So Lundy's dead. That's the first thing, and I'll be wearing black for the next few days. Debra is rushed to the hospital, alive, but Dexter is shaken. Miami Metro is thinking this is a Vacation Murder, but Dexter (in secret) is leaning towards Trinity. He assumes Lundy's mantle of Trinity-obsessive, and now the hunt is ON. Deb is physically okay, but after losing Lundy, dumping Anton, and almost dying, her emotions are at an all-time frayed.
Dexter finds his investigation somewhat hampered by the fact that, after a pipe bursts in his old apartment, Rita is on to at least one of his tournament of, tournament of, tournament of lies. He manages to spirit Lundy's tape recorder out of evidence lock-up and get himself up to speed on Trinity's upcoming bludgeoning.
As for the Vacation Murderers, Angel uses Christine to plant a story about Johnny Rose having syphilis, hoping Rose's girlfriend/accomplice would see and freak. She does. And she does. And -- BONUS! -- she shoots Rose dead. The cops bust her in an alley, besides, so it looks like that case is closed. Unfortunately, the celebration is cut short as LaGuerta reported her and Angel's relationship to the brass, and Matthews makes a return appearance to say she has to transfer Angel out of Miami Metro.
Dexter tries to nab Trinity at the site of his upcoming bludgeoning, but Trinity stays a step ahead, and Dex is too late to save the poor bastard sandwich-maker's life. He follows Trinity home, though, expecting to find the lone wolf residing in some hole. Instead, he's shocked to find Trinity returning home to a wife and kids. Just like Dexter has! Someone's found a role model!
Previously, Lundy's investigation into Trinity actually led him to cross paths with the man, though he only vaguely realized it; Lundy and Deb slept together after dancing around that particular issue for four episodes; and somebody shot both Deb and Lundy as he was walking her to her car. It doesn't look good.
The next morning...wait, the next morning?! Yeesh, that's a long time for Lundy and Deb to be bleeding in a parking lot. Anyway, Dexter is already at the crime scene and is frantically trying to get the doofuses manning the perimeter to let him by. The degree to which Dexter gets honestly scared when he sees a dead body covered by a sheet (uh-oh...) is actually kind of heartening. Dex doesn't have his laminate, though, so it takes Angel finally spotting him to get him in. Angel assures Dexter that Deb's alive, though she's lost a lot of blood, and Dexter runs up in time to see her wheeled into an ambulance. "If Deb dies," Dexter voices-over somberly, "I'll be...lost." LaGuerta shows up and says the paramedics think the bullets went cleanly through her (a good sign), and "it's looking good." Not so good for Lundy, who is indeed the figure under the sheet. It takes poor simple Dexter a moment to realize what Deb was doing with Lundy at 5AM. Angel says Quinn was first on the scene and said it feels like the Vacation Murderers' m.o. Dex moves to grab his kit, but Angel gives him a hand with the social cues and says he should be with Deb.
Dexter moves to leave, his VO noting that Lundy didn't deserve such an ignominious fate. He crosses Quinn who notes Deb's missing wallet and Lundy's missing watch as further evidence they were Vacation Murdered. Masuka is crouched by Lundy's body, lamenting the gunshot wounds to the neck and chest. Dexter is struck by the fact that Lundy was shot twice. His VO finds it curiouser that Deb -- vulnerable and a potential witness -- was left alive. He takes off for the hospital, with Masuka asking Dex to confirm that, despite his and Deb's back-and-forth every day, "she knows..." Aw, Masuka, you're a hornball with a heart of gold. Dex tells him she knows. "We're gonna get these fuckers," assures Quinn. "Not if you're looking in the wrong direction," Dexter voices over.
So Dexter bolts, but Christine shows up. Quinn's in no mood, his partner having just been shot at and all, but Christine's only there for support. Support and, once an appreciative Quinn goes off, to pester Angel for a quote. Which is totally above-board, actually -- she's doing her job and managing not to manipulate her boyfriend while doing so -- but she still manages to be 60% full of shit at all, times. Anyway Angel initially wants to blow her off, but he stops and considers. "On the record," he says, before telling Christine that Vacation Murders suspect Johnny Rose is in the public health database for having syphilis. "Real bad, untreatable, multiple partners. Print that. With pictures" Christine is more than happy to oblige.