Dexter gets a phone call on his cell. It's another detour. This time it's Anton's apartment. Dexter is in his latex gloves and looking around. He stops to tell Deb that there's no blood anywhere. "Anton didn't just follow The Skinner out of here," she reasons. He'll keep looking. Deb tells a cop that they need to recanvas the area and she responds that they have already questioned everyone in the building. Deb says they should talk to the kids who were asleep when they were canvassing earlier. Angel enters and asks what Deb has got. She says that The Skinner has Anton and Angel responds that the trimmed trees outside don't tell them for sure that he has Anton. Quinn says that the coffee pot was left burning -- Anton definitely left in a hurry. Angel wants to know why Anton was back in town and Deb says that he never left. She says that, if he'd been contacted, he would never have agreed to surveillance. Angel doesn't care if he would have agreed to anything -- that's why he's a CI and that's why they used him as bait in the first place.
Dexter interrupts to tell them there is no lining in Anton's trash bin. They all head to the building trash dumpster. Dexter finds a renewal form for Rolling Stone addressed to Anton Briggs. The physical evidence tells us that Anton threw the bag -- probably in a defensive move. Deb questions why he wouldn't use his fists. Well, aside from the fact that trash bag fighting is one of the oldest forms of self-defense, Dexter suggests that he was hurt. There is a sample of blood and hair on the wall near the dumpster. Angel deduces that Anton was attacked from behind when he took out the trash, which made him hit his head on the wall. He threw the trash as a last ditch effort. Quinn adds that Anton was probably thrown into a car and the car peeled out -- this he gathered from fresh tire marks on the pavement. Deb seems freaked as Angel calls in Anton as a missing person. Deb says to Dex that The Skinner has had Anton for 24 hours, what does he think that means for his chances? Dexter says that the Medical Examiner's report indicates that The Skinner works slowly, most likely to build fear. Then, he adds that Anton is a big guy with lots of skin. Maybe he should consider a second job as grief counselor. Deb just kind of stares at him and he tells her that he said that to be comforting.
Deb says that they need to bring George King in for further questioning. Quinn says they've been looking for him all night. Angel asks if they've gotten any information from King's foreman, Mario, who is still being held for questioning. Nope. He freaked out when they brought up King and would rather be deported to Nicaragua than talk. Angel says that he will try to find a flexible judge -- presumably to let them keep Mario longer, though they don't have any concrete reason. Deb says that she's going to monitor King's house and Quinn corrects her -- they will be monitoring King's house. Before they leave, Angel stops them and tells them that he wants them to use restraint and to wait for a warrant before any search. Heh. Of all the times he could ask for that, he has to do it at the exact moment when you know girl's not going to be using any restraint. Angel says that they need to find some sort of evidence or, even if they find King, they won't be able to hold him past today. Dexter replies, "A day can save a lot of skin." Angel seems appropriately freaked out by that comment.