Dexter (2006–2013)
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It's Alive! 

Dexter becomes anxious and frustrated after more than a month without killing. When he finally gets his chance, he finds he is off his game.

Director:

Tony Goldwyn

Writers:

James Manos Jr. (developed for television by), Jeff Lindsay (based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by) | 1 more credit »
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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
C.S. Lee ... Vince Masuka
Luna Lauren Velez ... Det. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
David Zayas ... Det. Angel Batista
James Remar ... Harry Morgan
Judith Scott ... Lt. Esme Pascal
Mark Pellegrino ... Paul Bennett
Glenn Plummer ... Jimmy
Devon Graye ... Teenage Dexter
Max Gail ... Banana Boat Tour Guide
Christina Robinson ... Astor Bennett
Preston Bailey ... Cody Bennett
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Storyline

It is now 38 days since Dexter saved his sister and executed the Ice Truck Killer. Since that time however, Sgt. Doakes has spent all of his free time following Dexter sure in his belief that something about him is wrong. Dexter very much wants to kill someone and when the opportunity finally arrives, finds that he is unable to follow through. His sister Debra, apparently recovered from her ordeal, returns to work but Lt. Laguerta isn't so sure. Rita is happy with her relationship with Dexter, but her husband keeps pressuring her to help him with his defense. The police discover Dexter's burial ground. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2007 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The director of this episode, Tony Goldwyn, voiced Tarzan in Disney's Tarzan. See more »

Goofs

The rock-strewn coastline where the body is found does not exist in Miami. See more »

Quotes

Vince Masuka: Keep your mind limber
Dexter Morgan: I'm doing mental jumping jacks
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Dexter Main Title
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Written by Rolfe Kent
Performed by Rolfe Kent
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The Return of Dexter
8 July 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

After saving Debra from the Ice Truck Killer, Dexter feels frustrated for not having murdered any criminal for thirty-eight days. Further, Sergeant James Doakes suspects of him and is keeping Dexter under his surveillance. Dexter tries to kill an evil voodooist but his anxiety affects his feelings and he is unable to execute his intended victim. Meanwhile Debra returns to the police station apparently recovered but actually still traumatized with her affair with the serial-killer. Rita is pressed by her imprisoned husband Paul Bennett to seek the shoe he claims that he had lost in her house and he informs that the federal facility is too dangerous for his league. When the dangerous criminal Little Chino is released from the police station since the evidences of his murder would not be accepted by the justice, Dexter sees the chance to recover his old shape. Meanwhile, two treasure hunters find the spot where Dexter dumps the corpses of his victims while searching a galleon in a breach on the bottom of the sea.

"It's Alive!" another great episode of this show with the return of Dexter. The disturbed character demonstrates that is really addicted in killing and the Second Season begins showing Dexter desperate for his long abstinence. His sister Debra is also disturbed with her ordeal with Dexter's brother, the notorious Ice Truck Killer. And the unstable Rita now is affected by the revelation of the happening with Paul in the federal prison. The delicious Julie Benz partially naked is one of the best moments of this show. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Está Vivo!" ("It's Alive!")


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