Dexter Season 4 Episode 10: Lost Boys
Arthur Mitchell, the Trinity Killer, kidnaps a 10 year old boy. Dexter tries to prevent it, but fails. He discovers that the missing boys are part of Trinity’s cycle: it’s not three victims, it’s four, and the boy starts the cycle. Now Dexter races against time to find the boy before Trinity kills him.
Meanwhile, Deb and Batista discover what the audience found out last week: that Christine is Trinity’s daughter.
10 down, 2 to go. I’m at once looking forward to this season’s end, and sorry that it is about to. Sorry, because it’s the best season of Dexter yet, and I have no idea how they can top this next season. And glad because I don’t think I can stand much more of this. The last couple of episodes have raised the stakes, the tension and the intensity to almost intolerable levels. (The next episode preview indicates that it will get even worse next week. Argh!)
Michael C. Hall as Dexter and John Lithgow as Arthur vanish into their roles. I’ve always thought highly of Lithgow as an actor, but this may be the best work of his career. Both men radiate an intensity (that word again), both men are so frightening, so believable… It’s almost unbearable. You forget that these men are actors playing roles. You sit there, bite your nails and break out in a cold sweat.
Earlier this season, I had enjoyed the plots around Dexter’s home life and supporting casts more than the Trinity story. Just another standard Dexter story, I had thought. That had changed after episode 6. Now each episode becomes harder to watch than the previous one. Which is a major feat. And a major compliment.
What do you mean, I have to wait another week for the next episode?
Verdict: you need to watch this. You really need to.