Dexter Recap: “Goodbye Miami”
Dexter (Michael C. Hall) and Hannah (Yvonne Strahovski) planned to flee to Argentina with Harrison. Dexter felt he had to kill Daniel/the Brain Surgeon beforehand, in order to protect Dr. Vogel (Charlotte Rampling), who he now considered to be his surrogate mother.
However, Dr. Vogel wanted to keep her biological son breathing. She thought she could help him to not be a killer.
Daniel, who’d murdered his younger brother because he was jealous, threatened Dexter. Dr. Vogel became more and more frazzled, and urged Dexter to just leave her son alone. She wanted him to flee as soon as possible. However, It wasn’t going to happen.
During his pre-kill ritual, Dexter came across videos Daniel made of him killing his victims. After he showed Dr. Vogel the footage of (my poor baby!) Zach screaming as Daniel sawed open his brain, he convinced her Daniel could never be rehabilitated. Dr. Vogel agreed to help deliver Daniel to Dexter.
Unfortunately, the whole thing was just too much for her, and she was really obvious about it. This culminated in Daniel slicing Dr. Vogel’s throat in front of a helpless Dexter, since she once again “chose the wrong son.” Daniel fled, and left Dexter distraught.
Dexter cradled Dr. Vogel in his arms, and ended up covered in her blood, thus, contaminating the crime scene. Like Zach, it appeared maybe Dexter would have to dispose of another one of the Brain Surgeon’s victims in order to protect his own secret identity.