Dexter: Season 3, Episode 8

The Damage a Man Can Do (16 Nov. 2008)

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Dexter's friendship with Miguel grows closer - dangerously closer - when Miguel declares that he wants to make the next kill himself.

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Dexter's relationship with Miguel Prado reaches a new level when he not only identifies the next victim but tells Dexter that he will kill him. Dexter knows he should probably bring this to an end asap, but he's enjoying himself teaching Miguel the ropes. Debra spends the night with Anton, her confidential informant and learns from Joey Quinn that he's never been officially a CI. She tells Anton the good news but he then vanishes. Lt. Laguerta and her friend Ellen Wolf attend a police function together. Rita 's hormones are in full tilt and everyone around her is paying the price. Written by garykmcd

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During filming, Jimmy Smits accidentally picked up a real knife that had been left on set instead of a prop knife and stabbed stuntman Jeff Chase in the heart. Miraculously, Smits hit a small plastic cover that had been affixed to Chase, and Chase was badly bruised but otherwise uninjured. Chase later noted that they had done 10 takes of the scene--where his character was tied up and about to be killed Dexter-style by Smits' Miguel Prado--and Smits had only hit his mark with the prop knife in two of them. See more »

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During the talk Dexter is having with Prado about calling off the kill; the freighter passing by behind them disappears in two or three of the shots. See more »

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Dexter Morgan: [while shopping for murder supplies with Miguel] I'll put together a starter kit for you.
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Best episode of the season yet
19 November 2008 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

The episode evolves around Miguel asking for Dexter's help once again to rid Miami from another Mal-doing thug, but with a twist- he wishes to do the killing himself, under Dexter's guidance.

A fantastic episode. Well written, well directed. Jimmy Smits (Miguel) delivers his most convincing act to date. The episode bounces from tension, characters developing, shocking story developing and even humor breaks (by Ritta's pregnancy hormones) gently and with efficiency.

Next episodes will have to try hard to top this one, but considering the ending of the episode, the climax is just ahead.


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