By Cassandra Berube
6:54 AM EST, November 5, 2012
"Do the wrong thing," Dexter told Hannah, in order to convince her to go on a date with him. But he ended up taking his own advice and sleeping with her.
After spending the whole hour convincing the audience of her guilt, it was a devastating blow to my faith in Dexter. What kind of serial killer doesn't kill his victims?! This is more than can be simply blamed on his Dark Passenger, especially with chaos rising all around him.
The night began quietly enough. Dexter fudged the blood report from the recently discovered bodies as a peace offering to Hannah to gain her trust ... in order to kill her. Typical Dexter stuff.
Dexter unravels Hannah's serial killer ways: How she poisoned her mentor, her husband, and of course how she was complicit in Wayne's murders. A handy crime writer backs up Dexter's findings before hopping over to Deb's desk to ask her out.
But then Isaac meets with George (after making all of the Colombian gang in jail cower) and requests that he find a way to get Isaac released. George of course turns around to Quinn, but Quinn rarely thinks things through.
Instead of thinking about what the mob's reaction would be and what they have on him, Quinn dismisses them. Cue scary music. Now Nadia is missing. Quinn stole blood evidence from Isaac's case and he now has ten grand burning a hole in his pocket.
Oddly enough, we hear Louis acknowledged as missing for the first time since his death, although Jaime Batista was overjoyed by his disappearance and no one can really blame her. But Sergeant Batista also wants to retire and buy a restaurant. This must be in response to being shut down by Deb on Alex's suicide, but the only person truly worried is Masuka.
LaGuerta is too obsessed with the Bay Harbor Butcher still to notice anything else. Despite Deb covering for Dexter last week, LaGuerta has found a new angle: Checking open cases to see if the suspects have gone missing. She chooses the Barrel Girl case, and as luck would have it, Dexter did kill all five suspects, some with the help of Lumen.
Deb figures out that Lumen was involved and responds with disgust at Dexter's retorts that he was trying to do the right thing. Apparently, killing people is not an appropriate reaction to your wife dying.
Deb goes on a date with Price, the crime writer, in order to try to have a life and get away from all of it (homicide or Dexter, take your pick), but everything always comes back to Dexter.
Price reveals that the blood work Dexter fudged is just that -- incorrect. Deb of course makes the connection that Dexter may be planning on using her as his next victim, but she'd probably be more upset if she found out he took her out on a date.
Dexter always seems to have more of a social life than Deb; he must just be a better multi-tasker, as Deb is married to her job with the occasional male distraction but Dexter finds time for females, solving cases on the side, murder, misleading his sister, his son and his real job. And his apartment is always spotless! Deb may be saying he has a problem, but she's also the only one freaking out.
The only question left for Dexter is what to do with Hannah. We know that Dexter's love life never really works out. Rita died, Lumen left, and he killed Lila. That doesn't make Hannah's chances of survival look good, especially since Dexter knows she enjoys killing.
Then again, maybe it's time that a woman gets the upper hand and it's Dexter that should be worried. It would be difficult to never eat or drink anything Hannah makes if they are dating. Sounds like a good reason to bring back the donuts!
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