The next day, at the station, Jordan is with his attorney. He has been called in to give a DNA sample, but they are fighting the request. Deb shows a still shot from one of the torture video and he feigns (or doesn't?) disgust and says that he will give the sample. Great! Dexter will help with that! He goes into Dex's lab. He tells Dexter that he's getting involved with someone who will screw up his life. Dex says that he's glad that Jordan didn't touch any of the Barrel Girls, because he will pass the DNA test and it will leave him for Dexter and Lumen to take care of.
That night, Lumen gets ready for the kill. She's all in black and to Dexter that is like seeing lingerie or something. She looks at his knives and asks if she can touch one. She can. She practices a downward stabbing motion. Liddy watches them. Alex, meanwhile, is on the phone with Jordan who tells him not to leave town. He watches from his car as Lumen and Dexter break into Alex's place. He tells Deb that Alex Tilden called him. He said something about looking into flights. So, Deb and Quinn head for Alex's place.
Alex gets home and finds the video of Lumen playing on his television. He runs to try to open a drawer, but Dex stops him first and injects him with the knockout stuff. He wakes all wrapped in plastic. Dexter shows him pictures of all of the dead girls. Deb and Quinn are getting closer! They're inside the house! Alex says that he never wanted to do the stuff that they did to Lumen, but Jordan has a "way." He made them do it. It's all him. He says that he did things that he never would have done, but Lumen gets really upset and says that they made HER do things that she never would have done. So, Deb and Quinn don't find them. I don't know where they are. Lumen climbs up on top of the table. Dexter coaches her to aim for the heart, which she does. Deb wonders if the vigilante is the 13th victim.
At his apartment, wordlessly, Lumen and Dexter begin to touch each other. She takes his shirt off and positions it in such a way that it binds his hands. Then, she kisses him. She removes the rest of the shirt. They kiss some more and he carries her to his bed. Well now. Later, as they lie together in bed, Dex VO's that he's different with Lumen. He's not a monster in her eyes.
Jeff Long is a writer/performer in Brooklyn. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org