'Dexter' Recap: 'Mother Chose the Wrong Son Again'
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan and James Remar as Harry Morgan in the 'Dexter' Season 8 episode, 'Goodbye Miami.'
SPOILER ALERT: The recap for the "Goodbye Miami" episode of "Dexter" contains storyline and character spoilers.
Family… can't live with 'em, can't kill 'em. Unless you're Oliver Saxon.
In a brutal development that sets up the final two episodes (ever) of "Dexter," the man revealed to be The Brain Surgeon was also revealed to be a psychopath that even his "Psychopath Whisperer" mother couldn't help. Especially after he slit her throat, right in front of Dexter, who had thought of Dr. Vogel as his own mother figure.
Now with life-changing plans in motion, Dexter will spend at least part of the run to the finale trying to track down Saxon (real name: Daniel Vogel) and get him into the kill room he has prepared especially for him.
Will Dexter, who has become more and more emotional (i.e. less psychopath-y) this season, get the better of his fellow serial killer, or, as he pondered in "Goodbye Miami," is Saxon the perfect, consequence-free psychopath he once imagined himself to be?
Other questions still to be answered before the September 22 series finale:
* Saxon is particularly angry that his mother, the woman who helped Harry create "The Code" so Dexter could channel his killer instinct towards other murderers, found a way to help Dexter but not him. Saxon tells her during a confrontational breakfast that she already chose her other biological son (the brother Saxon killed years earlier) over him, and now it looks like she's choosing Dexter over him, too.
Yvonne Strahovski as Hannah McKay in the 'Dexter' Season 8 episode, 'Goodbye Miami.'
* Dexter is definitely going after Saxon, and Saxon likely is going to be on his trail. But will it be enough for Saxon to go after Dexter? Or are other Morgan family members on his hit list also?
* Saxon isn't the only guy gunning for Morgans. When Harrison was playing on a sped-up treadmill, he fell and left his sweet little face a bloody mess. Babysitter Hannah tried to call Dexter, and when she couldn't get in touch with him, she rushed Harrison to the hospital herself. A suspicious nurse recognized her and called U.S. Marshal Clayton, who now knows Hannah is in town, was with a child named Harrison Morgan, and signed her name at the hospital as Debra Morgan. Deb's old boss Elway is still on the hunt for Hannah (and the reward money), too, so what are the chances he isn't going to team up with Clayton and cause more headaches for Dex, Deb, and Hannah?