Dismembers Only

One word I expected to see was missing from a news article titled “Dismembered bodies all too common in South Florida.” The missing word is “Dexter.” For five seasons, the fictional vigilante serial killer has been chopping up his victims and dumping them in the ocean off Miami. Now, all of a sudden, the Sun Sentinel is reporting on the real thing. Dismembered bodies are harder to identify. Establishing time since death can help police determine a victim’s identity, which isĀ  proof the Sunshine State needs its own body farm.

A couple of years ago I read “Dead Men Do Tell Tales” by University of Florida forensic anthropologist Dr. William Maples. His writing style portrayed an arrogance that made me think he would have only opened a body farm if he could pass it off as his own idea.

On the same day last week, The Atlantic published a story about the new body farm in Pennsylvania and the News Sentinel published a story about the bones collected at the original Body Farm in Knoxville.

The fifth season of “Dexter” has been very good. It’s tough for them to top last year’s outstanding Trinity Killer storyline. However the story of Lumen, played by Julia Stiles, has been excellent. The only thing tarnishing the current season has been a weak subplot involving Lieutenant Maria LaGuerta and some drug kingpins she was taking down. This new behind-the-scenes video has some great insight about the spark of humanity that Lumen has illuminated within Dexter Morgan.

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One Response to Dismembers Only

  1. meaghan says:

    This season of Dexter has been blowing my mind. I am enjoying it so much that I do not want it to end this weekend! I have also grown to really like Lumen’s character and the way she interacts with Dex. Because I like her so much, I’m afraid to watch this Sunday in case she dies or takes the fall for Dexter and goes to jail.

    LaGuerta’s storyline has angered me, but it’s also shown just how awesome Deborah Morgan is. The lieutenant is stupid and selfish, but her behavior gives Deb the chance to really shine as a detective and human being.

    I’m so torn though. Do I want Deb to make a break in the case because she deserves it or do I want her to fail so that Dexter and Lumen can continue to take care of the bad guys who slip through the cracks? I suppose the show is called ‘Dexter’ and not ‘Deborah’……maybe she can finally be let in on his secret!

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