Miguel is totally jazzed about how Dexter killed Ethan Turner. He considers it his sort of fast track to justice. Dexter decides to put his stomach for the whole process to the test. Dexter chooses a white supremacist murderer who is actually in prison. They arrange to have him “escape” from a courthouse. During the escape, things go off script for a moment and it seems almost as if Miguel was setting Dexter up. He comes through, though, and Dexter gets to kill the bad guy.
Rita tells Syl that she's glad she's no longer working at the hotel. Syl suggests that Rita work at her real estate office as her assistant, because having an assistant you trust is the most important thing. She debates it for a while, fearing that she might see a side of Syl that she doesn’t like, but she decides finally to take the leap and work for her.
The Skinner strikes again -- this time getting Wendell, the young guard for Freebo. This means two people in a row lost their skin after talking with Deb. She’s distraught and goes to Anton’s apartment to make sure he told no one that she was talking to Wendell. He assures her he didn’t and holds her hand while trying to comfort her. It looks like they’re about to get even closer when she breaks the moment and leaves. She decides to trail Ramon Prado, wondering if he might be the Skinner. He’s not, but they do manage to catch him kidnapping and torturing a guy who supplied drugs to Freebo. Maria’s job will be getting a lot harder now that they’ve arrested Ramon. Chicky Hines’ lawyer, Ellen, is using the information that Maria supplied to not only exonerate Chicky but also to ruin Miguel’s career. Maria is obviously not keen on this last part, but Ellen tells Maria that she has stories about Miguel that would make her fine about it.
Yuki is still pressuring Deb to rat on Quinn, but she still resists. She finally tells Quinn that Internal Affairs is after him, and he says that he and Yuki used to be involved. Camilla is in the hospital with terminal cancer and Dexter visits her. She laments the loss of her dignity. Angel asks out the hooker decoy cop, Barbara, and she finally relents.
Previously: Deb questioned Freebo's 15-year-old former doorman. Quinn let him leave the station before she got to talk to him, making her suspicious that he might be trying to make her look bad. Ramon was discredited as a sane person when Dexter set him up to be drunk and belligerent. Deb tried to talk to Anton at his place, but got cockblocked by a girl who was already in his apartment. Dexter killed a guy he sourced from Miguel's story about the guy getting off after killing two wives. Miguel realized that Dex had killed the guy and...he was thrilled. It looks like Dexter has a partner in crime -- really.
It's a beautiful day in Florida. Dexter and Miguel are on Slice of Life deep-sea fishing. Dexter is reeling in a huge fish and Miguel is excitedly pulling it onboard. He spears it then bludgeons it. Dexter is gleeful. Then, he says that the fish will make for "mighty fine eatin'." Gross. Miguel says that when the fish is grilled and served with Syl's mango-lime salsa it'll be perfect -- in fact, Dex and Rita should come to their house the next day. For a big time ADA who I would imagine would be strapped for time in a lot of ways, it sure has been easy for Miguel to drop every social obligation for Dex and Rita, no? Dexter says that he'll have to check with "the little woman" who he declares is getting bigger by the minute. Also gross. Dexter VO's that he could get used to the simple pleasures of male bonding. The emphasis should definitely be on the "simple" part. Their conversation is a weird stitching together of clichés, what with the good eatin' and little woman and Syl's mango salsa. Not that "Syl's salsa" has ever been spoken before but there was just something hokey about it to me. Now, Dex offers Miguel a "brewski." OK, clearly they're doing this on purpose. To show us Dex and Miguel having an idyllic guy friendship. I still kind of hate it.
Now, Miguel asks Dexter how "it" was in Biminey. Dex says that that it was pretty, with lots of mangroves. Uh, he meant how was it with Ethan Turner. Geez, he could write a book Miguel. Not sure you want to get into this. Dex says he's not sure he knows what Miguel means. So, Miguel cuts the giant fish and simultaneously asks how it was to kill Ethan Turner. Oh. That. Dex VO's, "So much for the simple joys of male bonding." He says that Miguel puts people on death row, so he must have some feeling what it's like. He replies that there is an ocean of bureaucracy between a conviction and someone getting fried, gassed, firing squaded, etc. Dex got to cut out the middleman and use his hands "to make this a better place." There are 5 floors of prosecutors where he works and Dex did in one night what they couldn't do. He's been sleeping like a baby ever since Ethan turned up missing. He says that he knows Dexter -- he sees who he is. Together ("we") they could make a difference. Dexter VO's that Miguel said "we."