Jordan and Dexter are post-workout again. Jordan tells Dex that he seems more open and Dex once more gets to double entendre his way through a convo by saying that he feels that he might get to TAKE AWAY SOMETHING VALUABLE from this session. There are many lockers but only one shower, I guess, because Jordan's just getting in now and Dex is already in his clothes. Anyway, Jordan says that he still feels that Dex is not being completely honest as he leaves to shower. Dex immediately gets to work with latex gloves and a syringe. He's gonna get some of that pendant juice. He uses a needle so small that he thinks there's no way Jordan could notice. He puts the blood on a slide and says that Jordan is already helping him. He barely gets everything in place before Jordan walks back in. He leaves and Jordan notices something funny about his locker. He immediately goes for his pendant, but nothing seems wrong. Then, he notices a tiny bit of pendant juice on his finger. He flexes his jaw real mad-like.
Deb is still reading that file. Francis admonishes her, but she's really absorbed. She finds that there are multiple DNA strains found in the Barrel Girls case, but all of the murders were pinned on Boyd Fowler. She pulls out Cole's file and points out that he could be a match. Deb says she needs Batista to try to reopen the case, because she's supposed to be filing.
Dexter tells Masuka that Astor showed up at his house with a friend and he asks how old the friend is. Too far. He has gone too far. He gets a call from Lumen who says that the girls are gone. She left with Harrison to try to get more Advil and now they're gone. She says that the backdoor is open and their cell phones are still in the house. This is an ASTOR ALERT. Dexter says that he will be right there and Lumen is very apologetic. When he gets home, Elliot is there and holding Harrison on the front lawn. Dexter takes the kid as Elliot says he saw a fair-haired guy knocking on the door. Fits the description of Cole, Boyd, Jordan and Dan the dentist. Not good. Elliot got part of his license plate and Dex asks him why he didn't stop them. He didn't know anything was amiss. He only remembered part of the license plate number because it's a habit from neighborhood watch shifts. He and Lumen go inside and he looks for signs of a break-in. He says that he needs to call the cops, but Lumen says that all of their recent activities might be found out if they ask questions. But, Dexter doesn't care. He calls anyway. Wow. That's huge. Does anyone find it strange that Dexter never feels compelled to kill anyone that he knows and loves? Sometimes his pathology doesn't make a ton of sense to me. I thought the idea was that he had this disconnect from humanity and a need to kill things and Harry directed him to, you know, take out people who deserved it. Now, it's become clear that the arc of this series is Dexter's evolution as a feeling person, but it's hard sometimes for me to reconcile his psycho need to kill with his obvious devotion to his family. Sure, he's a little apathetic towards Deb sometimes, but it's like his problem is not feeling love, it's expressing it. And, that's not really a good reason to kill people. Not that there is a good reason.