Dexter: Season 5, Episode 3

Practically Perfect (10 Oct. 2010)

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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 »

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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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The title of this episode may be a reference to Mary Poppins. The movie is mentioned in this episode which centers on finding Harrison a nanny. Mary Poppins was self described as "Practically perfect, in every way." See more »

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When Boyd gets out of his hospital bed and goes after Dexter, he bends down to get some surgical scissors out of a drawer. The cameraman is visible in the glass doors behind him. See more »

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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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