Dexter (2006–2013)
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The Lion Sleeps Tonight 

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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12 October 2008 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The bridge that Miguel asks Dexter to meet him under is the same bridge Lila was parked under in season 2 when she realized Dexter was going to try to kill her. See more »


In Florida, a non-elected prosecutor is known as an "Assistant State Attorney" not "Assistant District Attorney" or "A.D.A." "State Attorney" is the Florida equivalent of "District Attorney" in other states. See more »


Vince Masuka: [finds his article in Quinn's trash] What is that?
Joey Quinn: Oh, uh...
Vince Masuka: You stuck a piece of chewing gum on it?
Joey Quinn: Uh, I'm sorry.
Vince Masuka: This is a deliberate insult against me and my people.
Joey Quinn: C'mon, c'mon...
Vince Masuka: [storms off] Asswipe.
Joey Quinn: [to Batista] Who the fuck are his people?
Angel Batista: I don't know. Little scientists, I guess.
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Written by Rolfe Kent
Performed by Rolfe Kent
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The Lion Awakes!
17 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the third episode of the third season of Dexter and it's a really good episode and is often interesting to watch. There isn't a whole lot of action, but the drama is worth the time to watch. I find it very interesting of Dexter imagining his life as a father. Like him, I just can't see it happening.

In this episode, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," after a another murder appears, the DA Miguel begins to suspect that Dexter did not kill Freebo after all and it becomes annoying to Dexter as Miguel tries to press his friendship. Meanwhile, Debra arrests her informant and Rita is trying to get Dexter to support her pregnancy. Also, a weird man in a grocery store begins to keep an eye on Astor which irks Dexter.

Overall, this is another great episode of Dexter and there is some excellent character development especially as we see how Dexter is going to deal with life as a father. I guess that only time will tell. I rate this episode 9/10.

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