Dexter: Season 3, Episode 3

The Lion Sleeps Tonight (12 Oct. 2008)

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Miguel continues to press his unwanted friendship on Dexter, who has other things to worry about - primarily a child molester who has his eye on Astor.



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Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)


With Freebo now out of the way, Dexter finds himself trying to re-direct the police investigation into Teegan's death. When a second murder victim appears, Dexter and ADA Miguel Prado both know it couldn't have been Freebo and Prado begins to wonder if Dexter really killed him. Debra arrests the confidential informant she has been using in her investigation. Dexter is still having trouble coming to grips with the possibility of fatherhood but Debra has some good advice for him. Dexter becomes very protective of Astor when a man talks to her in the grocery store. Written by garykmcd

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Teegan Campbell's driver's license says that she was born on 04/15/1987 and that the license was issued on 09/23/1990. No Department of Motor Vehicles would issue a license to a three-year-old. See more »


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The Man Who Does not Meet the Code
5 January 2011 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While in the supermarket, Dexter observes a weird stranger talking to Astor and he writes the number of the car plate in a piece of paper and identifies him as the child molester Nathan Marthen that has been recently released from prison. Vince Masuka is happy with his article published by the Forensics Quaterly. Miguel Prado tries to stop the investigation about Freebo and approaches to Dexter as an unwanted friend. When another victim apparently from Freebo is found by the police, only Dexter and Miguel know that Freebo could not have killed the man. Miguel questions Dexter whether Freebo is really dead and Dexter tells that he disposed the body in an unburied grave in the cemetery. Then Dexter redirects the investigation of the Miami Metro detectives to Teegan. When Dexter sees Nathan taking pictures of Cody on the beach, he decides to violate Harry's code to protect Astor.

In this episode, Dexter questions whether the Assistant District Attorney Miguel Prado does really want his unwanted friendship. Further, despite the child molester does not meet the Code of Harry, Dexter becomes very protective with his children and visits the predator. The snoopy but efficient Debra arrests Quinn's confidential informant and has a friction with the detective. She also becomes very happy when she learns that Rita is pregnant. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "O Leão Dorme" ("The Lion Sleeps")

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