Originally Posted by tighr
You never know with this show (or these writers), because they've certainly set her up to be a red herring. After Dexter finds Zack with his head chopped off, the scene cuts to Vogel admiring yet another piece of brain. She was also the last one to see Zack alive that we know of. We also know that Hannah was with Dexter, so she's got an alibi. But then they also established earlier that Vogel was getting the pieces on her doorstep. Maybe it's a red herring, maybe she's the true BS.
I think it would be a major coup for the show if the BS turned out to be Deb or Quinn.
Pretty much agree except that I don't think either Quinn or Deb could be the BS. I do think Quinn might have tried to frame Zach for the neighbor's murder. That could mean that Quinn killed the neighbor but that seems far fetched. He did pointedly ask Dexter to tell him if he found any of Zach's DNA which is a bit telltale. Deb didn't know anything about Zach until she met him at the hotel room so I don't think she's involved.
I was thinking how so many things could happen with Deb's trip to the Keys. She could have called the police on Hannah and then Dexter could have been caught in a compromising position with respect to Zach since Deb probably assumed Dexter and Hannah were only there to tryst. Nothing really happened although that was interesting in and of itself. Deb couldn't take down Hannah. Deb's position on Hannah was overly emotional (to the point of being annoying) but I'm almost glad it played out this way. It was a nice surprise to see that Zach hadn't killed the neighbor and that Dexter gave him a chance. I like this idea that they are setting Dexter up to be done with the killing. That the most powerful urge he has is to be with Hannah. If Hannah has an ulterior motive, she is being very passive about it and putting herself at risk by traveling around with Dexter rather than laying low.
Vogel seems to be the easiest target for being the BS but I don't really see how she could manage it physically. I think the answer would be that she is involved with another former or current patient doing this. The odd thing is that she really seemed to enjoy the family dinner with everyone so that meant that the fact that Zach was in on that doesn't make him safe or potentially Dexter either. Vogel had been the proponent of Zach not ending up on Dexter's table so the question of why he should die is interesting. It wasn't as if he was disobeying Vogel. Zach seemed like (probably for the first time in his life) a happy kid. Falling asleep in Dexter's car. In the back with Dexter and Hannah saying: Are we there yet? Typical kid. Happy at dinner. Amazed at Dexter's "babes". He seemed very much staying with Vogel's plan so it doesn't make a lot of sense for Vogel to off him.
One thing I didn't get was where Dexter found Zach. Was that in Dexter's apartment? Dexter doesn't seem really concerned with the maelstrom forming around him. The neighbor wasn't killed by Zach. Who killed her? Who is trying to frame Zach?
While I didn't like Dexter's "don't go" at the end, I think it is true to the character and the direction he is heading. Hannah is distracting him and there is choppy waters ahead.