Dexter (2006–2021)
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It's Alive! 

In the Season Two premiere, Dexter finds himself unable to kill again after the harrowing conclusion to the Ice Truck Killer case, and strays from his personal code with disastrous results; Debra returns to work but may not be ready.

Director:

Tony Goldwyn

Writers:

James Manos Jr. (developed for television by), Jeff Lindsay (based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by) | 1 more credit »
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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
C.S. Lee ... Vince Masuka
Luna Lauren Velez ... Det. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
David Zayas ... Det. Angel Batista
James Remar ... Harry Morgan
Judith Scott ... Lt. Esme Pascal
Mark Pellegrino ... Paul Bennett
Glenn Plummer ... Jimmy
Devon Graye ... Teenage Dexter
Max Gail ... Banana Boat Tour Guide
Christina Robinson ... Astor Bennett
Preston Bailey ... Cody Bennett
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Storyline

A suspicious Doakes follows Dexter at all times, which makes it impossible for Dexter to kill. Thirty-eight days after his last kill, Dexter gains an opportunity, but finds himself unable to murder a blind voodoo priest called Jimmy. A member of the 29th St. Kings gang is killed by the leader Little Chino (Matthew Willig), in whom Dexter sees a chance to get his urges under control again. An emotionally unstable Debra returns to work in the Homicide Department. She tries to resume a normal lifestyle, but finds herself under scrutiny from the public. Paul tries to convince Rita that he was framed by Dexter, but she refuses to believe him in spite of the evidence presented to her. Scuba divers discover approximately 30 hefty bags of Dexter's mutilated victims' body parts on the ocean floor.

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The director of this episode, Tony Goldwyn, voiced Tarzan in Disney's Tarzan. See more »

Goofs

Esme's driver's window rolls right down into the door when the conversation with Laguerta starts, but then it's 2 inches higher through the rest of the scene. See more »

Quotes

Dexter Morgan: Tonight's the night. And it's going to happen again, and again. Has to happen. It's not what I want. But what I want doesn't matter. This is the only way I know how to survive. I'm coiled and ready to strike.
[Dexter bowls]
Dexter Morgan: Although a spare will do.
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Connections

Features Hip Hop Harry (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Hide Your Tears
(uncredited)
Written by Daniel Licht
Performed by Daniel Licht
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A promising start
23 May 2012 | by rolanddddSee all my reviews

What really works in this episode is the portrayal of he obvious distress Dexter finds himself in when his usual murderous routines are interrupted. It is clear to the viewer that living the everyday life of normal people is taking its toll on him. Sgt Doakes is watching his every step and Dexter knows that the best way to get rid of the unwelcome surveillance is to act normally, and he even joins his colleagues' bowling team in an effort to rid himself of his foe.

The episode also deals with Debra trying to get back to a normal working routine after her horrifying experiences of season 1. However, this is dealt with in a rather short way, which I think is unfortunate since I feel it it interesting enough to expand a lot more.

It takes nearly 20 minutes until we see something resembling a regular plot line, but the real interesting twist occurs a good half hour into it, and it fascinated me, and it is clear that these events will affect the rest of the season.

Overall, a good first episode which nicely summarizes the events of the first season and at the same time sets the tone for what promises to be a very interesting second season.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2007 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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