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Dexter Episode: "Remains to Be Seen"

Season 4, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: Dexter mishandles crucial evidence in a case. His carelessness could come back to haunt him and impact Agent Lundy's investigation into the latest Trinity Killer slayings.
Original Air Date: Oct 4, 2009

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Season 4, Episode 2
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Length: 50:00
Aired: 10/4/2009
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Dexter Episode Recap: "Remains To Be Seen" Season 4, Episode 2

After a car crash, Dexter struggles to remember where he hid the body of his latest victim

In this episode of Dexter, things pick up right after Dexter's a car accident. He escapes with only a concussion, but he struggles to remember what he did with the body of his latest victim, Benny Gomez. Meanwhile, the Trinity Killer selects his new female victim.

The episode begins with Dexter being taken away on a stretcher at the scene of his accident. He keeps looking over to see if the police discover his bag filled with dismembered body parts, and a cop comes over. He tells Dexter they found a bag, but Dexter is relieved when he hands over the pharmacy bag with Harrison's medicine in it. Dexter's taken to the hospital where the doctor tells him to stay 12 hours for observation because of his concussion. But Dexter is desperate to find Gomez's body before anyone else does, so he just leaves.

The next morning, Dexter goes to his car where all he finds is one bag in the trunk containing his kill tools. He assumes the bags of body parts were tossed from the car during the accident, but doesn't find any when he checks the scene of the accident. He's at a loss and can't figure out where the body could be. His dad appears, surrounded in bright light, and insinuates Harrison is to blame for this mess.

Dexter is called to the crime scene of another dead tourist. The reporter Quinn is sleeping dubbed the killings as the "vacation murders" in a recent article, and Laguerta is not happy. She takes the lead on the case, and is pretty bitchy in the way she takes it away from her new lover, Batista. At the crime scene, Dexter discovers the killer scraped himself on a cactus needle after fleeing, and while collecting the blood sample, his dad appears again to tell him to hustle and find that body. 

Meanwhile, Lundy joins Deb for lunch, and she confronts him about not contacting her at all since he left. He apologizes for not telling her he was coming back to Miami and asks to join her when she questions man convicted of killing his wife 30 years ago in the same house and same manner as last week's victim, Lisa Bell. Deb grills her new suspect, but he maintains he wasn't guilty of killing his wife 30 years ago, even though he did time for it. He also has an alibi that he was working at the homeless shelter that night. Deb and Lundy actually believe him because he's sloppy and never could have pulled off such a precise murder.

Lundy asks Deb to dinner to discuss the case further. Flustered, Deb agrees, but she thinks he's doing all this to get her back. She later tells him she's happy with her new boyfriend, but Lundy tells her about his work with the Trinity Killer. As shocked as she is to learn this new information about her case, she still feels like an idiot for assuming he's back for and runs off.

Dexter heads to the boxing ring where he realizes he must have hid the body, but can't  find it. He did, however, find a drop of blood left behind and is very ashamed of his sloppiness. He retraces his steps to the pharmacy and checks the dumpster. His dad appears again in the uniform he was wearing when he first found Dexter — the only other time Dexter's memory blanked out. Dexter heads back to the office to make sure the body hasn't been found by anyone else yet. Laguerta tells everyone on the vacation murderer case they have to stay late to work the case. Dexter manages to figure who the killer is based on the fact that the blood showed the suspect has syphilis. Dexter gives Laguerta the info on the killer and bolts out of there to keep looking for Gomez.

He goes back to the boxing ring and gets a call from Lundy, who wants to talk about Trinity. He tells Dexter he will kill an older woman next, and soon. While he's telling Dexter this, we see the Trinity Killer walking a dog towards a woman he's been following all day. He "accidentally" bumps into her and offers to help her carry her groceries to her house. As soon as the woman thanks him and goes into her home, Trinity unleashes the dog and sets his prop free.

When Dexter gets off the phone with Lundy, he finds yet another blood spot on the boxing ring floor which prompts him to look up at a bright light and he remembers the body parts are in a punching bag hanging from the ceiling. His dad had been trying to tell him the whole time by appearing to Dexter in a brightly lit fashion.  Dexter lowers the bag and we get a glimpse at the lovely decapitated head of Benny Gomez.

Dexter's dad appears to him a last time to tell him he's juggling way too much now. Dexter brushes off the warning and goes to bed in dire need of sleep. But the second he closes his eyes, all we hear is the sound of a screaming baby. Poor Dexter.

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After a car crash, Dexter struggles to remember where he hid the body of his latest victim

In this episode of Dexter, things pick up right after Dexter's a car accident. He escapes with only a concussion, but he struggles to remember what he did with the body of his latest victim, Benny Gomez. Meanwhile, the Trinity Killer selects his new female victim.

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