Dexter (2006–2013)
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Father Knows Best 

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.

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 (named Joe Driscoll), whom he was told had died 30 years ago, has just recently died and left him everything he owned, including his house. He goes on a trip to pack the items in the house, along with Rita. But later, Debra and Rudy also show up at the house to help out, where Dexter clicks with Rudy, while suspecting something strange about Joe Driscoll's death, and about who Dexter's biological mother was. Flashbacks to Dexter's childhood show him questioning Harry about who his real parents were, and about an accident which an anonymous person donated some of his blood to help the young Dexter during his surgery and it happened to be Mr. Driscoll. Back in Miami, Angel questions a shooting incident involving Doakes and a suspect. Also, Paul begins to slide back into his old habits when he suspects Rita is keeping him away from unsupervised visits to their children. Written by Anonymous

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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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 Dexter first leans in to view the body of his "father" at the morgue, the clock behind reads 4:11. The camera cuts back to the face and glides back up to Dexter's with the clock now reading 4:17. A few shots later, the clock is seen as 4:01. See more »

Quotes

Dexter Morgan: I built my life on Harry's code. I lived by it. But Harry lied. Why would he do that? What else don't I know? My concrete foundation is turning to shifting sand. Maybe Rudy was right. You never can truly know anyone.
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Connections

References Father Knows Best (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
Composed by John Fogerty
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
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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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