Dexter (2006–2013)
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That Night, a Forest Grew 

Dexter sends the Miami Tribune a 32-page manifesto designed purely to baffle and mislead the police. His scheming continues as he finally fights back against Sgt. Doakes.

Director:

Jeremy Podeswa

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 ... 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

The police think they have a break in the case when the Bay Harbor Butcher sends a 32 page manifesto to a local newspaper. Only thing is Dexter had a very specific purpose in doing what he did, as the police now go off into every direction imaginable. With Sgt. Doakes having set his sights on him yet again, Dexter realizes that he's going to have to play hardball to protect himself and so takes him head on. Rita comes to the end of her tether with her domineering mother. Lila sells a sculpture for a tidy sum and she and Dexter have a romantic dinner out. When Dexter tells her that he is going to a school event for Rita's son, she takes drastic action to get his attention. Written by garykmcd

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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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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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

In the scene where Debra and Gabriel are in bed and Debra says she wants to break up with him it is supposed to look like Debra has been listening to her iPod for a while, but when the scene starts the display on her iPod is illuminated and goes dark after a second or two. This means she just used the controls on her iPod. See more »

Quotes

Dexter Morgan: No matter what you try, no matter when, no matter how hard you work, I'll always be a step ahead of you for one simple reason.
Sergeant James Doakes: And what's that?
Dexter Morgan: I own you.
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Connections

References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

So What
Written by Miles Davis
Performed by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Chambers,
and Jimmy Cobb
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Solving a Problem and Divided by Two Women
16 August 2010 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

Dexter sends a messy manifesto to the Miami Herald to mislead the investigations of Lundy's team. With Sergeant Doakes on his tail, Dexter plots a Machiavellian scheme to get rid of the hassle. Gail punishes Cody for calling Dexter and Rita takes an attitude sending her back home. Debra dumps Gabriel and shows affection for Agent Lundy. Meanwhile Dexter sentimental life is divided between Lila that supports him in his addiction and Rita and her kids that give sense of family to him. Out of the blue, Lila decides to call the attention to her.

In this episode, Dexter frames the dangerous Doakes and this attitude will probably bring consequences in the next episodes. However the reckless attitude of Lila seems to indicate that the woman will be trouble for him. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Naquela Noite, Uma Floresta Cresceu" ("In That Night, a Forest Grew")


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