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  • Based on Jeff Lindsay's novels Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Dearly Devoted Dexter this crime thriller follows Dexter Morgan. Dexter is a forensic blood spatter expert for the Miami Dade Police Department. He is the main support for his sister. He has a steady girlfriend, with two kids who adore him. He also has an active "night life". Based on a code instilled in him by his foster father, Harry, he hunts down people who have escaped justice and makes sure they don't get away with a crime again.moreless

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  • S 8 : Ep 12

    Remember the Monsters?

    Aired 9/22/13

  • S 8 : Ep 11

    Monkey In A Box

    Aired 9/15/13

  • S 8 : Ep 10

    Goodbye Miami

    Aired 9/8/13

  • S 8 : Ep 9

    Make Your Own Kind of Music

    Aired 8/25/13

  • S 8 : Ep 8

    Are We There Yet?

    Aired 8/18/13

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael C. Hall

    Dexter Morgan

  • Jennifer Carpenter

    Debra Morgan

  • Julie Benz

    Rita Bennett

  • Lauren Velez

    Lt. Maria LaGuerta/Capt. Maria LaGuerta

  • David Zayas

    Angel Batista

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  • Quotes (594)

    • Doakes: You give me the fucking creeps, you know that, Dexter? Dexter: Yeah, I know. Sorry about that. Doakes: Fuck you. Dexter: Okay. Uhh... is there something I can...? Doakes: Yeah, you can give me your fucking analysis on the blood splatter on these killings. You think I'm here to invite you to my nephew's bris? Dexter: I didn't know you were Jewish. Doakes: Shut the fuck up and write your report already.

    • Dexter: (voice over) Rita's ex-husband, the crack addict, repeatedly raped her, knocked her around. Ever since then, she's been completely uninterested in sex. That works for me.

    • Angel: Son of a whore. Dexter: Who? Angel: Talking about this hijo de puta, this asshole killer, this maricón savage who makes us work on a Friday night. Dexter: Only Mondays through Thursdays--that's what I always say. Angel: Of course, cońo, be reasonable. Who wants to work on a Friday night? I have my needs.

    • Dexter: Talk to me about Jane Saunders. Jaworski: Okay, I did her. Dexter: How? Jaworski: In a movie. A snuff film, but I'm not sorry. Dexter: Of course not, and now I'm not sorry either. (Dexter swings blade for the kill)

    • Dexter: (Voice over) Animals don't like me, especially dogs. I don't think they approve of what I sometime do to their masters. That dog recognizes me, as easily as I can recognize Jaworski... or any other killer.

    • LaGuerta: Tell me Dexter, how'd you get so smart? Dexter: Lots of sleep.

    • Dexter: (Voice over) The problem with eating and driving, which I love to do, is not being able to employ the 10-2 hand position on the wheel. It's a matter of public safety. But there's always a sacrifice.

    • Dexter: (voice over) Salt of the earth these people, and they work hard; but with a solve rate for murders at about 20%, Miami is a great place for me. Great place for me to hone my craft. Viva Miami.

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    Notes (58)

    • This episode won the 2007 Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series.

    • Series stars Lauren Vélez (Maria LaGuerta) and David Zayas

    • A lot of Dexter's quotes in this episode are taken directly from Darkly Dreaming Dexter.

    • The show is filmed on location in Miami.

    • The series and this episode are based on Jeff Lindsay's novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter.

    • Director Michael Cuesta also directed several episodes of Six Feet Under, also starring Michael C. Hall.

    • This episode was nominated for the 2007 Edgar Award for Best Television Episode Teleplay.

    • The main theme for the episodes is written by Rolfe Kent.

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    Trivia (136)

    • The site Dexter visits says you must be 21 to enter, but the warning says by entering you acknowledge that you are at least 18.

    • Error: Both younger Dexters have moles on their faces, but are in different spots. Dexter as an adult has no mole.

    • The refrigerated truck that the killer was driving belonged to Miami Chills Ice.

    • At the beginning of the episode, Dexter drives by The Crescent Hotel, a popular Miami beach resort.

    • Dexter has a very large scar, located on his side, under his left arm about the height of his nipple.

    • Dexter's boat is named "Slice of Life".

    • Dexter keeps a case of slides, each one containing a blood drop sample from each of those he has killed so far, hidden in the wall unit air conditioner of his apartment.

    • Dexter cuts each of his victims on their right cheek with a scalpel to extract a drop of blood for his collection.

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    Allusions (60)

    • Rita: You're snarfing them down like the Cookie Monster.

      The Cookie Monster on Sesame Street is a furry blue monster with googly eyes that likes to eat cookies. Since 2006, the Cookie Monster has undertaken a healthier diet and tells kids that cookies are a "sometime food." Although Jim Henson first created the character in 1966 for a General Foods commercial, the Cookie Monster didn't appear on television until 1969 and was originally voiced by Frank Oz.

    • Hooker: Who'd you f*ck Dolce or Gabbana? Dolce&Gabbana is a high fashion clothing label.

    • Dexter: Score one for the little wooden boy. Dexter is alluding to Pinocchio from The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi or from Disney movie fame. The story of a wooden puppet who wants to be a real boy.

    • Title: Let's Give the Boy a Hand The title is a line from Denice Williams "Let's Hear it for the Boy." The song is on the Footloose movie/musical soundtrack.

    • Dexter: Dexter Morgan, this is your life. This phrase came from the popular show This is Your Life, where celebrities were "ambushed" and interviewed and reacquainted with old friends and recounted person tragedy.

    • Rita's Halloween Costume Rita was dressed as Lara Croft, from the Tomb Raider video game series. Angelina Jolie starred in the movie adaptation titled Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

    • Cop: Freedom's just another word for 'one more way to get fucked'. This is a twisted take on the lyrics to Janis Joplin's song "Me And Bobby McGee". "Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose.

    • Dexter: It's like shooting a Jackson Pollock. Jackson Pollock is an American Artist. He does abstract expressionism. He does "splatter art".

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  • Fan Reviews (525)
  • remember the monster

    By boogabooga, Apr 09, 2015

  • Brilliant writing, intelligent TV

    By coloradoTV4u, Sep 28, 2015

  • I didn't realize how much I dislike Dexter's sister and wife

    By michaelaugustino1, Sep 02, 2015

  • Amazing show but...

    By grizzly4949, Jul 10, 2015

  • Outstanding!!!!!

    By GianpaoloApeddu, May 16, 2015