Dexter: Season 4, Episode 9

Hungry Man (22 Nov. 2009)

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Dexter stops by Arthur's house for a visit and realizes that though Arthur is in appearance the happy family man, he is in fact terrorizing his family. According to Arthur's son Jonah, they... See full summary »



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Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)


Dexter stops by Arthur's house for a visit and realizes that though Arthur is in appearance the happy family man, he is in fact terrorizing his family. According to Arthur's son Jonah, they are all regularly beaten. Jonah is afraid to confront his father and invites Dexter for Thanksgiving dinner. The confrontation between Arthur and his family forces Dexter to take action. While Dexter is away for lunch with the Mitchells, neighbor Elliot kisses Rita and she clearly lets him, though she immediately regrets it. Meanwhile, LaGuerta and Batista finally admit to what has been obvious for some time. Elsewhere, Joey Quinn spends the holiday with his reporter girlfriend Christine Hill, but he clearly has commitment issues and is starting to feel hemmed in. After he leaves, she gets a surprise visit from her father. Written by garykmcd

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When Dexter walks back into the Mitchell house and asks Jonah what happened to his finger, Arthur is seen holding a beer glass. In the next shot of Arthur, he is eating nuts out of his hand, and no beer glass is visible in his hand or on the table. See more »


Vince Masuka: Chocolate Lava Cakes. My specialty!
Debra Morgan: You have a specialty?
Vince Masuka: A river of chocolate love that melts in your mouth!
Debra Morgan: Wow!
[smiles wryly]
Debra Morgan: You can make anything sound perverted!
Vince Masuka: [with a typical Masuka shit eating grin] It's a gift!
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Scary Good
25 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A tour de force episode for all involved, but especially for Michael Hall and John Lithgow. The scenes in the Mitchell household are frighteningly intense, turning the traditional Thanksgiving feast into psychological warfare.

Great work in this episode from the supporting cast with an unexpected and well written turn from C. S. Lee's Masuka, and another superb job from James Remar's Harry who's constant questioning dialog serves to shape Dexter's motives and actions in new and evolving ways.

Dexter is clearly the best thing on television and about the only reason to subscribe to Showtime.

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