In “Dexter” Season 5 Episode 8 “Take It!,” Dexter finds himself in the unaccustomed position of feeling normal in a crowd of chanting yahoos who are grooving on self-help guru Jordan Chase’s yammering about “primal urges.”
Dexter knows all about that subject. Spoilers follow.
Dexter and Lumen are on the hunt for Cole, Jordan’s nefarious chief of security and a sick, sadistic rapist and murderer. But then Jordan takes an interest in Dexter. He has heard that Dexter lost his wife to a horrific murder, and now feels that Dexter is clay to his potter’s hands. Dexter plays along, mainly because he has no choice.
But the good work has to proceed. With Lumen’s help, he prepares a hotel room for Cole’s ending, plastic, duct tape, the whole thing. Lumen is finding that being an accessory to murder is very satisfying. However, she has gotten a call from the gentleman whom she left at the altar back home.
No time for reminiscing about the wedding that went badly. Cole spots Lumen at the self-help seminar and chases her through the hotel, right to the room that has been prepared for him. While he was busily strangling Lumen, calling her all sorts of unkind names for surviving the rape/torture, Dexter jumped on top of him and subdued him.
Fast forward a little later and there was Cole, wrapped in plastic like a sacrificial animal. The ritual had an addition of a brief interrogation. Who else was in on the degradation of Lumen? Who is “Tick Tock?” He was not telling. So they proceeded to the gazing upon the photographs of the victims and then the final thrust of the knife. Lumen looked on with horror and yet a little fascination. At that point, she had passed across another line back across she can never return.
As Dexter is leaving the hotel, his luggage packed with Cole, Jordan accosts him. Inadvertently, Jordan reveals himself as Mr. Tick Tock, hence sealing his fate.
However, Quinn’s little spy, the disgraced narc, photographs Dexter and Lumen dumping garbage bags filled with Cole over the side of Dexter’s boat. Another complication.
Meanwhile, Laguerta struggles to deal with the fallout of the club shootout. Clearly it cannot be her fault, as nothing can be her fault. At first, the young patrol officer is selected to be the scapegoat. But Debra points out that the stakeout was her operation. Laguerta is only too happy to select Debra to take the fall.
But this alienates Angel, who now has decided between his wife and the truth. Laguerta will not be pleased.
Source: Dexter, Take It!, ThirdAge.Com