With Miguel out of the picture, Dexter's focus shifts to calming his emotionally unstable brother, Ramon. Upon easing Ramon's concerns, Dexter can finally breathe again. All that stands before him now is his wedding with Rita... until he's met with yet another deadly surprise.
Meanwhile, Debra's informed by Batista that she is going to receive her Detective's shield, but is instantly blindsided with information that could potentially derail her promotion.
original airdate--December 14,2008 rating--1.5 million
music--Theme song--Dexter Main Title by Rolfe Kent