I said "fuck" about fifteen times during this episode:
OH FUCKING SHIT LILA'S IN THE HOUSE.
OH MY FUCKING GOD LILA TOLD JIMENEZ WHERE DEXTER WAS GOING TO BE.
OH FUCK OH FUCK OH MY FUCKING MOTHERFUCKING FUCK DOAKES FOUND THE FUCKING SLIDES HOLY JESUS FUCK.
The "butcher" thing went completely over my head, but in retrospect, it does seem like a pretty obvious drop to set up Doakes as the Bay Harbor Butcher. I don't know whether Dexter will let him take the fall! Or whether he will maybe kill him! I don't know how this shit is all going to end!
Except that, yeah, Lila's totally going to die, isn't she? She's going to meet the monster. She's probably going to get really dangerous now and likely put Rita and the kids in real danger. I'm glad Dexter's killing again. Good times. THE LILA EXPERIMENT IS OVER. (I liked her more than most at first, but now I kind of hate her for being so pathetic and needy. And for trying to turn Dexter into someone he's not. I really love the way they brought him back; I'm glad Dexter gained some self-awareness. We could all see how bad Lila was for him, but until he started being suspicious of her, he couldn't really see it for himself. It's...just like with regular people in relationships, isn't it.)
Aww, they already got rid of Lou? I suspected she wouldn't be around for very long when I saw that Rachel Bilson was a "Special Guest Star," but I thought she'd be around longer than this. I liked her, and I'm glad she was a decent, non-evil girl who makes sandwiches with illegal meat. I loved the "FDA" bit. AS IF. (Oh, and the sandwich sex, while completely predictable, was still amusing. Like the rose gag. And many other gags of that nature.)
I knew Bryce had to come back from the dead! That was too ripe to pass up, especially for Son of Alias. And I love that in the same episode they get rid of Lou, they bring back Bryce. They really love fucking with Chuck and Sarah, don't they? It's terrible!
This is me, about 52 minutes into the episode: NO. WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK MOHINDER. MAKE IT BETTER. UNDO IT. FIX IT. I DON'T CARE HOW. SERIOUSLY. IT JUST GRAZED HIM OR SOMETHING. HE'S NOT REALLY DEAD. YOU DID NOT JUST DO THAT.
Really, raise your hand if you thought they would actually kill Bennet to fulfill the painting? I was sure they would end up doing some sort of decoy/lookalike trick, like with Claire. And then when the Mohinder painting came true early, I thought he was safe. And then I thought that the OMFG I heard was about Bennet shooting Bob in the damn head. And then, criminy.
AND THEN CLAIRE'S BLOOD BROUGHT HIM BACK FROM THE MOTHERFUCKING DEAD. I DON'T CARE HOW LITTLE SENSE THAT MAKES SINCE WE HAVE BENNET BACK. EXCEPT HE'S A COMPANY PRISONER AND EVERYONE THINKS HE'S DEAD. THIS WILL BE INTERESTING.
Relatedly, I am completely baffled by Claire's arc this season. Okay, fine, maybe she's just being a teenage girl, but I don't get how she went from OMG I LOVE YOU DAD to I HATE YOU. I mean, didn't she know the things he'd done for the Company last season? This show is so confusing with which people know what things. Surely, she knew her dad had abducted people and all that, back when he was the Face of Evil Except Not Really. Why is she acting like it's news? And why is Sandra? Okay, her brain's mush from the memory wipes, but I thought he'd laid everything out for her after "Company Man."
The point is, as much as I've hated Claire lately (after loving her so much last season, thanks a lot, FUCKING WEST...even though you were kind of cool in this episode, FINALLY), I love her for making a PERIOD OUT OF ROCKS.
So speaking of blonde chicks: Elle!! I will admit, I was not really buying Kristen Bell as a sociopath. She didn't seem to have enough bite. But her character kept getting more interesting (and of course Bob is her dad!), and she was always cool with her use of powers. In this episode, however, she was pretty great, calling Mohinder "Fight Club" and being a hardass about sticking to the plan. And she really rocked the torture scene. I feel like it may have taken a few episodes for Kristen to get comfortable with this new character, so I'm looking forward to future episodes.
I like Matt's descent into moral greyness more than Mohinder's descent into MORAL STUPIDITY (okay, sure, fine, whatever, Bennet kind of threatened to kill him, but...look, there is no rationality where Bennet is concerned). That scene with Angela Petrelli was sweet. I really love what they've done with the older generation; I don't think they've told us nearly enough about what the fucking hell went down back in those days. Fuck Heroes: Origins: Heroes: Generations is the spinoff we want.
I really hope the Kensei reveal wasn't supposed to be surprising to anyone but Hiro. Because...I'm pretty sure they expected us to know that already.
Hey, hold on a second! Go bring D.L. back from the dead! He had the lamest death ever.