"We are in a storm of fuck." –Deb
How right you are, Deb. Isaak's stalking Dexter. LaGuerta's closing in on the real Bay Harbor Butcher, and I'm battening down the hatches of my ground floor apartment in NYC (don't worry, folks, I'm a full block outside of the evacuation zone, so I should be okay). Just in case, let's get this recap rolling.
"I'll face the depths by myself." –Deb
So much for Deb and Dex teaming up for some sibling vigilantism. Dexter's extracurricular activities are just too much for Deb to handle, so the Dark Passenger is back on his own and setting his sights on Hannah McKay while fending off Isaak "The Terminator" Sirko. Speaking of which, how about that blue tarp of death Isaak had waiting for Dex? This dude's not f'ing around. Hell hath no fury like a Ukrainian mobster whose lover's been sliced and diced by a Floridian serial killer. Watch out, Dex. This guy means biznass.
A+ Favorite moment in the episode: Deb's Tourette's-style freakout in the elevator. Deb's clearly followed Dexter down his rabbit hole of despair as far as she can go. Now, she's going for the ignorance is bliss approach, which I respect because it's often how I choose to live my life, especially when it comes to paying my cable bill. As much I would have loved to see these two team up and take down Miami's most vicious killers, it really was only a matter of time before Deb bowed out. She just doesn't have it in her.
Batista & Quinn
A- & DThe countdown to Quinn's untimely death has officially begun. He squirmed out of Dexter's hands, but I don't think he's going to be so lucky when it comes to the Ukrainians. Isaak and his goons don't F around. I hope he's buying something real nice for his stripper girlfriend with that cold hard cash he's stuffed into his glove compartment. She'll need something to remember him by, other than his poor choice in menswear. Also, is it just me or is this the first time we've ever seen Batista without his Fedora?? After seeing him without it, I can totally understand why he's kept that forehead of his under wraps for the past seven seasons. Luckily, now that Deb's given him the ultimate diss ("Drop it, that's an order"), I'm pretty sure that hat's never coming off again.
A- Lies, lies and more lies, and the deeper the truth, the messier it usually is for these characters. This episode is all about false appearances (which is I guess is what every episode is about). Dexter and Deb are a given at this point, but now we've got Quinn back on the take and Hannah McKay less innocent than she's pretended to be. Aside from Isaak's Terminator-like killing spree, this definitely wasn't one of the more action-packed episodes. Still, it's all part of the build to what I'm hoping is going to be one bangarang season finale.
- Masuka's wardrobe. Seriously awesome.