Olsen wakes up in the same train car that he attacked John Henry in, the only difference being that Dexter's wrapped it in plastic. "This is what the kill room should look like," says Dex when he sees Olsen's awake. "The inside of a big plastic bag. Of course, I spent hours working in this train car yesterday, so I'm not too worried about trace evidence." Heh, true. Nice one. "To your credit, your location was well-chosen, it just needed a little cleaning, a few lights..." He picks up his meat cleaver. "...Proper tools, of course." "I did it because of you!" says Olsen, not understanding what's happening. "No, you attacked those people because you wanted to," says Dex. "Yeah, but you inspired me." "I didn't." "With your principles!" "Not my principles." "Of course they are!" "Don't tell me who I am. My whole life, I've done what someone else said I should do, been who he said I should be. I followed his rules, stuck to his plan. I never stopped to think about what I wanted. What Ineeded. And now, I don't know who I'm supposed to be. I'll tell you one thing, though: I'm not the Bay Harbor Butcher. I'm certainly not anybody's role model." "What are you talking about? Then who are you?" "I'll let you know when I figure that out. Though, I gotta tell ya, I am well on my way, because sure as I'm standing here, I don't need to kill you." "Well, that's a relief," says Olsen, laughing. "I mean that need that comes from within that always drives me to this table. I don't feel it. I'm in recovery." "Well, I mean, I knew you weren't going to kill me," says Olsen, relieved. "No, I'm gonna kill you, I have to. I just don't need to, it's very empowering." Hack! Wow, that was kind of amazing. Is it possible that Dexter won't be a serial killer anymore? Wouldn't be much of a premise for a show without that. We'll see.
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