Now that they're engaged, Rita thinks that she and Dexter should get a new place. This worries Dexter, of course, because he needs a place of his own in which to store his blood slides. You may be thinking, safety deposit box. Dexter isn't. He's thinking that he has to stall. At dinner with Miguel and Syl (they're like the Ricardos and the Mertzs these days), Syl offers to show the two of them some places, since she's a real estate agent.
The kid who guarded Freebo's door is picked up by the police, but since he's only 15 they have to have the permission of his mother to question him. Deb works on being less hammer-like with the kid while they're trying to contact his mother. She's confident that, once they get permission, she's going to get some really great info from him. Of course, the second she walks away from her desk, she comes back to find that Quinn has released him. He says that the mother wouldn't give permission, but it looks an awful lot like he didn't want Deb to receive credit for her work. Later, she talks to the kid, off the record, at his home. An unknown person watches them talking to each other, which might spell death plus a missing patch of skin for the kid.
Vince's feelings are hurt that no one read his paper or attended his speech, not to mention Quinn told him he was revolting. Angel and Deb apologized though and things seemed to be alright. Angel drove his car to where Barbara was on another vice sting and asked her on a date. She said no.
Dexter followed Ethan, a guy Miguel said killed two wives for their money and got off in court. He killed him on a cruise ship and dumped his body parts through a porthole. Rita, while she was being shown some houses by Syl, had some weird bleeding issue and had to go to the hospital. Dex was "fishing" and had talked to Miguel before he set off in his boat and told him where his fishing spot was. Miguel, in his search for Dexter to tell him about Rita's condition, had the Coast Guard check Dexter's fishing spot and they found nothing. Also, Ethan was reported missing on the cruise ship. Miguel puts two and two together and decides that Dexter killed Ethan to enact the vengeance that Miguel couldn't. He's thrilled about this new partnership. Dex, not so much. Rita and the baby are going to be fine and Dex vows to be there for them -- and not be like Harry.
Previously: Rita, of course, is pregnant. Ramon wouldn't let go of trying to find out where Freebo was, so Dexter set him up to look unpredictable. Miguel confessed to Dex that he was the only person he trusted. Deb got closer to Quinn's informant, Anton. Quinn told Vince that he was revolting. Angel tried to hook up with a hooker, but she was a cop leading a sting. She agreed not to tell on him. Dex proposed to Rita. She said yes.
Dexter is giving us his best Dr. Oz via VO. He tells us that there are many ways to stop a heart. Diet is one way. His favorite is a severed aorta. This feels like a perfect moment to watch a sonogram! This is the first time Dexter has started a heartbeat, he tells us. The doctor explains to Rita that she is 9 to 10 weeks pregnant. Dexter VO's that she's stronger than she looks, as she's clutching his hand. Apparently, Rita has a very good grip. Good for her. He says he can't ignore that he's going to be a father. Has he been ignoring it? Because I feel like that's ALL we ever talk about on this show. That damn baby. It feels very weird to find myself asking, "Aren't there going to be some more dead people in this episode? Dexter must really be getting antsy to kill someone. Hope he works that out." But I do. I ask those questions.
Dexter is on a golf course with Miguel. Miguel suddenly asks, "Front or back pocket?" They're playing pool? Dexter doesn't know what he means either. Oh, he's asking for the picture of the baby's sonogram. "This makes it real," says Miguel. An errant golf ball flies from out of nowhere and hits their golf cart. Probably someone tired of hearing about the baby. Miguel screams at them saying they could have killed someone. He apologizes to Dexter for losing his temper -- he has his mind on the office. He has been working on the case of South Beach guy who kills his wife on a cruise. His office has no jurisdiction because it happened in international waters. He knows that the guy did it -- he also got off for killing his first wife. She was rich and he used her money to buy an unstoppable legal team. They confused the jury and let him out to kill again. Dex VO's that he may use his form of justice. Funny that he brings up justice. I guess, because of Dexter's facility with forensics, he's comfortable making his own case against the people that he ends up killing. It just seems like his Dark Passenger, besides making him really happy when killing people, also lets him live free of doubt that he's ever killed someone that might not have fit the Code.