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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
Off. Cira Manzon (as April Hernandez Castillo)


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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21 November 2010 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Jordan Chase played by Jonny Lee Miller wears a necklace containing a sample of blood. Miller was previously married to Angelina Jolie who very famously wore a vial of Billy Bob Thornton's blood whilst the two were married. See more »


When Dexter is taking Astor home with his car, you can see the camera in the rear-view mirror. See more »


[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 Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989) See more »


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Written by Daniel Licht
Performed by Daniel Licht
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The pendant
23 July 2011 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Dexter has been trying to get closer to Jordan Chase. His sessions are conducted in a gym facility. He gets to see a pendant which apparently contains blood that Jordan takes off for his exercises and leaves it in his locker. Dexter figures he would like to get a sample of the blood inside the pendant, only he does not get an opportunity.

Lumen, who has been staying in the house, calls Dexter. She watches two figures trying to break through the front door, and the kitchen door. Dexter, going home, fears the worst. The intruders turn out to be his daughter Astor and her girlfriend Olivia. They are drunk, having stolen a bottle from Olivia's parents. Astor is surprised with Lumen's presence in the house, thinking Dexter is already dating.

The next days, the girls disappear. A mysterious white van has been seen at the curb and the neighbor get a partial look at the license plate. Dexter calls it in. It turns out the man is Olivia's step-father, who has come looking for her. The girls have gone to a shopping mall where they tried shoplifting and got caught.

Deb is not too happy being sent to do menial office jobs. It is a good thing because she stumbles into something in the file of the five women killed and stored in the barrels. She sees that Cole Harmon figures prominently in the investigation. Deb confronts LaGuerta about what she had found; she wants to reopen the case, Maria agrees to do that.

Deb also has a bone to pick with Quinn. She wants to know about his so-called vacation, instead of his temporary suspension from his job. Quinn has no alternative but to confess what he suspected Dexter was really Kyle Butler, but that lead had gone nowhere, so he dropped it. What Quinn is not ready to tell Deb is his association with Liddey.

In a surprising development, the blood sample test reveals the blood found on Jordan's vial is that of Emily Birch, a woman that is much alive and living in Coral Gables. Jordan calls Dexter at home. Lumen answering the call, gives herself away when Jordan detects it is her. He leaves a cryptic message for Dexter as he repeats his clock ticking mantra tic-tic-tic.

The episode was directed by Ernest Dickerson, a man that has worked extensively in television. Mr. Dickerson gets a lot from the regulars in the program. Lauren Gussis wrote the screenplay. Prominently featured in this installment were Julia Stiles, the guest star for this season and Jonny Lee Miller, who plays Jordan Chase

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