Dexter: Season 1, Episode 8

Shrink Wrap (19 Nov. 2006)

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The suicide of a wealthy and powerful businesswoman leads Dexter to suspect that her psychologist may have killed her. But Dexter gets a surprise of his own when he pays a visit to the ... See full summary »

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The suicide of a wealthy and powerful businesswoman leads Dexter to suspect that her psychologist may have killed her. But Dexter gets a surprise of his own when he pays a visit to the suspect, Dr. Emmett Meridian, which he forces Dexter to open up dark secrets from his past. Elsewhere, as Rita becomes more warmer to her ex-husband Paul, who claims to be a changed man, she wants to move onto intimacy with Dexter, who is afraid of consummating their romance. Meanwhile, Lt. Laguerta visits to Neil Perry makes her become more skeptical to his claims as the Ice Truck Killer. Also, Debra's romance with prosthetic specialist, Rudy, begins to heat up. Written by Anonymous

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[Still using the name "Sean", Dexter has returned to see Dr. Meridian as a patient, hoping for clues that Meridian has helped his rich women patients to suicide]
Dexter Morgan: She was sitting on top of me, basically naked.
[He sighs heavily]
Dexter Morgan: Asking me to spend the night. And I didn't know what to do.
Dr. Emmett Meridian: It's okay, Sean. Don't beat yourself up. Your girlfriend really means something to you. I know that.
Dexter Morgan: Well, if she means something, why did I run away from her?
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The True Identity of the Ice Truck Killer
2 July 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After the third suicide of powerful businesswomen using the same "modus operandi", Dexter searches some evidence in common in the report of the cases. He finds that the three victims were clients of Dr. Emmett Meridian and he schedules a session with the suspicious psychologist. Meanwhile Debra falls in love for the prosthetic Rudy Cooper. Lt. Maria Laguerta investigates the profile of Neil Perry further and concludes that he can not be the Ice Truck Killer. Rita improves her relationship with Paul Bennett and she notes that Dexter made her a more secure woman. She calls Dexter and she intends to have the next step in their relationship, but he feels insecure; however, the sessions with Dr. Emmett improves Dexter and he moves on in the relationship with Rita.

"Shrink Wrap" is one of the best episodes of "Dexter" so far. The surprising true identity of the Ice Truck Killer is finally disclosed; the relationship among Dexter, Rita and Paul improves, and Dexter seems to accept Rita "less damaged" by Paul; for the first time I ma cheering for Lt. Laguerta against her despicable boss. Last but not the least, the romance between Debra and Rudy is promising and one of the best moments of this great show. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Terapia" ("Therapy")


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