At the station, the final forensics reports finger Freebo for the crime. Deb enters and says that Oscar Prado owed Freebo money, because he was "a fucking junkie." As fate would have it, Miguel and Maria are right behind her when she says this. Nice one. This girl is on like a constant diet of shoes. Miguel says goodbye to Maria and walks out.
Later, Deb is talking to Dexter as Maria is staring at her from her office. Dexter tells Deb that she needs to watch her mouth. But, since she has given up everything else, that's the only bad habit she has. "That's right. I'm a model of fucking perfection." Today is Harry's birthday. She tells him to meet her that night.
Maria calls Angel into her office. She wants him to take Deb off of the Prado case. She doesn't think she has tact. She does mention that Deb is resourceful, tenacious, and a good sort of pain in the ass. She says it's up to Angel, but Deb should be taken off of the case. His new job is a "quantum leap in responsibility." He says that Deb will hate him if he bumps her from the case.
At Oscar's wake, there are caterers. That's fancy. There are sepia tones in the cinematography. Meanwhile, Deb is having cranberry juice in the bar where she's supposed to meet Dexter. There's a picture of Harry on the wall and she tells him that she misses him. Back at the wake, Miguel asks Dexter if he has a brother. He pauses to think about that for a second, then he gets a text message. No brother, he says. "Just the one loud sister." Miguel says that Deb's gaffe earlier is not a problem. His brother wasn't perfect. Dexter approaches the body. He VO's that this feels wrong -- Oscar is still alive in his life. Miguel watches him watching Oscar. Dex gets another text.
At the bar, Angel sits down beside her and orders some tequila. He toasts Harry. He criticizes her for drinking cranberry. She says that, by the time her dad was her age, he already had his shield. Well, bad day for you, Deb, Angel's taking you off of the case. She's pissed. He says that it was his decision. She says she's not letting anyone stand in the way of her getting her shield, but Angel says that she's the only person who could do that. Then, she's all, "Could I get a real fucking drink?" Angel hands her a shot glass. Way to help her to stand in her way, Sergeant. Dexter VO's that Deb still lives her life trying to please Harry. He, however, is moving on.
The next morning, he wakes up with Rita. She says it was a surprise having him there last night. She gets randy again and says that all she wants is chocolate pudding and him. But, there's a phone call. He gets called to a scene. Deb is there and is pissed. And hung-over. He says he didn't ignore her last night, he ignored Harry. He's going through some stuff, but she says that's bullshit. Does he have to kill his father to become his own man? Pretty astute, actually. She reminds him that Harry wasn't perfect, but he was there for Dexter. He stops her and says that he's sorry he didn't notice her haircut. She asks how it looks and he says it's "beautiful." Then, they both marvel at how he just said "beautiful." Weird. She points out that Angel is hung-over too and that he took her off of the Prado case. They're there for a Jane Doe murder. Dexter tells Vince that he's halfway through his article. The Jane Doe was strangled. So, why did they call in the blood expert? There's a square of flesh cut from her shoulder. AND, it's that girl Tegan from Freebo's apartment. Angel wants to know if the flesh was cut before or after she died. Her murder makes Dexter believe that Freebo is still in Miami.