Dexter season 7 episode 2 “Sunshine and Frosty Swirls” recap
This season of Dexter is all business. When last we left Dexter and his adoptive sister Deb, he had confessed to years of murders to her. How’s Deb going to handle it? I think with great aplomb. And we find out right away as Deb runs out in tears, not wanting to be touched. My prediction was wrong.
But Dexter explains that their father, Harry, taught him a code. And it was no Konami code; it was a code that made him kill only people the police didn’t catch. Deb is more worried about her detective skills than the revelation that her brother has killed dozens of people. Deb can’t turn a blind eye, obviously, but she can slap him in the face and storm out like a theatre major. Now that…that she does with great aplomb.
As always, the relationships Dexter has are at the heart of the show. But that doesn’t stop us from spending more time at the strip club with Quinn and Batista hanging out with that sleazy manager who’s name I already forgot. Anyway, they’re doing detective work. Detectiving around and whatnot. Quinn talks to a stripper looking for info and politely declines a car handy j. Nothing to see here.
Rather than arrest him, Deb makes Dexter move in with him so she can watch him carefully. Any attempt she makes at understanding why he is what he is and does what he does fails miserably. And ruins her love of pasta sauce. Which is truly the biggest crime our vigilante hero has committed. Something tells me Deb’s A&E Intervention-esque strategy will not be successful or else we have a lot of awkward pasta dinners in our future this season.
Ray Stevenson (who is probably not playing himself) arrives at the strip club to check on the manager dude to figure out why the now-dead Victor may have stepped out of line. After some vaguely homoerotic intimidation, we’re left with no answers as to what’s going on. Up until Ray Stevenson (whom we now know is named Isaac) stabs some guy who worked at the club in the eye with a screwdriver. That seems like an ineffective exit interview practice. This is supposed to be a learning experience, Isaac.
In a moment away from Deb (who’s investigating Quinn and Batista’s finding that a guy seen with last week’s trunk stripper that, oh yeah, Dexter already killed), Dexter snoops on Lewis, the creepy former intern with a hard-on for Dexter. Just in case anyone was on Lewis’s side with his anti-Dexter campaign, we see a video diary saying that he’s a creep who’s cheating on Batista’s daughter/Dexter’s babysitter, Jamie, and who previously framed a boss for having child porn. The reason? Lewis showed Dexter his serial killer game and Dexter blew it off. Dexter casts Intimidation, and Lewis says he’ll be a good boy.
Literally hours later, Lewis is not a good boy and shows up at Dexter’s house with Jamie, leading Dexter to decide that Lewis needs to learn a lesson. After drugging Deb, Dexter sneaks out and also drugs Lewis (he must get that knockout drug in bulk), only to call Deb in an effort to keep his promise that he’d stop murdering people. After arriving to give Dexter a soulful heart to heart about his journey to getting better, Deb leaves Dexter alone. We’re led to think that Lewis is about to get a knife in the heart but instead he’s just left on a bench with a headache soon to come.
Dexter’s spirit animal is a guy named Wayne Randall who went on a killing spree with some girl (whom I believe will turn out to be the one played by Yvonne Strahovski). He’s made peace with his time as a serial killer and the punishment dealt to him in the form of permanent jail time and a quest to unearth the bodies he put into the ground. Dexter sees parallels to his own life and the punishment he may need to take by never killing again as a promise to Deb. Up until the part where Wayne Randall jumps in front of a bus, splattering everywhere along with Dexter’s dreams of going straight.
Victims this episode:
-Random greasy mechanic dude who worked at the strip club
-Serial killer video games
-Hand jobs from Russian strippers (pour one out, you guys)