'Dexter' recap: Talk To The Hand, Because The Face Is Unconscious
Once Homeland Security takes a cursory look, they conclude Doomsday_Adam and Beth weren't terrorists, so they back off, but Deb is not thrilled with the state of her department, as if she's the only one. Her mood doesn't improve when LaGuerta sells Matthews out, forcing him to bitterly retire, nor when Saint Therapist makes the suggestion that Deb's feelings for Dexter are a bit more, um, complex than she's admitted, eventually asking if she wants to be with Dexter. Deb cans Saint Therapist in response, which is always a convincing way to say no, I find; the subsequent romantic dream she has about him kind of drives that point home.
Dexter learns the final tableau will be the Lake of Fire, which will end in the death of the two Witnesses, and decides to try to lure Colin Hanks out of hiding by constructing his own tableau, with blood poured on a statue of an angel and with EJO's hand to boot, and leaving him a message directing him to the Slice Of Life. In response, Colin Hanks paints Dexter as the devil, just as hilariously as I thought, before heading off to walk into Dexter's trap. Only, as you'd guess, Dexter's physical incapacitation kicks in at the worst possible time, and when he wakes up, Colin Hanks tries to burn him up in a Lake of Fire tableau. As Colin Hanks drives the Slice Of Life off, the rowboat in which he left Dexter explodes - but unbeknownst to him, Dexter escaped just in time. And I should probably be shot for this, given how bad the season has been, but next week does actually look pretty good.