Dexter (2006–2021)
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That Night, a Forest Grew 

A written manifesto from the "Bay Harbor Butcher" sends the task force in charge of capturing him into chaos, which is part of Dexter's plan for keeping Lundy off his trail.

Director:

Jeremy Podeswa

Writers:

James Manos Jr. (developed for television by), Jeff Lindsay (based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by) | 2 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
C.S. Lee ... Vince Masuka
Luna Lauren Velez ... Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
David Zayas ... Det. Angel Batista
James Remar ... Harry Morgan (credit only)
JoBeth Williams ... Gail Brandon
Margo Martindale ... Camilla
Dale Midkiff ... Mr. Wilson
S.A. Griffin ... Don of Miami Tribune
Jaime Murray ... Lila Tournay
Keith Carradine ... Special Agent Frank Lundy
Christina Robinson ... Astor Bennett
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Storyline

A written manifesto sent by the Bay Harbor Butcher to a local newspaper sends Lundy's special task force into chaos. Doakes almost discovers the truth about Dexter's past, which forces Dexter to devise a plan to get him suspended from the police force. During a romantic dinner with Dexter, Lila learns that Dexter plans to attend one of Cody's school events where he will see Rita, and becomes jealous. Rita stands up to her mother and compels her to move out of the house. Debra breaks up with Gabriel and decides to pursue a relationship with Lundy, not knowing if her feelings are reciprocated.

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Trivia

Episode title refers to Maurice Sendak's short story "Where the Wild Things Are", where a forest grows in Max's room that leads him to where the wild things are. See more »

Goofs

When Dexter leaves the school after Cody's performance, he receives a phone call on his cellphone. In the background between Rita and Astor, there is a woman bobbing down talking to her daughter who is wearing a green top. The woman stands up and she and her daughter walk away. While Dexter continues to talk on the phone, there's a close-up of Rita and Astor. The woman is back in her original position, bobbing down and talking to her daughter. She gets up again and walks off screen. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Maria Laguerta: You and Dexter resolve your issues?
Sergeant Doakes: As far as I'm concerned. Why? The bitch come crying to you again?
Lt. Maria Laguerta: No. There's blood work to be done here, and if you can't control yourself, I need to call in another detective.
Sergeant Doakes: I won't say anything to hurt the little girl's feelings.
Lt. Maria Laguerta: God damn it, James, I'm not joking.
Sergeant Doakes: Do I look like I'm laughing?
Lt. Maria Laguerta: No. You don't. I wish you would. You used to.
Sergeant Doakes: Bullshit. I never laughed.
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Connections

References A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1921) See more »

Soundtracks

Dexter Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Rolfe Kent
Performed by Rolfe Kent
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Very interesting take on a "serial killer"
3 April 2008 | by jp-ryanSee all my reviews

This is the type of series that gets its hooks in, to such an extent, that you hang for the next episode. The cast is great in typical HBO style with depth of character developed for many regular cast members. Unlike most American series with the emphasis on zero character developments for all but the "stars".

With Dexter, his voice over of inner most thoughts, lets you share the drivers seat as he corrects flaws in the Florida justice system.

In my view he may have erred in his choice of lady, as "The Bill's" Don Beech's daughter is minor league compared with the former ice skater. However one can forgive him this minor blemish when considering the entertainment value provided by this excellent series.

This series, in the tradition of "Cracker", "Prime Suspect" and the Danish series "Unit One" and "The Eagle", despite being from a different perspective, provides very enjoyable viewing in the "police/crime" genre.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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