Originally Posted by VanHooliganX
Quality television doesn't live and die by a season's "big bad", so I'm not really sure why you're zeroing in on that when it's the least of the show's problems at this juncture. Even with that said, though, Travis Marshall was every bit as one-dimensional and utterly forgettable as Jordan Chase, only to be made infinitely more embarrassing by that crazy awful (and ridiculously telegraphed) twist that felt like it was concocted by a fan-fiction writer.
Season 6's other issues:
- Another season, another year of Dexter randomly befriending someone who makes him question his Dark Passenger. Yawn. Been there, seen that.
- The religious theme was as heavy-handed as it was dunder-headed.
- The plot-holes were big enough to steer the Slice of Life through.
- Deb's in love with Dexter? Seriously? Fuck, man. What a lazy workaround to actually having to raise the stakes. Sure, now Deb knows Dex's secret, but this whole plot thread was transparently created with the sole intention of getting another 2 seasons out of a show alreadly running on fumes. The obvious direction that things are headed robs that "GOTCHA!" moment of much of its power as it's essentially just a precursor to more wheel-spinning.
- Remember when Dexter wasn't an idiot? I mean, who sees a trap door with a table on top of it and still thinks it's possible for someone to have escaped via it? Was Gellar supposed to be able to move furniture via telekinesis or something?
- There are apparently no video cameras in Miami. Dexter walks around a campus after hours brandishing an axe and doing his whole Dark Avenger thing without getting spotted? Or what about how he is able to sneak in to a skyscraper that's under lockdown by Miami Metro by USING THE MAIN SERVICE ELEVATOR! And he then manages to get his kid and an unconscious Travis Marshall off the roof and to the trunk of his car without anyone seeing? Um, what?
- Travis Marshall is the most wanted person in Miami, yet he has no difficulty in kidnapping a child and going for a walk with his machete in tow in BROAD FRIGGIN' DAYLIGHT while making absolutely no effort to conceal his identity? Yeah, that makes sense.
- Dude can trap Dex in an elevator, kill a teacher, cleanly remove all of the organs, and then set a booby-trap full of gore to rain down on the police all within a matter of minutes? Seriously?
- Nobody sees the hilariously bad painting of Dexter as The Beast because cops don't enter crime scenes until the blood splatter guy shows up? Huh? Since when? Shit, if this show can't even be bothered to follow its own logic, why should I have to?
And that's all just off the top of my head.