Episode Report CardCouch Baron: C+ | 1299 USERS: C+
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Anyway, Lumen takes cover behind one of the bridge supports and, with shaking hands, takes aim at Brunner, but some dude gets in the way, and then he leaves again, and another eternity passes before, just as a train goes by, conveniently obscuring their sounds, Dexter appears and grabs the gun away from her, and then she YELLS at him about how he doesn't know what "those animals" did to her. "Passing me around. I couldn't move! I couldn't stop them!" Apparently you couldn't IDENTIFY them, either, if you were about to kill this guy who wasn't involved. Seriously, WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED TO HER? Instead of asking if she can SHUT UP before she gets them both killed, Dexter tells her it wasn't Brunner, and takes ten years to get to the part about the ankle bracelet, during which Lumen keeps yelling about how Brunner RAPED these WOMEN, like I am not denigrating her feelings at all but she is not going to get her revenge if the dozens of sex offenders decide to KILL HER DEAD. But actually, even though her hoodie's down and she's screaming like a maniac, she draws nothing more than passing interest, and seriously, Lauren Velez and David Zayas were both on Oz. Couldn't they have told the show how to write actual criminals? Once the idea that Brunner is the wrong man has sunk in, Lumen cries that she just wants to feel better, and instead of suggesting counseling or something that might actually work, Dexter can only tell her that "this is where it leads" and she needs to get on that plane and go home. Lumen cries for a bit more as the CHILD RAPISTS politely continue to give her space to work out her issues and Brunner also very considerately declines to take a few steps over to see what's up, which is nice because if he did he would see THE DUDE WHO STUCK A NEEDLE IN HIS NECK LAST NIGHT, like, why Dexter isn't the one wearing the hoodie I also can't imagine. Finally, however, Lumen tells Dexter she'll go home, and I think she's talking about Minnesota but I'd be satisfied with her just going back to the damn motel at this point.