Dexter Recap: Swordplay

As Dexter spent most of last night’s episode following clues to find Travis — who is now officially bat-shit loony tunes — we’re tracking our own leads and hints about how this season will end. Among the dots to be connected: Deb’s major discovery, the twist to Louis’s video game, Quinn’s continued self-destruction, and Travis’s new Doomsday Killer internship program, which offers plenty of hands-on experience.

The opening scene finds Dexter dealing with his realization that the Prof is actually a manifestation of Travis’s mental breakdown. He’s also a frozen piece of evidence that might help Deb and her bumbling homicide department finally identify Travis as the lone killer (note that it took what appeared to be a full day for Miami Metro to discover the large abandoned church situated approximately 500 yards away from the source of Travis’s favorite Wi-Fi hot spot). When Travis flees, Dexter gets creative in doctoring the crime scene — he hacks off the Prof’s hand, leaves prints, and plans to give his corpse a ride on the Slice of Life. He also decides to keep the hand and, as anyone who’s implicated in a crime would likely do, plans to hide the evidence at his workplace. This moment plays into last night’s theme about mistakes — Travis vows to correct his, and while Louis notes that Dexter never makes any, stashing the Prof’s appendage in the morgue seems like a big one that will come back to haunt him (much like his decision to trust Travis instead of killing him when he had the chance). Read More...


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Aug 20, 2012 5:54PM EDT

ok Dexter is unraveling into Chaos first clue were the slides that droped. Deb is finally facing her issues and it will spell trouble for Dexter. They would not kill off Batista would they? Quinn needs to hit rock bottom and then will slowly climb back up.

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