Dexter (2006–2013)
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What's Eating Dexter Morgan? 

As Dexter continues his personal hunt for the Brain Surgeon, Debra's PTSD comes back.


(as Ernest Dickerson)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Dexter Morgan
... Debra Morgan
... Det. Joseph 'Joey' Quinn
... Vince Masuka
... Lt. Angel Batista
... Jamie Batista
... Deputy Chief Tom Matthews
... Harry Morgan (credit only)
... Dr. Evelyn Vogel
... Jacob Elway
... Lucy Gerard
... Harrison Morgan
... Det. Angie Miller
... Sussman
... Ron Galuzzo


Deb is going through a particularly bad patch and there is nothing Dexter can seemingly do about it. A cop finds her behind the wheel of her car, drunk. She had the good sense to pull over but ran over a parking meter in the process. She contacts Quinn who manages to get her out without being charged. Dexter blames himself but Vogel says he shouldn't take on her problems. She also wonders why Dexter didn't kill her when she found out about him. Drunk again, Deb goes to the station and tells Quinn she killed LaGuerta. Meanwhile, Dexter and the police check out Lyle Sussman's cabin only to find him dead on the floor, the victim of a shotgun blast through the mouth. Dexter is wondering if he was the real killer or if someone else was manipulating him; perhaps that someone also killed him. As far as the police are concerned however, the Brain Surgeon case is officially closed. Vogel continues to receive threatening messages, this time two package with brain matter labeled his and hers. ... Written by garykmcd

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14 July 2013 (USA)  »

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The title of this episode is a reference to Lasse Hallströms movie "What's eating Gilbert Grape". See more »


[first lines]
Harrison Morgan: Daddy?
Dexter Morgan: Harrison?
Harrison Morgan: Daddy?
Dexter Morgan: Harrison!
[sees trail of blood]
Harrison Morgan: Daddy?
Dexter Morgan: Harrison?
[sees Harrison's legs]
Harrison Morgan: My tummy hurts.
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References What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) See more »


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Written by Rolfe Kent
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Being Consumed
2 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Debra is downhill in her life, drinking too much. She is arrested for D.U.I. and calls Quinn in the middle of the night to release her without being charged. Meanwhile Dexter and Dr. Vogel try to find who might be threatening her and Dexter investigates her former patient Ron Galuzzo. The serial-killer sends two pieces of Sussman's brain, one for Dr. Vogel and the other for him. Dr. Vogel is intrigued with Dexter, who is consumed for loving Debra, and offers to help her, but Dexter tells that he can fix his problem since he is Debra's problem. He has dinner with his sister but Debra feels consumed by guilty for killing LaGuerta and she goes to the Miami Metro to confess her murder. However Quinn summons Dexter and he takes Debra home with Dr. Vogel that will treat her. Dexter discovers that Galuzzo is not the killer that is threatening Dr. Vogel but he has a dark secret.

"What's Eating Dexter Morgan?" is a good episode where either Dexter or Debra is consumed by different reasons. Dexter is consumed by his love for Debra and he believes that he consumes those who love him. Debra is consumed by the guilty for killing LaGuerta. Fortunately for them Quinn interprets Debra's confession as a guilty situation. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "O Que Está Consumindo Dexter Morgan?" ("What's Consuming Dexter Morgan?")

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