Dexter: Season 1, Episode 3

Popping Cherry (15 Oct. 2006)

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After the dead body of another of victim of the so-called "Ice Truck Killer" is found on the ice rink at Miami's Hockey Dome, Dexter helps out Debra, newly transfered to the homicide squad ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
Geoff Pierson ...
Lizette Carrion ...


After the dead body of another of victim of the so-called "Ice Truck Killer" is found on the ice rink at Miami's Hockey Dome, Dexter helps out Debra, newly transfered to the homicide squad to investigate when Lt. Laguerta, ambitious for a promotion and the media spotlight, decides to have the department pursue a security guard whom they believe is the Ice Truck Killer. Meanwhile, Rita receives an unpleasant visit from her imprisoned ex-husband's drug dealer who confiscates her car, leading Dexter to drive her to and from her hotel receptionist job, while at the same time, Dexter zeros in on his next victim, a recently paroled teenage murderer who harbors some dark secrets of his own. Dexter also flashes back to committing his first killing: a nurse who he suspected was poisoning his terminally sick stepfather. Elsewhere, Sgt. Doakes continues to hound the drug kingpin Carlos Guerrero, but gets in over his head when a group of dirty cops decide to take matters involving Guerrero into ... Written by Anonymous

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A Good Development of the Plot
2 March 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When pieces of the body of a woman is found in a hokey rink in Miami, Debra recognizes the victim as Cherry, an acquaintance while she worked undercover as prostitute. During her investigation with the other whore, she discovers that the last client of Cherry was driving an old station wagon. However, the ambitious Lt. Laguerta assigns the entire department to seek out the security guard believing that he could be the serial killer. Meanwhile a drug-dealer takes Rita's car to pay the debts of her former husband. Dexter recalls his first victim, a nurse that was poisoning his sick stepfather, while he chases a teenager under probation. A group of vigilantes decide to make justice against the drug lord Carlos Guerrero and frame Sergeant Doakes.

This third episode offers a good development of the plot with the mysterious serial-killer and develops the lead character a little bit more. I expected that Dexter retrieved Rita's car killing the scum that steal it; however, his recollections about his first murder with the participation of Denise Crosby is great. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Abuso" ("Abuse")

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