“Dexter” season 7 episode 2 – “Sunshine And Frosty Swirl” – recap via The Huffington Post. Read the article after the jump. [warning]SPOILERS![/warning]
Deb devoted herself to trying to “cure” Dexter in this episode. Sticking to the great pacing that the show’s utilizing thus far in this new season, the action picked up right after Dexter admitted his serial-killer secret to Deb. She immediately ran out outside putting together that Dexter was actually the Bay Harbor Butcher, and that he must have set up Doakes to take the fall. Later, she says, “I was this close to arresting you this morning,” but they both know she can’t do that. After she helped him burn Travis Marshall’s body, she’s now an accomplice to the crime, and turning him in isn’t an option if she wants to keep her job as a Homicide Lieutenant. Eventually she found some sympathy for her brother by thinking about his compulsions as an addiction and offering him 24/7 brother-sitting as “rehab.”
A Ukranian mob boss came to town and quickly payed the strip club bouncer who spilled Victor Baskov’s name to Quinn and Batista a visit, stabbing him with a screwdriver through the eye.
LaGuerta opted to go through a private investigator to keep the blood slide evidence quiet. Realizing she stumbled onto something big, she called in the FBI to advise.
Quinn interviewed a stripper who gave him a lead in the Mike Anderson case, leading him to the bouncer who told them about Victor Baskov before he paid the price for talking.
Dexter was having a deep conversation with an incarcerated serial killer who claimed he’d grown a conscience before the guy threw himself in front of a truck in the episode’s disturbing final scene. This should open the door for his murder-spree partner in crime, who was a minor at the time, to enter the story in the form of Yvonne Strahovski’s character Hannah McKay.