Later, Matthews gets into a car with Maria. They seem happy to see each other. She says his speech was beautiful, which she expected since she wrote it. Yeah, this was all an act. He tells her to give him "the book." It looks like a USB data stick thingy. Apparently, Mr. Lawman was in the book of clients of a recently apprehended madame. This makes sense. She says that anyone else would have thrown him to the wolves. He says that she shouldn't talk to him about integrity, seeing as she divorced Angel as soon as she realized that he wasn't a careerist. I'm sorry, Angel Batista? Angel, with the shirts and the alcoholism and the shirts? He has never, under any circumstances, to anyone who even knows what the word "career" (or even "careen" or Tia Carrere) means, ever seemed like a careerist for even a moment. He's a cop who does his job well. If there is any greater ambition underneath that, he has never made that known and I just think this little moment was a lot of bullshit. I understand that they've written Maria into a corner and are trying to take her more closely to her ambitious and conflicted roots, but they're doing that by partially rewriting another character and I just think that sucks. She tries to deny Matthews's charge, but he cuts her off. He tells her to watch herself because she apparently just started playing with the big boys.
In the station, Masuka is giving a tour to a bunch of peeps in white lab coats like his. He's apparently a professor of forensic pathology for extension and online classes at the local university. Deb thinks this is funny. Masuka introduces Deb, Quinn and Angel to "the future of forensic science." Angel focuses on a busty blonde and says that the future looks very bright. So not sexy. After they're gone, Angel wonders if he should maybe start teaching a class and Deb proposes the class, "How To Rob A Cradle" because of the young age of the girl he was ogling. He reminds her (and us!) that he's twice divorced and to give him a break. Dexter shows up and asks who the lab rats are and Deb says they are "the future of boring." Heh. He's carrying some dry cleaning that he plans on wearing to the big reunion. Deb asks if he's heard from the school yet. He hasn't. Then, she says that she can't believe he's going to his reunion, since he's the only person who hated high school more than her. That's a good point. Why is he going? He says that it will be good to catch up with some of the old friends. She says that he's looking to get laid and he just concedes, "You got me." Now, why is it that Dexter knows to just play along with her line of questioning, but not when the lady from the church asks him if he believes in anything?