‘Dexter’ Season 5 Episode 4 recap: Dexter has a new friend
“Dexter” Season 5, Episode 4: “Beauty and the Beast”
Last week we were all left wondering what we’re usually left wondering: “How’s Dexter going to get out of this one?”
Speaking of which, for someone so skilled and brilliant he sure gets himself into a lot of messes. It’s a good thing he’s good at getting himself out of them. Dexter’s (Michael C. Hall) latest mess is Lumen Pierce (Julia Stiles). She was a victim of Dexter’s latest victim, Boyd, and saw everything. She saw the kill room, she heard what Dexter said to Boyd, she saw Dexter kill him.
Dexter takes advantage of her weak state long enough to figure out what he’s going to do. He takes her to the abandoned visitor’s center and decides to keep her there, while nursing her back to health. She, of course, is still freaked out and thinks Dexter’s the bad guy. She tries to escape so he sedates her. He gets a fingerprint sample, locks her up and finally heads home.
Before he makes it home, Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) calls and insists he help her try to figure out what’s going on in that terribly boring storyline she’s involved in. He goes there and saves the day as always by suggesting they look for a cigar, thus finding DNA of the killer or killers they’re after.
At home, the new nanny is not happy Dexter was out all night and quits. He ends up taking baby Harrison to the police station where he runs the prints and figures out who his unplanned prisoner is. He figures out where she was staying before whatever happened to her happened. There he finds her belongings that include a letter from her mom that suggests she left home to get away from a bad situation. Oh all the unanswered questions of these shows. Why do we put ourselves through this?
Dexter returns to Lumen to find she’s slit her wrists. He bends down to help her and she attacks him and manages to escape. Dexter was outsmarted. Impressive. She runs a bit but Dexter quickly catches her.
Dexter takes Lumen to the site where Boyd’s bodies have been dumped. He tells her about Rita’s death and shows her where she would have ended up had Boyd’s plans been followed through. He even gives her a knife and allows her to stab him to prove he’s not a threat to her. She finally starts to trust him and reveals a little more to her story.
It seems there are other men who have assaulted her. So I’m thinking it’s some kind of human trafficking story? And Boyd is the final stop for this sold and purchased women? We’ll find out for sure next week, it seems.
Elsewhere, we’ve got Quinn (Desmond Harrington) still trying to prove Dexter was Kyle Butler and somehow connected to the Trinity Killer. He even manages to track down Trinity’s family that is staying in a safe house while awaiting witness protection. He shows Trinity’s son a photo of Dexter, but is caught by the FBI first.
Quinn gets in trouble and is suspended by Lt. LaGuerta (Lauren Velez). Speaking of LaGuerta, it looks like she might have to get Batista (David Zayas) out of trouble with Internal Affairs. Have I seen too many Showtime series or was there suggestion there that she might have to give the AI investigator oral sex to save her husband’s job? I mean, really? Is that what I was saying or was I way off? I hope I was way off.
Maybe LaGuerta’s “BJ” conversation was just a way to really piss her off so when she found out Quinn was investigating Dexter, she’d shut him out once and for all.
So what were your thoughts on the episode? Will Lumen be trouble or a blessing for Dexter? Is Quinn done or is this going to be another Doakes witch hunt? What’s going on with that Deb storyline and do we care?Did You Enjoy this Post? Subscribe to Hollywood Hills on Facebook, Twitter, & Email
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