Dexter (2006–2021)
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Shrink Wrap 

The strange suicide of a powerful woman leads Dexter to suspect her shrink of murder, but he gets a shock when a visit to the suspect opens up dark secrets from Dexter's past.

Director:

Tony Goldwyn

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
C.S. Lee ... Vince Masuka
Mark Pellegrino ... Paul Bennett
Christian Camargo ... Rudy Cooper
Sam Witwer ... Neil Perry
Tony Goldwyn ... Dr. Emmett Meridian
Mark Matkevich ... Alex
Milauna Jackson ... Co-ed
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An unexplained suicide of a wealthy and powerful woman leads Dexter to suspect that her psychologist, Dr. Emmett Meridian, may have killed her. But he gets a shock when a visit to the suspect reveals dark secrets from Dexter's past. Elsewhere, Rita becomes warmer towards her ex-husband Paul, who claims to have reformed. She wants to become more intimate with Dexter, who is afraid of physically consummating their relationship, but then he is able to have sex with her and once they have finished, he is worried that he might have scared her. Meanwhile, Debra is falling in love with her new boyfriend Rudy. At the end of the episode, the audience finds out that Rudy is the Ice Truck Killer, while unknown to the characters.

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Trivia

Dexter used frozenbarbie@hotmail.com as an email address for a web site. See more »

Goofs

The camera crew is reflected in the side of the minivan when Dexter goes to help the guy pick up his dropped cantaloupe. See more »

Quotes

Rudy Cooper: Barbie, be patient. One day we'll share a cold one.
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Soundtracks

Blood Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Daniel Licht
Performed by Daniel Licht
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The True Identity of the Ice Truck Killer
2 July 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

After the third suicide of powerful businesswomen using the same "modus operandi", Dexter searches some evidence in common in the report of the cases. He finds that the three victims were clients of Dr. Emmett Meridian and he schedules a session with the suspicious psychologist. Meanwhile Debra falls in love for the prosthetic Rudy Cooper. Lt. Maria Laguerta investigates the profile of Neil Perry further and concludes that he can not be the Ice Truck Killer. Rita improves her relationship with Paul Bennett and she notes that Dexter made her a more secure woman. She calls Dexter and she intends to have the next step in their relationship, but he feels insecure; however, the sessions with Dr. Emmett improves Dexter and he moves on in the relationship with Rita.

"Shrink Wrap" is one of the best episodes of "Dexter" so far. The surprising true identity of the Ice Truck Killer is finally disclosed; the relationship among Dexter, Rita and Paul improves, and Dexter seems to accept Rita "less damaged" by Paul; for the first time I ma cheering for Lt. Laguerta against her despicable boss. Last but not the least, the romance between Debra and Rudy is promising and one of the best moments of this great show. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Terapia" ("Therapy")


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA

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