The Ice Truck Killer strikes again, leaving a real nightmare before Christmas at Santa's Cottage. Sergeant Doakes becomes more suspicious about Dexter after his ambivalence about Batista's survival. Dexter finally finds he is connected to the Ice Truck Killer over a past case involving Harry Morgan and a blood-bath crime scene in 1973 involving Dexter's biological mother. Lieutenant Maria LaGuerta braces herself as Captain Matthews blames her for the department's failure to find the Ice Truck Killer and he has her replaced. Rudy and Debra spend some quality time together, and Rudy proposes marriage to the smitten detective. Rita decides to take her children, Astor and Cody, to visit Paul, who has been sent back to prison.
Did You Know?
Nina expresses her disgust at Angel when she finds him about to eat "two Doublemeat" hamburgers. The Doublemeat Palace is the fictitious fast-food restaurant suspected of serving ground-up human murder victims in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
(1997), where Drew Z. Greenberg
--who wrote this episode--also worked as a staff writer. See more
Rita mentions that she will have trouble admitting to her kids that Paul is back in prison. However, at the end of the previous episode, (#1.10 Seeing Red), Astor and Cody are standing with her when she announces to Dexter that she just received a phone call that Paul has been arrested. The kids act as though they are hearing this news for the first time when Rita tells them again in this episode. See more
I've never had much use for the concept of Hell, but if Hell exists, I'm in it. The same images running through my head, over and over.
[He remembers horrific images
I was there. I saw my mother's death. A buried memory, forgotten all these years. They climbed inside me that day. And it's been with me ever since. My dark passenger.
References Xena: Warrior Princess
Written by Daniel Licht
Performed by Daniel Licht See more