Season 3 Episode 4

All in the Family

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 19, 2008 on Showtime



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Dexter: My life has always felt like an unanswered question... a string of days and nights waiting for something to happen, but I didn't know what. Rita, we're connected. Wherever I am, I feel you, and the kids... with me. You're what makes me real. I want us to always go out for banana splits and replant the lemon tree that keeps dying, and I never ever want to miss a pizza night. And that's how I know I want to marry you. If something as simple as pizza night is the highlight of my week. But not without the kids. Cody, Astor, you guys are my family and I'm gonna hang onto you for dear life. Please, say yes?

    • Dexter: (voice over) To be a brother. To have a friend. To have a wife, a family. Fiona wanted it so bad she invented it, played all the parts herself. But if you play a role long enough, really commit, does it ever become real? Could I become real?...

    • Deb: (referring to Quinn) He's like the fucking witness whisperer!

    • Dexter: (voice over) Real. How do you show someone real love when you don't even know what it feels like?

    • Rita: Being a father and being a husband are two very different things.

    • Dexter: (voice-over) Role playing; such an important part of growing up. When we were kids whatever role Deb assigned me, evil monster, treacherous Nazi, horrible alien, I played them to perfection.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Masuka: Et tu, Dexté?
      This quote is a reference to the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. The actual quote is "Et tu, Bruté?" and is said when Caesar is killed by his friend, Brutus. The quote is used to symbolize betrayal.

    • Debra: He's like the fucking witness whisperer.
      This is a reference to a 1998 movie The Horse Whisperer, starring Robert Redford, Kristin Scott Thomas and Scarlett Johansson. The plot is a about a horse trainer who has a remarkable gift of understanding horses.

    • Title: "All in the Family"

      This is a reference to a popular sitcom by the same NAME.