After hearing a yes to the ominous “Are you a serial killer?” from last episode, Deb tears out of Dexter’s apartment with a very warranted nauseated & horrified reaction. She struggles to come to terms with the fact that her step brother is a serial killer, and tries to help him “fix” this addiction, even joking about the “10 Rules to Cure a Serial Killer”. Deb insists that Dexter stay with her and that they will spend 24/7 together so she can keep an eye on him. Needless to say, Dexter is not too keen about this arrangement, but is willing to humour his sister for fear of what the alternative might be.
Dexter catches on that Louis might be onto him and uses a case to get away from Deb so that he can break into Louis’ apartment. While searching the intern’s laptop and discovering a vlog ranting about him, Dexter finds himself having to hide as Louis returns home. Why he’s home in the middle of the day and not at work is not explained, and may just be a convenient plot point. He confronts Louis and demands to know why he’s messing with his life and, in a snivelling cowardly way, blubbers out that it was because Dexter wouldn’t help him with his game. In a fit of justifiable rage, Dexter can’t believe that is the reason and tells him that he never wants to see him anywhere again; not at work, not with Jamie at his house.
Next thing he sees when he gets home is Louis hanging out at his place as if nothing had transpired earlier in the day. He sneaks out when Deb is asleep and follows Louis back to his place, jabbing him with the tranquilizer needle but can’t seem to go through with the rest of his ritual so he leaves the pest asleep on a couch in the park. I really don’t know what to think of this guy. What’s his game and what is he up to? He’s definitely got something up his sleeve, and – along with LaGuerta – could potentially threaten Dexter’s lifestyle.
Quinn & Batista find themselves at the strip club again and Quinn makes some leeway with one of the strippers who tips them off that the deceased girl was an item with Tony, one of the bouncers. The guys find him and bring him in for questioning where he gives it up that she left the club that night with Victor. At the end of the episode, Tony gets a visit from the Big Bad from the previous episode, and because he talked to the police, Tony meets his gruesome end with a screwdriver in the eye. Ouch!
A poignant moment between Dexter and a prisoner who suddenly wants to shed light on some 15 year old cases. When Dexter asks him why he’s suddenly willing to help the cops, the inmate says “Once I stopped fighting [the situation], the anger just… fell off. Like a bad scab.” As bizarrely out of place the scenes with Dexter & the inmate were, they had some really good conversations that seemed to resonate with Dexter… until the inmate throws himself in front of an oncoming truck. While I didn’t necessarily see that outcome happening, I found the whole scenario bizarre that this high-profile criminal serving 2 consecutive life sentences was hanging out and chatting with Dexter, no guards on him, while everyone is digging in the dirt for bodies that may or may not have been there.
Masuka was on fire early in this episode! Some great one-liners that he’s always known for throughout the series, I really hope this is the staying return of this great lab tech counterpart for Dex.