Dexter investigates when the Ice Truck Killer strikes again, killing the prosthetic arm prostitute and leaving her body before a Christmas tree in Miami's Santa's Cottage. Sgt. Doakes continues to grow more suspicious about Dexter after catching him in a series of lies about his connection to the Ice Truck Killer. Dexter finally finds a connection between him and the Ice Truck Killer over a past case involving Harry Morgan and a bloodbath crime scene back in 1973 involving Dexter's biological mother. Meanwhile, Lt. Maria Laguerta braces herself for dramatic changes in the department when the officious Captain Matthews maliciously makes her the scapegoat for the department's failure in the case to find the Ice Truck Killer, and he has her replaced. Rudy and Debra spend some quality time together in which he proposes marriage to the smitten detective. With Angel in the hospital recovering from the stabbing, his estranged wife pays a visit, while Rita decides to take her children, Astor ...
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
(1996), where Drew Z. Greenberg
--who wrote this episode--also worked as a staff writer. See more
When they find the body parts of the prostitute, Dexter turns his head to the left, just after he says the word 'tree', his wire can be seen behind his ear. 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
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Written by Rolfe Kent
Performed by Rolfe Kent See more