Later, he's leaving the station and Laguerta is following him. She just found out about Deb getting the job. He says that he was on the fence about the job in the first place. She tells him that the choice had nothing to do with him and Matthews is just using Deb to get back at Maria. She says that Deb is barely out of diapers and Angel stops her. He says that Deb is a good detective, better than Maria ever was. She says that she'll fix this and he tells her that it's over, but adds that, though Matthews hates Maria, he's always paying the price.
That night, Sam leaves his shop and Dexter follows him. Sam pulls up to a house and we hear an altercation inside. A gun goes off and we see Sam carry a guy out on his shoulders and put him in the trunk of his car. Dex seems excited that he'll get to kill him after all. Back at the shop, Sam pulls the guy out of the trunk and carries him inside. He says that he can't kill Sam until he knows that he killed that guy, but he carries a syringe of knockout juice just in case. He's sneaking up to the door when a junkyard dog starts barking like crazy and charging him. He's ready to inject the dog with the tranquilizer when Sam comes outside and calls the dog off. Dexter says that he forgot his garage door clicker in his glove compartment and was just going to grab that. He says that he'll come back later, but Sam tells him to do it now. So, Dexter assumes that he'll be killing him, because he's thinking that Sam's probably going to try to kill him. Monster's Ball. But, the guy from the trunk is having a cigarette and sitting on a car. Not dead. Sam tells him to get off the car and the guy says that he can't believe Sam hit him. Well, Sam can't believe that he took a shot at him. Gunshot explained. Dexter is confused. The guy takes the dog in the back and Dexter deduces that he was the missing worker. Sam tells a Bible story about a shepherd breaking the leg of a lamb to keep it from wandering off. That's what he feels like he's doing. The worker is on drugs and Sam is trying to keep his flock. He tells Dexter to get his clicker and he mimics grabbing something out of his glove compartment. He's contemplating via VO how this is proof that maybe people can change when some people drive up. Sam says this isn't good and tells Dexter to stand back.
A group of guys get out and ask for the guy that Sam took. Dexter asks if there's a problem and Sam asks if this is his idea of standing back. A guy with a lead pipe approaches Dexter and asks him if he's deaf. He's not, but he's quick. He grabs the lead pipe and nails the guy. Sam tells them to go and the leader pulls out a gun and says that he's not leaving without his dude. Sam just stands him down and talks about God stuff. Dexter can't tell if he's crazy or a liar. Then, he shows his Miami Metro badge and the guys leave. Sam says that he's praying for them, but they threaten to get him later. They leave and Sam says it was a miracle. Dexter reveals that he is just a lab geek, but Sam says he doesn't fight like a geek. Then, he laughs and says that this has been an evening full of wonders.