Dexter (2006–2013)
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Scar Tissue 

Dexter tries to find another one of Dr. Vogel's former patients who may be a killer. Meanwhile, Quinn is happy to have passed the sergeant exam.


Stefan Schwartz


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
Jennifer Carpenter ... Debra Morgan
Desmond Harrington ... Det. Joseph 'Joey' Quinn
C.S. Lee ... Vince Masuka
David Zayas ... Lt. Angel Batista
Aimee Garcia ... Jamie Batista
Geoff Pierson ... Deputy Chief Tom Matthews
James Remar ... Harry Morgan
Charlotte Rampling ... Dr. Evelyn Vogel
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Jacob Elway
Aaron McCusker ... A.J. Yates
Bethany Joy Lenz ... Cassie Jollenston
Dora Madison ... Niki Walters (as Dora Madison Burge)
Jadon Wells ... Harrison Morgan
Dana L. Wilson ... Det. Angie Miller


The next potential killer on Vogel's list is A.J. Yates, who was institutionalized at 15. Vogel tried to channel his hostilities much as she did with Dexter but was unable to do so. When Dexter sees a huge scar on his head, he learns from Vogel that Yates had surgery to remove a brain lesion. He breaks into Yates' house and finds something interesting in the closet. Dexter isn't alone in the house however and it looks he may be their man. He also finds something that affects his relationship with Vogel. Dexter meets a neighbor, Cassie, from the next door apartment. The police have a murder victim, Norma Rivera, who Dexter believes was killed by someone she knew. Angel presses Quinn, who has passed his exams, to solve the case if he hope to make sergeant. Masuka gets a surprise visitor at the station. Dr. Vogel begins working with Deb and they visit the container where she shot LaGuerta. She seems to be making progress but doubt sets in and she decides to do something about it. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

21 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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[first lines]
Debra Morgan: [re-living the night in the shipping container, aiming her gun at Dexter] Stop!
Capt. Maria LaGuerta: [pleading] Do it, Debra. Shoot him. This is not who you are. You are a good cop. You're a good person. You're not like him. Put him down!
Dexter Morgan: It's true. Everything she said. You're a good person.
[throws down his knife]
Dexter Morgan: It's okay. Do what you gotta do.
Debra Morgan: Dex...
[this time shoots Dexter multiple times]
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Unbalanced Debra
3 August 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Dr. Vogel continues to treat Debra and they visit the container where LaGuerta died. Then Dr. Vogel shows the footage with Harry to Debra and explains her that she shot LaGuerta to protect Dexter; if she had shot Dexter, she would be feeling worse. Meanwhile Dexter investigates her former patient A.J. Yates and he notes that he has a scar on his head. Dexter meets Dr. Vogel and she tells to him that the cableman Yates was submitted to a brain surgery. Dexter breaks into Yates's house with Dr. Vogel and finds that the guy is a hacker and had accessed her files. Among them, Dexter finds one showing that he is an experiment to Dr. Vogel and he breaks with her. Quinn passes his exams to Sergeant but Matthews prefers Detective Angie Miller for the position. Debra seems to accept her situation but she snoops around Dr. Vogel's apartment and finds another footage of Harry that was made a couple of days before he commits suicide. Debra goes to Miami Metro and summons Dexter to go with her to a private place to talk. Dexter is surprised by the unexpected attitude of his unbalanced stepsister while driving.

"Scar Tissue" shows that Dr. Vogel, who seemed to be someone that wanted to help Dexter, is actually using him in another experiment. Dexter is different from the other seasons due to Debra and now Dr. Vogel is messing with his mind. Debra is totally unbalanced and has become a threat to Dexter. What is the real agenda of Dr. Vogel? My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Cicatrizes" ("Scars")

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