Spoilers if you aren't caught up on Dexter through Season 8, Episode 2 ("Every Silver Lining…")! So much of the current season of Dexter is focusing on Deb and Dexter's relationship, and based on the above preview for "What's Eating Dexter Morgan?," this Sunday night's episode is no exception. In fact, things appear to be escalating as Deb attempts to deal with her guilt over killing LaGuerta. She may also be harboring guilt over killing El Sappo and the role she played in covering up Dexter's crimes since she found out he's a serial killer. Suffice it to say, Deb has a lot to feel guilty over and just as much to confess, if that's really what she's planning on doing.
She may not be in the best condition to make such a major decision. But bad decisions seem to be her specialty these days. Check out this clip below, which shows Deb getting into some trouble with the law…
It's probably fair to say that learning that her brother is a serial killer is pretty much the worst thing that's ever happened to Deb. Her life hasn't been right since that revelation. Maybe she was better off in the dark, but it was probably inevitable that she would've found out sooner or later, and there's no going back now. So is there any way for Dexter to help her? As Vogel points out, how can Dexter be the solution to Deb's problems if he's the cause of them? It's a fair point, but I'm not convinced that Vogel's the best influence for Dexter, and I'm more than a little bit suspicious of her motives.
Here's a bit more of her conversation with Dexter about his relationship with Deb:
Vogel asking Dexter why he didn't kill her might just be her trying to understand him. But Deb's killed people since then. Dexter could conceivably kill her if he wanted to and it wouldn't go against the code. Dexter doesn't want to kill Deb though, but is it a stretch to wonder how long it'll be before Vogel suggests it? If Rule #1 is don't get caught and Rule #2 is only kill bad people, would Vogel want Dexter to take care of his sister because she could be his undoing? Or because she's holding him back? Of course, those questions apply to the theory that Vogel's motives are sinister. I think they are. Time will tell.
Dexter airs Sundays at 9:00 p.m. ET on Showtime. Check out our breakdown of last Sunday night's episode here. And read the details about Dexter at Comic-Con here.