Selflessness and Freudian Themes in 502: “Hello, Bandit” & 503: “Practically Perfect”

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Dexter decides that he “[doesn’t] have time” to deal with the six stages of grief, nor does he have time for the FBI, who are still waiting for a statement from him as to what happened that day. Just when things seem to be settling down, Astor gets upset and decides that she wants to live with her grandparents (Paul’s parents) in Orlando. Harry tries to persuade Dexter to focus on his family rather than to satiate his Dark Passenger; however, the crisis counselor suggests that Dexter take some personal time and take care of himself. Deb finally deals with the fact that she and Quinn slept together in the heat of the moment. Dexter is now after Boyd Fowler after discovering blood spatter residue in the back of his moving truck. In a scramble to close the Trinity Killer case, the Mitchells are called upon to get a sketch on this “Kyle ┬áButler” figure, which Quinn believes could be Dexter, launching an (informal) investigation of his own on Miami Metro’s own beloved blood spatter analyst.

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