...which he says in so many words once Dexter calls to report the news. However, Dexter cautions him not to get cocky, as once Caffrey finds out his partner's dead, he'll be that much harder to kill. He asks what Caffrey knows about Isaak Pullo, and when the reply is essentially "Um, everything," Dexter realizes that he'll know about his obsession with Dexter - which means he can use himself as bait. Clever little twist, no? Isaak Pullo is impressed with Dexter's balls, and I'm sensing if Dexter were even bi-curious Isaak Pullo might flip the script and offer to make him Viktor's replacement.
In a nondescript restaurant parking lot, Dexter pulls up and surreptitiously hops into Deb's car. She tells him that the cops located Lurch's car, but it was abandoned; Dexter replies that she shouldn't be getting involved. Deb, still struggling with the Hannah thing, wonders how Dexter knows that Isaak Pullo isn't going to kill her anyway, and Dexter admits that he doesn't. She then wonders what happens if he succeeds in getting Isaak Pullo out of the way, to which Dexter somewhat sharply reminds her that she said they have no future together. Deb, after ascertaining that the Mickic kill was outside MM jurisdiction, admits - surprisingly, but again, Xanax - that she had no right to say that, but as his sister, she feels protective, and regardless of what's happened between them, Hannah is still a killer. "You will never be safe with her." And I've been thinking all along that's a conflict that's going to have to be addressed; they've done a good job of setting it up, so I'm looking forward to seeing the payoff. Dexter points out that Deb is safe with him, the unstated continuation being "and I'm a killer too," but as Dexter himself has observed, he and Hannah are totally different kinds of killers. Deb doesn't split that hair, instead asking him to promise to consider what she's saying, and he reluctantly yet, I think, sincerely, says he will.