Dex is with Rita, and he's pretty convinced that the carburetor is the problem, but he's not totally sure: "I'm more of a boat guy." "Last thing I need right now is a major repair bill. Then throw in a tow and a rental car...there goes Astor's piano lessons." Dex tells her to take the minivan, but she doesn't want to put him out. "You can drop me off back at work. I'll borrow something from the motor pool." Rita's unsure, but eventually agrees, and she thanks Dexter. "I'll make it up to you. Dinner?" "I have a better idea. Pack a lunch, bring the kids, and let me take you out on the ocean tomorrow." Rita says the kids have school, but Dexter tells her to "think of it as a field trip." "You don't know Cody's teacher --" "It's just one day, just one more day." Sounds like he's preparing for something. "One more day"? Rita asks him if everything is okay, and he replies, "After everything we've been through lately, I just want to be together with you guys. Is that selfish?" "No. No, it's lovely." Yeah, it is.
Later on, Dexter returns to the cabin. Boy, is he in for a treat! "Sergeant Doakes can rejoice: I come bearing real food." As soon as he gets in front of the cabin, he stops and sees the front door is open. He quietly makes his way inside and sees the busted-up cage. "Shit!" he whispers, and then, as if in response, he hears a voice speaking Spanish. Quickly, Dex takes cover behind the porch as Doakes leads the two men to the cabin. The Sergeant is wearing some makeshift rope handcuffs, and the smaller guy runs in to the cabin as the other guy holds Doakes at gunpoint. Once the little guy's inside, Dexter catches Doakes's eye. Doakes smiles a little bit as Dexter holds a finger up to his mouth in a "shh" motion. The little guy returns with an armload of coke, and places it all in Doakes's arms. He returns to the cabin, and Dexter quietly follows him in. Doakes, who totally understands what's up, motions to head back to the Fantoonaire, distracting the gunman from Dexter's actions. We hear a brief struggle from inside, and Doakes continues to talk shit to the gunman. Dexter heads back outside, and moves around the cabin to get a clear shot. Once he and Doakes make eye contact, Doakes throws the coke in the guy's face and Dexter pops a shot (with the little guy's gun) into his chest, killing him. Doakes, who's hunched over on the ground, pants as Dexter comes out from the brush and kicks the guy over to make sure he's deceased. Satisfied that he is, he asks Doakes, "Friends of yours?" "From what I can tell, they're friends of that drug dealer," he replies, referring to Harlow. "They would have killed me once I had all that coke on the boat. Thanks, Morgan." They share a brief moment, and Doakes stands up, having relieved himself of his rope-cuffs. Dexter points the pistol at him. "Oh, this is awkward," says Dex.