Rita's bitching to Dexter: "The school had no right to release my children to Paul." She's flipping out. "I should really be out looking for them." "Rita, the best thing you can do is wait here in case he tries to call," Dexter tells her. "Yeah, but what if he doesn't?" Valid. "What if he kidnapped them to get back at me for putting him in jail?" A stretch, but also a valid concern. As Rita collapses into Dexter, crying, the front door opens and Astor runs in followed by Cody, who's being carried by a man I can only assume is the infamous Paul. "Mom, look! It's Dad! He came home!" says Cody, stupidly and annoyingly. I know, I know, he's just a kid who's happy to see his pops, but still. "What, did you think I was going to move to the moon?" Paul tells Cody. "Paul, stop! Just stop! Did you know I called the police?" "Why? I told you I was taking them to the carnival." Rita doesn't seem to think that he did, and he explains that he called her at work, but she was on break, so he left his info and cell number. Rita looks like she has egg on her face, and looks down at her feet. Paul notices Dexter and introduces himself, looking a bit confused. "Uh, hi, I'm Paul Bennett, father on parole." "Uh, Dexter Morgan. I, uh, can't think of anything clever to say." Which is kind of clever, you rascal! Paul looks amused. Rita speaks up again, saying, "Paul, this is unacceptable. You can't just take them without my permission!" "I came to see my babies. I missed them. I miss a lot of things." Dexter tells them he's calling the station to "call off the dogs." As he makes the call, Cody says, "Dexter, look! My Dad's home!" "Yeah, I see that, buddy!" Dexter says cheerily, then instantly locks eyes with Paul in a total gunslinger man-moment.
Episode Report CardMr. Stupidhead: B+ | 1690 USERS: B-
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