Dexter (2006–2013)
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Let's Give the Boy a Hand 

The mysterious Ice Truck Killer escalates his killing spree by leaving body parts of his latest victim at sites that relate to memories from Dexter's childhood, leading Dexter to confront his dark personal history.

Director:

Robert Lieberman

Writers:

James Manos Jr. (developed for television by), Jeff Lindsay (based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael C. Hall ... Dexter Morgan
Julie Benz ... Rita Bennett
Jennifer Carpenter ... Debra Morgan
Erik King ... Sgt. James Doakes
Luna Lauren Velez ... Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
David Zayas ... Det. Angel Batista
James Remar ... Harry Morgan
Geoff Pierson ... Capt. Tom Matthews
Rudolf Martin ... Carlos Guerrero
Gina Hecht ... Mrs. Tucci
Brad William Henke ... Tony Tucci
Scott William Winters ... Det. McNamara
Dominic Janes ... Young Dexter
Erin Daniels ... Rita's Neighbor
Monique Gabriela Curnen ... Yelina
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Storyline

The mysterious Ice Truck Killer escalates his killing spree by leaving body parts of his latest victim at sites that relate to memories from Dexter's childhood, leading Dexter to confront his dark personal history. As Halloween approaches, Rita takes drastic steps to quiet a barking dog from its cynical owner who keeps her children up at night. Lt. Laguerta seeks a way to comfort the mother of the latest Ice Truck victim. Angel cannot find the right anniversary gift for his wife, who is currently separated from him. Also, the heat against Sgt. Doakes escalates when Guerrero's thugs begin tailing him. Written by Anonymous

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Title taken from a lyric in Deniece Williams' 1984 song "Let's Hear It For The Boy." See more »

Goofs

When the picture is taken, Dexter's teeth are not visible, but the picture in the photo album shows he has a bigger smile where his teeth are visible. See more »

Quotes

Harry Morgan: Being part of a family means smiling for photos.
Young Dexter: Why should I pretend to be happy?
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Connections

References Tomb Raider (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Dexter Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Rolfe Kent
Performed by Rolfe Kent
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Dark, Twisted, and Great!
25 December 2013 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

The fourth episode in season one of Dexter comes one of the most chilling and twisted episodes yet. Things get deeper in regards to the Ice Truck Killer and more personal as well. I think that is what makes this episode more fascinating. I liked how we get more glimpses or flashbacks into the childhood of Dexter's and we can see what his life was like growing up. I liked how they incorporated all of that into this very interesting episode.

This episode, "Let's Give the Boy a Hand", has Dexter finding body parts of the Ice Truck Killer's next victim at personal places of Dexter's childhood.

Overall, this is one fascinating episode. I liked the plot and the subplots for this episode. This episode ended with a big bang since the final ten minutes were very good and it has a pretty neat, unexpected twist. I really enjoyed this episode on the whole. I rate this episode 9/10.


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