So, you know how Dexter got thrown into the back of that car? Well, while he was having the most frantic VO of his life as well as a pleading discussion with his vision of Harry, he managed to free his hands. And, when the trunk was opened, he was prepared to fight…Vince. He'd been kidnapped for his bachelor party, which Miguel attended. He gave a toast with several murder double entendres that created some tension and confirmed for Dex that he'd made the right decision in killing Miguel. After talking to Rita the next day, he decided that maybe he wouldn't want Miguel as his best man.
Dexter started trailing Miguel per the Code. He saw Miguel meet with Ramon several times, so he assumed that he was going to frame Ramon for his wrongdoings. Miguel went to Maria's house to hit on her to make sure she was in his pocket, but, because of her suspicions about him, she got a hair sample from the back of Miguel's SUV. She had Dexter test it and it came back with a positive ID as Ellen's hair. Meanwhile, Miguel has a monitor on case files and knew that Maria was looking into Ellen's case. Also, he noticed that his SUV's back door was ajar when he was at her house, so he was aware that she was onto him.
Vince slept with Tammy and had Angel run a background check on her. She has a record for having anger management issues, so he knows now that she's not perfect and maybe they can have a relationship. Dexter told Deb that Harry had cheated on his wife with one of his CI's. He didn't tell her it was his mom, but she's investigating in order to find out who it was. Quinn asked her to go as his date to Dexter's wedding. She saw Anton and she still has feelings for him, but she's fighting them since she doesn't think he's the right kind of person for her to be with. Anton told her that The Skinner had taken the change from his pockets -- and she deduced, after visiting the site of his abduction and not having cell phone reception, that he took the change in order to make phone calls from a nearby phone booth. They checked the phone records and were able to locate a landscaping client of King's who had an empty vacation home in the area. They went there and found King. Quinn pursued him, but he slashed Quinn in the face and got away. They couldn't locate him after that.
Miguel went to Maria's house to kill her. She wasn't there, but there was a message on her answering machine from Dexter telling her that he had info about the Ellen/Miguel connection and to meet him. When Miguel went to leave, Dex was there and rendered him unconscious. Then, when Miguel woke up wrapped in plastic, Dexter told him that he was a fool to think that he had a friend. Miguel tried to coax him into letting him go, but Dex wouldn't listen. As he wrapped piano wire around Miguel's neck, Miguel said that this wasn't over (which we already know to be true). Miguel is dead.
Previously: Anton was captured and tortured by The Skinner, but rescued by Quinn and Deb. Anton found out that Quinn had kept him off of the books as a CI -- so he punched him. He told Deb that she needed to think about their relationship. Dexter taught Miguel how to kill people. Miguel tried to console Maria about Ellen's death, by making out with her. Rita told Syl that Miguel was having an affair with Maria. She found him at Maria's house where she mentioned that Miguel had been out all night on Thursday (the night that Ellen was killed). Miguel and Dexter are on the outs -- Dexter has decided that he needs to kill him. Meanwhile, Miguel is in cahoots with George "The Skinner" King and tells him that Dexter knows where Freebo is. Before Dex has the chance to get to Miguel, he is kidnapped at his apartment and thrown into the trunk of a car.
Dexter is struggling in the trunk of a car. He VO's with resignation that he'd imagined "the end" many times, but it was never like this, with him bound in the trunk of a car. He manages to get the hood off of his head. Then, he turns onto his stomach and tries to cut the tape off of his wrists. "I am so fucked," he thinks to himself. Harry appears (I have no idea how they both fit in that trunk) and tells him that this must be the way his victims feel-- trapped and hopeless. Dexter doesn't have the time for introspection right now. Harry says that he's there for moral support. Dexter says that Harry was right about Miguel. He thinks that Ramon must be driving the car he's in right now -- he knows that he's the one to blame. Harry says that he doesn't blame Dexter for wanting a friend, which is the saddest thing I've heard all week. Harry says that, to the contrary, he's proud of Dexter for trying -- it was brave. Dexter seems surprised to hear that Harry feels that way. OK, so this is a touch confusing for me. For the most part, I assume that the Harry visions are an instrument of Dexter's subconscious, yes? They are actually moments when Dexter is talking to himself. But, this feels like new information, which would be impossible. Like Harry did some soul-searching and decided he was proud of Dexter. And, that would mean that dead Harry is evolving. Are we going there? Dexter says that he should have killed Miguel when he had the chance and Harry says that he still can -- he shouldn't give up. That gives Dexter the motivation to finally tear the tape off of his hands. The car is stopping. Dexter gets into attack position and waits for someone to open the trunk. Seriously, this is a very large trunk. He's waiting, waiting, the trunk opens...and Dex springs into action and punches Vince in the face.