Season 3 Episode 1

Our Father

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 28, 2008 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

Dexter has put his life back together but things may fall apart soon. His new victim is also being targeted by Assistant District Attorney Miguel Prado. Deb has to decide how to handle Internal Affairs, as they want her to turn on her new partner.

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  • Dexter has made the Prado family mad.

    After an amazing season 2 where Dexter escapes being found out as the Bay Harbour Butcher he is now starting a new life but already he is in trouble when he kills the brother of Assistant District Attorney Miguel Prado and who knows what he would do if he found out what Dexter did to his brother In this episode the show gets a new character called Joey Quinn who will replace Doakes but Internal Affairs puts Deb in a tough situation to spy on Quinn Dexter will be surprised with his news at the end when Rita tells him she is pregnant and now it will be hard for Dexter to be a father and a killer.moreless
  • could three seasons be one too many?

    a high concept drama like dexter relies on premise. but what if the premise gets stale? it could be that our lovable sociopath has is facing the quintessential question: When am I gonna get caught?

    this eppy is a necessary season opener, and raises a few ?'s for the season to come. a bit on the wordy side, lacking action, and the opening formula for the series seasons'but the addition of Smits' character against the familial crisis of Dexter sets up what could be a fantastically dense season. lila is dead. yea, we all hated her, we needed to. now it's almost as if we are cheering against dexter.moreless
  • A plead to the creators: Stop raping Dexter!!!

    I don't like the fact that they added so much sex in the series. I am not a prude, (I watch Nip Tuck for sex's sake.) But Dexter don't have needs like that. He loathes sex. In the beginning of the series he states how lucky he is to have found Rita, because she doesn't want to do "this stuff" This is how it is in the book as well. In Season one they kept it pretty decent and faithful to the book. After that it all went down to T and A and countless meaningless sex scenes. Only because they think that sex sells. Dexter's fans are a bit more than that, I'd like to believe. Dexter's fans like Dexter for his uniqueness. The story is so thrilling, the idea is so wonderful and exciting, that all those sweaty sex scenes are just waste of time and completely out of the heroes character. A plead to the creators: Stop raping Dexter!!! We really do like his brain. Indulge your sexual frustration in your own "privet" time. Give us more story and less useless soft porn scenes. We have Nip Tuck and Saving Grace for that (which by the way I'm a fan of). What happened to this magnificent creature named Dexter from season one? Why did you strip off his dignity, rape, tortured and left him for dead?moreless
  • Please Save Dexter!

    This used to be my all time favourite show, but it has been going down for me. Dexter is changing, his character is becoming more like every other human. The one thing that made this show and books so amazing was the fact that he was different then everyone else. He didn't like or want sex, now thats all he does on the show. Dexter can not kill and be a family man, he is a loner. He killed his own brother the one person that understood him and now he's creating another killer. The show has become so soap opera like that it is loosing it's Dexter appeal. What a shame! Please save Dexter!moreless
  • Off to a great start!

    Dexter is one of those shows you just crave. So for a period close to a year all I did was wait. Wait. Then wait some more, but Dexter never came.

    The moment I got my hands on this episode I greedily watched it, and completely rediscovered the show. All I remember was blood, chainsaw, murder, and the fact that it was a killer show. I had completely forgotten about the sheer amasingness this show entails. I don't know what direction the show is going to take this season, but I am guessing it's about Dexter confronting himself with the absurdity of his lifestyle. And I mean really confront, not: "Daddy told me to.". Harry this, Harry that. Harry is dead so shut up.

    The episode itself is no shiny gem, but the fact that it's Dexter and it's the first episode in a long time give you the feeling that you are watching the best episode in modern history. If you're a fan, of course.moreless
Mike Erwin

Mike Erwin

Fred "Freebo" Bowman

Guest Star

Anthony Tyler Quinn

Anthony Tyler Quinn


Guest Star

Jelly Howie

Jelly Howie

Teegan Campbell

Guest Star

Liza Lapira

Liza Lapira

Yuki Amado

Recurring Role

Christina Robinson

Christina Robinson


Recurring Role

Preston Bailey

Preston Bailey


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Dexter: (voice-over) How about Fred Bowman, AKA, Freebo? Kills two college girls and skates on a State Police Screw-up. Otherwise known as Florida's catch-and-release program. Then he falls off the radar. Everyone's radar but mine.

    • (Quinn gives Deb a number to call, she walks away)
      Quinn: What, not even a thank you?
      Deb: Thank you. (turns around) Stop looking at my ass.

    • Deb: That's Miguel Prado, he's an ADA. He's been on a mission to put away as many bad guys as he can. You know, "A Safe Miami is the Only Miami."
      Masuka: A "Safe Miami" and we're all unemployed.

    • Dexter: (voice over) What the fuck happened back there? I went to kill Freebo and ended up killing a total stranger. I've never killed anyone I didn't completely vet before, whose guilt I wasn't absolutely certain of. I did something wholly inside the moment and wholly outside the code… something spontaneous. Who did I just kill?

    • (While having sex)
      Dexter: God, you're on fire lately.
      Rita: Are you complaining?
      Dexter: Complying.

    • Masuka: (about his article) No biggie, I've been published before.
      Deb: "Dear Penthouse" doesn't count.
      Masuka: Hey, that letter was famous.

    • Dexter: (voice-over) There were so many lessons in the vaunted Code of Harry. Twisted commandments handed down from the only God I've ever worshiped. 1 through 10: Don't get caught. That I got covered. But, killing someone without knowing if he's guilty, I'd love some help on this one, but my God is dead now.

    • Freebo: Stupid cunt's gonna redefine "short-term relationship." Catch my drift?
      Dexter: Yeah, I catch your drift. (voice over) And I'm entirely confident you've earned the privilege of being re-purposed as fish food.

  • NOTES (1)