Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 10/1/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Dexter is a forensic expert in blood patterns who works with the Miami Police Department. He is also a serial killer, who kills people that the police can't bring to justice. He has to hide his double life from his sister, his girlfriend and his co-workers. He is intrigued by a killer who has found a way to kill girls without leaving blood behind.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Julie Benz

    Rita Bennett

  • Michael C. Hall

    Dexter Morgan

  • Patrick Michael Buckley

    Officer Oliver

  • Dennis Depew

    County Jail Guard

  • Daniel Goldman

    Cody Bennett

  • Fan Reviews (63)
  • "Free" episodes?

    By lorimitchell12327, Feb 16, 2015

  • The start of the best show.

    By DexterMorgan2, Feb 08, 2013

  • Dexter

    By 7dixob, Oct 04, 2012

  • Brilliant study of a psychopath who kills other psychopaths.

    By bbagnall, Oct 24, 2006

  • Finally, a successful criminal show pilot!

    By bmoshier, Oct 02, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (34)

    • 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.

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    Notes (6)

    • 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.

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    Trivia (8)

    • 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.

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