Dexter: Season 1, Episode 4

Let's Give the Boy a Hand (22 Oct. 2006)

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The mysterious Ice Truck Killer escalates his killing spree by leaving body parts of his latest victim at sites that relate to memories from Dexter's childhood, leading Dexter him to confront his dark personal history.

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The mysterious Ice Truck Killer escalates his killing spree by leaving body parts of his latest victim at sites that relate to memories from Dexter's childhood, leading Dexter to confront his dark personal history. As Halloween approaches, Rita takes drastic steps to quiet a barking dog from its cynical owner who keeps her children up at night. Lt. Laguerta seeks a way to comfort the mother of the latest Ice Truck victim. Angel cannot find the right anniversary gift for his wife, who is currently separated from him. Also, the heat against Sgt. Doakes escalates when Guerrero's thugs begin tailing him. Written by Anonymous

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When commenting on the hand found on the beach, Dexter says the cut was made between the first and second row of carpals, but the cut is made through the ulna and the radius. Later, as Dexter studies the hand's computer-image, the two bones are clearly shown at the cut. See more »

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Harry Morgan: Being part of a family means smiling for photos.
Young Dexter: Why should I pretend to be happy?
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Dark, Twisted, and Great!
25 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The fourth episode in season one of Dexter comes one of the most chilling and twisted episodes yet. Things get deeper in regards to the Ice Truck Killer and more personal as well. I think that is what makes this episode more fascinating. I liked how we get more glimpses or flashbacks into the childhood of Dexter's and we can see what his life was like growing up. I liked how they incorporated all of that into this very interesting episode.

This episode, "Let's Give the Boy a Hand", has Dexter finding body parts of the Ice Truck Killer's next victim at personal places of Dexter's childhood.

Overall, this is one fascinating episode. I liked the plot and the subplots for this episode. This episode ended with a big bang since the final ten minutes were very good and it has a pretty neat, unexpected twist. I really enjoyed this episode on the whole. I rate this episode 9/10.


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