Dexter (2006–2021)
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Road Kill 

Dexter wonders if his father's Code is truly the right path, and hopes to get answers by accompanying Trinity on an out-of-town road trip, while Debra discovers that her single-minded pursuit of Trinity has blinded her to the truth.


Ernest R. Dickerson (as Ernest Dickerson)


James Manos Jr. (developed for television by), Jeff Lindsay (based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by) | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael C. Hall ... Dexter Morgan
Julie Benz ... Rita Morgan
Jennifer Carpenter ... Debra Morgan
Desmond Harrington ... Det. Joseph 'Joey' Quinn
C.S. Lee ... Vince Masuka
Luna Lauren Velez ... Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
David Zayas ... Sgt. Angel Batista
James Remar ... Harry Morgan (credit only)
John Lithgow ... Arthur Mitchell
Courtney Ford ... Christine Hill
Julia Campbell ... Sally Mitchell
Brando Eaton ... Jonah Mitchell
Vanessa Marano ... Rebecca Mitchell
Christina Robinson ... Astor Bennett
Preston Bailey ... Cody Bennett


Dexter has always known his father's Code was meant to protect him from exposure. But after committing a serious mistake, he wonders if it could have been designed to protect him from something even more dangerous - human emotion. When he discovers that Arthur is planning an out-of-town trip, Dexter sees an opportunity to ride along and gain insight into the mind of a fellow monster. Even so, Dexter isn't prepared for the startling revelations Arthur makes along the way, revelations about his own past which only serve to convince Dexter of what he must do. Meanwhile, back at Miami Metro, Debra refuses to let a technicality keep her off the Trinity case. She works through others to ensure her voice is heard - that is, until she realizes that her single-minded pursuit of the Trinity Killer may have blinded her to the truth.

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In this episode, Arthur accidentally hits a deer on a wooded road. He and Dexter climb out of the car to check on the deer. This scene is very similar to the opening of Harry and the Hendersons, also starring John Lithgow as a man who accidentally hits a Sasquatch on a wooded road in the mountains of Washington state and climbs out of his station wagon to check on the animal...twice! See more »


After discovering ash stuck to the wall with saliva at one of Trinity's crime scenes, Masuka carries out tests and declares that the DNA from the saliva and the DNA from the ash suggest they are both from the same family. However in cremation DNA is destroyed, so there would be no way to tell if they were related. See more »


[first lines]
Dexter Morgan: [narrating] So I made a mistake, it could have happened to anyone. Well, any murder. Not that murders typically care whether their victims are innocent or not. But why is it eating at me?
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Written by Daniel Licht
Performed by Daniel Licht
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Born in Blood
4 October 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Dexter is uncomfortable for having killed and innocent and he visits Arthur Mitchell and his family and he learns that Trinity is planning to travel to Tampa. Dexter plots a scheme to travel to a Convention of Meteorology in Tampa to kill the serial-killer. He forces Trinity to give a ride to him and they travel together. Dexter tells to Trinity that he had killed a man by mistake in a hunting accident. Trinity brings Dexter to the house where he lived when he was a child and he accidentally killed his sister in the bathroom and Dexter concludes that this was the place where all started.

Meanwhile, in the Miami Metro, Debra shows cases of bludgeoning and convinces Lieutenant Maria La Guerta to chase The Trinity Killer. They decide to collect DNA from people that match the killer's profile expecting to find the serial-killer.

"Road Kill" is another episode of Dexter and Trinity, and the writers have put on stall the death of the serial-killer. This season is repetitive and after six or seven episodes, the plot is no longer engaging. Dexter rescuing Trinity is terrible and inconsistent with his code and feelings. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Problemas na Estrada" ("Problems on the Road")

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Release Date:

15 November 2009 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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1.78 : 1
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