Dexter and Rita tell the kids that they are having a baby together. Astor points out that they aren't married and Dexter very clinically suggests that he and Rita get married. She tells him that she isn't going to marry someone for practical reasons -- she'll get married if someone loves her. Astor starts acting out because she's feeling insecure about the baby coming, but Rita has it under control and tells Dexter that she just needs some extra attention.
Ramon is obsessing over the capture of Freebo (which won't be happening because Dexter killed him) and Miguel presses Dexter to let him tell Ramon that Freebo is dead. Dexter doesn't trust Ramon, due to his hot temper, so he orchestrates a bar brawl that makes Ramon look totally untrustworthy. Miguel drops the idea of telling Ramon.
Maria talks to Miguel about the Chicky Hines case -- he still hasn't spoken with Angel's witness who could exonerate Chicky. When she presses him, he brings up Doakes and her lack of intuition about him being the Bay Harbor Butcher, in an attempt to keep her under is thumb. She pays a visit to Chicky's attorney to talk about what she knows.
Angel totally visits a prostitute and it turns out to be a vice cop who realizes he is a cop and doesn't bust him. She pays him a visit the next day and he convinces her to not turn him in. She suggests that he obtain sex in a legal fashion.
Quinn and Deb work together on a case of a woman who witnesses the murder of her fiancée. Quinn demonstrates a very effective soft touch with the woman. Dexter's blood report reveals inconsistencies in the woman's story. Deb nails her for the murder, but Quinn steps in before she can totally extract the confession and takes credit as well. Yuki has been texting Deb relentlessly and finally catches up with her after she turns in her report about the murder. She as Deb why she would let Quinn take credit for her work. She's starting to think about this whole Internal Affairs thing.
Rita loses her job from pregnancy-induced fights with customers. Dexter tells Rita in front of Cody and Astor that they are connected and he wants to marry her. He also asks the kids if it's OK. Rita cries and accepts.
Previously: Dexter and Rita are having a baby and Dexter worries that he might not be a good father. Earlier, Dexter accidentally killed the Assistant District Attorney Miguel Prado's brother, Oscar. Their other brother Ramon is a total hot head and wants the police to find Freebo, the person that everybody thinks killed Oscar. Deb (with the help of Dex) gets leads on the case of a Jane Doe, Teegan, which exonerates Freebo from her killing. Yuki, from Internal Affairs, is asking Deb to provide surveillance on Quinn, an officer in her unit. Deb arrested an informant, Anton, and Quinn got really bent out of shape about it. And, it looks like something might happen between Deb and Anton. Maria is getting anxious because Miguel won't reopen a case that he successfully prosecuted in which she knows of a witness that would clear the convicted guy (Chicky Hines).
This show doesn't seem as crazily dense when you're watching it, but those previews are PACKED. We begin with Dexter watching Astor and Cody playing with fake swords. He VO's that role-playing is a very important part of growing up. He says that he always played to perfection whatever role Deb assigned to him when they were children, whether it was monster, Nazi, etc. Doesn't seem like either of those would be the hugest of stretches, at least outwardly. Sure, he may kill the right people, but still. Rita approaches Dexter and suggests that they tell the children about her pregnancy lest they hear it from "someone else." Like who? Her ob/gyn? The tons and tons of friends and family they have hanging out at their pad?
Rita gets the kids' attention and tells them that she and Dexter have something to tell them. Astor asks what and Dexter just blurts out that they're having a baby. Rita looks kind of stunned. She says that soon they will have a little or brother or sister to play with. "Which one?" asks Cody. Rita asks him which one he would want -- "A puppy." Lack of knowledge about biology or ice cold shut down? I'm guessing the former. Dexter says that they can have a puppy AND a baby. Does he know how much trouble puppies are? Rita looks even more stunned. Astor doesn't seem pleased either. She says, "But you're not even married." Dexter says that he had never even thought about marriage and Rita is done. She's getting the potato salad and then they are leaving. Looks like they're going to the beach. While in thought, Dexter VO's that he's a Family Man -- which sounds so upstanding. It sounds much "better" (or, less suspicious) than a guy who lives by alone and keeps to himself. He turns to Rita and says, "Should we?" Wow. For a guy who knows how to break into tons of places, incapacitate people, drag them to a place that he made all neat with Sara Wrap, kill them, dump their bodies, and GET AWAY WITH IT, that was a totally fucked up move. I'm certain that vengeance will be Rita's and probably in a mere matter of moments. Cody says that would be cool. "You'd be my dad." Rita shuts down the conversation, saying that this isn't something that they will be deciding today. She tells the kids to grab their things and sends them away.