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Practically Perfect 

Dexter is still off duty recovering from recent events. He enlists Debra's help to find a nanny for 10-month old Harrison and finds the perfect candidate. Having childcare in place allows ... See full summary »


(as Ernest Dickerson)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
Off. Cira Manzon (as April Hernandez Castillo)
Agent Walker (as Adam John Harrington)
Fauzi (as Juan Carlos Cantú)


Dexter is still off duty recovering from recent events. He enlists Debra's help to find a nanny for 10-month old Harrison and finds the perfect candidate. Having childcare in place allows him to focus on getting rid of serial killer Boyd Fowler, the dead animal sanitation worker. His first attempt doesn't quite go as planned. He's also in for a major surprise. Angel Batista's bar fight with a fellow officer who made disparaging remarks about Maria Laguerta takes a life-threatening turn. Debra enlists the aid of a Spanish-speaking uniformed officer, Cira Manzon, in the beheading case. Most of the police think the now dead husband was responsible for killing his wife but Debra develops a new theory, one that subsequent events seems to prove correct. Finally, Quinn contacts the FBI with information about Kyle Butler, the Trinity Killer's friend. Written by garykmcd

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10 October 2010 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


While Dexter and Boyd are in the hospital, the doctor who is treating Boyd is Dr. Laurie, the last name of Hugh Laurie who played the title character on the popular House M.D. (2004). See more »


The surveillance video of the marina would not show Dexter loading the garbage bags onto his boat as Dexter isn't stupid. If he knows there is surveillance then he would park his car at some unsupervised spot on the shore, take the boat out from the marina and collect the bags there. See more »


[first lines]
Debra Morgan: I'm just trying to get to the truth. However long that takes is up to you.
Young Woman: I'm telling you the truth. I'm not lying.
Debra Morgan: First you said you didn't do drugs, and then you said you did.
Young Woman: I said I might have tried some at a Tri Delt party.
Debra Morgan: You *might* have? What the fuck does that even mean? You did or you didn't. You can't kind-of do blow.
Young Woman: But that was... six years ago, in college.
Debra Morgan: And I'm supposed to believe you're not on anything now?
Young Woman: I'm totally clean.
Debra Morgan: Then why are you so nervous?
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References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »


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Written by Daniel Licht
Performed by Daniel Licht
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Filling the Emptiness
2 July 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Debra interviews the candidates to the position of Nanny for Harrison and among several weird persons, she finds the skilled nurse Sonya that seems to be the perfect nanny. The Latin police officer Cira Manzon is assigned to help Debra in the investigation of the case of the beheaded victim. Quinn still suspects of Dexter and contacts the FBI. Dexter gets close to the dead animal sanitation agent and serial-killer Boyd Fowler and plans to eliminate him. However things go wrong as initially planned and Dexter finds in an unexpected situation at Fowler's house.

"Practically Perfect" is another great episode of this promising Fifth Season. Dexter finds a nanny for Harrison and with his vacation on the Metro Police Department, he is able to plan to eliminate a dangerous serial-killer. But the suspicion of Quinn will certainly bring problems to him. Angel is in trouble with his bar fight. Julia Styles is a promising cameo of this show. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Praticamente Perfeita" ("Practically Perfect")

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