Dexter (2006–2013)
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I Had a Dream 

Maria suspects Miguel of Ellen Wolf's murder, and Dexter knows she suspects it. Dexter will have to make his move before Miguel goes after Maria.



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


Lt. Laguerta begins to suspect that Miguel Prado may be Ellen Wolf's killer. She invites him for dinner and checks his car for forensic evidence but he catches on to what she is doing. Dexter starts working on his plan to kill Miguel and frame the Skinner for the crime. Debra has been avoiding Anton and Dexter tells her about their father, who also had an affair with a confidential informant. She does get a lead on the Skinner's whereabouts, but her partner gets injured in the process of trying to arrest him. Written by garykmcd

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7 December 2008 (USA)  »

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When Lt. Maria Laguerta is looking over Miguel Prado's file (played by Jimmy Smits) his character's Driver's License is shown in the file. The birth date is correct for Jimmy's actual birth date. July 9th, 1955 (License shows DOB: 07-09-1955) See more »


When Rita brings bagels to Dexter's apartment the morning after the bachelor party, Dexter pours himself a glass of orange juice. As Dexter begins to drink the OJ, he is holding the glass with his right hand. The camera angle changes while he is still taking this first drink and he is using his left hand. See more »


[first lines]
Dexter Morgan: [tied up in the trunk of a car] So this is how it ends. I've pictured it a thousand ways, but never this. Me, bound in the trunk of a car. I am so fucked.
Harry Morgan: [appearing to Dexter as a vision] Must be what your victims feel like. Trapped. Hopeless.
Dexter Morgan: You got any more words of encouragement, or are you just here to gloat?
Harry Morgan: I'm here for moral support.
Dexter Morgan: You were right about Miguel. He must have sent Ramon after me.
Harry Morgan: Dexter...
Dexter Morgan: I know I only have myself to blame.
Harry Morgan: I don't blame you for wanting a ...
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Dexter Has a Dream!
10 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the eleventh episode of the third season of Dexter. Talk about a mind-blowing episode of Dexter! The last few episodes have been tense, but this episode increased the tension up just a notch. Miguel has a huge role in this episode, and perhaps many viewers will like what will transpire out of the relationship between Miguel and Dexter.

In this episode, "I Had a Dream," Lt. LaGuerta begins to suspect Miguel as Ellen Wolff's killer and now Miguel is at a crossroads. Meanwhile, Dexter is formulating a plan how to kill Miguel and blame it on the Skinner. Dexter also tells Debra about their father's affair and Debra is avoiding Anton.

Overall, this is another incredible episode and the ending is just excellent and deserving. The season started off a little slow, but it is about to end with a bang. I rate this episode 10/10.

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