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Dexter's world of police analyst by day, and serial killer by night, is rocked when he's privately contacted by another serial killer, whom the department is investigating, who claims that the killer knows about Dexter's double life. Meanwhile, Dexter's sister, Debra begins investigating the mysterious killings with Dexter's help, but who lets her take the credit. She then finds a stolen refrigerated truck which contains a gruesome message. Dexter also begins stalking his next victim, a wealthy businessman who gets acquitted of a drunk driving charge. Elsewhere, Sgt. Doakes investigates the murder of an undercover vice cop whom was investigating a powerful drug cartel leader, named Carlos Guerrero, while Lt. Laguerta also learns that Doakes was secretly involved with the murder victim's wife. Also, an unsure Rita tries to try out intimacy with Dexter after they have a get together with Debra and her blind date. Written by Anonymous

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At the end of the last episode the tiny mirror is attached to the doll's right hand. At the beginning of this episode, the mirror is shown attached to its left hand. See more »

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Dexter Morgan: There are no secrets in life, just hidden truths that lie beneath the surface.
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Episode number two: "Crocodile".
9 July 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In this agreeable second episode of the series, writer Clyde Phillips and director Michael Cuesta juggle a couple of subplots while keeping us up to date on the activities of Dexter Morgan. Dexter enjoys a period of quiet before figuring out who his next victim will be: Matt Chambers (Sam Trammell), an alcoholic who'd killed a young man while driving drunk. Debra gets the assignment to Homicide that she'd been hoping for. A detective is found dead, and when Doakes and LaGuerta go to inform his wife, it turns out she'd been attacked as well. And the other killer in town, the Ice Truck driver, continues to taunt the cops and play sick games with Dexter that of course our hero actually finds irresistible.

This concept remains great fun in a darkly humorous sort of way. There's also some poignancy in the way that Dexter and Rita realize that sex is a stumbling block in their relationship; Dexter remains sensitive to her feelings. The actors are all great as usual, and get a chance to flesh out their characters a little more. For one thing, we learn a little more about Doakes. The guest stars are likewise enjoyable: Geoff Pierson as Police Captain Matthews, Rudolf Martin as drug kingpin Carlos Guerrero, Cristos as his henchman Norberto Cervantez, and C.S. Lee as Vince Masuka.

There's still a lot of pleasure in watching a character like Dexter go about his work as he eliminates human vermin from the face of the Earth. All in all, this is another good story.

Eight out of 10.


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