It's nighttime now, and Dexter's at Meridian's office, about to break in for some snoopin'. "My therapist wants me to accept the things that are out of my hands. Tragically for him, he's not out of my hands. Not if I can find proof that the death of at least three women under his care was not a coincidence." Rita texts Dexter, wondering where he is. "Breaking and entering," he says aloud, and puts his phone back in his pocket. Now inspecting the camera plant, he says, "I hope you got my good side." Duhr! Dex keeps sniffing around, looking for the end result of whatever the good doctor is "recording for posterity's sake." Finally, he reaches Meridian's desk, where there's a laptop that's not an Apple, which is unusual for this show. Naturally, he's able to find the folders containing the video from all three victims as well as Sean Ellis (another nod to American Psycho), his therapeutic alter ego. After deleting his own folder, he says, "Hello ladies," and opens up one of Vanessa Gayle's videos. She's begging Meridian for a refill on her prescription, and he refuses. "We talked about this," he says. "The anti-depressants are a temporary crutch so that you can start taking steps on your own." Dexter opens another video, presumably another one of the alleged suicides. This woman, who has short blonde hair, is crying and talking about how difficult it is to just get out of bed in the morning. "I just -- I want to die," she says, helplessly. "Look at me," says Meridian. "I understand the appeal of death, okay? No more pain. All the career pressure, the hopelessness...gone." Dexter opens another video, with yet another woman. "In many cultures, there's no stigma attached to taking one's own life," Meridian preaches. "Suicide's respected, even revered, as a matter of personal conscience." The woman asks how most people do it. "The most courageous at heart use guns," he responds. Bingo, Dexter. Do your thing, buddy! "You took women who trusted you at their weakest possible moment," Dexter VOs, "but rather than help them you suggested they end it all. God, you even gave them permission to use a gun. You're a mean one, Mr. Shrink. Create their drug addiction, then pull them off and fill their addled heads with noble thoughts of suicide. I think I've had a breakthrough in therapy!" Rita texts him again: "IDK MY BFF ROSE LOL OMFG ROTFL!!!!1!!!ONE" Actually, it reads, "Come over. I need you!" Seems he's got his man pegged, so he takes off.
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