the weird ritualistic storytelling phase of this season’s plot set-up. It’s something about repentance and purity, but that lack of info is starting to walk a dangerous line between suspenseful and feeling like it’s overdue. As Travis put it, “I don’t believe what you are saying.”

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AOL TV: ‘Dexter’ Season 6, Episode 2 Recap: ‘Once Upon a Time…’

Make sure to check out the AOL TV recap weekly after Dexter airs on Showtime! What did you think of last night’s episode?

'Dexter' opened this episode by extolling the importance of ritual, which for our beloved serial killer of serial killers involves reading Harrison a bed-time story and then promptly slicing a bad guy’s throat. All in a day’s work.

This was a low-kill count episode (just 1!) that instead focused on introducing Mos Def’s Brother Sam character, setting up new developments for Deb and conflicts at Miami Metro, and letting the religious creepiness of Travis and Professor Gellar simmer on low heat.

Brother Sam, played by Mos Def, is a deep-thinking, soulful former criminal who’s used religion to rehabilitate his life, and his auto body shop to watch over a “flock” of others trying to do the same. Dexter starts off skeptical of him, and spends a lot of he episode tracking him to see if he’s still a killer.

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AOL TV: ‘Dexter’ Season 6 Premiere Recap: Creepy Religious Murders and a High School Reunion

Make sure to check out the AOL TV recap weekly after Dexter airs on Showtime!

Season 6 of 'Dexter' jumped forward a year, with Lumen out of the picture and America’s favorite serial killer of serial killers back in the swing of things. By back in the swing of things, we mean of course, back to swinging his blade against Miami’s murderers and criminals.

In one of the opening scenes, Dexter traps two first responders who had been killing patients and shocks them to death, proving why TV doctors must always yell, “Clear!” before using a defibrillator. Later, at a high school reunion, he tracks a jock who killed his wife, and after some flag-football forensics, introduces him to his table, too.

The rest of the episode took us to Dexter’s 20-year high school reunion and introduced a pair of creepy, religiously inspired serial killers.  

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