Professor James Gellar (Passenger)
Character Profile
Portrayed By
Edward James Olmos
First Appearance
Those Kinds of Things
Last Appearance
Ricochet Rabbit
Full Name
James Gellar
DDK (Doomsday Killer)

Black (graying)
Personal Status

Professor James Gellar (Passenger) is an imaginary character in DEXTER. Gellar acts as the physical manifestation of Travis Marshall's Dark Passenger, much in the way that Brian Moser acted on Dexter Morgan's side. He is the voice of Travis's darkness when Travis is on his "good personality", though he does appear to the "dark personality" following the realization for Dexter that the actual Professor Gellar has been dead all along.

Unlike Dexter, Travis actually believes that Gellar is still alive and is convinced that he is the one responsible for the Doomsday Killings. When in reality, it is Travis himself who enacts each sign from the Book of Revelation. Any time that Travis's good personality is shut out, he acts in the same way that this Gellar behaves...a ruthless, murderous man who views the rest of the world as sin that deserves to be wiped clean for the new world.

Gellar is able to interact with the environment and is often seen as a living person living out his usual hobbies. This can be seen as the same way Dexter Morgan and Brian Moser were portrayed together. Brian ate, changed clothing, even "killed" a man at one point. Harry Morgan never acted in this way and simply stood on as an adviser, suggesting that the reason Gellar and Brian were able to interact so much with the environment suggests the "level of control" they "have" on Travis and Dexter. Dexter fought off his passenger and accepted the Light side, however Travis's attempt was unsuccessful as the damage has already been done...he has a dual-personality disorder which makes him act as if he were Gellar himself. Dexter isn't quite there just yet, but if he is unable to control his life he may end up at that point. The passenger of Gellar is later destroyed when Dexter kills Travis.


Professor Gellar is roughly in his late-50s to mid-60s, with fading dark hair with mostly grey coloring. He can pull off a fairly wide grin, likely fit with his personality and his clothes will most likely be that of professional attire, dress pants and a dress shirt as possible wardrobe choices.

He has unbuttoned his shirt to reveal a bleeding wound, claiming that Travis Marshall was the one who killed him in talking to Travis outside of the church.


These are the personality traits of the imaginary Gellar that Travis sees, some of these traits pass on to Travis when he has his "dark personality" in action.

Professor Gellar acts much like a mentor as well as a father to Travis Marshall, almost paralleling the actions of Dexter Morgan with his own son, Harrison. At the same time it is an opposite form of care, while Dexter is attempting to symbolize a normal father-son relationship despite his Dark Passenger, Gellar is attempting to encourage murder from his understudy, filling his head with ideas that are both conflicting and horrific.

Relationship with Travis

Gellar's relationship with Travis is the most complex of any serial killer in the series to date. He appears to care for Travis, even going so far as to say it's his own duty and no one else's to look after him. His interaction with Travis shows no anger for his protégé if a mistake occurs, rather he stands calmly and reassures him that "these things happen". At least, a simple mistake such as dropping a mannequin part results in this. On the other hand, he appears to take a possessive nature over his understudy...rather than harm Travis himself for missing a night of "work", Gellar uses a heated rod on his own arm to burn himself and claims that "he suffers for Travis's sins" in visiting someone that Gellar deems that cannot be saved (in this case, Lisa Marshall, Travis's sister). He then states that it is his duty to watch over Travis, no one else. Gellar would later note a relationship that Travis was interested in with Erin Baer, claiming it was his choice to do as he will but prepare for the consequences of his actions. These consequences, following a romantic night where Erin and Travis made love together (while, disturbingly Gellar watched on with distaste in hiding), ended up resulting in her murder...a decision made by Travis "defiling" her the previous night.

His interaction thus-far has been strictly with Travis, his personality in general reflects that of a calm yet very calculating man. Based on his religious point of view, he has spent a great deal of his life under the teachings of the bible and represents this in his apparent profession as a religious professor in biblical studies at the University. He however was not objective to stealing a roman sword for his purposes, leading to his termination at the University. His belief is fairly twisted, preaching the end times on his own website where he has a devote following in addition to actually enacting these prophesies by killing innocent people and displaying them as warnings, signs of the end.

With the latest woman they kidnapped, he broke from his normal calm self and repeatedly referred to her as a "whore." Despite being known for being in relationships to multiple women at a time back during his days as a teacher, it would suggest he has a disgust towards women.

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.


Gellar is an avid painter and artist, both containing a book with detailed drawings as well as often seen working on various portraits of his victims. It was likely his artistic style that suggested the idea for the Four Horseman as well as the stitching in the body of Omar Rivera.


For information on the real Professor Gellar, the one who was found dead in a freezer in a basement, refer to this page.

Professor Gellar, as well as his follower Travis Marshall, make their initial appearance in Season Six.

Season Six

Preparation for the End Times


Gellar observes the snake Travis catches

Under the light of a Crimson Moon, two men are seen rowing a boat through an isolated swamp environment. These men are Professor James Gellar and his protégé, Travis Marshall whom are in search of a particular snake within this region. As Gellar explains, the mother of this breed hatches the eggs of its young inside of her body and the one they are searching for will be fat and slow. Gellar discovers just a snake 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 Seven Snakes


Gellar and Travis outside of Omar Rivera's fruistand

The next day they are seen parked across the street from a Fruit Vendor, watching the owner carefully as well as their surroundings for the right time to act. Travis, after seeing a car passes, attempts to get out but Gellar stops him while pointing out another vehicle that comes by. He then gives the okay for Travis to exit the vehicle, who moves to the back and takes out a bag before crossing the street to meet with Omar Rivera, the owner of the stand. Gellar remains in the car, at least for what is shown here, watching on with an observant smile as his protégé works. Travis assaults the man when his back is turned, dragging his body behind the fruit stand down a hill where apparently Gellar then aids him in the disemboweling of the victim while replacing the intestines with the baby snakes, then sewing up victim with the symbol for Alpha and Omega.

Season 6 - 3

Dexter discovers the intestines left behind

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 as well as his sister Detective Debra Morgan and 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 a later Detective Mike Anderson claims to be a sign of judgement.[1] Dexter follows a blood trail down to behind the fruit vendor and proceeds to detail the event claiming that the victim was struck from behind, dragged and then stabbed to death here before being disemboweled on the ground at this level. In regards to the intestines left in the scale, there is a hidden message within them that isn't discovered until later on.[2]


The body of Omar Rivera, washed up on shore

The body of Omar Rivera later washes up on shore at a beach where a jogger calls it in, with Dexter Morgan is once again called on scene to investigate. He finds everyone from before here, 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 choose the attractive girl Ryan Chambers which Vince replies by saying he chose the person with the highest test scores (but doesn't go without complimenting the "breasts and buttocks" of the hot chick).


Victim's belly with Snakes escaping sewn wound


Dexter marvels at the oddity of this crime scene

Vince brings Dexter over, who investigates the body to find 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 Dexter takes an interested fascination with as he cuts open a slight bit of the stitching to release seven baby snakes from within. Dexter's mouth gapes with the look he hasn't had since his brother Brian Moser, the Ice Truck Killer, started killing in Miami over 5 years before. He proceeds to bag the snakes, observing them while the nearby assistant Peter faints and the group informs Masuka he's not a very 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, a warning even while Dexter thinks to himself the elaborate thought process behind the message and what it could mean.


Travis and Gellar at the dock

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 smiles and proclaims that "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 Horseman.

The Four Horseman


Gellar is informed that Travis "might be late."

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 and 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 and accidentally tears one of the trash bags as he moves up the steps. From within the contents of mannequin parts spill out onto the steps and down to the sidewalk, with Gellar saying "now look what you did..". Travis apologizes, moving to pick up the parts while Gellar calmly reassures him that it's alright, that these things happen.


Gellar wonders if he can rely on Travis, who says that he can.



Gellar kneels down to assist him, wondering if he's still able to rely on Travis. Travis looks back, inserting that he can be relied on and says so faithfully while Gellar smiles and calls him a good boy, before Travis brings the parts up the steps while Gellar picks up a mannequin's head. He observes it fondly, parting the hair and brushing it aside as he says, "Hello..."


Gellar observing a fire as Travis explains the previous night

The following night goes differently than expected, as Travis makes the decision to stay longer at his sister's than he intended and eventually forgoes meeting with Gellar. The very next night Gellar is seen at his church, heating a rod within a glowing fire while Travis enters and approaches him slowly, standing at the altar. Gellar asks where he was the previous night and Travis replies by saying he was at his sister's, which catches Gellar's attention. Travis says he couldn't break away from it only for Gellar to tell him that she can't be saved, although Travis says that he believes that she's a good person and that she's all that he has. Gellar tells him that isn't true, that Travis has him and God now as well, and stands up with the heated metal claiming that he needs to be reminded of that. Travis stands there, closing his eyes ready to be struck with it only to hear the sizzling sound on Gellar's own arm, apparently harming himself rather than hurting Travis. Travis tries to stop him, saying that he's sorry for what he did and that it will never occur again.


Travis begging Gellar to stop burning himself

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 take care of you. Not hers."'


Travis standing over his newest victim

Travis then says that he will do anything to prove himself worthy, begging still for Gellar to not harm himself anymore. The next night Travis does just this, faking to have injured himself on a trail of the jogger Nathan Roberts. When Roberts moves in to check on Travis, he's struck on the head with a large rock and brought to the church for Professor Gellar. Gellar smiles and nods in approval at this sight, seeing that Travis has chosen his next victim.

Travis begins to talk with his captive. Over a series of visits he urges him to beg for forgiveness over his sins and even begins bellowing these words. When he begins to sympathize with Nathan, he leaves quietly while Nathan begins tugging on the chain once more. Out in the chapel area, Professor Gellar tells him that Nathan is only saying that in hopes of being let go, to make him hear what he wants to hear.


Travis approaches him, asking how much longer he must be made to suffer. Gellar remarks on his good heart, saying that it's why he 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.


"You need to BELIEVE what you are saying, Nathan!"..Gellar is in the background


"He's Ready."

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 when he spots a horse and as it rears up upon noticing him, 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.


The Four Horseman Cometh

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.


Nathan's head on a mannequin as part of the four horseman of the apocalypse

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.


In Awe over the scene, the imagination of the crime reminds him of his brother Brian.

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 offers insight into the crime

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.


Dexter works with the body, trying to figure out clues

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.


Dexter works on a possible crack in the encoded messaging

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


"It's happening Travis, look around us...people are afraid".

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 researching the Revelations of John

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.


"Lord have Mercy..Sins in the Name of God, the Devil is busy"

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 and Harry ponder over the way the body was dismembered

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.


"All I care about is catching the fucker that did this"

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 Horseman Case are related, more of Professor Gellar's plan will come to light.


"Dude, quit staring at're freaking me out!"

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.


"We were given free will for a reason, Travis.."

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.


One hell of a first date...


Gellar watches on with disapproval

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.


"She's apart of God's plan now"

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.


Angel and Quinn tell of their lead, Professor Gellar

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.


Gellar's website

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 (, 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.


"Catch of the day!" - Vince Masuka


Erin Bear strung up but alive

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, trying to warn the police it's a trap


Unfortunately, it's sprung and she becomes the third victim

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.


Dexter looks on and finally declares this kill number 3, he's a serial killer now

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.


Locusts burst from the cupboard



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.


Dexter spots Travis for the first time


Travis watches on with true belief

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.


  1. Mike Anderson during Briefing; Episode 604: A Horse of a Different Color
  2. A Horse of a Different Color