Well, a lot of stuff happened, some of it pretty good, and as such I won't even waste your time and mine talking about Masuka and that stupid idiot intern. When Dexter sees the Four Horsemen Crafts Project, even he is thrown, although unbelievably, Mike Anderson the New Guy is the only one who can place the significance of the four horses, like, Quinn and Deb are one thing but how geeks like Masuka and Dexter wouldn't grasp it is completely beyond me. (I mean, forget the Bible – they're referenced in the X-Men universe.) Dexter is able to confirm that the kill wound, which by the way was made with some sort of old weapon, is a match with the one from the snake victim, and also finds a paper in the victim's eye with 1242 on it, prompting him to take another look at the first victim (or at least his intestines) and find a similar one reading 1237. Dexter figures that these are dates, and with the idea of a countdown (or -up) in play combined with the killer's references to the Book of Revelations, Batista speculates that the killer is announcing his belief that the world is going to end. Due to the combined efforts of Deb's team, in the end they know that Edward James Olmos was a professor named James Gellar, a Revelations expert who disappeared three years ago – after he was accused of stealing an ancient sword belonging to none other than John The Revelator. Also, Dexter deduces, from the difference in the fastidious crime-scene setups and the hack-and-slash way the victims were killed, that they're looking for two people.
Matthews informs LaGuerta that Deb will be the one to address the press about the Four Horsemen case, although LaGuerta of course tells Deb that the whole thing was her idea. Before the conference, LaGuerta gives Deb some advice to loosen up and not be so formal, which leads to Deb dropping an f-bomb on TV; predictably, LaGuerta gloats to herself how her wicked plan worked; just as predictably, it doesn't, as Matthews calls Deb in and tells her everyone loved how direct she was. We don't actually see LaGuerta sucking a lemon, but I'm pretty sure we can assume that happened.
Harrison comes down with appendicitis, and having had it as an adult I can only imagine the pain he must be in, so I won't begrudge him his wailing. Mos Def turns up to the hospital to support Dexter, and Deb thinks it's adorable that they're apparently friends now, which, of course, it is. When they're alone, Mos Def tells Dexter how his dad once used him to kill a man, with the guy's blood even splashing on him. This, as you might imagine, effed him up and contributed to him becoming a killer himself, but in prison, he had a moment of revelation and renounced his wicked ways. Dexter then steps away and prays for Harrison, and at this rate he and Mos Def are going to be the whole show soon, which I could definitely get behind.
Finally, a cute waitress takes a shine to Colin Hanks, and after a nice dinner the two of them end up in bed WITH GELLAR SURREPTITIOUSLY WATCHING THEM. Forget the Horsemen – THAT was scary, although to be honest, I'm starting to wonder if what we're seeing on screen is actually Gellar or just a figment of Colin Hanks's imagination. Still, that wouldn't account for the difference in MO that Dexter mentioned. Regardless, scarier still is when Colin Hanks awakes and finds Gellar having bound and gagged his new interest, and before you know it, the Miami Metro team is at the Coral Gables Botanical Garden finding an alpha/omega symbol. They find the poor girl strung up but still alive, but even though she frantically shakes her head for them not to approach, some idiot cop hits a tripwire that activates a mechanism that punctures the girl's jugular right in front of them and makes her look like a very dead angel. I still don't think it's the tightest writing, but I do have to hand it to the show for getting back to its Gothic, crazy-disturbing roots. On top of everything, they discover a swarm of locusts, and in the pandemonium that follows, Dexter notices Colin Hanks watching the whole scene with delighted fascination and makes him as one of the killers. I'm more excited than I expected to see how this one shapes up.
Dexter, along with many Mos Def hangers-on and also Harrison, who's wearing an adorably large hat, is at the beach watching Mos Def baptize someone, as Mos Def said he was going to last week. DVO babbles some of the most simplistic observations about religion, but the part that's worth noticing is how much Dexter wishes he had something to believe in as much as Mos Def believes in God, as said belief has obviously brought him peace. We drive home this notion with some slow-motion shots of Mos Def smiling beatifically...
...and then Harrison is playing in the sand when Mos Def squats down next to him, and Dexter calls from his spot under an umbrella that it's his son, and encourages Harrison to say hi. He doesn't, so you can see the resemblance. Dexter then mentions that he'll be coming into the shop again, and I kind of love how his poor car has been taking it on the chin in order to make sure this plotline gets properly, um, serviced. (Sorry. But seriously, that car should just be happy it's not on Breaking Bad.) Mos Def eagerly asks what Dexter thought of the whole ceremony, and Dexter responds with the dreaded "interesting" before redeeming (ooh, this is not going well) himself somewhat by saying he thinks the idea of second chances is great, failing to add "Because without them, I would have killed you some time ago, and we wouldn't have become sort of best buds." He does amend the idea to "for Nick," however, prompting Mos Def to observe that Dexter probably thinks the idea that a dunk in the bay could fix all your problems is "bullshit." DVO replies, "That's one word for it," and I have to ask in all seriousness: Do the writers of these voiceovers understand English? Seriously, that's an expression that suggests Mos Def is euphemizing or understating the case, but as I quoted, he said Dexter thinks that it's bullshit. What is the word or sentiment Dexter's thinking of that's so much stronger? The answer is that there isn't one -- the show is just in the habit of being far too indiscriminate with its VOs, erring on their side instead of relying on the Michael C. Hall's acting to get the point across, which clearly would have been sufficient in this case. Of course, I suppose the VO could have been "That's one word for it, which as it happens is also the exact one I'm thinking of," but I suppose they thought it wouldn't sound as good. And look, I know bitching about the overabundance of VOs at this point in the series is beyond hopeless, but the misuse of an expression that's hardly esoteric is particularly irksome. In conclusion: Shut up, DVO. Mos Def and Dexter then have an exchange about religion that's going nowhere but is easy and respectful, and then when Dexter's phone rings, he calls to Harrison to get the car, and Mos Def plays along: "Somebody got to do the driving with him." You guys, the fact that Dexter has an actual friend now, let alone someone as awesome as Mos Def, is easily my favorite part of this season.