Dexter (2006–2013)
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Make Your Own Kind of Music 

Dexter has decided to make a new life for himself with Hannah and Harrison but not before he takes care of the Brain Surgeon. In searching Zach Hamilton's photo studio he finds a clump of ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Arlene Schram (as Nicole Laliberte)
Niki Walters (as Dora Madison Burge)


Dexter has decided to make a new life for himself with Hannah and Harrison but not before he takes care of the Brain Surgeon. In searching Zach Hamilton's photo studio he finds a clump of hair and blood hidden under a table. When Dexter runs the sample against the DNA database he finds a familial match - to Dr. Evelyn Vogel. Somewhat incredulous at his revelation, Vogel explains that she once had two sons, the eldest of which killed the other. He was placed in a mental institution but died in fire. Dexter believes he must have survived and soon has him identified. Deb meanwhile is having second thoughts about returning to Miami Metro. She's also agreed to let Hannah, who is now being sought by a Federal Marshall, hide out at her house. Written by garykmcd

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25 August 2013 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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When the personal information for Dr. Evelyn Vogel appears on Dexter's computer screen, her listed date of birth, February 5th 1946, is the actual birth date of Charlotte Rampling, the actress portraying Dr. Vogel. See more »


When Dexter is aging the picture of Daniel Vogal aged 14 he says that he would be in his mid-forties now, however he selects an age progression option of "+40 years", which would mean Daniel's age in the picture would be mid-fifties. See more »


[first lines]
Dexter Morgan: [in bed] I just want to stay here with you.
Hannah McKay: I know, but you can't. Dexter, I'm so sorry about Zach. I know how much he meant to you.
Dexter Morgan: I need to see Dr. Vogel and figure out our next move. You should stay here, inside, out of view.
Hannah McKay: But I have to see Arlene this afternoon after her shift.
Dexter Morgan: Why?
Hannah McKay: It's not safe for me to draw money out of Maggie Castner's bank account anymore. The only money I have is what I've been sending away to Arlene to hold for me. And I'm gonna need that money to ...
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Make Your Own Kind Of Music
Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Performed by "Mama' Cass Elliot' (as Mama Cass)
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Serial-Killer Convention and Family
7 August 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Dexter investigates the death of Zack in his studio with Dr. Vogel and he finds hair and blood under a table. Soon her discovers that the DNA match with Dr. Vogel's and he learns that she had two son and one of them was murdered by the older, Daniel, who was interned in a mental institution and died in a fire. Dexter believes that Daniel might have faked his death and soon he discovers that he is Oliver Saxon. Dexter also decides to travel abroad with Hannah and Harrison and live in Argentina, but a federal officer is seeking her out. Dexter asks Debra if she could hide Hannah at home and she reluctantly agrees. Debra is invited to return to the Miami Metro but she hesitates due to her situation with Hannah. Dexter plots a scheme luring Dr. Vogel to catch Oliver Saxon before traveling.

"Make Your Own Kind of Music" is another weak episode of this season. Dexter's profile is very different from the previous season and I hope this series have a good conclusion. Dexter deserves it. His connection with Dr. Vogel is weird and Dexter is easily manipulated by this psychiatrist. Hannah is chased by the police, has her photo broadcast but she does not wear a hat or dyes her hair. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Faça a Sua Própria Canção" ("Make Your Own Song")

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