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Professor James Gellar
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Character Profile
Portrayed By
Edward James Olmos
Season(s)
Season Six
First Appearance
Those Kinds of Things
Last Appearance
Ricochet Rabbit (Corpse)
Appears in
Ten Episodes
Character
Full Name
James Gellar
Aliases
Professor
Doomsday
DDK (Doomsday Killer)
Nicknames
Gellar
Professor
Status
Deceased
Manner of Death
Killed by Travis Marshall
Characteristics
Age
65 (at death)
Gender
Male
Eyes
Brown
Hair
Black (graying)
Personal Status
Marital Status
Single


Address
Santa Maria de Laredo
Professional Status
Profession
Professor of Religious Studies (former)
Affiliation
University of Tallahassee

Professor James Gellar is a Character on Showtime's DEXTER.

Originally, he was thought to be alive when, actually, he had been dead since before the season began, making him a false main antagonist.

Gellar was a former Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Tallahassee, until he was fired for allegedly stealing an ancient Roman sword which belonged to John the Revelator. Gellar then went underground, becoming invisible and unheard of until the Doomsday Killings began.

It turned out that Gellar was a devoted End Times expert. He had a website as well as a book dedicated to explaining the End of Days as described in the Book of Revelation which led to a cult following. It was through Gellar's teachings that Travis Marshall carried on his mentor's work, after taking his life by his own hand.

Description

Professor Gellar was roughly in his mid-60s, with mostly gray hair. He wore mostly professional attire -- dress pants, and a dress shirt.

Personality

When Gellar was alive, he was a devoted ends time expert who believed that he had discovered the code to forcing the End of Days. He took student Travis Marshall under his wing, who became a fanatic and believed that he and Gellar were the Two Witnesses. It was later revealed that his student murdered him with the sword belonging to John the Revelator.

Gellar had a reputation as a man that preferred younger women, such as Clarissa Porter, who was originally his teaching assistant. They were involved intimately for several months before Gellar moved onto another young female. It was also deduced that Gellar was specifically interested in brunettes.

Whether or not Gellar had the same personality in the version that Travis saw in his hallucinations after his death was unknown.

Hobbies

Gellar was an avid painter and artist, both containing a book with detailed drawings. It was likely his artistic style that suggested the idea to Travis for the Four Horseman tableau as well as the stitching in the body of Omar Rivera.

Early Life

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A photograph of a younger James Gellar shown on dry erase board

James Gellar was born sometime in the 1940s to early 1950s (Olmos was born on 24 February 1947). Most of his early life was a mystery, and nothing prior to 2008 was known about his character. It was likely, though, that Gellar had an obsession with the End of Days for most of his adult life, as he wrote a few books regarding the subject.

James Gellar became a Professor at the University of Tallahassee in 1996[1] to teach "Religious Studies." In this time, he had a teacher's assistant by the name of Clarissa Porter and formed a relationship with her, while working on a theory about an Early A.D. cult known as the Enesserrette. The cult believed that the Book of Revelation was more than just a biblical prophecy, but actually some kind of code that explained how to physically bring about the End of the World. According to his notes, Gellar deciphered the code as having seven steps that each required a human sacrifice to trigger the end of days. Gellar drew out in detail, along with his personal writings, in a leather bound book, which remained in the possession of his Clarissa Porter.

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Clarissa Porter posing for what is referred to on his site as "The Lamb"

For what the police believed was a "practice run" for the "Doomsday Tableaus," Clarissa Porter posed lying naked on the ground next to a dead lamb. This took place in 2008 and put Gellar into "hot water" with the University. One of his students, Travis Marshall, took a great interest in the subject and was congratulated by the professor upon graduation at the university. Shortly thereafter, an ancient sword that belonged to John the Revelator was stolen from the university and Gellar was blamed. After being fired for this incident, Gellar vanished from the public eye and seemingly went underground. An End Times website in his name developed a following of believers.

Summary

Professor Gellar's protege, Travis Marshall, began enacting the signs from the Book of Revelation. They became known as the Doomsday Tableaus. According to Travis, he intended to "finish the work" that Gellar and he had started. After his death, Gellar continued to appear as a living person to Travis. It was later confirmed that Travis suffered from severe psychological effects ("Ricochet Rabbit").

The missing sword of John the Revelator was believed to have been the the weapon used to kill Omar Rivera and Nathan Roberts. This led Miami Metro Homicide to suspect Gellar as the Doomsday Killer and, ultimately, Travis as well. The police searched for Gellar, but learned that he had disappeared three years prior to the killings.

Following the death of Trent Casey, Dexter (then working with Travis to bring down Gellar) arrived at Gellar's church. When he discovered Travis lying unconscious on the floor, he assumed that Gellar struck him and was hiding somewhere within the church. Looking around, Dexter found a trapdoor at the altar that led into a secret basement housing a freezer. As he opened the freezer, he discovered a sight he wasn't expecting... Gellar's frozen body, with a large wound in his chest. Dexter came to the realization that Gellar had been dead all along, and it was Travis alone who was responsible for all of the deaths. Dexter attempted to expose this truth to Travis, but Travis rejected the fact that he had killed Gellar.

Dexter then severed Gellar's hand and used it to make a tableau of his own. He attached the hand to an angel statue, tainted the water of its fountain with blood, and wrote "666" above it. The tableau proved that Gellar was dead, and alerted Travis that Dexter hadn't died in The Lake of Fire. Dexter disposed of Gellar's body by feeding it to alligators, similar to what he did with his earliest victims, such as Mary.

Trivia

  • Gellar is the only antagonist to be deceased since the beginning of the season. Gellar disappeared three years prior to the events of Season Six
  • He is the second antagonist to be killed by another antagonist (Travis Marshall). Lila West was the first antagonist in Season Two, to kill another antagonist (James Doakes),
  • Despite being dead at the start of Season Six, he was still considered to be one of the main antagonists of the season, because he was the one who taught Travis about the Doomsday Tableaus. He was also the one who first experimented with a tableau, with Clarissa Porter.
  • The discovery of Gellar's corpse may be a play on words of the French term Geler, which means "to freeze."

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Season Six

The Seven Headed Serpent

Under the light of a Crimson Moon, two men are seen rowing a boat through an isolated marshland. These men are Professor James Gellar and his protégé, Travis Marshall, who are in search of a particular freshwater snake within this region. As Gellar explains, the mother of this breed gives live birth, so the one they are searching for will be fat and slow. Gellar discovers a snake like this and Travis captures it with a net, pulling it out with his bare hands as he displays it in front of Gellar's flashlight. Travis remarks on the number of snakes swirling around inside of the body and Gellar claims that they only need seven.

The next day, Gellar and Travis are seen parked across the street from a fruit vendor, who they watch carefully, as well as their surroundings, for the right time to act. Travis, after seeing a car pass, attempts to get out but Gellar stops him as another vehicle passes by. Gellar then allows Travis to exit the vehicle. Travis walks to the back, takes out a bag, crosses the street, and approaches Omar Rivera, the owner of the fruit stand. Gellar remains in the car, watching on with a smile. Travis assaults the man when his back is turned, drags his body behind the fruit stand and down a hill. Apparently, Gellar then aids him in the disemboweling of the victim, replacing his intestines with the baby snakes, and sewing up the victim with the symbol for Alpha and Omega.

Dexter Morgan, the forensic blood spatter analyst from Miami Metro Homicide, is called in to a bizarre crime scene where a fruit vendor has gone missing. He arrives on scene to find Vince Masuka, Detective Debra Morgan, and her partner, Joey Quinn, in addition to a stream of students anxious for the Intern level position with the Miami PD. Dexter notices the intestines left within the scale which, subsequently, Detective Mike Anderson claims to be a sign of judgment.[2]

Dexter follows a blood trail down a hill behind the fruit stand and proceeds to detail the event claiming that the victim was struck from behind, dragged to that spot, and then stabbed to death before being disemboweled on the ground. In regards to the intestines left in the scale, there is a hidden message within them that isn't discovered until later on.[3]

The body of Omar Rivera later washes up on shore and a jogger reports it. Dexter is once again called on scene to investigate the incident. The same team is on site, with the addition of Vince's chosen top pick, Peter, who is seen taking pictures of the body. Debra and Quinn joke about the choice, thinking that Vince would rather work with the attractive girl, Ryan Chambers. Vince replies by saying that he chose the person with the highest test scores (but doesn't go without complimenting the "breasts and buttocks" of the hot chick).

Vince brings Dexter over to the body to investigate the unusual markings on his stomach. Quinn informs them that the symbol is Greek for Alpha and Omega while Dexter removes the man's wallet to confirm an ID for the victim. Then the stomach begins to move, something that immediately intrigues Dexter. He cuts open a slight bit of the stitching to release seven baby snakes from within.

He and Vince proceed to bag the snakes, observing them while the nearby assistant, Peter, faints. The group informs Masuka that he's not a good choice for an intern. Vince bids goodbye to the passed out intern and to himself, welcomes "little miss hottie."

Debra ponders the meaning of the symbol and the snakes, bouncing the idea back and forth that it's some kind of message or a warning, while Dexter considers the elaborate thought process behind the message and what it could mean.

Both Gellar and Travis walk out to a dock, looking upon the river as they quote the following:

Gellar: "I stood upon the sands of the sea and I saw a serpent rise up out of the sea. Having seven heads."
Travis: "And upon his heads the name of blasphemy"
Travis: "So it's begun?"
Gellar: "Yes, it's begun."

Gellar begins to smile and laugh a little bit before proudly patting Travis on his shoulders. Their first message properly sent, the two men ready themselves for the next more complex ritual: The Four Horsemen.

The Four Horsemen

Professor Gellar and Travis Marshall are next seen lifting bags from their vehicle to bring into the church that Gellar has been staying at. They discuss preparation for their next act, only for Travis to inform his mentor that he may be a bit later tomorrow night. Gellar inquires why he is just now being informed of this. Travis claims that it just came up, he won't be long, and it won't interfere with his plans. As Travis walks the steps, Gellar tells him that he must choose "another" soon and Travis replies, almost defensively, by claiming he knows this already. Travis accidentally tears one of the trash bags and its contents - mannequin parts - spill out onto the steps and down to the sidewalk. Gellar says, "Now look what you did..". Immediately, Travis apologizes, moving to pick up the parts and Gellar calmly reassures him that it's alright, that these things happen.

He kneels down to assist Travis, wondering if he's still able to rely on him. Gellar smiles, calls Travis a good boy, and then picks up a mannequin's head. Gellar observes the head fondly, parts its hair and brushes it aside, and says, "Hello...."

The following night goes differently than expected, as Travis decides to stay longer at his sister's house than he intended, forgoing his meeting with Gellar. The next night, Gellar is seen at his church, heating a rod within a glowing fire. Travis enters and slowly approaches Gellar as he stands at the altar. Gellar asks where he was the previous night and Travis replies by saying that he was with his sister. Gellar tells him that she can't be saved, with Travis responding that that she's a good person and she's all that he has. Gellar rebukes him, saying that isn't true, because Travis has him and now God, as well. Gellar then stands up with the heated metal rod, claiming that Travis needs to be reminded of this. Travis stands there, closing his eyes, ready to be struck or burned with the rod, only to hear a sizzling sound as Gellar uses it on his own arm to burn himself. Gellar states that he suffers for Travis's sin in visiting his sister. Travis begs Gellar to stop, saying that he's sorry for what he did and it will never happen again.

Gellar: "Is that what you want, Travis?" *places the hot metal on his own arm* "To hurt me! You see how I suffer for your sins!"
Travis: "Stop! I won't see her again! I swear!"
Gellar: "It's my job...to take care of you. Not hers."'

Travis pledges that he will do anything to prove himself worthy, beseeching Gellar to not harm himself, anymore. The next night. Travis follows through on his promise, by faking an injury to himself on a jogging trail. When jogger, Nathan Roberts, moves in to check on Travis, he's struck on the head with a rock and brought to the church. Professor Gellar smiles and nods in approval, seeing that Travis has chosen his next victim.

Over a series of visits, Travis urges Nathan to beg for forgiveness for his sins. When he begins to sympathize with Nathan, he quietly leaves while Nathan tugs on the chain. Out in the chapel area, Professor Gellar tells him that Nathan is only saying what Travis wants to hear, in hopes of being set free.

Travis asks Gellar how much longer Nathan must be made to suffer. Gellar remarks on his good heart, saying that it's why God chose him, but he stands up to say that regardless, there is so much more at stake than one man's suffering. They must be strong while Nathan must be pure; otherwise they can't proceed. However, he attempts to lift Travis's spirits by telling him that he's coming around and that it just takes time.

The time that Nathan has spent trying to pull the shackle loose finally pays off when he breaks free, though still restricted by his hands being tied together. Nathan first tries the door that Travis has been using, only to find that opening it may make too much noise so he chooses an alternate path which wraps around through the main chapel area. After pushing aside a pew, he nears the entrance. Suddenly, he spots a horse as it rears up, and he falls back frightened. Shortly thereafter Travis takes him by the arm and head, showing remarkable strength as he pulls the man and throws him to the floor back in the room from before. He asks if he wants to be saved, that he has to make a choice and Nathan grovels at his feet once more begging for his life, saying that he wishes to be cleansed of his sins. Travis stands there with an expression of a man who thinks he's ready and then Professor Gellar confirms it, telling him that it's time.

It's a bright sunny day, what appears to be a festival or some sort of shopping district sees heavy traffic from all sorts of people. Cars drive by and the sun gleams, but a thumping noise clicks against the cement.

In the distance, traveling down the road is a pair of four horses each with an apparent rider. The civilians look to these horses, confused as if this is some sort of parade but are suddenly greeted by the grotesque sight of body parts sewn together with the mannequin frames. Four riders, one man... Nathan Roberts has been "freed" and sends a message to all about the end of days.

Dexter Morgan, who bore interest in the "snakes victim" when he visited the crime scene beforehand now walks onto a scene like he's never seen before. Even he, a man who is on the fence over belief in a higher power, remarks "Jesus Christ!" when he witnesses a horse walking around with body parts attached to it (namely, the head of Nathan Roberts at first). He walks through the crime scene, looking at the spectacle as he meets with his sister Lieutenant Debra Morgan, filling her first time on scene in her new position.

He is reminded of his brother Brian Moser while remarking on the "wicked rodeo," caught off guard by Deb thinking the same thing, except that when he envisions the imagination behind these killings, she thinks of the brutality of it.

Debra: "Same sick fuck, two different killings."

She leads him to one of the horses, detailing the symbol for "Alpha and Omega", which relates the previous Snakes Victim to this new murder. Forgetting her position as Lieutenant, she snaps at Joey Quinn who was simply providing his report along with Sergeant Angel Batista and Vince Masuka. Batista confirms to the two of them that a local stable about a mile from their location reported four horses missing, Quinn says that patrol will be on their way within the hour and Masuka reports that all body parts are the same blood type (B+), feeling that they are all from a single victim. Dexter wonders what killer is trying to tell them, when Detective Mike Anderson approaches with an answer.

Mike: "He's saying it's the end of the world, something like that. Four horseman of the apocalypse; white, red, pale and black. Doesn't take a genius to figure it out. The killer is showing us a scene from the Book of Revelation."

The others aren't instantly persuaded by Mike, but Debra introduces him nonetheless, learning from Mike that this is a scene from the Book of Revelation, relating religious motive in addition to the symbol for Alpha and Omega. She inquires about the snakes but Mike says he isn't sure about it, that he'll have to research more data to figure out the situation. She then tells Masuka and Batista to head to the stables for info while Dexter and Vince take care of the body. Dexter relates the killing to that of his "Tribe", being as the killer chopped up the body parts much like himself and his brother but doesn't understand exactly what this is.

If James Doakes were still alive (and didn't know the truth about Dexter), he'd certainly comment on the way Dexter handles his observation of the corpse here. His movements and expression suggest a keen interest and almost thrill from this experience, moving body part to body part together to form a completed puzzle and even picks up the decapitated head placing it to finish the structure while Deb gives somewhat of a nauseated look. Dexter confirms that the kill wound (located on the chest) was the same as that for Omar Rivera (the Snakes Victim), then states the same insignia being used for both crimes. Debra proceeds to ask about the cuts on the body, what could have caused it with Dexter suggesting a bone saw.

Something catches his attention, an object of some sort stuck under the left eyelid of the victim. Using a pair of tweezers, he obtains a small note and opens it up revealing the numbers "1242". Puzzled by it, he grins to Debra as he ponders on whether the other victim also has a similar message on his body. He looks over the corpse but finds nothing anywhere on him, even though Debra suggests other locations on the corpse such as the mouth. She asks what they could be missing and once again he smirks, remembering what's not in him: the intestines. Having them wheeled in on a cart, Dexter cuts open one of the intestines, comparing it to looking through a cereal box for the prize. He manages to locate another message, which reads "1237". He asks what the numbers could mean, and he and Deb have the following exchange:

Dexter: "1237 and 1242, what do you think it means?"
Debra: "That I've only been Lieutenant for a week and there's already some game-playing sick as fuck serial killer for me to catch?"Dexter: "Technically he's not a serial killer...yet. Serial killing involves the murder of several people in three or more separate events. So far our guy's only done two."
Debra: "Are you trying to make me feel better...or worse?"

- From the master Serial killer himself, Dexter Morgan.

In the Investigation Room, Dexter works over the code with his own mathematical interpretation on a notepad. He worries over the fact that when Brian sent him a message, they were encoded specifically for him, but puts faith in himself that he should be able to crack this code as well. Debra then reintroduces Mike Anderson to the few who haven't met him yet, and Anderson begins to do a run through on the boards of what he's compiled information wise.

He begins to explain his theory that the killer is reenacting scenes from the Book of Revelation, saying that there is a lot of brutal imagery to choose from. He's cut off by a sudden interruption by the always timely Vince Masuka, who states that there are traces of oxidized iron (rust) in the victim's corpse. Based on the fact that iron hasn't been used in weapons for centuries, Dexter then expresses his curiosity in what kind of weapon could have been used and Masuka says that it was likely an ancient sword of some type. Deb tells Masuka to work on that, then asks Mike to continue. Mike says that the killer has given them three tableaux (theatrical term for a picturesque group of people or objects) in the intestines on the scale, the snakes victim and the four horseman. The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse are described in Revelation 6, verse 1 through 8 while the Snakes are mentioned in Revelation 13: "And I stood upon the sand of the sea and saw a serpent rise out of the sea having seven heads". He makes an interesting hypothesis of the intestines meaning, suggesting that they are a symbol for God's judgement on the human race (as the intestines were left on the scale at the fruit stand). Dexter begins to realize that the numbers 1237 and 1242 have a difference of 5 and that the murders took place five days apart. Batista then suggests that if they're counting up to something, then it must be the end of the world. It's then that Debra tells Batista and Quinn to round up any end times fanatics and dubs the murderer The Doomsday Killer.

The Angel of Death

Professor Gellar and Travis Marshall are spending their time eating (at least Travis is) at a restaurant discussing the recent Four Horseman incident in the street. He sits back calmly, referencing the fear in everyone's minds and body language from hearing about that incident. He begins to explain that soon everyone will understand what they're trying to accomplish but Travis's focus is on the pretty young waitress named Erin Baer behind Gellar. He asks him if he's paying attention, which Travis notes that people are afraid and Gellar sighs, saying that yes the girl is pretty but they really have to stay focused. Travis looks at him for a moment and asks if he should ask her out, with Gellar replying if that's what he wants. Erin comes over to their table as she greets him by name and pours him some more tea, smiling the whole time before walking away. She doesn't seem to note Gellar's existence at this point.

Dexter Morgan, while at his apartment, begins investigating a series of printouts regarding the Book of Revelations by John the Revelator. He notes the swarms of locusts, bowls of wrath and in feeling that religion was meant to be comforting why anyone would believe in these darker portions of faith. He's interrupted in his research by his sister, Debra Morgan who is preparing herself for the press conference regarding the Doomsday Killer and the Four Horseman Case from earlier. She frustrates herself with catching Doomsday while dealing with her duties as Lieutenant, Dexter encourages her that she'll find a way to do it she always does.

Regarding a second accident that occurred in Dexter hunting down Walter Kenney, he returns to get a second estimate on new repairs for his vehicle from Brother Sam. While working over the numbers, Dexter picks up Sam's bible and flips through it to find some notes highlighted by Sam who says that every time he reads it he finds something new. Dexter says that he's starting reading the bible for work, regarding their tracking of a killer in Miami whom they believe to be reenacting scenes from the Book of Revelation. Sam sighs, having heard of the Four Horseman Case and says that just because a man "believes in some crazy bullshit" and does things in the name of God...doesn't make his faith any less real.

Brother Sam: "Faith man, you put it in the wrong things...fuck you up"

Back at the station, Dexter Morgan looks over Angel Batista and Joey Quinn's "people of interest" regarding this case. Most of them are fanatic "end times" believers and show this belief by arguing among themselves. Meanwhile Lieutenant Debra Morgan and Captain Maria LaGuerta discuss how she can prepare for the press statement on the Four Horseman Case when she's given the suggestion of just being herself on camera. She takes it as a bit of a surprise but acknowledges it for the statement to come.

Dexter remembers that Brother Sam reads the bible multiple times and finds something new becomes curious over the cuts made to Nathan's corpse, goes over another look at the corpse while Harry Morgan watches on. Harry makes the observation over how aggressive and brutal the cuts are, something that doesn't make sense to Dexter who admires how precise and planned the crime scenes were left. The thought runs through Harry's mind asking why such a careful man would be so reckless in dismembering the corpse and Dexter realizes that it might not just be one killer, in fact there is the possibility of two.

The press conference finally happens, news about this case has to be released in some format and Lieutenant Debra Morgan is the one that has to inform the public. Starting out somewhat formal and regular, she begins to drop the standard approach and begins to ask the public for their assistance, reporting that she doesn't care about press conferences or politics, only catching the man who did this. Now with the public's knowledge that the Snakes Victim and Four Horsemen Case are related, more of Professor Gellar's plan will come to light.

After the conference, Sergeant Angel Batista and Detective Joey Quinn head off to find Jeremiah Allen, one of the "nut jobs" they have to interview. Unfortunately they get a false address and end up waiting in the car, discovering that Angel's going through a mid life crisis and in addition the two men spot a blunt hidden in the new car he's picked up. The two decide to get high and have a comical moment when they finally receive the call to locate Jeremiah Allen.

Professor Gellar is seen that night painting a portrait of the Angel of Death, when Travis Marshall comes up behind him to tell him of his plans for the evening. Gellar suspects he is going out on a date with Erin Baer, the waitress from earlier, and Travis says he can cancel if Gellar desires. He tells him he can do what he wishes, that they were given free will for a reason as long as he's willing to accept the consequences. Travis says he'll be back later that night and leaves, while Gellar turns to watch him.

The date ends up going fairly well for Travis and later that night he takes Erin Baer with him to his house where the two make a leap in romantic interests by sleeping together. For some reason, Gellar is actually in his house and watches on through the crack in the door, a look of disappointment in his eyes as he sees what Travis decided on.

The following morning Travis awakens and moves through his house until he spots Erin tied up on the floor. He moves to her, telling Gellar that he doesn't want this but Gellar scolds him in the fact that he "shouldn't have defiled her" and now she must be apart of God's plan now. Travis, angry at the decision, looks down and leaves the area while Gellar observes his next victim.

Debra Morgan is praised for her work by Deputy Chief Tom Matthews for her performance in the press conference. Something she didn't expect but she accepts nonetheless, while later on she is informed by Sergeant Angel Batista and Detective Joey Quinn about a new lead they've discovered from the man they interviewed, Jeremiah Allen.

Allen is obsessed with a revelation expert known as James Gellar, a name that Detective Mike Anderson is familiar with as a Professor from the University of Tallahassee. He brings up a website that he had previously researched (www.beginning-of-the-end.com, not a real site show purpose only) which depicts the end of days by Gellar's point of view. Angel tells them that they can't find Gellar because he went "underground", three years ago he was accused of stealing an Ancient Sword that originally belonged to John the Revelator, the man responsible for writing Revelations. Debra figures the sword was likely the one Vince Masuka suggested could have been used in the murders.

Another sunny day in Miami, except this time while Dexter Morgan watches over his son Harrison after a surgery, a call comes in from his sister Debra to check out a crime scene in Coral Gables, FL at the Botanical Gardens where an Alpha and Omega Symbol was found outside the property. Dexter drives to Gables and arrives on scene, observing the next Alpha and Omega symbol this time made out of Dead Fish. A droplet of blood on some nearby shrubbery catches Dexter's attention and he moves with the others into the Green House. Debra manages to spot someone strung up and opens the door while Angel Batista, Dexter and a few officers enter the area.

Erin Baer tries her best to warn the others not to get too close and Debra Morgan catches on, standing still as she manages to spot the trip wire. Unfortunately, one of the fellow officers does not and as Debra calls out telling her not to move any further she trips the wire and the trap mechanism on Erin Baer's support harness releases. In an event that takes place in only five seconds, her body falls down while the collar around her neck punctures her jugular, her arms strung up to either side attached to angel wings while blood trickles down her neck. Unfortunately for her...she has become the Angel of Death.

Although it's not entirely over with her death, a strange sound can be heard from within the green house, something Dexter begins to notice as he informs everyone to quiet down. Angel Batista inquires over the source while Dexter leads them to a nearby cupboard, which Angel prepares to open while having his gun ready. He looks to Dexter to see if he's ready, then opens it.

Suddenly a swarm of at least a thousand locust free themselves from the cupboard, covering the entire green house while spreading out evenly. One of them lands on Dexter's arm and he picks it up, looking in awe at this sight before making his own exit. Angel and Debra stay behind, as well as the two officers.

He walks out calmly while the locusts follow him and force everyone outside to cower down to get out of there way. Dexter while looking around manages to spot someone, a man standing there among all those that would hide. Standing in the back, but looking up with a sense of true belief is Travis Marshall. He doesn't see Dexter and rather marvels at the sight before him, smiling as the locusts fly around and up into the air. Dexter can see it though in this man, something he saw before in Brother Sam someone who truly believes. Dexter dubs this man Doomsday Number 2.

The Whore of Babylon

He has a bit of a temper, though has not acted on it with Travis. Rather his Temper is rivaled with impatience, as Travis did not want to immediately act in their hunt for The Whore of Babylon but forced Travis to strike both the woman and her boyfriend with the car.

References

  1. Angel Batista in Episode 607: Nebraska
  2. Mike Anderson during Briefing; Episode 604: A Horse of a Different Color
  3. A Horse of a Different Color