In this week’s Dexter episode recap for Goodbye Miami, Dexter and Vogel have a difference of opinion as to how to handle Daniel. Deb considers rejoining the force, and of course Hannah is in the mix to mess with Dexter’s emotions. Josh provides this week’s Dexter episode summary and thoughts, followed by Violet’s thoughts. Let’s get into this week’s episode recap of Dexter,episode 10 titled Goodbye Miami!
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Dexter Episode 8-10 Goodbye Miami Summary
Need a quick Dexter episode recap of episode 10 Goodbye Miami? Here is a summary of events for the episode. Each event is linked to the more detailed Dexter episode recap for that event in Goodbye Miami if you need more information!
- Vogel and Daniel sit down for breakfast, Daniel isn’t happy that he was the lesser child
- Debra Learns of Dexter’s Argentinean Getaway
- Vogel is confronted by Matthews regarding Zach’s death. Dexter warns Vogel about Daniel
- Deb talks about Dexter leaving and rejoining the force. Dexter gives Batista his notice
- Daniel takes Vogel to his kill room, Dexter gets some videos of Daniel’s murders
- The marshal learns Dexter is leaving the country. Jamie learns Quinn is breaking up with her.
- Vogel tries to usher Dexter on with his trip to Argentina, but finally comes to terms with Daniel’s danger
- Deb deals with the US Marshal’s visit. Also quits Elway
- Harrison gets injured, Hannah takes Harrison to ER, which marshal gets a tip on
- Debra rejoins Miami Metro homicide. Dexter tries to catch Daniel, but his plan ultimately fails, leaving Vogel dead
Dexter episode Recap: Goodbye Miami, the Details
Vogel’s Mother and Son Breakfast
Dr. Vogel continues her breakfast from last episode with Oliver/Daniel. Daniel displays his bitter resentment of his mother. Vogel offers to find him better care, but Daniel refuses to be locked up again. Vogel tries to apologize for her mistakes, but blames Richard’s death. Daniel tells Vogel that it is her fault Richard died, since she only cared for him. Daniel then tells Vogel that she treated Dexter like more of a son than him. Daniel ends the conversation, and leaves.
Deb Isn’t Liking Hannah and Harrison’s Relationship, Or learning Dexter is leaving the Country
At Deb’s house, Dexter comes to visit Hannah, bringing Harrison with him. Dexter tells Hannah about the marshal backing off, and reveals that the three will leave together to help camouflage Hannah’s escape in the airport. Dexter also reveals to Hannah that he has to kill Daniel before they leave. Hannah becomes concerned that “feelings” have entered the “equation”. Harrison decides to play on the treadmill, but Dexter tells him to get off for safety. Deb then comes home, and seeing Harrison with Hannah angers her. Dexter says it was necessary since the protective detail is gone, and Harrison needed to be kept safe. Dexter then reveals to Deb his plans to go to Argentina. Deb flips out, and tells Dexter that it is a “selfish decision”. Debra walks away hurt.
Quinn and Jamie meet up at Batista’s restaurant, and Jamie reveals she was selected for a job interview for a clinic in Atlanta. Quinn is excited for her, but Jamie says she isn’t going to Atlanta, she is just excited that she got an offer. Quinn tells Jamie he would feel bad if he was the cause of her not getting a good opportunity, but Jamie reassures him that she will find something in Miami. Quinn doesn’t seem satisfied with her response and opts to go get a drink.
Vogel’s Denial(s), Dexter’s Warning
Vogel has come to the police station, and Matthews has apparently called her in. He begins asking her questions about Zach as her patient, telling Vogel he would look into his disappearance himself. Matthews tries to play off her loss of her child to get information, and asks about Zach’s personal life. Vogel becomes agitated, and leaves. Matthews seems to recognize something is up.
Dexter looks up Oliver’s file, and finds that he moved around a lot. He spots Vogel leaving from the station, and asks her what she was doing there. She tells him about Matthews, and explains she couldn’t say anything. Dexter moves on to discussing Daniel’s danger to Vogel, but Vogel remains in denial that she is in danger. She tells Dexter she had breakfast with him. She refuses to help Dexter find Daniel. She explains her plan to try to gain trust with him, then convince him to go to a psychiatric facility. Dexter asks Vogel how many people will die before that happens? Vogel then leaves. Dexter contemplates leaving for Argentina, but Harry talks him out of it. Batista interrupts Dexter for a crime scene.
Dexter’s Leaving Gets Out
Deb has lunch with Quinn, and Debra reveals to Quinn that Dexter is leaving. Quinn says, “good for him”, but realizes that Debra isn’t happy about it. Quinn reassures her that change is sometimes the best thing for someone. Deb moves on to discussing Batista giving her badge back. Again, Debra shows hesitation. But she reveals she is happy about it. Quinn gets a call about the crime scene that Dexter was called to.
At the crime scene, Batista and Masuka deduce the bicyclist was a victim of road rage. Niki runs up, surprised she has to work on Saturday. Masuka figures out that Niki is high, and sends her home. While Dexter examines the scene, he reveals to Batista that he is leaving the force. Dexter uses the deaths he has had to deal with in his family as the reason why he has to leave. Batista is okay with it, but tells him he is welcome back anytime.
Evening comes, and Dexter returns back to Deb’s visiting with Hannah. Dexter tells Hannah he hasn’t had luck finding Oliver. Hannah questions Dexter’s motives, and Dexter’s simple answer is, “That is who I am”. Moving back to finding Oliver, Dexter is worried for Vogel’s safety. He then comes up with a plan to use her computer to help himself find Vogel.
During Daniel’s Field Trip with Vogel, Dexter pays Vogel’s laptop a visit
Back at Vogel’s house the next morning, Daniel has come to pick up Vogel for a field trip. He has taken her to a closed down psychiatric hospital. He shows her a chair. The chair he kills his victims in. He has Vogel sit in the victim’s seat. Daniel explains the horrors he suffered when he was in custody. Vogel tries to explains that facilities are better now. He explains that he wants Vogel to help him live like Dexter, having a normal life with his “condition”, and not be in another facility. Vogel becomes nervous, but agrees to help him, and to help convince Dexter to leave him alone. Daniel warns her to not make the same mistake she did with Richard–warning her not to side with Dexter.
At night, Dexter visits Vogel’s house while she is still away, and he is able to check Daniel’s computer. He finds videos of murders he has done, including Zach’s. He takes the information he found via a USB drive.
The Marshal is Back on the Case, Quinn Breaks up with Jamie
Batista at Miami Metro, is on the phone looking for a new forensic tech. The marshal has come to let Batista know that the investigation for Hannah has moved to a lower priority. But he overheard Batista’s conversation, and asks if it is Dexter that is leaving. Batista confirms it.
At Quinn’s house, Jamie is preparing dinner. Quinn comes in, and immediately gives her some bad news–saying, “this isn’t working”. She accuses him of still being hung up on Deb. Jamie is distraught, and abruptly leaves.
Vogel Attempts to Shoo Dexter out of the Country, But Finally Realizes Daniel’s Danger
Deb returns home, and sees Dexter, Hannah and Harrison hanging out on her patio. Dexter sees her, and goes to talk. Dexter offers her a beer. Deb tells Dexter he wants him and Harrison to be happy, but she is scared about them leaving. Dexter says it will be better with him gone, but Deb says that either way, she will miss him. Dexter tries to get Debra to come hang out with “family”, Hannah and Harrison on the patio, and she eventually stands a little closer at least.
The next morning, Hannah is watching Harrison and Deb play on the beach. Dexter is at home looking up Argentinean destinations. Dexter receives a visitor though, Dr. Vogel. She immediately tells Dexter that the best thing for Dexter is to get with Hannah and move far away–Argentina since he mentioned it before. She finally reveals that he is trying to save her son. She claims that her son doesn’t enjoy killing, but Dexter shows her the video of Zach’s murder. Dexter convinces her that Daniel needs to be dealt with, and tells her to invite Daniel to a public place so that he can snag him. Vogel is broken up, but agrees, asking Dexter to “not let him suffer”.
Deb is in Deep Protecting Hannah
Back with Debra and Hannah, the U.S. marshal has paid Deb a visit. He asks her about Dexter, and Dexter’s affiliation with Hannah and Arlene. He asks how much of a coincidence it is that Dexter is leaving town the moment Hannah was found in town. Deb covers for Dexter though, and assures the marshal that Dexter is just burnt out, and needs some time away. Deb comes back in the house, and warns Hannah about the marshal. Deb warns Hannah to stay hidden. Deb then leaves saying, “I have somewhere to be”. The somewhere Deb is heading to is Elway’s. She puts in her two weeks, but Elway immediately lets her go. Elway is pretty cold towards her, and tells her security will pack her files, but that the case files, including Hannah’s, are his.
Children and Treadmills Don’t Go Together
Meanwhile, Hannah is watching Harrison, who has decided to play on the treadmill again. He turns the speed up too high, and winds up falling, hitting his chin. Hannah tries to call Dexter, but it goes to voicemail. Hannah decides to take him to the ER. He says that she is his mother. The nurse who checks them in eyes Hannah a few times suspiciously. The nurse takes Harrison back.
After Hannah leaves, the marshal has shown up, and is questioning the nurse, who tells him that Harrison Morgan was the name of the kid Hannah brought in. He sees that Hannah signed in as Debra Morgan. Back home, Dexter and Hannah talks about Harrison’s injury. Hannah warns Deter about the marshal talking with Deb. Dexter then gets a call from Vogel, and she tells Dexter that Daniel is there. Dexter says “that wasn’t a part of the plan”, but Vogel says she wanted to say goodbye to her son.
Deb Rejoins the Force, Dexter Loses Another Close Person
Debra heads back to the station, walks by Jamie, who tells Deb to,” go f— yourself”. Deb rejoins the force, and she learns that Quinn broke up with Jamie. Batista sees Quinn enter the building, and tells her to have at him. Quinn and Deb leave, and Deb asks him about the break up. Quinn insists that their break up was not because of Deb, and that it was going to end either way. Deb reveals she has feelings for him still though. They share a kiss.
While Hannah took Harrison to the hospital, Dexter had prepared his room for Daniel. He has a conversation with Harry, who is noticing rituals coming back with this kill–namely putting photos of the victims up in the kill room. Harry warns him about not knowing what happens next, but Dexter is confident he will get Daniel and move to Argentina, living happily ever after.
On his way to Vogel’s, Dexter freezes outside Deb’s house, debating whether he should go help Vogel, or stay with Hannah in case the marshal shows up there again. Harry appears, and warns Dexter that his straddling of two worlds is going to leave him “paralyzed” to act. Dexter denies this, and proceeds to Vogel’s. At Vogel’s, she has made tea for her and Daniel. Daniel asks why they are meeting. Vogel, clearly nervous, tries to say that she just wanted to talk about “normal stuff”. He continues to prod her for the real reason, and then tells her that he knows she is lying.
Dexter pulls up to Vogel’s house, and he receives a phone call from Daniel. He tells Dexter, “I want to show you something”. He holds Vogel to the window of Vogel’s apartment, and slits her throat. Dexter panics, breaks down Vogel’s door, and watches the lights go out for Vogel, as she lays in her own blood, then hugs her close.
Josh’s Thoughts: Dexter Episode 10 Goodbye Miami
I feel that Dexter has an almost unrealistic fantasy of his running away with Hannah. For some reason, I feel he is not going to be able to make it, but he will push for it too hard, which ultimately may be his undoing. I have probably said this in every recap done so far–but Dexter’s reaction to Hannah seems really out of character in my opinion. I understand the writer’s thoughts though–leaving Dexter as strictly a psychopath that never progresses emotionally is not going to be a fun character in the long term. With any character, without emotional changes, the show would get bland quickly.
Hannah made a poor decision using Debra’s name. I almost feel the better option for Hannah may have been to drop Harrison off at the ER and split. It would be a cold move, but would have saved the headache of the marshal learning about her relation to Debra.
It was sad to see Dexter’s spiritual mother pass. Dexter has now witnessed two mother’s deaths. Something probably not great for Dexter emotionally.
I am glad to see that Debra is back with Miami Metro. I think she and Quinn might be moving a little fast, but I guess emotions get the better of us sometimes. If Dexter makes his trip to Argentina, as Dexter hints in the episode, I think it would actually be a blessing for Debra. Unfortunately, I have a feeling she is not coming out of this Hannah situation unscathed.
I am excited to see how Dexter ends, but I have not been as invested in the show as I once was. But we only have a few episodes left and I know I will miss it when its gone!
Violet’s Thoughts on This week’s episode of Dexter, Goodbye Miami
Ugh, talk about a case of bad timing. Dexter was almost in the clear, but the marshal just had to happen to walk in just in time to overhear Batista calling about getting a new forensic tech! And when he was coming in to tell him that the Hannah McKay case had been moved to low priority! Isn’t it ironic? Don’t ya think? Did he really have to stop by to tell Batista that? Wouldn’t a simple phone call have sufficed? But I guess this had to be done in an effort to move the plot along. Sigh. Oh well, it’s not like I ever expected Dexter to make it to Argentina anyway.
As for Daniel, I’m not sure why teaching him the Code was not a stronger consideration. Vogel was more than willing to teach the Code to Zach, and convinced Dexter help. Daniel never had the direction that Dexter had from her, so I would think she would take the opportunity to teach him now that she had the chance. Daniel’s a clever guy, I think he could learn, and he’s probably more of the “perfect psychopath” that Vogel thought that Dexter was. It seemed like Vogel was entertaining his request to teach him to be like Dexter. What I found hard to believe was that the thing that dissuaded her from doing so was Dexter showing her the video of Daniel killing Zach to disprove her claim that Daniel “doesn’t like killing people.” I’m sure that if she saw video of Dexter or even Zach killing their victims, she would see that they enjoy killing people too, yet they were worthy of learning the Code. Why not Daniel? I just feel like this notion was dismissed too quickly.
Quinn and Deb. Guess we could see this coming from the beginning of the season, but I’m still not feeling it. I don’t see why all of a sudden they’re all into each other again. I guess it’s because the writers didn’t feel like bringing in yet another love interest for her so near to the end of the show. I initially thought something might eventually form between her and Elway, but it’s pretty obvious now that that’s not going to happen.
And Hannah. How stupid can you be?! She was sitting out on the beach watching Deb and Harrison play, when she knows that a U.S. marshal is after her?! In fact, when the marshal walked up on the beach, I thought she was done for! But luckily she had apparently gone inside to make lunch. That could have been bad. And did she really need to bring Harrison to the ER? AND use Debra’s name?? Ugh! As I’ve expressed before, I’m not very happy having Hannah around. Dexter just does not act like himself.
Finally, I was not that surprised by Vogel’s death, considering how suspicious she was acting around Daniel, and how quickly Daniel can flip. I was a little surprised by Dexter’s reaction to her death, how he held her so close. I was not expecting quite so emotional of a reaction from him. But between Hannah and Vogel, I guess we’ve been seeing a more emotional Dexter lately all around.
How is Dexter going to explain Vogel’s death to the police? Or is he going to cover it up? What’s Matthews going to think about Vogel’s death (or disappearance) on top of Zach’s disappearance? What is the marshal’s next move? Can’t wait to see how it all goes down!
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