Spoiler alert! Read no further if you haven't seen last night's episode of Dexter ("Buck the System").
We're starting to see things come together as Deb continues on her tour of Dexter's true nature. Last night's episode had both of them pursuing a dangerous criminal, and as luck would or wouldn't have it, not only did he fit Dexter's code, but Deb nearly got herself killed following procedure. Point to Dexter's side of the argument. Based on the preview for next Sunday night's "Run," the situation will only continue to escalate.
The Speltzer issue wasn't wrapped up with a neat bow at the end of last night's episode, and that's a good thing (for the show, anyway). While it does seem like we're seeing Deb gently nudged toward understanding and accepting what Dexter is, last night's episode seemed to be almost too perfect an example of the value of his code. Because, for every nick-of-time bad-guy kill Dexter gets, there are ones he pursues at his leisure, when he isn't racing down the clock to find and destroy a killer. Speltzer escaped at the end of last night's episode, but now there's solid proof of what he's capable of, which is exactly what Dexter needed. The fact that Deb nearly got herself killed trying to stop the murder was more of a bonus for Dexter's case.
From the preview for next week's episode, it looks like there's another setback with Speltzer's case, which once again seems especially convenient for Dexter in trying to prove to Deb that what he does has value…
Bloody bathtub! Not a good sign.
Of course, it should be taken into account that Speltzer is a fan of the gym. He's super-strong, which could prove to be a problem for Dexter, who is fit but not nearly as muscular as this guy. Then again, we've seen him take down big guys before.
And we also got a look at the ongoing issue involving the Ukrainians, who now suspect Dexter's involvement in Viktor's death.
Dexter airs Sundays at 9:00 p.m. ET on Showtime.