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H is for Hero is the fourth of ten episodes in Dexter: New Blood. It first aired 28 November 2021 on Showtime.

The father of the person whom Dexter killed makes a surprising announcement which could prove to be a huge problem for Dexter. Meanwhile, Dexter discovers Harrison was involved in a serious incident at the high school. And now this young newcomer is considered a hero to the entire town. Angela digs deeper into a missing persons case.

Summary

Dexter debates with Deb in his head about Kurt’s true intentions behind saying his son is alive. Deb theorizes it’s because he wants Angela to close the case so that he can kill Johnny Bullhorn later on, thinking Kurt thinks Johnny killed Matt. Or Deb thinks Kurt might find his way to the real killer - Dexter.

Angela calls Dexter to tell him the news about Matt being alive. Jim (Dexter) explains that he ran into Kurt and that’s how he found out. Harrison walks out and tells Dexter he has to gain 5 pounds for wrestlings. They reminisce about Deb. Harrison leaves for school with Ethan.

Kurt goes into the police station and everyone hugs him in glee, relieved his son is alive. Kurt gives a statement about FaceTiming with Matt, claiming he saw no injuries on him and that he is in New York. Angela told Kurt that Matt owes her a call. She says she’s called his cell a number of times and that it goes straight to voicemail. Kurt told Angela Matt looked like he was high and on a bender.

Angela sees Molly Park through the window at the police station. She explains that she slept with Sergeant Logan and then barrages Angela with questions about the case - claiming it’s odd no one can make contact with Matt but that he’s okay. Molly claims she herself has called several times. Angela tells her to go. Molly tells Logan to call her when he’s off. Angela tells Logan to run Matt’s credit cards.

Dexter sees Kurt talk to a girl with green hair inside the diner near the gas station. He wonders again why Kurt lied.

Harrison looks up Molly Park’s podcast and decides to listen to one episode about the Trinity Killer, who killed his mother, Rita Morgan.

At Fred’s, Dexter meets Garfield, Fred Jr.’s new puppy. He gets an emergency alert that the high school is in lockdown. He immediately calls Angela who tells him that there are multiple injuries and Harrison is involved. Dexter races to the school.

Ethan is rolled out on a stretcher, covered in blood. Harrison is getting treated by medics for a stab wound. Harrison tells him it’s not that bad. Harrison explains that Ethan was planning a school shooting and asked Harrison to do it with him. Harrison tried to get him some help but Ethan stabbed him. Harrison tackled him to get the knife out of his hands and cut his leg. Ethan passed out from loss of blood. Harrison tears up and asks if he’s going to die, claiming he never meant to hurt him like that.

Logan shows Angela horrible graphic drawings and a kill list of people Ethan wanted to kill at school.

Dexter asks Harrison more about the attack but Harrison gets defensive, saying he can’t remember all the details about which hand he held the knife in. Dexter tells Deb something’s off because the stab wound doesn’t match the story Harrison told.

Harrison goes to the hospital to see how Ethan is doing. His parents tell him he could’ve died and Harrison apologizes. They tell Harrison they’ve been getting death threats and have to leave town. They tell Harrison they wish he had come to them first. Ethan’s father thanks Harrison for what he did but tells him they never want to see him again.

Dexter goes to the police station and sees photos of the stab wounds. Audrey overhears that she was on Ethan’s kill list and she takes a photo of his journals when her mom isn’t looking. Dexter has some information about the knives used and purchased by Ethan at Fred’s.

Dexter goes to the school to make sense of Harrison’s story. He thinks that Harrison might’ve started the fight first. He fights with Deb about it. Deb tells him he’s a good kid who is nothing like him. Dexter stabs Deb’s leg and says “it matches” meaning his theory about Harrison attacking first matches. Dexter thinks Harrison stabbed himself to sell the whole story. Dexter thinks Harrison wanted to know what it felt like to stab someone.

Kurt knocks at Jim's (Dexter) door. Kurt tells him he wants to shake Harrison’s hand to thank him personally for keeping the town safe. He gives him a drone as a gift. Kurt tells Jim he’s lucky to have a hero for a son and admits he didn’t do a great job with Matt. Dexter accidentally reveals that he knows about the boat accident but tries to cover it up.

Angela lets Jim (Dexter) know that they are formally not filing any charges against Harrison, despite Ethan claiming that he never stabbed him. Dexter knows Ethan is telling the truth.

Molly Park walks into Angela’s office with a peace offering - alcohol and photos of Faith Darwas taken three days earlier in Tulsa. Molly explains that she asked her followers for help after seeing Angela’s missing women board. She explains that she goes by Lauren now and is just a runaway. Molly tells her that she got no hits on the other women she posted and asks Angela for her theory.

Angela tells the story of Iris Broussard, her best friend in high school. Angela explains that everyone said Iris ran away but Angela didn’t believe that - it’s the reason she became a cop. Molly suggests an alliance between her and Angela. Angela agrees to take the help. Molly sets down a recorder and asks for every bit of information she has about these missing women.

Kurt goes to talk to the green-haired woman camped out in the local diner. She tells him she was going to use the money he gave her to buy bus fare but that she was really hungry and needed to eat. She asks for more money but he said he can’t give it to her but that he can get her a job - as a waitress at the diner.

Logan talks to the kids at the school who were on Ethan’s kill list. He told them counseling is being offered to help them through it. Zach gives a shout out to Harrison who saved them. Harrison gives a speech and calls out the bullies for picking on him for years.

Kurt drives the woman to a cabin out in the woods, the same one Lily stayed in.

Dexter picks through Harrison’s things, looking for any troubling signs. He finds a flat razor hidden in a flashlight. Deb sobs in the background and Dexter looks distraught, believing Harrison has inherited his behaviors.

Quotes

"Boy, must be nice. Having a hero for a son." - Kurt to Jim (Dexter)

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