Deb is on a phone call. She asks a lady when was the last time she saw her landscaper. Then, she asks her if she has any empty structures on her property or unoccupied vacation homes in the area. When she gets an answer, she replies, "Yes Ma'am, we'll be sure to clear them just as fast as we can so you don't have to re-sod your lawn." She slams down the phone as she mutters, "You Fuckhead." Don't ever change, Deb. Quinn is sitting at her desk. He places in front of her the surveillance report from Anton's protective detail. It's very thorough and Angel is going to hear about it. She replies then that she will tell him that Anton was there on official business and nothing happened. For clarification, Quinn asks if she's no longer sleeping with the key witness in this investigation. He pauses just the smallest amount of time before "key witness." Was it because you were going to say "CI?" Cause he was never a CI -- wait, you already know that, Quinn. Deb answers his question with, "What's it to you?" He responds that it's her shield and if she wants people talking, it's up to her. She pushes the report back towards him and he walks away.
Angel is on the phone complaining about being transferred too many times. He's phoning into the Nicaraguan Embassy to get information on George King. Alas, he's transferred again. Quinn picks up another phone call for Angel and tells him it's urgent. Angel takes the call and, per the spooky music and the serious look on his face, the news isn't good. He says that he'll be right there then hangs up. He tells Quinn to cover for him and Quinn asks if everything is OK. "No," he says as he leaves. Yikes.
Dexter is on a computer. He VO's that it's all about strategy and outmaneuvering the opposition. Bending them to your will. He's playing a video game. I can't tell you the number of times my playing Vice City has paralleled with my actual life. It's seriously uncanny. Oh and look, he's playing in Miguel's office. Nice. Miguel enters and asks what he's doing there. He doesn't look happy. Dexter replies, "Winning. Hope you don't mind. Just keeping my wits sharp while I waited." Miguel feigns friendliness and asks if he's there to grab lunch. He can't, because he has to get back to the station. Miguel clicks the game off of his computer screen. You see, the Ellen Wolf case is breaking. Miguel's ears perk. "Breaking? Which way?" Dexter says that Maria has a suspect, a man who was outside of Ellen's apartment around the time that she was strangled. "Or was she stabbed first? I can't remember." Miguel says that no one would have been able to see anything and Dexter asks if he's sure. He pauses, then asks what "we" should do. "We? Ha." Miguel says that they are partners and Dexter says (I think this scene may be Michael Hall's best moment all season) that he doesn't really want a partner. Miguel says that he's not giving up on their friendship and reminds him that he will be standing up for him at his wedding. Dexter says that, after that, they will each go their own way. "And we both go back to who we were before all of this -- You, an honorable ADA dedicated to upholding the law of the land...." Miguel asks, "And you?" Dexter replies, "A trusty spatter analyst who always gets his killer." That's pretty awesome. Miguel sits down and asks him what he wants in exchange for the two of them going their own ways. Dexter says that he's in the position to protect the ADA's interests in this case. He will do whatever it takes to protect the innocent people of Miami. Miguel asks him if that's what he wants and he says it is. Miguel just kind of nods a little bit, then Dexter silently gets up and leaves the office, while he VO's "Game Over." You see, this is the Dexter that I like. Now, I don't mind things being out-of-control for him, but this whole season of unknowing -- it's not as compelling. The problem-solving Dexter as opposed to the self-searching Dexter.