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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Close ups of teenage Dexter show that he has blue or gray eyes. If you look at close ups of adult Dexter he has brown eyes and in the opening credits dark brown eyes. See more »

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Vince Masuka: [Deciding on who gets to inspect the body] Alright, call it - heads or tails?
Dexter Morgan: Heads.
Vince Masuka: [Dexter goes to see the body] I didn't flip yet!
Dexter Morgan: You said call it.
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The welcome return of Dexter Morgan
10 July 2008 | by (England) – See all my reviews

"It's Alive!" is a splendidly entertaining start to the second season of "Dexter". Rich with dark humour, this episode hits the ground running.

Dexter's a frustrated man at the start of this season. Things just aren't working out for him, largely due to the ever-present Doakes (Erik King).

Michael C. Hall is perfectly cast as the "moral" serial killer, trained by his late father (James Remar). In lesser hands, Dexter could appear an unsympathetic character but Hall ensures the audience is always rooting for him.

Jennifer Carpenter is always a pleasure to watch. Her portrayal of Dexter's sister is also spot-on.

9 out of 10. I simply can't wait for the next episode to arrive. With numerous plot threads already up-and-running, this should prove an excellent season.


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