'Dexter' Recap: Once Upon A Time

Oct 09, 2011 | 5:04pm EDT


S6:E2 “I want to make sure I can rely on you.” – Professor Gellar

The second episode of the season began with Dexter going through his bedtime ritual with Harrison and telling a story about how he slayed a bad monster named Chino, who was terrorizing a place called “the hood.” Dexter concluded the story by saying he took Chino’s body and put it in a place no one would ever find it, and Harrison asked if his dad put Chino in “daddy’s box.” Dexter was taken aback by how quickly his son was figuring him out, and found it troubling. Across town, Professor Gellar and Travis brought pieces of mannequins out of the trunk of a car and into some abandoned house. Travis told the Professor he would be a little late tomorrow, and this made the Professor worry about his commitment. It turns out Travis just went to visit his sister and as they sat down to dinner together, his sister convinced him to blow off “work” because they never get to hang out anymore. He agreed to stay the night and catch up with her, but he was acutely aware of how his choice would mean problems for him later.

“I like things the way they are.” – Deb

Deb finally went back to Quinn’s apartment and told him she didn’t want to marry him because she liked things just the way they were. Obviously this upset Quinn and he left before Deb had the chance to tell him she was going to be his new boss. Before Deb’s promotional ceremony the next day, Vince told Batista he figured out the snakes found inside Omar’s body had come from an environment where the water was toxic, and this was their very first lead on the case. The next thing we knew, Dexter had strapped Julio to one of the chairs in Hector’s old shop and slit his throat in one of the hair-washing basins. Not surprisingly, Dexter made it home just in time to give Harrison a bath, and came to the conclusion he would have to spend the rest of his life lying to his son to protect him.

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