Dexter (2006–2013)
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Teenage Wasteland 

Dexter has now set his sights on self-help guru Jordan Chase and is spending some time with him getting to know him better. His life is turned upside down however with the sudden arrival of... See full summary »

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(as Ernest Dickerson)

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(developed for television by), (based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by) | 1 more credit »
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Dexter has now set his sights on self-help guru Jordan Chase and is spending some time with him getting to know him better. His life is turned upside down however with the sudden arrival of his step-daughter Astor and her friend Olivia. They're drunk and have lied about where they are. Astor is rebellious, refusing to tell Dexter what she is up to or why she is acting this way. She is also convinced that Lumen is Dexter's new girlfriend. Lumen has a conversation with Olivia that puts the girls escapade in an entirely new light. When the girls disappear from his house, he fears that Chase is on to them and the girls have been kidnapped. Dexter is forced to reveal to his colleagues that he's been seeing Chase and they also learn about Lumen, who Dexter describes as his new tenant. At the station meanwhile, Debra has been assigned to work in the filing room and comes across some startling information about the barrel girl murders. She also learns about Quinn's suspicions of her brother. ... Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

This marks the first time Dexter has ever said the words "I love you" to another person See more »

Goofs

When Dexter is getting a specimen from the vile that Chase wears around his neck; he says he's using a 30 gauge needle to obtain his specimen. In fact he's using a 19 gauge needle; the needle he's using has a green hub. That is the color code for a 19 gauge needle. See more »

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[first lines]
Dexter Morgan: [narrating] On a good day when I run, the good voices in my head get quieter, until it's just me, my breathe, and my feet on the sand.
Jordan Chase: [on treadmill next to him] Pick up the pace, Dexter.
Dexter Morgan: [narrating] Today is not one of those days. When I scheduled a private session with Jordan Chase, I wasn't looking for advice. Just proof. Evidence of exactly how he was involved in Lumen's torture, because the code requires certainty.
Jordan Chase: Faster, Dexter.
Dexter Morgan: [narrating] I just wanted access to his office. ...
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References Cops (1989) See more »

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Moritat
("Mack the Knife") from "Die Dreigroschenoper" ("The Three Penny Opera") (uncredited)
Written by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
English lyrics by Marc Blitzstein
Performed by Los Iracundos
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Best season episode yet!
13 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is my first review. I was driven first to review this episode do to seeing one certain sloppy review and to correct the mistake. I will after I comment on the episode.

The series has been building up but there were just certain scenes in this episode that finally for this season get me feeling great. For one thing, we are reminded how much of a b____ Maria is. We probably would have forgot do to her involvement over a series of episodes that has not been very negative. The agent Deb's boyfriend hired finds Dexter quite suspicious, and for good reason, but suddenly the bf doesn't seem so interested anymore. I enjoyed the scene of confrontation between the just fired agent and the bf. The part that I love is the moment before he has to leave and the clash of ego. I might like this agent dude. A friend told me over text one thing they like about Dex is he's a bad_ss dad. This is the episode where I see this. Dexter expresses human emotional concern - he however does it in his own way of course and scares the living daylights out of an abusive father. And it was great! The episode ends on a good cliffhanger to look forward for the coming episodes. Anyway about why I'm writing this review... Another user complains that in this episode there was a plot hole that did not make sense. Namely that the girls taking off without their cell-phones was not explained. That's not true. In the conversation with his daughter it is clearly enough explained for anybody paying attention.


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