Yes! Now this is what this show is all about!
After the scare with Lila at Rita's house, Dexter unintentionally spends the night outside, dreaming about his anxiety about getting caught. He wakes up and has a heart-to-heart with Rita, telling her he knows he fucked up. She thanks him, and tells him it means a lot. On his way home, he notices Feds in a car, watching him. Creepy.
LaGuerta is pissed at Doakes for blowing off the meeting with her security friend, and tells him so on a voicemail. Doakes isn't answering his phone, however, because he's too busy meeting with an old Haitian friend (read: a "fixer" from his days in Black Ops), hoping to export Dexter's blood-slides for DNA matches. More on this in a sec.
There's a big break in the BHB case, yet again, but Lundy won't tell Deb what it is (even though they're totally boning and she's practically living with him). We're led to believe Dex is their main man, until they ominously drag him in from his apartment to reveal that Doakes is actually the prime suspect, seeing as they seized some blood-slides from his car at the airport (!), which they need Dexter to analyze.
This whole time, Dexter is really distracted by the fact that he hasn't disposed of Jimenez's body yet. Unfortunately, Lundy has saddled him with a four-person security detail in the event that Doakes shows up again, so he has to sneak out of his apartment in order to get back to the Everglades to finish up. Hoping to get done before daybreak, Dexter does so hurriedly, and as he's loading up the last of the body bags, he hears, "That's right, muthafucka!" Doakes trains his gun on Dex, and a struggle eventually ensues, ending with Dex shot in the leg and Doakes passed out in Jimenez's coke locker. What to do, Dex? Can't kill him, because he's innocent, but isn't the first rule to not get caught? I thought for sure Dexter would be able to send Doakes up shit's creek on this one, but now things are looking a little murkier.
Also, Lila is still getting in Dexter's face and trying to convince him that he needs her. Angel's really hoping to grab himself a piece, and is totally okay with catching Dexter's runoff. This isn't good. I foresee another stabbing in Angel's future. Or maybe a burning? Either way, shit ain't cool. I hate Lila's stupid face.
Previously: Lundy put the entire department under investigation, and got on Dexter's case about his "sloppy blood-work." Deb discovered that the BHB is indeed in the department. Rita explained to the kids that she and Dexter broke up. Deb and Lundy had a dinner party where they could barely keep their hands off each other. Dex provoked Doakes into a situation where he was put on leave, and the Doakes left during an inquisition with Lundy. Lila and Dex got close. Too close. Dex, after realizing that she called Jimenez to tell him his whereabouts, told her to take a hike. Then he went and killed Jimenez. Doakes snooped around Dex's apartment, and found his blood slides. Rita called for Dexter's help, distracting him from his more unsavory work.
The elevators at the station open up, and Dexter starts pulling something really heavy behind him, with Debra in tow. "That's what I said." "That I'm always right?" replies Deb. "You were right about Lila, she was bad for me." "And that I'm always right! Hurry the fuck up!" Dexter keeps pulling whatever he's pulling, and says, "I didn't realize how bad until last night. She had me fighting with myself the whole time. All that self-reflection is unhealthy." "Stop reflecting, and move," says Deb, now sitting on the edge of her desk. A uniformed cop walks by and slips in the trail of whatever Dex is dragging. He apologizes, and starts pulling it again. "The fact is, I already know who I am, and I'm done fighting it. So, the battle's over. Lila's over." He backs up to LaGuerta, who's just standing there, and we hear, "Morgan!" It's Lundy. "Clean this mess up, it's a goddamned safety hazard!" A wide shot reveals that Dexter's been lugging Jimenez's corpse behind him, leaving a trail of blood. Guess we're looking at a dream sequence here. Duh. Angel comes in holding a foot, and says, "You can't leave this shit lyin' around, bro!"
Dexter wakes up, and he's still at Rita's. Seems he spent the night on a lounger outside while keeping watch. Aw, he still loves her. "Nice," he VOs. "My subconscious isn't even bothering with symbolism." Hee! "That's what I get for leaving the remains of Jimenez up in that cabin. Bad time to get sloppy with Special Agent Lundy putting everyone in law enforcement under a microscope." Dexter gets up and is making to leave when he hears the front door open. It's Rita. "Dexter? What are you doing here?" "Uh, I, uh," he stumbles, and he grabs the morning paper and hands it to her. "I just wanted to give you that." "You're in the same clothes as last night. You slept here?" "Not intentionally. I just wanted to make sure whoever broke in stayed away. Guess I kind of fell asleep on the job. Sorry." She looks at him with a half-smile on her face. "Don't be." The kids run out, and are super-psyched to see him. Apparently, Cody made a killer robot that eats airplanes, which is awesome, and he wants Dexter to see it. Before Dexter can even reply, Astor asks him if he wants bananas in his pancakes. "Actually, guys, there's something I gotta go deal with, so..." "Then why'd you come?" asks Astor. "'Cause I needed one of these!" he says, and gives them a big bear hug. Rita looks on, obviously thinking she should just forgive the fucking guy and take him back. After a moment, Rita says, "All right, guys, Dexter's got work to do, so go eat your pancakes." The kids run inside, and Dex says, "I didn't mean for them to find me here." "I know. It's okay. I think they needed a hug, too. Take care, Dexter." She heads inside, but Dexter stops her: "Wait, I wanna say something." Dex waits a moment, collecting his thoughts, and says, "I'm sorry." "All right." "I feel...such regret, which is rare for me. Not that I don't mess up, I do, just...never so stupendously. I had you, and them, and...I had us. So much to have. And, to just demolish it...I honestly thought I was smarter than that. Rude awakening. Lila was one of the biggest mistakes of my life." "That means a lot to me, Dexter. But it doesn't change the fact that you slept with another woman. I can't forget that." "I don't expect you to, I just wanted to say it."