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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The alias Dexter gives the shrink is Sean Ellis, the first name of Patrick Bateman's younger brother as mentioned in American Psycho and main character of The Rules of Attraction. The last name is that of the author of both original works, Brett Easton Ellis. See more »

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The camera crew is reflected in the side of the minivan when Dexter goes to help the guy pick up his dropped cantaloupe. See more »

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Dexter Morgan: [the psychiatrist turns off the lights in the room] What are you doing?
Dr. Emmett Meridian: I'd like to talk you through a deep relaxation technique. It might bring some things to the surface.
Dexter Morgan: What kinds of things?
Dr. Emmett Meridian: Well, there must have been a time in your life when you felt powerless, right? Foster-child, no control over your destiny. If we can bring some of those memories to the surface, we might find the root of your "control issues". First I want you to close your eyes and focus on your breathing. I want you to...
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Is Dexter Rewatchable? Hell Yes!!!
18 May 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I am re-watching Dexter after watching all five seasons recently and am now waiting for the sixth to start. I'll even subscribe to Showtime so that I don't have to miss an episode of the new season. I must say that I barely thought of Michael C. Hall as handsome or a better than average actor when I was watching "Six Feet Under," but on this show he is throughly present and I am blissfully aware he's unusually cute/handsome.

I find myself addicted to this show and would really love it if they had him do more shirt off/sex scenes....(I also love that kill shirt he wears) anyway, back to the episode. Wow, the writing's great, the acting's great. I was riveted all the way through. Really loved seeing "Ghosts" Tony Goldwyn in the epi, he did a fantastic job as the psychiatrist.

I really do love anytime Dexter has a breakthrough toward becoming more of an emotional human being and learning to understand and perhaps control his "dark passenger.' For me his humor balances out all the gore and blood. I just hope they can keep the premise from getting monotonous.


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