"I just checked. I didn't see any GPS device in the minivan, Dexter," says Rita as she puts away a checkers game. "Did you check the glove-box? It's grey, rectangular, about the size of a paperback book." "No, it wasn't there. I even looked under the seats. Do you think someone stole it?" "Maybe. Thanks, Rita, I'll see you tonight." He hangs up, and VOs, "If someone stole my GPS, it would have led them straight to Doakes. Who do I know with a nasty habit of stealing? Lila." Well, fuckin' duh, dude. I can't believe you didn't immediately think of her when you saw the cabin demolished by flames. "My miracle worker." Riiiiight.
At the aquarium, Lila's watching all the fishies as Dexter creeps up behind her. "It looks peaceful in there," he says. "Doesn't it?" she says. "Glad you called. I was afraid maybe you'd left town." "Seems I found a good reason to stay." "Like what? A new victim?" Dexter comes around and looks her squarely in the eyes. "You mean you?" Lila looks paralyzed at this. "That's why you asked me to the aquarium," Dexter observes. "A public place. You thought I was going to slip my needle into your neck?" "Is that how you do it?" "It's one of the ways," he says quietly, looking at her intensely. Lila looks scandalized, and forces herself to break eye contact with Dexter. Dexter sighs deeply, and they both stand silent for a moment or two. "You're afraid of me now, aren't you?" he asks her. "I've always been afraid of you, Dextah," she replies. "Why?" "The first time I saw you, I could tell how hopelessly consumed you were by your need." "You lied to me. All that time as my sponsor, you said all you wanted was to help me control my addiction." "We did control it." "But that's not what you really wanted, was it?" She asks him what he thinks she wanted. "To know what it's like to feel something that deeply. Anything, that's why you hang out in recovery groups: you're emotionally color-blind. You use the right words, you pantomime the right behavior, but the feelings never come to pass." Lila tries to tell him that none of this is true, but he doesn't buy it for a second: "It is, Lila. You know the dictionary definition of emotions; longing, joy, sorrow. But you have no idea what any of those things actually feel like." "You're wrong! I have feelings for you." It's clear what he's doing here: he's totally taking the upper hand with her, and manipulating her in the exact same way she did with him earlier in the season. It's fucking great. He's breakin' her down! "You want to have feelings for me, but they're just impulses." "Enough!" Nope, not yet. "They're primitive responses to immediate needs. You know all the words, but you can't hear the music." Lila protests until Dexter grabs her face and says, "Lila, I'm just like you!" They kiss fervently as a guard looks on, not sure what to say. I don't really, either. What the fuck is Dexter doing? I hope this is all part of a ruse. Finally, the guard goes, "'Ey!" and Dex and Lila run out, giggling.