Dexter (2006–2013)
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Helter Skelter 

The Koshka Brotherhood hires two hitmen to find and kill Isaak.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Det. Joseph 'Joey' Quinn
Vince Masuka
Capt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
Harry Morgan
Tom Matthews
George Novikov
Det. Angie Miller
Benjamin Caffrey


Isaak Sirko learns that the Koshka Brotherhood has sent two assassins to Miami to eliminate him. Surprisingly he turns to Dexter with a proposition: help him eliminate the assassins in return for his life. Dexter's not too keen on the proposal and turns him down. Isaak acquires a trump card however: he's taken Hannah hostage and now offers him her life as well. Dexter also has to deal with Deb who is embarrassed by her earlier admission to Dexter that she's in love with him. Hannah meanwhile keeps trying to get Dexter to open up to her. Captain LaGuerta approaches her former boss with her theory about the Bay Harbor Butcher but he blows her first. Written by garykmcd

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25 November 2012 (USA)  »

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When Matthews comments to LaGuerta "a great creature arose from the depths" and "Tokyo is that way, Maria" he is sarcastically referring to her as Godzilla. See more »


When Dexter is on the boat and he gets a message from work, there is a pier visible in the shot, which would indicate he was close to shore. Then when he starts the engine and goes towards shore, they're in the middle of the sea. See more »


[first lines]
Dexter Morgan: [narrating] There are no two stronger human emotions than fear and love. In many ways, they're not so different. Both can make you do crazy things - tell your own brother you're in love with him, put your own life at risk to hunt down the man who took away your beloved.
Hannah McKay: [white knuckled at back of boat] Could you maybe not do that turny thing?
Dexter Morgan: How you doing back there?
Hannah McKay: Oh, you know, I'm fine.
Dexter Morgan: [narrating] Or do something that scares you to death because you may be in love.
Hannah McKay: Oooh! I ...
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References Gojira (1954) See more »


Blood Theme
Written by Daniel Licht
Performed by Daniel Licht
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Interesting turn of Events
25 November 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Episode 9 "Helter Skelter", is a episode with a very strong moral, and that moral is 'love'. The episode is centered around the downfall of Isaak, as well as an interesting turn of events for Hannah, Quinn and George. The episode in all was a quality outing, but didn't exactly measure up to the stature of writing from last weeks installment "Argentina".

The episode began with Hannah on Dexters boat; as Dexter turned into the choppy waves, Hannah told Dexter she was afraid, but Dexter wouldn't share what he was afraid about. The storyline of the episode is interesting, a bit of cat and mouse, a bit of character development, and the death of a big bad. Though it wasn't solid throughout, but once again it was entertaining and more exhilarating than last weeks episode, which was based around emotion, deprivation etc.

Dexter had a kill in the episode the was cool, but probably not very plausible, but anyway it was entertaining. A lot of the episode was based around Isaak seeing it was his last, and his last moments were very memorable.

Overall this was a excellent episode, it may not have been the strongest of the Season but it was a quality outing. Written by Tim Schlattman and Directed by Steve Shill, they together create a florid episode with some really great dialogue.

MovieFinatic - 8/10 B+ Best Actor - Ray Stevenson

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