Father Knows Best

Season 1, Ep 9, Aired 11/26/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Dexter receives notification that his biological father has recently passed away. Dexter is named as the sole heir of all his possessions including his house. Dexter goes for a weekend away with Rita, Deb, and Rudy.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Zayas

    Angel Batista

  • Brandy Alexander

  • Daniel Licht

  • Michael Cuesta

  • Daniel Cerone

  • Fan Reviews (19)
  • Dexter meets the Ice Truck Killer

    By DexterMorgan2, Feb 01, 2013

  • This one didn't have enough of that strangeness that I have come to love in the show.

    By DoddsDonnelly, Dec 19, 2008

  • Matters of family

    By Parricida, Aug 25, 2009

  • Beside You

    By napen, Nov 28, 2008

  • Revealing...

    By vman85, May 17, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • (Masuka calls Dexter's cell phone) Deb: Morgan here. Masuka: Wait, did I call the hot Morgan by mistake? Freudian. My subconscious has been exposed. Deb: Well, zip it up and tell me what's going on.

    • Rita: I hope tuna's alright. Rudy: I do love me a little mercury.

    • (Dexter calls Masuka) Masuka: Masuka. Dexter: Hey, it's Dexter Morgan. Masuka: Dude, I know your last name. Dexter: Yeah, I need a favor. A DNA comparison. Masuka: I thought you were away for the weekend with the girlfriend. What, she surfin' the crimson wave?

    • Dexter: (voice over) Luckily, I get up earlier than normal people. (enters the kitchen) Rudy: Coffee?

    • Dexter: (voice over) How did a death turn into a couples weekend?

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    Trivia (5)

    • In Dexter's flashback of the hospital, the doctors discuss a problem with his blood type. They say that he has a very rare blood type, AB negative, and therefore can't get a blood donor. However, this is incorrect.In reality AB negative can receive from any other negative blood type- A,B,O, or AB.

    • When Dexter is about to see the body at the morgue, a digital clock over his shoulder reads "4:11." In the very next shot, however, it says "4:17."

    • When Deb is waking up and starts talking to Rudy, there's an exceedingly quick shot where you can tell Jennifer Carpenter is wearing pasties.

    • Dexter references his biological father living "five hours up I-95." However, Dade City is located in Pasco County, on the western side of Florida, and would actually be five hours up I-75, since Interstate 75 traverses mostly the western part of the state while Interstate 95 traverses the eastern part.

    • Music in this episode: "Slow Ride" by Foghat "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

    Allusions (2)

    • Paul: Hey babe, it’s Paul. Just making sure dear Dexter is dealing decently with his dead dad. This alliteration style is a reference to Dexter's narration in the books. The titles Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Dearly Devoted Dexter are alliterations, as well as many lines of narration in the book.

    • Title: Father Knows Best: The title is an allusion to a popular American TV series that ran from 1954 to 1962. It was a family sitcom. It began originally as a radio show in 1948.

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