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Dexter – My theory of Quinn being the shooter is shot

Unless Quinn was standing in a pothole, it's unlikely he's the one who shot Lundy and Deb. Back to the drawing board for me.

- Season 4, Episode 8 - "Road Kill"

Dexter Quinn

This episode pretty much shattered my theory that Quinn could be Lundy’s and Deb’s shooter, if we’re supposed to trust the new evidence that the shooter is Vince’s height. As you can see from the image above, Masuka is quite a bit shorter than Quinn, so unless he was crouched or standing in a pothole, Quinn is not the guilty one here.

So, who is the shooter then? It’s possible that we’re dealing with another unknown and simply haven’t yet met this person, but I’m not getting that feeling this time. I’m going to place my bets that the shooter is a woman. So, with that in mind, I’m going with either Christine the reporter — who is definitely shorter than Quinn and could be about Vince’s height — or Arthur Mitchell’s wife, who secretly knows who her husband is and shot Lundy to protect his identity. Actually, maybe it’s one of Mitchell’s kids doing the dirty work — they seem to be about Vince’s height, whereas his wife seems a bit taller (actress Julia Campbell is reported to be 5’9″, which seems taller than C.S. Lee [Vince]). So it could still be a male, just a Vince-short male.

As far as Rita is concerned, the neighbor is definitely going to be slipping into the sack with her before long; no doubt about that. The question is how will Dexter react when he inevitably finds out? Remember that in season one Dexter barely cared about sex at all. So would this newly-discovered “human” side of Dexter also bring along with it a sense of jealous rage? It’ll be interesting to see, because I’d find it a big surprise if he were to care. Ultimately it could be a way of Rita being taken out of the picture and Dexter having his freedom back. I mean, come on, let’s face it: Rita’s been annoying as hell this season. As much as I love Julie Benz, Rita’s gotta go … or at least her meddling attitude does.

I’m still holding on to the thought that Dexter will ultimately let Arthur Mitchell live. Unlike most (all?) of Dexter’s previous kills, Mitchell is sick in a different way. He gets no enjoyment out of his kills, and should Dexter get him on his table, Mitchell would gladly welcome being killed, without rage and without pleas of help. I’m not sure Dex has had anyone welcome his scalpel before, so it’ll be interesting to see what it does to him.

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2 Responses to “Dexter – My theory of Quinn being the shooter is shot”

November 17, 2009 at 2:02 PM

If trinity dies, I think it will either be at the hand of his son or wife, or he’ll off himself.
Still don’t think we have seen the fallout from Dexter killing an innocent.

November 19, 2009 at 7:30 PM

I’m a little annoyed that Dexter never lets any of his victims get arrested. With trinity welcoming death I doubt the less than cruel method in which Dexter kills will be any kind of immediate terror inducing event. As far as Deb’s shooter, I’m nearly positive it’s Quinn’s reporter girl. She already has admitted and shown herself to be desperate for stories and is behind the whole idea of Deb being a “Hero” now. What better way to make her a hero than to kill a high profile person like Lundy and leave her injured at the scene. She is conniving and conveniently has worked her way into the thick of the homicide department. Will be interesting to see how this turns out. Side note about Rita, if she and the neighbor guy end up knocking boots I’m pretty sure it will be categorized in the assault or rape area (guy is pure creepy and fought alot with his ex-girlfriend).