Dexter: Season 2, Episode 1

It's Alive! (30 Sep. 2007)

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Dexter becomes anxious and frustrated after more than a month without killing. When he finally gets his chance, he finds he is off his game.

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It is now 38 days since Dexter saved his sister and executed the Ice Truck Killer. Since that time however, Sgt. Doakes has spent all of his free time following Dexter sure in his belief that something about him is wrong. Dexter very much wants to kill someone and when the opportunity finally arrives, finds that he is unable to follow through. His sister Debra, apparently recovered from her ordeal, returns to work but Lt. Laguerta isn't so sure. Rita is happy with her relationship with Dexter, but her husband keeps pressuring her to help him with his defense. The police discover Dexter's burial ground. Written by garykmcd

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The building that teenage Dexter's father catches him on as he considers jumping so he can feel something; is the same building used in season 4 as the site of murder of the young mother who is forced to jump to her death. See more »

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When LaGuerta is pouring herself a cup of coffee and Esme Pascal comes up in the elevator, LaGuerta quickly goes into hiding and can be seen saying "shhh" to the camera crew. See more »

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Dexter Morgan: I'm on edge. Thirty-eight days, sixteen hours, and twelve minutes have passed since I killed my brother. In that entire time, I haven't had a single night to myself. Sergeant Doakes makes sure of that. He follows me everywhere now. A human bloodhound incited by the scent of darkness. My best hope of losing him is to act relentlessly normal. Dull. So I bowl. What's really disturbing is that I'm good at it.
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What A Way To Go
Written by Bob Mair, Joel Wachbrit and Jesse Turnbow
Performed by Jesse Turnbow
Courtesy of Black Toast Music
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Here We Go Again!
11 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the season opener of the second season of Dexter and it doesn't disappoint. It still has the same, sly dark humor we have been accustomed to with the first season. The acting is terrific and it shows how perfectly casted Michael C. Hall was. There are some surprises here and this episode ended with a scene that will truly make your heart beat fast.

In this episode, "It's Alive!" Dexter has trouble killing anyone because Doakes is on his tail believing something is wrong with him. Meanwhile, Dexter's sister is back at work, five weeks after almost being killed by her psycho fiancé. Also, Rita is being pressured by her ex-husband to bring down Dexter even though she believes Dexter has nothing to do with this.

Overall, this is a fantastic opener to the season. It's acted well and it's really tense despite some comedy. By the end of the episode, Dexter realizes he may be facing a lot more trouble than he did with the Ice Truck Killer. I rate this episode 9/10.


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