Season 2 Episode 3

An Inconvenient Lie

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 14, 2007 on Showtime



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Masuka: Lead fucking investigator. Translation -- everyone's bitch.

    • Doakes: (to Dexter) Stay clean and stay out of my way. We won't have a problem... Oh and you owe me a new Michelin, you motherfucker.

    • Dexter: So you're single?
      Brunette: (hesitates) Yeah...
      Dexter: Makes it tougher to afford those big-ticket items, like cars and... houses. You rent an apartment?
      Brunette: A house. You know, I hate sharing walls. You can hear everything.
      Dexter: Tell me about it. No pets though, right?
      Brunette: Is this a come-on? Because it's a little weird.
      Dexter: Must be why I'm still single. (leaves abruptly)

    • Masuka: (to Dexter) I need your help, buddy. The pressure's fucking redonkulous.

    • Masuka: Say it.
      Dexter: (sighs) You're my daddy?
      Masuka: Sounds weird when you say it.

    • Angel: You know, Pasquale is just caught in a cycle of reaction. She's not co-creating her own reality.
      Dexter: You know those words don't actually mean anything, right?

    • (Dexter speaks to his NA group)
      Dexter: I'm Dexter, and I'm...not sure what I am.
      NA group: Hi, Dexter.
      Dexter: I just know there's something dark in me. I hide it. I certainly don't talk about it. But it's there. Always. This dark passenger. And when he's driving, I feel...alive. Half sick with the thrill, complete wrongness. I don't fight him. I don't want to. He's all I've got. Nothing else could love me, not even, especially not me. Or is that just the lie the dark passenger tells me? Because lately, there are these moments when I feel...connected to something else, someone. And it's like the mask is slipping...and things...people...who never mattered before, are suddenly starting to matter. It scares the hell out of me.
      (NA group applauds)

    • Dexter: (voice over) They weren't meant to be put together again. They were meant to remain in the silent shadows, keeping their secrets. Now they're exposed to the glare, reflecting my darkness like some grotesque carnival mirror. Harry was right. Nothing stays buried. Perhaps not even me.

    • Lila: Like a thousand hiding voices whispering: "This is who you are". And you fight the pressure, the growing need rising like a wave, prickling and teasing and prodding to be fed. But the whispering gets louder, until it's screaming: "Now!". And it's the only voice you hear... the only voice you want to hear. And you belong to it... to this... shadow self. To this...
      Dexter: Dark Passenger.
      Lila: Yes. The Dark Passenger.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Title: An Inconvenient Lie

      A reference to the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" produced by Al Gore.