Cassie’s murder looks a little too familiar to Dexter, so Zach Hamilton is his first guess. Still, all Dexter can think about is Hannah; Cassie’s death doesn’t impact him much at all. Jaimie arrives and is deeply sad about the death of her friend. Quinn isn't very sensitive about Jaimie's feelings and questions her about who could have done this to Cassie.
Dexter isn’t the only one that suspects Zach did this, as Quinn also knows it must have been him. Quinn goes up to Dexter, since the two previously suspected Zach at one point, but Dexter shrugs him off, discouraging Quinn from suspecting Zach.
Dexter is not sure if how he should help Hannah flee the country, and his sister Debra isn’t making things any easier for him. She’s convinced that Dexter still has feelings for him and tries to get through to him that she’s could be a threat to them. Dexter chooses to help Hannah and begins the process of getting her fake papers. He then invites Hannah to go to The Keys with him, where Zach is renting a hotel room.
Still sad about Cassie, Jaimie asks Dexter if she can take Harrison and stay over at Quinn's, since the two have moved in together.
Debra isn’t waiting for Dexter to handle things with Hannah. She goes to Elway and tells him that she thinks Hannah is in Miami. Deb takes him to where her boat was but is thrown off guard when they arrive and her boat is missing.
Jaimie and Harrison stay with Quinn but he wants to leave her alone while he keeps investigating the killer. Again, it doesn’t seem like Quinn is not considering Jaimie’s feelings but eventually agrees to stay home with her.
In the meantime, Dexter and Hannah are having the time of their lives. After a nice lunch, Dexter, along with Hannah, arrive to the room in The Keys and find it covered in plastic, an exact replica of how Dex sets up his kill room. Zach arrives, right on cue, but proves his innocence and tells Dexter that he knows what might be happening here.
Dexter leaves with Zach, so Debra enters the room to find Hannah. The two talk briefly and Hannah tells Deb that she loves Dexter and knows Dexter cares for Deb so she wouldn't do anything to hurt them again. In an incredibly awkward scene, Debra, Dexter, Hannah, and Zach have a short group meeting. Upon seeing Zach entering though, Debra says she doesn't want to know anything and leaves.
Dexter, Zach, and Hannah go with Vogel to discuss things. Dexter shows Zach slides of Cassie's murder, but Zach promises that he didn't do anything and believes he was framed. After Dex spends some steamy time with Hannah, Dexter returns to his apartment to find Zach killed - his brain detached, the work of the Brain Surgeon.
The next scene shows Hannah about to board a private plane, Dexter stops her and asks that she stay with him. End episode.
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