Dexter is poring over microfiche at the library, trying to find out what happened to his younger self. "I was never one to dwell on my past, always content to leave it a mystery. No details, just a blur of images rushing by." "Mob Hit Kills Two," reads a headline. "My friend out there wants to bring those memories into focus. So do I." A woman comes in and brings Dexter some more files. Dexter writes down dates, and scratches them off as he finds out they're not right. Finally, he finds a headline dated October 3, 1973 (Hmm, 10/3) that reads, "Shipping Yard Massacre: Authorities Discover Grisly Bloodbath." "Ten three," he VOs. "Same as the hotel, same as Santa's Cottage. This is what he wanted me to find all along." He scrolls the page to the side for shots of the victims, and he sees a familiar face. "Laura Moser," he says aloud. "My mother. No wonder I've felt so disconnected my entire life. If I did have emotions, I'd have to feel...this."
Dexter's at Camilla's house, now. She's watering some plants outside when he gets out of his car and says, "October 3, 1973. Laura Moser and three others found chopped up with a chainsaw. Apparently a drug dealer didn't appreciate Laura and her boyfriend stealing his cocaine. First officer on scene was Harry Morgan." He half-yells this last part to get her attention. "You've been busy," she says, and takes a drag of her cigarette. "A crime that big and yet there's no record of the case at City Hall? That seems a bit odd, don't you think?" "Long time ago." "What is in that report that Harry didn't want me to see?" Dex yells. "Why was there no mention in any of the newspapers about a three-year-old boy at the crime scene? Camilla! Dammit, I need to know. I need that file." Camilla tells Dexter that she can't give it to him, because she destroyed it the day his adoption went through. Dexter asks why she did that, and she mentions a promise she made to Harry. "To protect him?" asks Dexter. "To protect you," she says. Dexter says Harry's code would prevent him from wanting evidence destroyed. "Your father was a decent man and an honest cop, but what he saw in that cargo container changed him. You were left there for days, starving, in blood two inches thick." Yeah, he knows. Dexter's phone rings, and he answers it agitatedly. It's Rita, and apparently Cody's run away. He tells her to call the police and that he'll be right over. After he hangs up, he faces Camilla. "I need to know the truth." "Kid, just leave this one alone."