Flashback time. Dexter gets picked on by some bully, who slaps his milk out of his hand and tells him he can't believe that "out of two million sperm, you were the fastest swimmer." Later, Dexter tells Harry that he wanted to kill the guy, but he obviously did not. Harry says, "That must have tough for you to walk away from, Dex. I'm proud of you." "Don't be, because I still want to kill him. When's that gonna go away?"
The reporter is just finishing up with Perry, who asks when the story is going to run. "They're saving space for you tomorrow, front page. I just gotta get back and write." The journalist reaches out his hand for a shake, but Perry's hand can only go so far with the shackles on. LaGuerta comes in as the reporter leaves, and asks how the interview went. "It was fine," says Perry. "Good. You ready to talk about the case?" "Sure, as soon as I get to talk to a reporter." Seems that Neil is wise to LaGuerta's game, and he threatens to invoke his Miranda rights, but LaGuerta calls him out on his shit: "If you wanted a lawyer, you'd have one by now." True! "I see. You think I'm a fraud, and you're trying to prove it, but the truth is, you're the fraud." Neil goes on to tell her that he found out how she got promoted to lieutenant in the first place. Apparently, she and Doakes, who used to be partners, were working a big coke bust. LaGuerta got lucky by being in the right place at the right time, and got all the glory as a result. "You got the headline grab," says Perry. "And so the legend began. I wonder if Doakes would have made a good lieutenant." LaGuerta asserts that she deserved her promotion. "Of course you did! It was a big bust! Not as big as me, of course, but let's face it: you didn't catch me. Your captain did." Would that be Astor or Matthews? Oh, right, same guy. Weak. LaGuerta's outtie-5000.