Dexter (2006–2013)
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Hungry Man 

Dexter uses Thanksgiving as an opportunity to get closer to his most dangerous adversary yet.


John Dahl


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
Julie Benz ... Rita Morgan
Jennifer Carpenter ... Debra Morgan
Desmond Harrington ... Det. Joseph 'Joey' Quinn
C.S. Lee ... Vince Masuka
Luna Lauren Velez ... Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
David Zayas ... Sgt. Angel Batista
James Remar ... Harry Morgan
John Lithgow ... Arthur Mitchell
Courtney Ford ... Christine Hill
Julia Campbell ... Sally Mitchell
Brando Eaton ... Jonah Mitchell
Vanessa Marano ... Rebecca Mitchell
Christina Robinson ... Astor Bennett
Preston Bailey ... Cody Bennett


Dexter stops by Arthur's house for a visit and realizes that though Arthur is in appearance the happy family man, he is in fact terrorizing his family. According to Arthur's son Jonah, they are all regularly beaten. Jonah is afraid to confront his father and invites Dexter for Thanksgiving dinner. The confrontation between Arthur and his family forces Dexter to take action. While Dexter is away for lunch with the Mitchells, neighbor Elliot kisses Rita and she clearly lets him, though she immediately regrets it. Meanwhile, LaGuerta and Batista finally admit to what has been obvious for some time. Elsewhere, Joey Quinn spends the holiday with his reporter girlfriend Christine Hill, but he clearly has commitment issues and is starting to feel hemmed in. After he leaves, she gets a surprise visit from her father. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

22 November 2009 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The old marriage photo used for the comatosed patient is that of Andy Griffith. See more »


When Christine walks into the Homicide Department to bring Quinn a pie, she is not wearing a visitors badge. See more »


[first lines]
Dexter Morgan: This'll do the job.
[holding up a large knife]
Dexter Morgan: Cut you into exactly the right size pieces.
[taps the turkey with the knife]
Dexter Morgan: You got one more day.
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References Rain Man (1988) See more »


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Thanksgiving Holiday
5 October 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Dexter is stalking Trinity and he witnesses his violent treatment with Jonah, Sally and Rebecca and he realizes that Arthur Mitchell's family is not what they seem to be. It is Thanksgiving and Dexter offers to spend the holiday with Trinity's family to protect Jonah against the violence of his father. Dexter gives and excuse to Rita to arrive later and he spend Thanksgiving with the dysfunctional family.

Meanwhile Debra is investigating The Trinity Killer case and guesses who might have shot her. Rita is harassed by her neighbor Elliot that kisses her and Masuka witnesses the scene. Christine invites Joey Quinn to spend the holiday with her and when the detective leaves, she welcomes an unexpected guest.

"Hungry Man" is the best episode of the Fourth Season of Dexter so far. Dexter exposes himself to Trinity to defend his family and the surprising visitor of Christine Hill is a fantastic plot point. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Homem Faminto" ("Hungry Man")

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