Dexter and Harrison try to live a normal life in a place that they have discovered is not as normal as they thought it was. Will the two of them be able to live happily ever after, despite all the threats coming their way?
Everyone in the town helps Jim (Dexter) sift through his burned belongings. Jim appreciates everyone around him. Angela asks Jim to talk - she tells him his burning house was likely arson, which makes his house a crime scene. Harrison suggests a few suspects to Angela- guys from school who tried to jump him. Some of the wrestling guys and Logan come by with donated clothes and a new wrestling jacket for Harrison.
Dexter suggests to Harrison that they move somewhere warmer- potentially Los Angeles. Harrison tells Dexter he’s finally fitting in and doesn’t want to move. Dexter tells Harrison they can’t be themselves in Iron Lake. Harrison agrees, requesting a pool if they move.
Angela looks through the burned rubble and finds something that makes her drop her jaw. She drives home and sees Dexter inside with Audrey and Harrison. Angela goes inside to see them making pasta and asks Harrison and Audrey to go to the store to get a few more things. Dexter asks Angela if she’s okay but she seems off and cold. She pulls her gun out and tells him to get on his knees and turn around. Logan enters the other door with his gun pulled as well. They arrest him for the murder of Matt Caldwell.
At the police station, they take his print and photos- as Dexter Morgan. Harrison enters the station and asks what’s going on but they tell him to leave for now. Angela video interviews Dexter about the day Matt went missing. She shows him the evidence that she has, including the note from Kurt and the screws from Matt’s body. She tells Dexter her theory about what happened that day. Dexter responds with his own theory - that Kurt framed him and Kurt really murdered Matt.
Angela and Logan talk privately- Logan tells Angela his story is plausible. She says she knows something else but can’t tell him until she’s sure. She asks them to bring Kurt in. Harrison goes in to see his father.
Harrison goes to see Tess who gives him a hotel room and Coach Logan buys Harrison a hamburger to make sure he’s settled in.
Meanwhile, Angela sits on the roof of her car looking at the moon. She mutters, “son of a bitch” and goes inside to call Angel Batista. She tells him Dexter Morgan is in fact alive and that a few cases in Iron Lake are similar to the Bay Harbor Butcher. Batista tells her he’ll arrive the next day with everything he’s got.
Angela decides to interview Dexter again. She tells him he’s a murderer and claims she knows about the ketamine. She tells him that Miles testified that Dexter poked him in the neck with a needle. She then shows him the body of Jasper Hodge and points out an injection site on his neck. Next, she shows him the dismembered body of someone murdered by the Bay Harbor Butcher, who also had an injection mark. She tells him Angel Batista is coming in too. They plan to extradite him to Florida, where they have the death penalty.
He tells her to turn off the camera so he’ll talk. He tells her that Kurt has been an active serial killer for 25 years and that he can prove it. He tells her where Kurt’s cabin is. Angela gets up and tells Logan to put him back in his cell.
Harrison goes by Audrey’s to get his stuff. Audrey apologizes to Harrison about how it’s her fault- she told her mom what he said at the party. They hug and kiss.
Deb talks to Dexter in the jail cell. He asks Logan for water and uses the chance to hit his head against the jail bars. Logan pulls out his gun to shoot and Dexter breaks his neck, grabbing the keys. He calls Harrison from Logan’s phone and tells him to grab all of his stuff and to meet him where they found the white deer. He runs out and take the police car.
Angela drives to Kurt’s cabin in the woods. She finds the hatch to the underground cabin and opens it. She gets inside and finds the hallway of dead women, including Molly Park. She tears up and calls Logan but doesn’t get a response. She calls Teddy instead and tells him to call the state troopers, the FBI, and all of the back up she can get. She asks Teddy if he’s heard from Logan in the past hour and Teddy says no. Angela rushes back to the station and finds Logan, dead on the floor.
Dexter rushes to Harrison and Harrison asks him whose blood is on him. He tells him he’ll explain everything later. Harrison realizes Dexter called him from Logan’s phone and that Dexter killed him. Harrison is furious, believing Dexter only killed bad guys. Dexter begs him to come with him and offers to stop killing. Harrison tells Dexter to turn himself in, that there’s no other way. Dexter tells him he doesn’t have to come with him but that he can’t stay here. Harrison holds his gun in his face and asks him if his mom and Deb would be alive if it weren’t for him. Dexter apologizes for everything he’s done to him. He tells him to take the safety off on the gun. He tells him it’s the only way out and instructs Harrison to shoot him. Harrison shoots and Dexter falls to the ground. Dexter mutters “you did good”. Deb holds his hand as he dies.
Angela runs up with her gun and Harrison tells her what happened. She hands him money and tells him to get out of town and never come back. She hugs him and tells him he needs to do this now. He tells her to tell Audrey he says goodbye but she says she can’t because she hasn’t seen him.
Harrison rushes to his car while Angela wipes down the gun. Angela calls in an officer related shooting. Harrison reads the letter Dexter wrote to Hannah. He drives past Audrey’s house and sees her in the window but keeps driving out of town.
- "I am the Phoenix. I rise from the ashes. - Dexter to Angela
- "Titanium doesn't melt." -Angela to Dexter
- "The world needs us." -Dexter to Harrison
- "We're gonna extradite your ass to Florida where you'll stand trial as the Bay Harbor Butcher. Florida. A state with the motherfucking death penalty." - Angela to Dexter
- "Go to Kurt's cabin. yards north of the front door, under a deadwood pile, there's a hatch. Open it, and you'll see what real evil looks like." -Dexter to Angela
- "Don't be a hero, Logan." - Dexter to Logan
- "Get me state troopers, CSI, the coroners, the motherfucking FBI. I found something like 30 bodies at the Caldwell property on Stearn Road. I need all the backup I can get before this place turns into a fucking media frenzy." - Angela to Teddy
- "Shut up. You don't really care about saving anybody, do you? You're just feeding this-this Dark Passenger. I-It's not even a passenger. It's fucking driving. And you like it." - Harrison to Dexter
- "M-my anger isn't because I'm like you. My-my anger is because of you." - Harrison to Dexter
- "Would my mom still be alive if it weren't for you? Would Aunt Deb still be alive? And me... would I be so fucked-up? Open your eyes and look at what you've done!" - Harrison to Dexter
- "You have to take the safety off. Just like I showed you." -Dexter to Harrison
- " I've never really felt love. Real love. Until now." -Dexter to Harrison
My dearest Hannah, this is the most difficult letter I'll ever write. You may have seen my name among the casualties of Hurricane Laura, and I believe that's for the best. I'd give anything to see you and Harrison again. To see him smile. To hold him. I celebrate his birthday in my heart. I want what every father wants: for his child to be happy. To live and love without fear. To share his gifts with the world. But we both know that, with me around, a normal life for Harrison won't be possible. This is not an easy decision. Sometimes I wish the hurricane had taken me, released me from the burden of my own urges. Instead, it showed me that I have to bear them alone. That's my fate. So, unless Harrison starts showing any dark tendencies, I beg you... Let me die so my son can live.
- "A Wolf at the Door" by Radiohead
- "I Should Live in Salt" by The National