Inside, Dexter calls out for Deb, but Brian tells him she's not in the house. Dex keeps looking around frantically, and Brian says, "This is not how I envisioned our family reunion. Come on, let's just sit down and have a beer." Dexter opens another door, and the room of his childhood is built up around him. He and Brian are on the floor, and Brian is applying a band-aid to little Dexter's knee, congratulating him on his first skateboard wipe-out and telling him to bend his knees next time. Dexter looks at his younger self and says hello. "Hi," little Dexter says back. "Look out!" But it's too late: Brian has already snuck up and plunged a syringe of M99 into Dex's neck. As Dexter goes to sleep, Brian says, "I didn't want to do it this way." Dude...what? Man, that shit is crazy. At least now we know how they're connected. But where is this going?
LaGuerta and Doakes are checking Rudy's profile against Interpol's fugitive list, in case he's not American. "Rudy Cooper?" says Angel, limping into the station. "His real name is Brian Moser." LaGuerta asks him what the hell he's doing there, and Angel explains that he got a hit from his search at county psych. "He was institutionalized for antisocial personality disorder. At 21, they said he was cured, and released him." Doakes tells another random cop to check the name against credit cards, utilities, et cetera, when Pascal comes out and says they triangulated Deb's phone, and that it's "twenty miles off the coast, which means he's got her on a boat." Yeah, like he'd be so stupid as to not think of that. Also, I specifically remember him throwing the phone into the water at the end of last week's episode, so it's not only miraculous that the thing is still on, but that it's able to transmit a strong enough signal that far under water. My ass. LaGuerta tells Pascal that they've discovered the ITK's real name, but Pascal doesn't give a shit. "His name's not going to help us find him on open water." Despite Doakes's reminding her of the chain of command, LaGuerta reminds Pascal that the signal died last night (thank you very much), and that Brian's has most certainly moved Deb to another location by now. "Duly noted," Pascal says bitchily. Her plan is to coordinate a Coast Guard search, which is idiotic. LaGuerta follows Pascal into her office. "Fly-overs look good to the press, but they won't find Morgan." "You think the press matters to me?" "It matters to Captain Matthews, and he calls the shots." LaGuerta goes on to say that she's willing to be a punching bag in order for Pascal to define herself, but now isn't the time because an officer is missing. Pascal reveals to LaGuerta that she understands why LaGuerta was reassigned: "It has nothing to do with incompetence, and everything to do with the Captain trying to save his job." She also says that she was hired with a "directive to not make [LaGuerta's] life easy." "So you're going to ignore the lead?" "You don't know me very well, but fortunately for Officer Morgan, neither does the Captain." Oh, cool! So you guys are good, then? ...I really don't care. Can we get on with the story and let you guys reschedule the pissing contest for next season? That would be sweet. They smile at each other. Great.