Popping Cherry

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 10/15/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Dexter's on the trail of a recently released murderer who plans to kill again when he's sidetracked by the Ice Truck Killer's latest crime - a cut-up hooker found in a hockey ice rink.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Zayas

    Angel Batista

  • James Remar

    Harry Morgan

  • Jennifer Carpenter

    Debra Morgan

  • Julie Benz

    Rita Bennett

  • Michael C. Hall

    Dexter Morgan

  • Fan Reviews (24)
  • La Guerta beleives she has found the Ice Truck Killer.

    By DexterMorgan2, Feb 13, 2013

  • Debra continues to track the ice truck killer after his latest kill and also Dexter deals with his own issues.

    By 7dixob, Oct 29, 2012

  • the first human kill

    By ferriswheel01, Mar 17, 2008

  • Great episode!

    By emeraldmile, Feb 28, 2008

  • Tracking ice-truck killer

    By Parricida, Aug 22, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (23)

    • Gabrielle: Never piss off your pimp. Bella: Ever. Deb: LaGuerta's not my pimp. Shanda: Is that right? Bitch tell you what to do? Gabrielle: Is your pussy taking all the risk? Bella: Does she steal everything you earn? Deb: Yeah, she definitely does that. Gabrielle: Then she's your pimp, baby. She will mess you up if you play her. Deb: I told you, I'm not a fuckin' whore. Shanda: What's wrong with bein' a fuckin' whore?

    • Angel: (discussing the Ice Truck Killer's kill in the hockey arena) What do you think he's trying to tell us? Dexter: That hockey's a violent sport?

    • Dexter: (Voice over) I understand now. Why didn't I see it before? Jeremy didn't murder that boy four years ago, he was taking out the garbage. Just like I do.

    • Mac: (to Doakes) You fucked my sister. You fucked a cop's wife. Now, you're just fucked.

    • Mary the Nurse: Oh he is getting better, sweetie. A body can not suffer in sweet repose. Deb: What does that mean? What the hell did that mean? Dexter: She's weird?

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    Notes (2)

    • The actor who played Mac (Scott William Winters) previously starred alongside series stars Lauren VĂ©lez (Maria Laguerta) and David Zayas (Angel Batista) on the HBO series Oz as Cyril O'Riley.

    • The actress who played the nurse in the flashback of Dexter's first kill is Denise Crosby who is best known for playing Lt. Tasha Yar on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

    Trivia (3)

    • Deb tells Captain Matthews she got a tip about a wood-paneled station wagon from Gabrielle, one of her vice contacts. In fact, it was a different hooker named Bella who gave Deb the tip.

    • Popping Cherry: The episode title comes from the slang term for piercing a women's hymen, usually during sex for the first time. In this episode, there is a flashback to Dexter's killing a human for the first time. The episode title also refers to the dead prostitutes name, Cherry. Popping is also a slang term for killing someone, so it ties into the sex theme of Cherry being a prostitute and also the fact that she has been murdered.

    • Jeremy Downs goes to Dade County Juvenile Prison.

    Allusions (2)

    • 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.

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