Dexter: Season 2, Episode 7

That Night, a Forest Grew (11 Nov. 2007)

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Dexter sends the Miami Tribune a 32-page manifesto designed purely to baffle and mislead the police. His scheming continues as he finally fights back against Sgt. Doakes.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
Harry Morgan (credit only)


The police think they have a break in the case when the Bay Harbor Butcher sends a 32 page manifesto to a local newspaper. Only thing is Dexter had a very specific purpose in doing what he did, as the police now go off into every direction imaginable. With Sgt. Doakes having set his sights on him yet again, Dexter realizes that he's going to have to play hardball to protect himself and so takes him head on. Rita comes to the end of her tether with her domineering mother. Lila sells a sculpture for a tidy sum and she and Dexter have a romantic dinner out. When Dexter tells her that he is going to a school event for Rita's son, she takes drastic action to get his attention. Written by garykmcd

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Episode title refers to Maurice Sendak's short story "Where the Wild Things Are", where a forest grows in Max's room that leads him to where the wild things are. See more »


In the scene where Debra and Gabriel are in bed and Debra says she wants to break up with him it is supposed to look like Debra has been listening to her iPod for a while, but when the scene starts the display on her iPod is illuminated and goes dark after a second or two. This means she just used the controls on her iPod. See more »


Debra Morgan: [Debra walks into Dexter's bedroom. There are dozens of lit candles around the room] Who's the skank?
Dexter Morgan: Deb, did knocking occur to you?
Debra Morgan: Who is she? And, are you trying to fuck her or set her on fire?
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »


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Written by Miles Davis
Performed by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Chambers,
and Jimmy Cobb
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Very interesting take on a "serial killer"
3 April 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is the type of series that gets its hooks in, to such an extent, that you hang for the next episode. The cast is great in typical HBO style with depth of character developed for many regular cast members. Unlike most American series with the emphasis on zero character developments for all but the "stars".

With Dexter, his voice over of inner most thoughts, lets you share the drivers seat as he corrects flaws in the Florida justice system.

In my view he may have erred in his choice of lady, as "The Bill's" Don Beech's daughter is minor league compared with the former ice skater. However one can forgive him this minor blemish when considering the entertainment value provided by this excellent series.

This series, in the tradition of "Cracker", "Prime Suspect" and the Danish series "Unit One" and "The Eagle", despite being from a different perspective, provides very enjoyable viewing in the "police/crime" genre.

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