Buck the System.
"An alarm's going off inside my lizard brain." –Dexter
What's more frightening than my grandmother after her second facelift? Ray Speltzer in a Minotaur mask. Which reminds me: The next time I meet a gentleman caller at his home and his décor consists of nothing but a plastic couch, it's probably best to either: a) Run screaming from the house. b) Politely say, "I need to tinkle," and then shimmy out the bathroom window. c) Have another drink and guess who's going to play me on Law & Order. My imminent doom aside, we all know Deb's going to give Dexter the go ahead to kill this looney toon, right? I mean, he's rolling around Miami in a Cousin Eddie-grade RV laced with razor wire and ladies' earrings. Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs doesn't even begin to describe the level of crazy this dude has reached. Calling the Dark Passenger...
"It's a capital offense to be who you are." –Deb
Speaking of the Dark Passenger, somebody get Candy Finnegan on the line! This week's opener could have doubled as a severely demented episode of Intervention. At least the kid with the bath salts was only wielding a flashlight when he "fought off" the shadow people. When Dexter's jonesing for a fix, he mentally slashes, stabs and then actually strangles his way through the morning. I mean, shit can get pretty hairy when I haven't had my coffee, but the most I can muster is a few evil eyes (which are usually behind sunglasses) and a screwed up "WTF" face. But even I don't daydream about murder, unless, of course, I'm renewing my license at the DMV. In which case, all bets are most certainly off. In other news, who thinks Dexter and Hannah McKay would make a good team? From that glint in her eye I'd say she had a little bit more to do with those murders than she ever let on. Or she's just got a slightly deranged attraction to serial killers. And my mother thought my choice in men was a little off. Take that, Ma!
"Nothing better happen to that bald piece of shit over there." –Deb
I have to say that Deb's detective work has really been phenomenal lately…at least when Dexter's whereabouts are involved. Too bad a girl is dead and the Minotaur is now on the loose, all because Deb decided to trust the law instead of Dexter. Speaking of which, did she seriously think LeGuerta was going to help her get a search warrant because of a hunch and her lizard brain?? The woman makes questionable fashion choices, sure, but she's not an idiot. Overall, Deb gets points for understanding Dexter's process (and for referencing Harrison!), but it looks like there's a family shunning a-coming, and I can't help but feel sorry for them both in that case.
Batista & Quinn
"Have a drink or a lap dance or festoon a thong with some neatly folded dollar bills." –Isaac
Batista spends the episode sweating balls in Hannah McKay's greenhouse, while Quinn romances his stripper girlfriend, who apparently really does have a heart of a gold. We all know this "relationship" won't end well. I'm assuming it's Nadia, in a ditch, with a screwdriver in the eye.
"Buck the System"
- "It's not cheating if you pay for it." –Louis
- Ding, dong, Louis (and his plotline) are dead!
- Was that blood on Speltzer's mausoleum candles?? GROSS.