Dexter (2006–2013)
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Return to Sender 

The Ice Truck Killer leaves a surprise dead body for Dexter at one of the crime scenes of Dexter's most recent kill, which puts him in the cross hairs of his own Homicide Division of the Miami Metro Police.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
Doakes' Mother (as Vernée Watson Johnson)
Social Worker
Jorge Castillo (archive footage) (as Jose Zuniga)
Daniel Goldman ...


Dexter struggles to keep in control when the still-unseen Ice Truck Killer leaves the dead body of Valerie Castillo, Dexter's most recent kill, at the auto yard, which puts Dexter in dangerous proximity to being discovered by his colleagues, which is worsened when a young Cuban boy is also found at the scene claiming to have seen who killed Mrs. Castillo. Dexter must stay one step ahead of his own friends by tampering with Vince Masuka, the medical coroner's, e-mails, then tries derailing Debra's suspicions to a copycat killing, and always half-expecting to be arrested. Lt. Laguerta tries to be compassionate to the little Cuban boy whom she tries to asks for a sketch of the man he saw. Meanwhile, Rita gets an unpleasant phone call from her abusive ex-husband, Paul, who has just gotten paroled from prison and wants to visit Rita on her daughter Astor's birthday. Dexter also recalls a row he had with his stepfather over including Debra in their hunting trips. Also, Doakes asks Debra to ... Written by Anonymous

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Did You Know?


Dexter's fake DEA license to obtain the M-99 Ethorpine Hydrochloride animal tranquilizer is registered to: Bateman, Patrick M.D. 2203 Blanchard Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 State License #: F334156 CDS#: E-669-BL-66 DEA#: AB664955-6613-1106 Patrick Bateman is the main character in American Psycho - and as Dexter, also a serial killer. See more »


The nipples of the dead woman in the trailer are erect; this would not be the case if she were dead. See more »


[first lines]
Dexter Morgan: [voice-over] Life is so fleeting. So fragile. Every breath of potential may not last.
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References American Psycho (2000) See more »


Dexter Main Title
Written by Rolfe Kent
Performed by Rolfe Kent
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Things Begin to Fall Apart!
28 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In another fabulous, tense episode of Dexter, we see that the stakes are higher and that the tension is about to reach the peak after the incidents in this episode. The acting hasn't been better and the story hasn't been better. After the ending of this episode, I just want more and more. That talks about the quality of these episodes and just how good and addictive they are.

This episode, "Return to Sender" has Dexter staring more and more into danger. The Ice Truck Killer takes Dexter's most recent victim and puts him at the scene of the crime where the victim was murdered. Now Dexter must do everything he can to avoid being caught by his own police department.

Overall, this is a very good, thrilling episode. I liked the fact how now we get to see some things from Debra's point of view and we see some more flashbacks between the two. This episode is also about the relations between brother and sister and how they turn a little sour with this episode. I rate this episode 9/10.

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