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Dexter theories: Lundy and Quinn aren’t all they seem

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After watching this past Sunday’s episode of Dexter, for me, a couple of things about two of the show’s characters came back to the surface. I’m talking about Agent Lundy and Detective Quinn, two of the lesser-known and relatively newer characters on the show. There’s something about each of these guys that I’ve had a funny feeling about all along … and not a funny-in-the-pants kinda way, Masuka.

Let’s start with Lundy. This guy is (well, was) a renown serial killer hunter for the FBI. He’s got an impressive resume, having helped track down and bring in numerous high-profile suspects. And this guy does his homework, as we saw from his Miami hotel room and from the piles of notebooks, files and tapes that Dexter snagged.

What’s bugged me about Lundy was that, for being such a rock star of an agent, he seemingly didn’t smell something being off about Dexter. And that’s where my theory comes in: I believe Lundy knew all along — or very early on — that Dexter is a serial killer.

So, why not bring Dexter in? Well, what better source of the inner-workings of the mind of a serial killer is there than Dexter, a man who has a very specific code to follow that doesn’t include federal agents? Dexter’s clearly very good at what he does, having done this for many years without being caught. Lundy recognized this and saw the benefit of not arresting him or rousing suspicion, so he kept Dexter on a somewhat tight leash without him knowing it. That may have included his romance with Dexter’s sister, Deb. Could it be that his relationship with her was only about keeping close with Dexter?

Let’s take the Lundy theory a step further. Deb is still digging into Harry’s background. In her investigation she could find that her father had a dear old friend he shared information and intel with by the name of … Agent Lundy. If that happens, imagine flashbacks to Harry confiding in Lundy about who Dexter really is. If not via Deb’s investigation, we could learn — from Lundy’s pile of files that Dexter took — that he knew Dexter’s secret. No doubt that would scare the crap out of Dex, knowing he can be found out so easily … that is, unless he finds out later that Lundy knew through Harry. If that’s the case, who else did Harry tell?

Alright, now let’s move on to Quinn. This is actually my wife Deb’s theory, though this time I agree with her 100%. Like Lundy, Quinn’s presence has bugged me. He doesn’t seem to “belong” on the show somehow, and I could never place it. In fact, last season I almost thought he’d turn out to be the Tree Trimmer killer. This season, though, it’s looking like his true nature is peeking out, and I was right all along about him.

Earlier in the season, Dexter caught Quinn pocketing money from a victim’s dresser. Quinn noticed Dexter eying him and tried to kiss up to him, in case he was thinking of mouthing off about it. Then … nothing. What happened to that storyline? It all but disappeared, and that’s not like this show to do that.

Now look at what’s happened with Quinn since he last tried to befriend Dexter. He’s messing around with a reporter, feeding her info, seemingly without realizing it. And because of info that was fed to her via Batista, suspects were taken in, and Quinn went about “thanking” her for planting the story. All the while, the department was hunting down the person responsible for shooting Lundy and Deb. Quinn should be thankful, because now the heat’s off him, as he was the one who gunned the two down.

Yes, I believe Quinn was at least the one responsible for gunning down Lundy and Deb and possibly others related to the vacation murders. The theft of Lundy’s wallet and watch, the fact he didn’t finish off Deb … it’s starting to add up. Eventually Dexter will confront Trinity and find out he was not responsible for shooting Deb and Lundy, and then it’s just a matter of Quinn making some sort of slip-up, like wearing Lundy’s watch.

Even if those theories don’t hold water, there’s something more to these two guys. It’s only a matter of time before we’ll find out what it is.

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4 Responses to “Dexter theories: Lundy and Quinn aren’t all they seem”

October 27, 2009 at 6:06 PM

interesting thoughts… dex finding out lundy was investigating him would be great, not so sure about the past connection though.

quinn theory…. nahhhh. :)

but a good read!

October 27, 2009 at 6:51 PM

I find the Quinn theory the more plausible of the two.

October 27, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Except that Deb saw the shooter

When Dexter is questioning her she talks about the shooters eyes. While it could be that the shooter was wearing a mask, she at least saw the eyes. I think she’d be able to match them with the partner that she’d worked with for the past year

Plus your theory lacks motive. He really had no reason to kill an FBI agent and potentially kill his partner

If Quinn killed Lundy, he did it unintentionally by leaking the story which Trinity read. The story which Trinity decided to kill Lundy because of

As for Lundy, we’ve already found out he isn’t too amazing. He left Miami thinking the Bay Harbor Butcher was arrested (although I remember him being slightly uneasy about it) and he also was wrong about Trinity being a loner. It makes sense Dexter could easily pass by undetected


October 27, 2009 at 8:27 PM

I’m pretty sure Deb said she was looking into Lundy’s eyes. She said his eyes were “saying sorry” to her.

You’re right about lack of motive. Maybe that will come up later … if I’m right, that is.