Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (28)

  • Dexter: (Voice over) Unlike the other guys down at the station I love coming to court to rub shoulders with the good people of the sunshine state...and Sasquatch.

  • Dexter: (voice over as Rita begins kissing his ear) Every time a woman tries to do this to me, it... tickles. Still, it's not entirely unpleasant.

  • Angel: (staring at Dexter's intricate blood spatter mock-up using red string) You must've been a motherfucker at Cat's Cradle. Dexter: I never played it.

  • Dexter: (voice over) The worst thing about finally putting together a puzzle is finding there are missing pieces.

  • Chambers: All right. Okay, okay, it--it was me, only it wasn't me, it was the booze. It takes me over.
    Dexter: That's a point of view to which I'm not entirely unsympathetic. Neither you nor I is in complete control of our destinies. Although, at the moment, it would seem I have the upper hand.
    Chambers: I'm sorry. Really, I'm so sorry.
    Dexter: You've done this too many times to be sorry.

  • Deb: Why the different nail polishes? What the hell is this guy thinking? Dexter: (Voice over) He's thinking "Tag Dexter you're it."

  • Dexter: (Voice over about Chambers) Sure hope he doesn't go out there and kill himself, that would be tragic.

  • Dexter: (Voice over) Not Guilty. Matt Chambers may have found a way to beat the system, but so have I.

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Notes (2)

  • 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.

Trivia (6)

  • When we see the fingernails in the ice they are the same colour as the on the hands of the doll (pink, yellow, purple, orange and green) but when Dexter is looking at them more closely later on one of the nails is blue.

  • When Deb knocks on Dexter's door in the beginning of the episode, Dexter opens the drapes to look outside. There, you can clearly see a light from the set.

  • As Dexter and Angel are comparing the DNA samples from the piece of flesh in Ricky Simmons' mouth and the drop of blood from the kitchen of the Simmons house, the computer screen shows the source of the samples to be "Jimmy Sanders" and "Residence: Jimmy Sanders".

  • During Dexter's flashback scene in which he talks with his father about what happens when a cop is killed, there is a shot in which Dexter's father's mouth on the upper left corner of the screen moves twice without any sound coming from it.

  • When Deb is asked to see Lt. LaGuerta and Captain Matthews, she is talking to Dexter in uniform and on her left shoulder is her radio. It is there when she hugs the Captain after being re-assigned and then it is gone as she stands ready to leave the room.

  • Sgt. Doakes takes down Norberto's photo from the chart. When Lt. LaGuerta later comes to speak with him, not only has the photo reappeared, but he's seen taking down another photo. In the close-up it's the photo on the right in the middle but in the long shot it's the photo on the bottom right.

Allusions (1)

  • 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.