Dexter (2006–2021)
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Father Knows Best 

Dexter is joined by Rita, Debra and Rudy for a weekend away when he learns that his biological father, whom he was told died thirty years ago, has just recently passed away and left him everything he owned, including his house.

Director:

Adam Davidson

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
C.S. Lee ... Vince Masuka
Christian Camargo ... Rudy Cooper
Mark Pellegrino ... Paul Bennett
Dominic Janes ... Young Dexter
Dakin Matthews ... Dr. Pittman
Joseph Lyle Taylor ... Sgt. McKay
Jeanette Miller ... Elderly Neighbor
Christina Robinson ... Astor Bennett
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Storyline

Dexter learns that his biological father, Joe Driscoll, who he thought had been long dead, has only recently died and has left all of his belongings to Dexter, including his house. Dexter travels to the house with Rita. Debra and Rudy arrive there later (following Rudy's advice) to assist him in cleaning out the house. Dexter suspects Joe Driscoll's death to be murder. Flashbacks to Dexter's childhood show his questioning his foster father Harry (James Remar) about his real parents, and Dexter finds that Mr. Driscoll donated some of his blood to the young Dexter for surgery. In the last scene, one of Joe's neighbors, an elderly woman, recognizes Rudy as a cable repairman, who happened to be Joe's last visitor before his death; after Dexter, Rita, Debra and Rudy had left the premises, Rudy is shown returning to the elderly woman's house dressed as the cable repairman again. Meanwhile, Paul begins to slide back into his old abusive habits when Rita attempts to prevent him from seeing ...

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Trivia

Dexter learns that Driscoll bequeathed to him a house in Dade City, Florida. Dade City is in the eastern part of Pasco County, and is a suburb of that big Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area. (Pasco County also has a large beach coast on the West Coast of Florida.) The home that Dexter and Rita go to see is given the house number 5570, and the house opposite is 5561. In Florida, avenues and roads usually run north and south, and streets run west-east, but even if Dexter fans wanted to chase down these houses, they should remember that probably false numbers were put on the houses by the crew. See more »

Goofs

When Angel and Doakes are driving over a bridge early in the episode they spot a suspect walking the other direction. When Doakes gets out and confronts him, the suspect darts, causing Angel to turn the car around and pursuit him. As Angel is turning around, there's a wide shot of the suspect with Angel in the background. In the further background, there are clearly road closure signs blocking off the bridge, this is how crews close-off sets that are filmed in public. See more »

Quotes

Dexter Morgan: Blood never lies.
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Connections

References Father Knows Best (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Slow Ride
Written by 'Lonesome' Dave Peverett
Performed by Foghat
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The Cable Guy
4 July 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Dexter inherits a house from a man called Joe Driscoll, who claimed to be his biological father and apparently died from heart attack. Dexter travels with Rita to pack and clear the house for selling. Later, Debra and Rudy unexpectedly show up to help them. Dexter investigates the death of Joe in the morgue and with his neighbor and finds evidences that he might have been killed. Meanwhile Sergeant Doakes shoots and kills a man in Miami and Angel is requested by the Internal Affairs to testify; but what Angel has witnessed and Dexter's report about the blood splatter contradict the statement of Doakes. Angel lives a dilemma with his conscience and principles whether he should tell the truth of become a rat. Paul presses Rita to visit his children and is brutal with her.

In this episode, Dexter discloses the truth about his origins and realizes that Harry lied to him. The Ice Truck Killer now close to Dexter and Debra is able to manipulate Dexter and get inside information about his past that he will certainly use in the future. The poor Angel lives a great dilemma with the situation with Doakes while the mask of Paul falls. The taste of music of Joe Driscoll could not be better. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Papai Sabe o Que é Melhor" ("Father Knows What is Best")


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA

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1.78 : 1
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