I couldn’t help picking up on that line as well.
And I’m also concerned about where the Dex/April ship is sailing myself… I’m still in two frames of mind about Dex being paired up with anyone else at all, actually. I quite like that he’s the “single one” because it allows him to be his own person, instead of “so-and-so’s boyfriend/girlfriend” like some of the other characters have become at times. Although I guess it has to happen sooner or later – in this show, no one remains single for long, unless they’re people like Irene, Alf, etc… ;)
In terms of a favourite Dex, mine is definitely Number 2. I didn’t find the first one all that memorable to be honest, although that wasn’t helped by his extremely short stint on the show. At least Charles has had a much longer time to establish himself in the role.
I just wrote a big blog about this on my new Tumblr account, actually (yeah I’m a tumblin’ newbie ;D ); I like the fact that he’s so different from all the other teens on the show at the moment – he’s not the buff, sexy surfer dude that all the girls obsess over, he’s just a cute, intelligent, quirky type of geek who isn’t afraid to be who he is, despite the fact that other people find him to be a complete weirdo at times. He’s still managed to make friends for himself anyway, and adds a different and deeper dimension to the current teen group.
As for the “he’s gay!” suggestions, hmm… I wouldn’t mind seeing that as a possible storyline either, because there are so many angles that could be shown if done correctly and with sensitivity and the same humour that Dex provides to the show at the moment. But given how the Charlie/Joey storyline turned out, I wouldn’t hold much hope in it being treated the way it should be, let alone being done at all.
Which is obviously a great shame, since it wouldn’t exactly be unrealistic to have an openly homosexual regular character in the show – I’m sure there must be some living in or near Summer Bay, right? =oP It doesn’t even need to be Dex, it could be anyone. Ah well… we can always live in hope that it might happen again one day!