Dexter is resting with his family in his boat not worried about the Trinity Killer that has completed his cycle of murders. Out of the blue, he is summoned by Miami Metro to analyze an arm that has been found in the stomach of an alligator. He discovers that it belonged to the illegal waitress and aspirant model Estrella Carazo that has vanished. After the investigation Sergeant Batista finds that the photographer Jonathan Farrow is the prime suspect, but he gets no search warrant to check Farrow's studio. Farrow jumps to the top of Dexter's list and he breaks in the studio during the night seeking evidences to connect Carazo with Farrow. Meanwhile, Debra moves to Dexter's apartment and becomes disappointed with her father after interviewing his former criminal informant Valerie Hodges, and she gives up to investigate the truth about Harry Morgan interviewing other CIs. Dexter destroys the file of his mother since some secrets should not be found out.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
The episode's title refers to "the occurrence of relatively still water at the turn of the tide". See more
In 4x7 Slack Tide, Dexter is seen taking papers out of the file for his mother, Laura Moser, and shredding them. But the papers are an autopsy report for Estrella Carazo, the model who's arm was found inside the crocodile. These cases are unrelated. See more
There's a moment sailors call slack tide, when the tide is neither coming in nor going out, but perfectly still. It's a moment frozen in time. When all is calm and peaceful.
[Dexter's phone rings
The only downside to it is that it passes too quickly.
Written by Daniel Licht
Performed by Daniel Licht See more