The British Invasion

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (24)

  • (about the explosion at the cabin) Dexter: What happened? Deb: They think a propane tank exploded. Dexter: How? Deb: Do I look like a fucking fire chief?

  • Dexter: It's pretty impressive. It seems it wasn't too long ago I was taking care of you. Deb: I like it better this way. Dexter: Yeah, I can see that.

  • Dexter: (voice over) Not long ago I had a dream that people could see me for what I am, and for a brief instant in time the world actually saw my bodies of work. Some even cheered. But as it turns out, nobody mourns the wicked. Sorry James. I think Harry knew that from the start. That's why he gave me a code. It cost him his life, but it kept me alive through incredible trials. The code is mine now, and mine alone. So too are the relationships I cultivate. They're not just disguises anymore. I need them, even if they make me vulnerable. My father might not approve, but I'm no longer his disciple. I'm a master now, an idea transcended into life. And so this is my new path, which is a lot like the old one, only mine. To stay on that path, I need to work harder, explore new rituals, evolve. Am I evil? Am I good? I'm done asking those questions. I don't have the answers. Does anyone?

  • Dexter: (voice over) I passed through the flames and rose from the ashes, again. I've never been one to put much weight into the idea of a higher power, but if I didn't know better I'd have to believe that some force out there wants me to keep doing what I'm doing.

  • Deb: How can you be so fuckin' relaxed? Dexter: I'm good at compartmentalization. Deb: You're a little weird, Dex. Dexter: That's not gonna change. I'm gonna be this way forever. Deb: I can live with that.

  • Deb: Frank? Lundy: Bedroom. Deb: What are you doing home in the middle of the day? (to herself) She asked, hoping for sex...

  • Lila: (to Dexter) You're not coming with me, then? Deb: (to Dexter) Oh my god. What did you do to make her so pathetically crazy for you? Does your dick dance?

  • Dexter: (voice over, about Lila) It's strange to have a creation out there, a deeply mutated version of yourself, running loose and screwing everything up. I wonder if this is how parents feel.

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Notes (2)

  • This episode was nominated for an Emmy for "Outstanding Cinematography For A One Hour Series".

  • This episode was nominated for a 2008 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in Television: Short Form – Sound Effects and Foley.

Trivia (1)

  • The plane Lila boards when going to Paris CDG can't reach Paris. The plane is a McDonnell Douglas with a maximal range between 1,570 to 2,300 nautical miles (depending of model). Direct from Miami to Paris the range is somewhere around 4,000 nautical miles.

Allusions (1)

  • Title: The British Invasion The title refers to the influx of British rock 'n' roll bands (notably the Beatles) to the US in the 1960s.