Dexter (2006–2013)
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While preparing for his next victim, Dexter finds out that the Ice Truck Killer is aware of Dexter's dirty little secret.


Michael Cuesta


James Manos Jr. (developed for television by), Jeff Lindsay (based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael C. Hall ... Dexter Morgan
Julie Benz ... Rita Bennett
Jennifer Carpenter ... Debra Morgan
Erik King ... Sgt. James Doakes
Luna Lauren Velez ... Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
David Zayas ... Det. Angel Batista
James Remar ... Harry Morgan
Geoff Pierson ... Capt. Tom Matthews
Sam Trammell ... Matt Chambers
Rudolf Martin ... Carlos Guerrero
Cristos ... Norberto Cervantez
C.S. Lee ... Vince Masuka
Richard Gunn ... Sean
Lisa Kaminir ... Prosecutor
Christina Robinson ... Astor Bennett


Dexter's world of police analyst by day, and serial killer by night, is rocked when he's privately contacted by another serial killer, whom the department is investigating, who claims that the killer knows about Dexter's double life. Meanwhile, Dexter's sister, Debra begins investigating the mysterious killings with Dexter's help, but who lets her take the credit. She then finds a stolen refrigerated truck which contains a gruesome message. Dexter also begins stalking his next victim, a wealthy businessman who gets acquitted of a drunk driving charge. Elsewhere, Sgt. Doakes investigates the murder of an undercover vice cop whom was investigating a powerful drug cartel leader, named Carlos Guerrero, while Lt. Laguerta also learns that Doakes was secretly involved with the murder victim's wife. Also, an unsure Rita tries to try out intimacy with Dexter after they have a get together with Debra and her blind date. Written by Anonymous

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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When Angel and Dexter are showing the DNA evidence to Laguerta and Doakes, the laptop screen shows that the DNA came from "Jimmy Sanders" and "Residence: Jimmy Sanders", even though the two samples came from Ricky Simmons and the residence of Ricky Simmons. There is no one named Jimmy Sanders anywhere else in the episode. See more »


Dexter Morgan: My sister puts up a front so the world won't see how vulnerable she is. Me, I put up a front so the world won't see how vulnerable I'm not. I don't care who these fingertips belong to, only what my new friend out there is trying to say.
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References Late Show with David Letterman (1993) See more »


Dexter Main Title
Written by Rolfe Kent
Performed by Rolfe Kent
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Good, fun episode, not quite the masterwork of the pilot
21 February 2011 | by chillwill92See all my reviews

Dexter's second episode, "Crocodile" is a good continuation on from "Dexter", fleshing out the characters more and providing more insight into Dexter's past. One thing I forgot to mention in my pilot review is how BRILLIANT James Remar is as Dexter's deceased surrogate father, Harry. As the one who taught Dexter how to survive with his murderous urges, Harry is a critical character despite his death. Remar makes him the moral center of the show, supplying the reasons behind Dexter's MO. The Ice Truck Killer story continues, but no clues as to who it is yet. I was going to give this a 7, but the brilliant flashback scenes, as well as the perfectly staged (as always) kill room scene, pushes this up to an 8.

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