Dexter's phone rings, and after a few short words, he tells Lilah, "I gotta get back. Dead body." "How many times have you used that one before?"
Dex arrives at the crime scene and asks LaGuerta what's up. "Gunshot victim. Alicia Barnes, thirty-six." Dexter examines the body briefly, then prods LaGuerta for some details about the break in the BHB case. She doesn't seem to know any details, and Doakes walks in. "The neighbor heard the victim arguing with her husband last night. Curtis Barnes." Ignoring this, Dexter says how excited Masuka was about the development, but LaGuerta's not listening. "Husband's car is gone," continues Doakes, "nobody knows where he is." "Any idea what they found?" Dexter asks, pissing Doakes off. "Can we concentrate on this here, please?" Dexter says, "Sure," and breaks it down. The victim was shot very precisely, twice in the chest and once in the head. "She was Mozambiqued," says Doakes. Nobody knows what that means. "Triple-tapped." Doakes looks around, and spots pictures of Barnes on active duty. Then, noticing keepsakes on the table, "A Russian grenade, a Kurdish dagger...tell me that shit wasn't stolen from Saddam's palace." "What are you saying?" asks LaGuerta. "I'm saying asshole's special ops, there's no doubt about it." Ah, so that's why they had that bit from last year in the previouslies. I know they'd make it relevant. "Huh, they're generally known for settling their arguments so peaceably," Dexter says sarcastically. "Don't get smart with me." "Sounds like we're in your world, James," says LaGuerta. "Yeah, I'll take lead on this one." Great. You do that.
Down at the morgue, Angel and Deb bust through the plastic doorway as Lundy tells them to "Pick a body. This is where the case is going to be made. We have thirteen suspected murderers, and then we have these gentlemen. Robert Thatcher, janitor for the school district with no criminal record. Marcus White, tow-truck driver. No criminal record." He goes on to the others, all with no criminal record. Angel asks why the killer cut the bodies up, and Masuka says it was for "easy disposal." "Or for fun," adds Deb, drawing stares. "You don't kill this many people because it's a chore. You do it because you like it." Fair enough.
Doakes is just getting off the phone at the station, and LaGuerta wonders if it has to do with the Barnes case. "Yeah, that was a buddy of mine from special ops. He heard Curtis Barnes is still in Miami." "Hmm. The only part of that that I find surprising is that you have a buddy." Doakes explains that himself and Barnes were both Ranger RRD, or Regimental Reconnaissance Detachment: "The guys you're not supposed to know about that get in before everybody else. My buddy put me in touch with a guy from Curtis's unit. He's willing to talk to me." "Good," says Maria as Dexter comes up with Doakes's blood report. "It's all pretty straight-forward, but I'd be careful, though." "Why's that?" asks Doakes. "The trajectory of the bullets are all level, with the exact same angle of origin. I'd say all three shots were fired in less than a second. It's very impressive shooting." Doakes and Maria share a look, and Pascal steps out of her office to summon Dexter.