The Dark…Whatever

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Couch Baron: C+ | 2 USERS: A+
Walls Closing In

...and then, back at the Chinese restaurant at which they appear consistently to be the only two customers, Captain Jack informs LaGuerta that Jimenez was one of the three men responsible for killing Dexter's mother, Laura Moser. "Some drug lord put a hit out on her because he found out that she was Harry Morgan's CI." As LaGuerta reels from this new information, Captain Jack (who's drinking like three fingers from a Scotch glass --- with a bar this well-stocked, how is this place not packed?) casually goes on that Dexter and his brother witnessed the whole thing, and by the way, the Ice Truck Killer was Dexter's brother. LaGuerta's like, so Dexter watched his mother get chopped up just like the BHB chopped up his victims and Captain Jack is like, what are you saying, and if he can't follow where she's going with this I can't believe he's not slurring at this point. Oh, and Captain Jack admits that Jimenez went missing at some point, so LaGuerta -- her voice getting some emotion up in there -- asks who would have been more likely to want Jimenez dead: Doakes or Dexter? Captain Jack, still obviously biased by his perception of Dexter as a mild-mannered nerd, thinks she's talking crazy, but LaGuerta lays out more arguments: The BHB took blood slides from his victims and Dexter is a blood analyst; Doakes always thought there was something off about Dexter. "What if Doakes was on to him? What if Dexter is the real Bay Harbor Butcher?" The rest of this episode's bullshit, but LaGuerta getting this close is giving me chills. Barely able to think straight, she says she's going to talk to Dexter, but Captain Jack tells her that he should be the one to do it, since he's known Dexter since he was a kid and he trusts him. "What's more, I'm a lot less likely to fuck it up." I didn't realize it until now, but I've missed Captain Jack and his salty ways!

Jamie is just getting ready to take Harrison swimming when there's a knock on the door -- it's Clint, who looks at Jamie all va-va-va-voom; one hasty nanny exit and a few choice words about "sink or swim" later, Dexter's like, out with it. So Clint tells him that he's got some information and he would like some cash to sit on it -- namely, that Hannah's roommate at the halfway house, "Arlene Schram," saw her do it. Dexter thinks he's lying, citing Price's book as a reference, but Clint is like, who do you think sold Price a bunch of his information and now I owe tons of gambling money, so can we get back to the part where you pay me? I'm not sure why Hannah would have confided this information to her father, but I suppose if he were motivated (and cold-hearted) enough, he could have interviewed Schram at the time. If that's the case, it doesn't explain why she didn't tell the police the same story. I'll withhold judgment until they actually introduce the character, but I'm not holding my breath for the logic to be sound. And before I move on, if it's true that Clint sold Price a lot of information that wasn't publicly known, wouldn't Hannah have wondered at some point who his source was? Dexter steps forward and breathes for Clint to get out of there before his bad side is exposed and Clint heads for the door, but suggests Dexter talk to Hannah about Arlene before making up his mind. "Then we'll talk numbers." They're not going to be very good, if we're talking rating this subplot.

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