At Dexter's Kill Pad, he's rushing and trying to get the deed over with as quickly as possible. Harry (I hope I don't have to make it clear that I understand there is no "Harry," as such -- he's Dexter's conscience, devil's advocate, Svengali, whatever he and the story need at the moment), however, urges Dexter to think, pointing out that the guy is a sex offender out on parole. I think the thought is that he doesn't fit the code, but Dexter goes in a different direction with it, ripping open the plastic on the guy to see that, as a sex offender out on parole, he's wearing an ankle bracelet tracker, and thus couldn't have been present at the scene of the crime. Dexter is shocked and appalled that he was ready to kill an "innocent" man, and instead of pointing out that it's not like that hasn't happened before, I'll merely say I hope he learns something from this. But also, if Brunner had to wear this tracker that alerts the authorities when he leaves the Tuttle Bridge area, what was that bullshit he told Dexter about why he didn't stay with Boyd? Is this show going to pretend it can't afford a continuity editor?
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: C+ | 1298 USERS: C+
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Brunner invites Dexter to sit with him, and after Dexter further bonds with him by telling him he did time in the same joint Brunner did, Brunner tells him how he was planning to crash with his former cellmate, but his parole office warned him off staying with "someone from the joint," like, I'm not sure how taking up residence on Pedophile Peninsula is the loftier social achievement, and Brunner seems to agree, saying that when his parole's over, he's heading north to get some of that "farm-fresh pussy." Believe it or not, this outpouring of feeling makes Dexter uncomfortable despite the fact that it's unclear just what the hell he's talking about ("Farm fresh pussy"? That's a thing?), and when Brunner starts to relate just the most lovely story of how he and some other dudes participated in some wholesome male bonding by gang-banging a blonde girl, Dexter has had enough and plants his trusty needle in Brunner's neck. Despite my jokes, though, I will say that it's clever how Dexter's discomfort at hearing the gory details of this crime compromised his ability to rationally determine if Brunner is the guy who hurt Lumen. Of course, so did the incredibly convenient coincidence of the scars Brunner inflicted on his victims being so similar to those done to Lumen, but I'm trying to stay positive here! It's not easy!