It's now 6 months since Captain LaGuerta's death. Dexter is still working as a blood spatter expert but Deb has quit the force and is now working as a private investigator. She's also been avoiding Dexter as much as possible. Angel Batista is now the squad's Lieutenant and Tom Matthews is a Deputy Chief. Dexter is worried about Deb in general but even more so after he hears she hasn't been in touch with her new boss for two weeks. Metro homicide has a new case after a body is found on the beach. The man's skull has been sliced open and a small part of his brain removed. Matthews introduces a civilian expert, Dr. Evelyn Vogel, who has volunteered her time to help with the investigation. Dexter is distrustful of her from the outset and with good reason as it turns out: she seems to know a great deal about him.
Did You Know?
The truck driven by Debra's boyfriend at the beginning of the episode is the same exact truck driven by Nero Padilla in the TV series Sons of Anarchy. Padilla is portrayed by Jimmy Smits, who also plays Miguel Prado in season 3. See more
In the first half hour of the episode when Dexter is called in the morgue, Dr. Vogel is seen holding and handling the victims severed brain like it's solid which is inconsistent with the brains' soft, gel-like consistency, similar to soft tofu. See more
[acoustic guitar plays What a Wonderful World
[All action is in slow motion. Harrison throws a kite up into a cloudy sky, rainbow arcing behind a lighthouse. He runs, laughing, to Dexter, holding the line
[all in V.O
There's nothing like a crisis to define who you are.
[fade to Dexter hitting a splatter-skull with a baseball bat in the lab
A better person would feel bad about LaGuerta's death. But the truth is, it solved all my problems.
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References The Flintstones
Written by Daniel Licht
Performed by Daniel Licht See more