Dexter Episode 4 of Season 7 recap
Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Updated: Saturday, December 1, 2012 14:12
THIS ARTICLE IS FULL OF SPOILERS FOR
EPISODE 4 OF SEASON 7 OF "DEXTER."
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Just when the viewers believed that Deb was over her infatuation with Dexter, she has a disturbing dream about him. While she was taking a bloody bath (just like the Trinity Killer’s victims), Dexter walks into the room and proposes to her. The dream causes Deb to question Dexter about the Trinity Killer, and his dead wife, Rita. Dexter confesses to the murder of Trinity. However, he becomes offended when Deb asks him whether or not he ever loved Rita and whether or not he thought her death was a result of his dark passenger.
Deb also begins questioning Dexter about his son Harrison. She believes that Harrison should go live with his grandparents, instead of being around someone like Dexter. During the episode, Dexter helps to get rid of some of Harrison’s old toys. He decides to keep certain toys because of the memories they will hold for Harrison as the child gets older. It’s always clear that Dexter loves his son and will do anything to protect him. At the end of the episode, the viewer sees Dexter sending Harrison to visit his grandparents, but not permanently. Dexter decides to send Harrison on his own terms, not Deb’s.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian mob decides to cover-up Viktor’s felony by setting up the bartender at the strip club. Isaac (Viktor’s father) goes to the bartender’s house. The Ukrainian mobster promises the bartender that his family will receive all the security in the world, as long as he does the favor he is asked. In order to get Miami Metro off their backs, Isaac makes the bartender write a suicide note, and then kill himself. Though Isaac may seem to be a heartless man, he is shown to have a bit of humanity later, when he grieves the loss of his son, Viktor.
When Miami Metro is called in to investigate the death of the bartender, Quinn is convinced that the case has finally been solved. The bartender was Mike Anderson’s killer, and this case can finally be put to rest. However, Bautista feels differently. He believes that this suicide was a setup. He pondered why the man who was supposedly cheating on his wife, and his family, would keep their pictures up all around their house. It would be a constant reminder.
Deb and the rest of Miami Metro are relieved when Speltzer is found. He is brought in for questioning and Deb, through some interesting tactics, gets him to admit to the murder of the girl. Later, they find out that Speltzer’s case was dropped because the police officers that arrested him failed to correctly read him his Miranda Rights. He walked.
Finally, Dexter gets his chance to do what he wanted all along: kill Speltzer. Dexter begins by snooping around Speltzer’s RV, but he is caught. There is a fight between the two. Speltzer wins. Dexter wakes up in one of Speltzer’s torture obstacle courses, where he finds a note that says simply: “Run.” The two begin an epic chase through the course, but Dexter manages to get away.
Dexter returns to the cemetery. He makes a mockery out of Speltzer’s killing routine by leaving a note for Speltzer reading: “Stay.” He cracks a shovel over the back of Speltzer’s head. When Speltzer wakes up, he finds himself strapped down to an entryway of a crematorium. Dexter is finally able to kill his tormentor. Instead of just burning Speltzer, Dexter takes his “trophy” slides and burns them too.
After, Dexter calls Deb to the cemetery. He gets in the car with her and tells Deb to look at the smoke coming from the crematorium. He tells her that it is Speltzer. When he asks how she feels, Deb responds that she feels glad. Then Deb questions what that makes her. Dexter responds only: “Human.”