Dexter (2006–2013)
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What's Eating Dexter Morgan? 

As Dexter continues his personal hunt for the Brain Surgeon, Debra's PTSD comes back.


(as Ernest Dickerson)


(developed for television by), (based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Morgan (credit only)
Lucy Gerard


Deb is going through a particularly bad patch and there is nothing Dexter can seemingly do about it. A cop finds her behind the wheel of her car, drunk. She had the good sense to pull over but ran over a parking meter in the process. She contacts Quinn who manages to get her out without being charged. Dexter blames himself but Vogel says he shouldn't take on her problems. She also wonders why Dexter didn't kill her when she found out about him. Drunk again, Deb goes to the station and tells Quinn she killed LaGuerta. Meanwhile, Dexter and the police check out Lyle Sussman's cabin only to find him dead on the floor, the victim of a shotgun blast through the mouth. Dexter is wondering if he was the real killer or if someone else was manipulating him; perhaps that someone also killed him. As far as the police are concerned however, the Brain Surgeon case is officially closed. Vogel continues to receive threatening messages, this time two package with brain matter labeled his and hers. ... Written by garykmcd

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14 July 2013 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title of this episode is a reference to Lasse Hallströms movie "What's eating Gilbert Grape". See more »


[first lines]
Harrison Morgan: Daddy?
Dexter Morgan: Harrison?
Harrison Morgan: Daddy?
Dexter Morgan: Harrison!
[sees trail of blood]
Harrison Morgan: Daddy?
Dexter Morgan: Harrison?
[sees Harrison's legs]
Harrison Morgan: My tummy hurts.
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References What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) See more »


Dexter Main Title
Written by Rolfe Kent
Performed by Rolfe Kent
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I am perfect.
15 July 2013 | by (France) – See all my reviews

A good comeback from a slightly dull episode last week. The plot has now settled down a bit and the tussle between Dexter's sinister side and the love for his sister has never been more pronounced as in the scene where he takes her from the station. As Vogel suggests, we see glimpses of Dexter's self preservation and survival instincts kicking in which should make him take a decision sooner rather than later.. The Dr.Hannibal type killer was an opportunity wasted, but it finally gives us our first kill this season. And as the one pushing Dexter to kill, does Vogel qualify as a killer herself? How will Vogel and Deb react to the other's secrets and problems?

As interesting as it seems to be going, we need a more sinister presence than just Vogel, otherwise Dexter is just too powerful and it would be sad to say goodbye to him meekly. Step it up Shotime!

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