And since this is the week of everybody invading Dexter's space, Deb and Anton decide to have lunch at his table. And they're soon joined by Lundy. Wait, so in the span of seven seconds, Dexter's solo lunch became a table for five, with himself, Deb, Anton, Lundy, and Awkwardo the Ghost of Deb and Lundy's Romantic Past? Much as Dexter's misanthropic whining has bugged me this week, this I'll grant is annoying. Lundy and Anton introduce themselves as Deb spazzily and bluntly tells Lundy that Anton is her "lover." Lundy -- you'll be shocked to hear -- is aloof. Dexter escapes, and Deb and Lundy are left to talk shop while Anton and Awkwardo split an order of onion rings. Deb's working over the file on Trinity's suicide-murder from 30 years ago -- the family never bought it as a suicide.
LaGuerta and Angel cutely amble to the address of Johnny Rose's girlfriend, Nikki Walt, all the while chatting lightly about their afternoon of room service and sex on the taxpayers' dime. Nobody's home when they knock, but as they go to leave, they see a pair of ne'er-do-wells heading towards the stairs. Angel, in an act of tactical brilliance, yells to them all "Hey, it's the police, in case you were wondering!" And Johnny and Nikki immediately pull out their guns and start shooting. LaGuerta and Angel manage not to get shot, but they're not able to maintain pursuit (or get a solid bead on the getaway car).
That night, Dexter waits in the shadows of the cul-de-sac as Andy leaves for his poker night. His VO is all, "Rita thinks I'm on neighborhood watch duty, but she's a castrating shrew so ..." No, fine, but the VO is some lame play on "watch" and I don't feel like giving him the positive reinforcement right now. As soon as Andy pulls away, Jesse's out the front door with drum sticks in hand. Dex VOs about how this feels very much like The Hunt, only it's not really, because he's not going to kill Jesse. Then I ask again: what is he doing this for? If he's not killing to sate his Dark Passenger, and he's not going on the offensive in order to maintain his secret life (as has been the case the only other times Dexter has gone extracurricular like this), what possible reason could he have for going after Jesse? To improve the lives of his neighbors? Not sure if you've noticed, but the episode has taken great pains to emphasize that Dexter can't relate to and doesn't much like his neighbors. Because Jesse irritates him? Haven't we been drowning in a sea of reminders that Dexter is a sociopath and doesn't feel anything about anybody? The general weakness of this storyline is making it very obvious that Dexter's running in place while Lundy and Deb get the Trinity storyline to the point where Dexter can hop on.