If the last episode of Dexter was a slow burn, this one is a flash boil. So much happened in this episode that I’m sure I won’t get to talk about all of it. So let’s just hit the big points.

Dexter wants to find Gellar before he can kill again. He goes to visit Travis, hoping he can help find his old professor. But Travis doesn’t want to help. He’s worried that Gellar will hurt his sister if he crosses him. 

That’s a fear that is, sadly, justified.

Dexter is having issues with his sister, Deb. She’s furious that he took off in the middle of a crucial investigation. And she’s even angrier that he didn’t trust her enough to talk about how he was feeling. These feelings get even worse when she finds out that he was in Nebraska.

Damn novelty pens. How many perfectly good lies have they destroyed?

Deb has enough to worry about. Her open cases are starting to pile up, and it doesn’t look good for her. So it’s not a shock when Maria starts getting hands-on with a new case. An escort was found dead in a hotel. It’s obvious to Dexter, though I don’t think anyone else would have noticed, that her body was moved post-death.

Deb wants to pursue this. She wants to know who was in the room with that woman and didn’t bother to tell anyone. Good for her. She might be the only officer on the force who sees escorts as, you know, people.

Maria isn’t hearing any of it. She orders Deb to mark the case as an OD and move on. Deb doesn’t like it, but Maria tells her that both of their jobs are on the line. She does what she has to do.

But it’s not that easy. Maria is later seen taking a phone call, assuring someone that the case is closed, and they don’t have to worry about it anymore. 

I think I know who it is, but I want to know what you think. Leave your best guess in the comments below.

By the end of the episode, Travis has realized the best thing he can do is work with Dexter to bring Gellar down. If that is, he wants to survive.

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