Dexter (2006–2013)
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Sunshine and Frosty Swirl 

Miami Metro follows up on a local convict's recent information regarding a 15-year crime spree.


Steve Shill


James Manos Jr. (developed for television by), Jeff Lindsay (based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael C. Hall ... Dexter Morgan
Jennifer Carpenter ... Debra Morgan
Desmond Harrington ... Det. Joseph 'Joey' Quinn
C.S. Lee ... Vince Masuka
Luna Lauren Velez ... Capt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
David Zayas ... Sgt. Angel Batista
James Remar ... Harry Morgan
Ray Stevenson ... Isaak Sirko
Aimee Garcia ... Jamie Batista
Josh Cooke ... Louis Greene
Jason Gedrick ... George Novikov
Katia Winter ... Nadia
Dan Buran ... Wayne Randall (as Daniel Buran)
Wil Traval ... Tony Rush
Evan George Kruntchev Evan George Kruntchev ... Harrison Morgan


With Deb having found all of Dexter's paraphernalia, including the blood slides, he has little choice but to admit everything. She decides not to arrest him or let the police know what he does during his off hours. She does decide she's going to try and cure him and keeps him on a very short leash. Dexter is wondering more and more what to do about Louis Greene who he is convinced sent him the hand from the Ice Truck killer case. Louis doesn't scare easily however. The police continue to press the investigation into Mike Anderson's death not knowing that Dexter has already taken care of the killer. They're raiding the strip club regularly and the owner comes to the US to take care of it personally. Meanwhile, a convicted serial killer offers to tell the police where some of his victims are buried. LaGuerta continues to research the blood slide she found at the site of the Marshall killing. Written by sayemuddin28

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Release Date:

7 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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While Randall talks to Dexter after his return from Louis's apartment the ice cream he is eating changes in size on different camera shots. See more »


[first lines]
Dexter Morgan: I've dreaded this moment my whole life. But I never pictured it like this.
Debra Morgan: Don't fucking touch me!
Dexter Morgan: I just want to know you're okay.
Debra Morgan: I am *not* okay. I am *never* gonna fucking be okay!
Dexter Morgan: Just try to take it easy.
Debra Morgan: Oh, my God, I can't believe this.
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References Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984) See more »


Dexter Main Title
Written by Rolfe Kent
Performed by Rolfe Kent
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Blood Attraction
24 July 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

SPOILER: Dexter is forced to disclose his urge for blood to Debra after her discovery of his weapons and souvenirs. Debra decides to keep the secret and heal her brother. Dexter is forced to move to her house, since she wants to keep eyes on him twenty-four hours per day. LaGuerta secretly investigates the blood slide. Meanwhile Dexter is curious about Louis Greene and how much he knows about his secret life. Dexter finds a means to escape from Debra's surveillance when a serial-killer discloses the place where one of his victims is buried. Dexter is assigned to be there with the man and in the lunchtime he threatens Louis. Meanwhile, Angel and Quinn give successive raids in the strip clubs expecting to find an informer to give a clue to Mike Anderson's killer. However Dexter has killed Viktor Baskov and the owner of the strip clubs Isaak Sirko comes from Ukraine to know what happened to Viktor.

"Sunshine and Frosty Swirl" is an emotional episode of Dexter, with Debra acknowledging Dexter's dark passenger and trying to impose a new code for him. Louis seems to be an evil spoiled man and he has challenged the wrong man. LaGuerta's agenda with the blood slide is a mystery. Isaak Sirko seems to be a big shot of the Ukraine mafia. Dexter feels some identification with Wayne Randall and in the end it seems that he attracts blood. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Luz do Sol e Sorvete" ("Sunshine and Ice-Cream")

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