Personal business kept me from doing a "Dexterpost last week, unfortunately. We're now a couple of episodes into Julia Stiles' mini-arc, and the combination of Lumen's presence and Dexter's ongoing Rita guilt has our man acting very reckless.

Some good stuff this week, including Lumen going through airport security, Harry showing Dexter the error of his ways and Masuka teaching Deb about the ways of body art. On the downside, the only reason I'm glad I didn't fast forward through all the Batista/Laguerta scenes is because it wound up tying back into the Quinn storyline.

What did everybody else think? 

Alan Sepinwall has been reviewing television since the mid-'90s, first for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, The Star-Ledger, and now for HitFix. His new book, "The Revolution Was Televised," about the last 15 years of TV drama, is for sale at Amazon. He can be reached at