Season 7 Episode 12

Surprise, Motherf**ker

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Dec 16, 2012 on Showtime



  • Trivia

    • The line that Angel says to LaGuerta in Spanish is:
      "Eso es lo m�s rid�culo que yo he o�do en mi vida, Maria."

      In English, it means:
      "That is the most ridiculous thing that I have heard in my life, Maria."

  • Quotes

    • La Guerta: (Deb holding a gun to Dexter) Shoot him, Deb. You have to end this. Shoot him.
      Deb: (Dexter picks up a knife) Stop!
      La Guerta: Do it, Debra, shoot him. Do it shoot him! This is not who you are. You're a cop; you're a good person. You're not like him. Put him down!
      Dexter: It's true everything she said. You're a good person. It's okay.(Dexter puts the knife down) Do what you gotta do.

    • Harry: I think it's time to run Dexter. You knew one day it would come to this. That's always been the plan Dexter.
      Dexter: That was before. It's not just Deb,
      I don't want to run either.

      Harry: Before? Before what?
      Dexter: Before everything! Before I married Rita, before I had a son, before Deb knew who I was, before I fell in love.
      Harry: What difference does any of that make?
      Dexter: Somewhere along the line the fake life we created as a cover for me to kill became real. It's not fake to me anymore. I don't want to lose it. I'm going to stand my ground.

    • Hannah: (to Debra) You're the lieutenant of Homicide and you wear a big shiny badge and yet you know exactly what your brother is.

    • Hannah: (to Dexter)If you're worried I'm gonna tell people what you are then don't worry. Your secret is safe with me.

    • Dexter: I can't let Deb go down for what I've done.

    • Dexter: Sometimes it only takes a moment to reveal what we really are.

    • Doakes: (flashback)There's something off about you,Morgan! I should've seen it before. The fake smile the doughnuts-you don't even walk like a normal person. You glide like a...fuckin lizard on ice!

    • Dexter: It was a mistake to try and act human in front of Doakes. All I did was reveal how fake I was.

    • Dexter: We both knew it would come to this,one of us dead or behind bars.
      Hannah: Except I always thought it would be you.

    • Dexter: I'm just a creep motherfucker.

    • Lt. Maria LaGuerta: (Interrogating Dexter Morgan) You framed Doakes! After I defended you against him. You betrayed me, this department, everybody around you.
      Dexter Morgan: Is that what this is about; your desperate need to believe that James Doakes you knew, or thought you knew, wasn't a cold-blooded killer?
      Lt. Maria LaGuerta: You don't have the right to speak his name.
      Dexter Morgan: You're so hurt, angry, scared.
      Lt. Maria LaGuerta: He's dead because of you.
      Dexter Morgan: You were his partner, his lieutenant, his lover. But if you couldn't see what was right in front of your eyes, what does that say about you?
      Lt. Maria LaGuerta: I swear to god, Dexter, I'm going to nail you to the wall for what you've done.
      Sgt. Angel Batista: Maria.
      Lt. Maria LaGuerta: To the wall!
      Sgt. Angel Batista: Maria, that's enough!

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