If last week’s episode of Dexter was about denial, this week’s was a step towards acceptance. With Deb’s constant 24/7 surveillance, Dexter finds himself incredibly stifled and his dark passenger is emerging in violent daydreams.
Dexter resolves to put an end to the menace that is Louis and goes to mail two packages: one of which is the hand from the ice truck killer case, back to Miami Metro, and the other a CD of Louis vlog with the hooker, to his girlfriend Jamie. Needless to say, both scenarios did not end well for Louis, and now that Dexter’s “ruined his life” in one day sends Louis into a fit of rage.
The dead stripper’s bracelet that Victor grabbed before fleeing the scene apparently has a GPS tracker in it. The Big Bad Mob Guy, Sirko, is intent on tracking it down lest it fall into the hands of the police, who will discover their drug ring. It reveals the trail that Victor had taken, from the airport to the harbour and then 8 miles out to sea. His tech crony digs deeper and is able to find out the exact slip at the harbour where he was at (Okay, I’m sure the technology is good, but c’mon. The EXACT spot?). They come upon Dexter’s boat and discover Louis tampering with it. At first, he claims it’s his boat before being threatened with the electric drill from his hand. He blabs out Dexter’s full name (d’oh.) and his place of work (double d’oh.) before getting shot in the head. I guess that’s the last we see of that bizarre guy.
In an attempt to silence his dark passenger, Dexter sets his sights on a former inmate, Ray Speltzer, that’s out on parole, stalking his prey. He tries to get Deb to understand and shares his “lizard brain” hunch that the guy is going to kill again. She is reluctant to believe his hunch, but when she drives by Speltzer’s house and notices something strange going on in the house, she storms in. Meanwhile, Dex breaks into the mausoleum that Speltzer’s been skulking around and discovers a trophy earring from one of Speltzer’s past victims. He races to the house and saves Deb just in time, but unfortunately his next victim was not so lucky.
And Quinn. Oh Joey Quinn… ever since your relationship with Deb fell to pieces you’ve just been making poor decisions with girls. Dating a stripper who’s involved with the Russian mafia? Probably not the smartest idea.