Welcome Guest | Register | Login


Unlike last week’s season premiere of Dexter, “Every Silver Lining” started right away—as all episodes should!!  After the usual recap of the week before, the episode dove right into where last week’s let off.

 

Dexter and Dr. Vogel watched a video of his late father explaining how he had taken Dexter to a crime scene as a child and realized that he might have a dark side. Apparently, his father had once sought Dr. Vogel’s help and the two worked together to make Dexter the man (and killer), that he is today.  She is the one who gave Harry the idea of The Code!Photo credit: Showtime

 

Dr. Vogel feels that she has saved Dexter’s life by putting him on a better path than one a psychopath would normally take. She now wants his help in finding the serial killer that has now become The Brain Surgeon.  She feels the killer is a former patient who now wants to kill her, and hopes that Dexter can dispose of him before that can happen.

 

Deb speaks with her boss about the botched Briggs job.  He seems angry, yet amused by her way of handling things and is also mildly surprised that she may still be able to recover the stolen jewelry. 

 

Another Brain Surgeon victim is found with an open skull and a piece of his brain removed. Dr. Vogel shows up at the scene to inform that she received missing brain matter, as she also had when the first victim was murdered.  Dexter decides that he will help her, although he still has questions as to how and why she and his father worked together to help him.  He also doesn’t fully trust her yet.

 

Deb and her boss head to Briggs’ home in search of the goods and discover that he has a storage unit where the jewelry might be. She heads out to check it out on her own and we learn that El Sapo is still watching every move she makes.

 

 

Snowball's Chance Ad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two partial prints are found in the Brain Surgeon case and Dexter discovers who the killer may be.  He heads to the man’s home to check things out, finds that he has a hunting cabin where the murders may be occurring, and also almost gets caught by his colleagues (who are also good at matching prints!)

 

Deb finds the storage unit and the jewels- and also some trouble when El Sapo shows up.  He takes the jewelry, roughs her up a bit, and leaves her behind in the unit. El Sapo is later found murdered.  Did she do it?  Dexter wonders if it was his sister and pockets some evidence that might point to her.  He visits Deb to see how she is and if she did it, and finds that she’s in rough shape after her storage unit scuffle.  She’s not only in pain and messed up from her current choices, but is also struggling with her feelings for Dexter.

 

Dexter heads to Sussman’s cabin and finds a lot of creepy stuff that makes it seem as if he’s the killer.  But, considering he finds the man hanging dead from a hook, he can’t possibly be the Brain Surgeon.  Dexter now wonders if he was working with someone and who the real killer could be.

 

Batista knows that Quinn is dating Jamie and seems ok with it- although he wants Quinn to get advance himself in his career.  But all may not be great for Quinn and Jamie because she thinks he is hung up on Deb and she’s mad that Batista is meddling.

 

Dexter runs the evidence that he found at the El Sapo scene and discovers that it’s Deb’s blood.  While this is happening, she shows up at the station to answer some questions that Quinn has about the Briggs/El Sapo case.  She gives him some basic info, but seems to start to lose it while looking at evidence photos.  Luckily, Dexter steps in to save her before she says or does something that could incriminate herself for the murder.  He once again helps her by swapping evidence from the El Sapo crime scene.

 

Dr. Vogel calls Dexter for help after she returns home and finds her door open. He checks the house, but doesn’t find anyone there.  But they do find a DVD that was left behind and it shows that Sussman was coerced into the latest Brain Surgeon killing and there is indeed a killer out there who still needs to be found.


 


Valerie Schirmer is a freelance writer/editor who has written about a wide variety of topics for newspapers, magazines, and websites. She currently resides in South Jersey with her husband, daughter, and a crazy dachshund.

Register NOW with Philly2Philly!    And don't forget to "like" Philly2Philly on our Facebook page!

Follow us on Twitter

Any ideas or submissions? Just send them to info@philly2philly.com

Photo/Video credit: Showtime



Happy 4th of July everyone!4th of july fireworks philly

 

If you’re looking for fireworks on the fourth, 6ABC has a designated list of where you can catch them in the local area.

 

Check out all the listings HERE! 

 

 

Register NOW with Philly2Philly!  

 

Follow us on Philly2Philly's Facebook page!  And, don't forget to "like" Philly2Philly

 

Follow us on Twitter



Season 8 of Dexter premiered Sunday, June 30th , and I’m sure many fans of the show tuned with in a mix of excitement and sadness.  Excitement because it started months earlier than usual.  Sadness because it is the beginning of the end.Photo: epguides.com

 

It seemed that Showtime wanted to mess with viewers just a little bit.  They took five minutes to show some key moments from previous seasons and some clips of those who have starred on the show.  And then just when you thought it would finally start, it took another six minutes to recap season 7.

 

When the episode titled “A Beautiful Day” FINALLY started at 9:11, we learned that it was six months after the events that occurred in the season 7 finale.  

 

Dexter and a much older Harrison are living a seemingly normal life and all seems good. 

 

For now…

 

Batista has come back and is now in LaGuerta’s role as lieutenant, and Deb has pretty much gone off the deep end.  She regrets killing LaGuerta so decides to pretty much disconnect herself from her old life- leaving the force to become a private investigator and also jumping into a reckless life of drugs, alcohol, and shady characters. Deb has barely kept in touch with anyone, especially Dexter, whom she hasn’t seen or talked to in weeks. Worried, Dexter finds her, sees what she’s become, and tries to bring her back—all to no avail.

 

Of course, there is a new murder to investigate.  The victim is shot, his head is cut open, and a piece of his brain has been removed.  An expert, Dr. Evelyn Vogel, is brought in to help with the investigation and speculates that the killer may actually be a serial killer who will continue with his gruesome kills.

 

But, it seems like Dr. Vogel might have an ulterior motive for offering her help.  Could she possibly know something about Dexter and the fact that he is actually the Bay Harbor Butcher?

 


Snowball's Chance Ad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dexter learns that Deb may be in trouble after Quinn tells him that she had called asking for help.  So he goes looking for her, with Harrison in tow, finds her at a seedy motel, and tries to warn her about El Sapo.  Instead, he ends up killing the dirtbag Briggs that she’s been holed up with and pushes her even farther away.  He also almost loses Harrison!

 

Deb ends up possibly on El Sapo’s radar, even though she thought she’d be safe, which cannot be good for her down the road.

The show ends with us learning that Vogel does, indeed, have an ulterior motive and that she does know about Dexter.  What could this end up meaning?? We’ll just have to check out the rest of the season to see.  And if the previews for the season are any indicator, it’s going to a good one!!

 

Valerie Schirmer is a freelance writer/editor who has written about a wide variety of topics for newspapers, magazines, and websites. She currently resides in South Jersey with her husband, daughter, and a crazy dachshund.

Register NOW with Philly2Philly!    And don't forget to "like" Philly2Philly on our Facebook page!

Follow us on Twitter

Any ideas or submissions? Just send them to info@philly2philly.com


Photo: epguides.com



When I first heard about last night’s Philadelphia 76ers draft, I was upset. Trading away a potential star and franchise player in Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans for a one-dimensional player (Michael Carter-Williams) and a poor man's Anthony Davis (Nerlens Noel). Photo: USA TODAY Sports

 

The Sixers love getting big men when they’re washed up or coming off injuries (Elton Brand, Chris Webber and last years headache Andrew Bynum). Noel, who by the way is coming off a serious injury to his leg, couldn't reach the stardom of a player of Holiday's caliber even before his injury, but nonetheless is probably the potential good side of last night's draft.

 

In addition to grabbing the Pelicans’ sixth pick, the Sixers still had the 11th pick and selected Syracuse's  Carter-Williams, who is supposed to be Holiday's replacement. Carter-Williams is a good player, but isn’t close to Holiday's caliber. He’s mainly a pass first point guard who at the NBA level will not be able to break his man down or create to the level of that Holiday can.

 

But this is where it gets better. The 2014 NBA Draft will be a star-studded draft. Many say it will be close to the level of the 2003 draft, which featured LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. The 2014 draft will most likely feature Andrew Wiggins (whom many compare to James), Jabari Parker, the Harrison Twins, Julius Randle, and even Philly's own Rasheed Jordan.

 

So with the Pelicans and the Sixers most likely not making the playoffs next year, we stand a good chance of having two shots at the first overall pick of next year’s draft lottery. But even if the Sixers don't get the first or second pick, they will most likely leave the draft having selected two really good players.

 

So yes Sixers fans, next year will be a waste, too. But the future looks as high as Nerlens Noel’s vertical leap.

 

Malik Charlton is a self-described  "Weird dude with no special talent, just a lot of goals and crazy ambitions!" Malik is a 2013 graduate from Community College of Philadelphia, a poet and sports writer who also writes for the blog "The Sports Leek!" at the website ru-crazy.com. You can find him on Instagram  and on Twitter @weirdo_leek.  

 

 

 Interested in writing on Philly Buzz? Click HERE

Register NOW with Philly2Philly!

And don't forget tolike" Philly2Philly on our Facebook page!

Follow us on Twitter

Photo: USA TODAY Sports



Sunday, June 30th marks the beginning of the end…for Dexter, that is.  

 

Surely you know all about the popular Showtime series. That is, unless you don’t have the cable channel, haven’t checked your Facebook news feed on a Monday morning during the fall season in the last few years, or have been living under a rock.

 

The series follows the story of Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter expert/father/serial killer of serial killers.  It’s the kind of show that actually makes you root for the “bad guy” and hope that he never gets caught.Dexter Photo: Randy Tepper: Showtime

 

The last seven seasons have been full of twists and turns, amazing surprises, and an ever-changing storyline that has kept viewers hooked.  We’ve seen him murder his own long-lost, biological brother (the Ice Truck Killer), pretend to be someone he’s not to get into a serial killer’s inner circle, fall in love, lose that said love at the hands of a brutal murderer, become a father, go to and from work each day and try to cover up the fact that the guy they are looking for is actually him, and so much more.

 

If you’re gearing up for Season 8, which also happens to be the show’s final season, yet have missed some or all of Season 7, then you might want to read on.

 

So much went on during the season that it would take forever to get through it all, but here are some of the highlights:

 

Season 6 ended with Deb seeing Dexter kill Travis Marshall, so fans couldn’t wait for 7 to start to see her reaction.  Well, considering she was looking for Dexter to tell him she’s in love with him (her adopted brother!!) the sight definitely killed her buzz.  

 

Now that she knew his secret, she pulled away from him while trying to wrap her head around the revelation.  She also went to his apartment and found all of his paraphernalia, which made her decide that it would be her mission to keep him out of trouble and stop his dark extra-curricular activities.

 

Dexter spent a lot of the season trying to break free of Deb’s tight grasp, managing to start and keep up his relationship with Hanna McKay and also continue his, um, work.

Snowball's Chance Ad


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking of Hanna—she tried to eliminate Deb, which didn’t work and just pissed off Dexter.  

 

He didn’t kill her, but she ended up in jail after it came to light that she had been a willing participant in murders that occurred years ago.

 

In the first episode, LaGuerta stumbled across quite a surprise at the Travis Marshall crime scene—a blood slide that made her think that the Bay Harbor Butcher was actually still out there and at work.  She spent the season trying to prove that the Butcher is still out there and may actually be Dexter.  

 

And what did all her efforts get her?  Killed—by Deb!!  A season finale shocker that no one saw coming!!

 

Quinn got himself in with the wrong crowd, Batista left the force to run his own restaurant, Masuka was still trying to get a date, and Dexter continued to speak to his dead father.

 

Season 8 will definitely be awesome. We’ll get to see how the relationship between Dexter and Deb pans out, if Hanna manages to come back and take care of her loose ends, if a new killer must be taken out, and so much more.  

 

But, the biggest question that will hopefully be answered is if Dexter will get caught or will manage to allude the law for good.

 

Don’t forget to tune in this Sunday at 9pm.    

 


 

 

 

Valerie Schirmer is a freelance writer/editor who has written about a wide variety of topics for newspapers, magazines, and websites. She currently resides in South Jersey with her husband, daughter, and a crazy dachshund.

 

Interested in writing on Philly Buzz? Click HERE

Register NOW with Philly2Philly!

And don't forget tolike" Philly2Philly on our Facebook page!

Follow us on Twitter

Dexter Photo: Randy Tepper: Showtime



I’ll admit it. Last year, I purchased a Sixers partial game plan with a friend of mine. Today, my friend received this email in regards to their upcoming season.

The Sixers have left the fans of this city in the dark in regards to every move associated with this franchise, but they don’t forget to send partial season ticket plan notices for their hopeless basketball team. Yes, technically they're a business and I get that, but man....

 

Philadelphia 76ers

Secure your 2013-14 Partial Plan Today!

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to see it in a web browser. 

* 

SECURE YOUR 2013-14 PARTIAL PLAN TODAY AND SAVE!

Dear _______,

Now is the time to place your $100 deposit towards a 20 GAME or 10 GAME Partial Plan for the Sixers 2013-14 Season!

All Sixers Partial Plan Holders are guaranteed:

  • Same seat location for each game

  • Invitation to Special Events

  • Priority seating for Sixers NBA Playoffs

  • Ticket Exchange Program

  • Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan

FOR MORE INFORMATION, LOG ONTO SIXERS.COM OR CONTACT US AT 215.339.7676

*All deposits are non-refundable

SECURE YOUR PARTIAL PLAN HERE | LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FRANKLIN CLUB

 

 

Contact Joe Vallee at jvallee@philly2philly.com

 Interested in writing on Philly Buzz? Click HERE

Register NOW with Philly2Philly!

And don't forget tolike" Philly2Philly on our Facebook page!

Follow us on Twitter

 



This past Monday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ordered flags in the state to be lowered in honor of late Sopranos star James Gandolfini, who died suddenly last week of a heart attack at age 51.

 

Now I must admit, I was an avid Sopranos watcher. His show is still one of the most beloved of all time. GandolPhoto: pastemagazine.comfini is a Jersey native who graduated from Rutgers.  I get it.

 

But I don’t get why flags have to be lowered for him.

 

I said the same thing last year in regards to Whitney Houston’s passing last year. Now sure, Houston’s track record was way spottier than Gandolfini’s, but it has nothing to do with how these celebrities died.

 

What about police officers killed in the line of duty? What about all the soldiers who’ve lost their lives over the last ten years fighting a war that we still primarily don’t know the main reason why we were even fighting. What about public officials who are trying to make a difference in the community or beyond. That right should be truly reserved for them. Personally, I think this cheapens this honor. Stepping in front of a microphone or camera and memorizing lines doesn’t warrant such a prestigious honor.

And as great an entertainer as he was, chances are Gandolfini would agree.

 

Contact Joe Vallee at jvallee@philly2philly.com

 Interested in writing on Philly Buzz? Click HERE

Register NOW with Philly2Philly!

And don't forget tolike" Philly2Philly on our Facebook page!

Follow us on Twitter

James Gandolfini photo: pastemagazine.com




 

 

 

Want to support the improvement of Philly public schools? The Philadelphia Public School Notebook, the city’s education newspaper, will hold its end-of-school-year celebration on Tuesday, June 11, from 4:30 to 7 pm at the University of the Arts. For details, call 215-951-0330 ext. 2144 or visit thenotebook-dot-org-slash-celebration (thenotebook.org/celebration) 

  

Philadelphia Public School Notebook’s end-of-school-year celebration will be held Tuesday, June 11, from 4:30 to 7 pm at the University of the Arts (Hamilton Hall) at 320 S. Broad Street. Proceeds from the event help the Notebook, a non-profit newspaper dedicated exclusively to improvement of the Philadelphia public schools, to continue turning the page for change. For details, call 215-951-0330 ext. 2144 or visit thenotebook-dot-org-slash-celebration (thenotebook.org/celebration)

 

 FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Paul Socolar or Shawn Phillips at 215-951-0330, ext. 2107 or at notebook@thenotebook.org

 

The Notebook, 3721 Midvale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19129

www.thenotebook.org, (215) 951-0330, ext. 2160

 

 Interested in writing on Philly Buzz? Click HERE

Register NOW with Philly2Philly!

And don't forget tolike" Philly2Philly on our Facebook page!

Follow us on Twitter

 



For the first time, people in the Philadelphia area wanting to get the inside scoop on how to succeed in the TV business can go to a camp and learn from people who are on the air right now!Fox 29's Sue Serio and husband Billy Vargus to launch Broadcasting Camp

 

The Serio-Vargus Broadcasting Camp will be taught by Fox 29 weather anchor Sue Serio, along with former Fox 29 sports anchor Bill Vargus.  

 

They have guest instructors lined up, too- including Fox 29 personalities Mike Jerrick and Kacie McDonnell.  Jerrick, of course, has done it all during his career, including co-hosting his own national show, "Mike and Juliet" on the Fox network.  

 

McDonnell, on the other hand, will just be celebrating her 23rd birthday the day of her appearance, but that should help her relate to many of the campers who are in college and wondering what it's like when you first start out in TV.  

 Kacie McDonnell photo: myfoxphilly.com

We’ll also have:

 

-Scott Graham, the voice of NFL Films and Papa John's commercials, to help explain the use of voice in radio, TV, and voiceover work;

 

-Kathy Gerrow, the Assistant News Director at NBC10 who has held just about every position imaginable in a TV station

 

-Actor Brian Anthony Williams, who was in the TV show "The Wire" and countless feature films, to help explain some acting principles to improve on-camera performance; and several others.

 

The camp runs for one week (July 29th to August 2nd) and will be held at Villanova University. On the final day, we will meet at a studio to record demos for all of the campers.  

 

The website for more info and to sign up is www.broadcastingcamp.com.

 

 Interested in writing on Philly Buzz? Click HERE

Register NOW with Philly2Philly!

And don't forget tolike" Philly2Philly on our Facebook page!

Follow us on Twitter

Kacie McDonnell photo: myfoxphilly.com

Philly Buzz

Your Words. Our Stage. Have an opinion? This is YOUR forum to say essentially whatever's on your mind, just keep it clean is all we ask.

If you would like to submit a blog, CLICK HERE

Interested in becoming a regular on Philly Buzz? CLICK HERE to create a profile to create your own articles without going through the submission process.

If you have any comments or suggestions about Philly Buzz, email us at phillybuzz@philly2philly.com

Philly Buzz Links

Preston and Steve
http://www.wmmr.com/shows/preston-and-steve/
Preston and Steve's Official Site from 93.3 WMMR

Preston and Steve Rock
http://prestonandsteverock.com/
Preston and Steve Fan Site

Share The Damn Road Cycling Jersey
http://www.sharethedamnroad.com
Cycling Jerseys That Make A Statement

Group G Direct
http://www.groupgdirect.com/
A Marketing Solutions Company