"Dexter" (2006) {Shrink Wrap (#1.8)} TV Season

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Overview "Dexter" Season 01 Episode 08 (S01E08)


(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
8.9/ 10 (1401 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Clyde Phillips Productions [us]
Colleton Company, The [us]
John Goldwyn Productions [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 19 November 2006
(Japan) - 19 September 2007
(Finland) - 18 October 2007
(Hungary) - 19 October 2007
(Belgium) - 25 February 2008

Running Time


apparent-suicide, bare-breasts, based-on-novel, bathtub, blood-spatter, blood-spatter-analyst, boyfriend-girlfriend-relationship, brother-sister-relationship, burnt-finger, crime-scene-photograph, dead-body-in-a-bathtub, dead-body-in-bathtub, father-son-relationship, forced-suicide, hidden-camera, hypnosis, manipulation, miami-florida, naked-dead-woman, normalcy, off-screen-suicide, origins, passionate-kiss, pokies, psychiatrist,

Technical Support
RAT:1.78 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Camargo, Christian as [Rudy Cooper] <11>
  2. Daley, R.F. as [D.A.] <23>
  3. Goldman, Daniel (IV) as [Cody Bennett] <18>
  4. Goldwyn, Tony as [Dr. Emmett Meridian] <13>
  5. Graye, Devon as [Teenage Dexter] <19>
  6. Hall, Michael C. (I) as [Dexter Morgan] <1>
  7. Jenkins, Renneker as [Joshua] <24>
  8. King, Erik as [Sgt. James Doakes] <4>
  9. Lee, C.S. as [Vince Masuka] <9>
  10. Lupo, Kyle (I) as [Scott Solomon] <16>
  11. Matkevich, Mark as [Alex] <14>
  12. Millet, Rolando as [Court Official] <21>
  13. Pellegrino, Mark (I) as [Paul Bennett] <10>
  14. Pierson, Geoff as [Capt. Tom Matthews] <8>
  15. Ramsey, K.C. as [Reporter] <25>
  16. Remar, James as [Harry Morgan] <7>
  17. Witwer, Sam as [Neil Perry] <12>
  18. Zayas, David as [Det. Angel Batista] <6>
  19. Ashton, René (I) as [Meghan Dowd] <26>
  20. Benz, Julie as [Rita Bennett] <2>
  21. Carpenter, Jennifer (III) as [Off. Debra Morgan] <3>
  22. Hunter-White, Del as [Court Supervisor] <22>
  23. Jemai, Milauna as [Co-ed] <15>
  24. Lanza, Suzanne as [Vanessa Gayle] <20>
  25. Robinson, Christina (I) as [Astor Bennett] <17>
  26. Vélez, Lauren as (as Lauren Velez) [Lt. Maria LaGuerta] <5>
  27. Wall, Mary Chris as [Carolyn Jillian] <27>

Full Plot

The suicide of a wealthy and powerful businesswoman leads Dexter to suspect that her psychologist may have killed her. But Dexter gets a surprise of his own when he pays a visit to the suspect, Dr. Emmett Meridian, which he forces Dexter to open up dark secrets from his past. Elsewhere, as Rita becomes more warmer to her ex-husband Paul, who claims to be a changed man, she wants to move onto intimacy with Dexter, who is afraid of consummating their romance. Meanwhile, Lt. Laguerta visits to Neil Perry makes her become more skeptical to his claims as the Ice Truck Killer. Also, Debra's romance with prosthetic specialist, Rudy, begins to heat up. Anonymous Plot not found

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Movie Certificate

Unrated (Japan)
R-15 (Japan)(DVD rating)
16 (Netherlands)
18 (Brazil)(DVD rating)

Music Composers

  1. Licht, Daniel


  1. Tirone, Romeo (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Ohanneson, Jill M. (as Jill Ohanneson)


13th Street [nl] - (2008) (Belgium) (TV) (limited)
13th Street [nl] - (2008) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
Argentina Video Home [ar] - (2008) (Argentina) (DVD)
Canadian Television (CTV) [ca] - (2008) (Canada) (TV) (edited)
Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) [us] - (2008) (USA) (TV) (edited)
Fox Crime [jp] - (2007) (Japan) (TV)
Showtime Networks [us] - (2006) (USA) (TV)
VT4 [be] - (2008) (Belgium) (TV)
Viasat3 [hu] - (2007) (Hungary) (TV)
Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep (VPRO) [nl] - (2009) (Netherlands) (TV)

Film Editors

  1. Wallace, Scott K. (as Scott Wallace)


  1. Anderson, Eric S. (title designer) (uncredited)
  2. Balzer, Matthew (production assistant) (uncredited)
  3. Bodnar, Josh (I) (title artist: main titles)
  4. Bodnar, Josh (I) (title designer) (uncredited)
  5. Circelli, Delia (production coordinator)
  6. Cyrus, Kellie (script supervisor)
  7. Daniels, Lindsay (title designer) (uncredited)
  8. Davis, Colin (IX) (main title producer) (uncredited)
  9. Fialho, Leo (assistant location manager) (uncredited)
  10. Ginsberg, Robin (production accountant) (as Robin L. Ginsberg)
  11. Gusto, Terry (location manager)
  12. Harder, Dan (II) (lot medic) (uncredited)
  13. Hirsch, Millie (studio teacher) (uncredited)
  14. Holben, Jay (consultant) (uncredited)
  15. Holt, Jennifer Marie (second assistant accountant) (uncredited)
  16. James, JaSheika Ashel (second assistant accountant) (uncredited)
  17. Lipsey, Scott (script coordinator)
  18. Lopez, Rosario (production assistant) (uncredited)
  19. Matthaeus, Paul (title designer) (uncredited)
  20. Novak, Josh (II) (production assistant) (uncredited)
  21. Palma, Martin (key craft service) (uncredited)
  22. Pittman, Catherine (animal coordinator)
  23. Pittman, Gregg (animal coordinator)
  24. Rank, Rami (assistant production coordinator)
  25. Schlattmann, Tim (story editor)
  26. Sevier, Laura (rights and clearances) (uncredited)


Dexter Morgan: [the psychiatrist turns off the lights in the room] What are you doing? Dr. Emmett Meridian: I'd like to talk you through a deep relaxation technique. It might bring some things to the surface. Dexter Morgan: What kinds of things? Dr. Emmett Meridian: Well, there must have been a time in your life when you felt powerless, right? Foster-child, no control over your destiny. If we can bring some of those memories to the surface, we might find the root of your "control issues". First I want you to close your eyes and focus on your breathing. I want you to count each breath, okay? In: one, and out: two. Just give it a try. Dexter Morgan: [in voiceover] This is ridiculous. I could be killing him right now. Dexter Morgan: Nothing like some Little Debbies and a worthy new adversary to clear my head. Sergeant James Doakes: Morgan, what took you so long? Vince Masuka: Playing "hide the salami" with Mr. Prosthetics? Debra Morgan: I don't fuck and tell. Vince Masuka: Since when? Debra Morgan: Can we go inside? I'm kind of wet. Vince Masuka: [going to say something witty] Debra Morgan: Don't! Dexter Morgan: What are we looking at here? Angel Batista: I'm thinking two circus clowns dancing. You? Dexter Morgan: Nah, looks like a lobster. See the claws? Angel Batista: Why do bloodstains always look like crustaceans to you? Dexter Morgan: I like seafood Angel Batista: Rorschach would say you have a hard time relating to others Dexter Morgan: [voiceover] My therapist wants me to accept the things that are out of my hands. Tragically for him, he's not out of my hands. Dexter Morgan: [voiceover] I can't have sex with Rita. Every time I sleep with a woman, she sees me for what I really am. Empty. Then she's gone. But I don't want Rita to go, which means I have to deal with this. [pause] Dexter Morgan: I can't kill Meridian yet - I need another therapy session. Dexter Morgan: I'm going to tell you something that I've never told anyone before. Dr. Emmett Meridian: Okay. Dexter Morgan: I'm a serial killer. [pause] Dexter Morgan: Oh God. That feels... so amazing to say out loud Dr. Emmett Meridian: Well, you must be letting go, 'cause I've never heard you make a joke before. Dexter Morgan: I'm not joking; I kill people. Whoo. There it is again. [pause] Dexter Morgan: You should try it. Dr. Meridian's Patient: [about Dr. Meridian] How about you? Finding him helpful? Dexter Morgan: Nah. I'm a sociopath. There's not much he can do for me. Dr. Emmett Meridian: So what do you want to talk about? Dexter Morgan: Fakes. People who pass themselves off as something they're not. Dr. Emmett Meridian: Like a pre-owned car salesman? Dexter Morgan: A brave politician. Dr. Emmett Meridian: A Jew for Jesus. Dexter Morgan: A wolf in sheep's clothing. Lt. Maria Laguerta: We both want the same thing. Neil Perry: Uh, ten minutes alone with Angelina? Lt. Maria Laguerta: To see you convicted. Dexter Morgan: [voiceover] This is a disaster. I chose Rita because she was damaged. If she gets better I'll lose her for sure. Dexter Morgan: What can I do for you? Lt. Maria Laguerta: So many things. I need the blood spatter report on Vanessa Gale. Dexter Morgan: Blood spatter's inconclusive. All I can tell is she was shot at close range. I wish I had more for you. Lt. Maria Laguerta: Mm. Me, too. [Captain Matthews appears in the doorway and shouts at Maria] Captain Tom Matthews: Maria! The D.A. needs the work-sheet for the Ice Truck Killer case. Lt. Maria Laguerta: I'm working on it. [puzzled] When did you talk to the D.A.? Captain Tom Matthews: Oh, we had dinner last night. Mayor Allen took us out to celebrate Neil Perry's arrest. Hell of a good time. Lt. Maria Laguerta: [She gives him a fake smile as he leaves and murmurs something including the word "puta."] I'm the one who get Perry to confess, and he's got the Mayor kissing his ass. Dexter Morgan: I wouldn't be too upset. Matthews will be the one with the egg on his face soon enough. Lt. Maria Laguerta: [softly] You still believe we got the wrong guy? Dexter Morgan: Perry's a pretender to the throne. The real king is still out there, and he'll kill again. It's just a matter of time. Dexter Morgan: [voice-over] The three suicide sisters shared the same therapist. Dr. Emmett Meridian. He must be terrible at his job. [Debra knocks on the open door of the office where Rudy is working and shows her grinning face] Rudy Cooper: [He holds up a prosthetic hand] Stay where you are! I'm armed. Debra Morgan: [laughing] Bad puns? [They share a passionate greeting kiss] Debra Morgan: You said you needed a favor. What's up? [She slides her hands inside his white coat to caress his torso] Rudy Cooper: Take off your pants. Debra Morgan: Oh, I should've known it was that kind of favor. You never ask me to come by before work. Rudy Cooper: Mm, no, but I like the way you think. I have a patient who lost both her legs in a car accident. Really brutal. Debra Morgan: Like your mom? Rudy Cooper: [He nods] Which is why I want to do something special for her. I want to give her a new smokin' pair of legs. Yours. Debra Morgan: No-ho! Rudy Cooper: Let me just take a cast. Debra Morgan: No way, no! Rudy Cooper: It'll take twenty minutes, tops. Debra Morgan: I don't want... Rudy Cooper: Come on. Please? Stop being such a chick! [He pulls her pants down, leaving her underwear alone] Sit down. [Still using the name "Sean", Dexter has returned to see Dr. Meridian as a patient, hoping for clues that Meridian has helped his rich women patients to suicide] Dexter Morgan: She was sitting on top of me, basically naked. [He sighs heavily] Asking me to spend the night. And I didn't know what to do. Dr. Emmett Meridian: It's okay, Sean. Don't beat yourself up. Your girlfriend really means something to you. I know that. Dexter Morgan: Well, if she means something, why did I run away from her? Dr. Emmett Meridian: For the same reason that you work so hard to shut everybody else out. 'Cause you're afraid they won't like what they see. Dexter Morgan: Yeah, I think you're right. How can I change that? Dr. Emmett Meridian: Well, for starters, you accept the fact that we all have a big bad wolf hiding inside of us. The darkness we don't want anyone else to see. Dexter Morgan: [sensing a clue] Do you? Dr. Emmett Meridian: Of course I do. Dexter Morgan: [Dexter puts his fingers close to his mouth, almost as though he wants to bite his nails] Really? Dr. Emmett Meridian: [Nodding] Mm-hmm. Dexter Morgan: Well, how do you deal with your own wolf? Dr. Emmett Meridian: Well, first of all, I accepted that it was there. I made friends with it. And I just let it out for a big meal, once in a while. Dexter Morgan: [voiceover] At least three times, that we know about. [Dexter has spent the night in Rita's bed and sits up at dawn, his back to her] Rita Bennett: [drowsily] Next time we'll figure out what to tell the kids. So you don't have to sneak out like this. Dexter Morgan: You want there to be a next time? Rita Bennett: And a time after that! [Still sleepy, but smiling, she rises enough to prop herself on one elbow] Don't you? Dexter Morgan: [the look on his face is both harsh and confused] No. I mean, yeah. I just - [He turns to face her] I didn't freak you out? Rita Bennett: Why would you think that? [She reaches over to touch his arm] Dexter, there's nothing you could ever do that would scare me away.

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Long Beach, California, USA


- Dexter used frozenbarbie@hotmail.web as an email address for a web site.

- The alias Dexter gives the shrink is Sean Ellis, the first name of Patrick Bateman's younger brother as mentioned in American Psycho and main character of The Rules of Attraction. The last name is that of the author of both original works, Brett Easton Ellis.

- SPOILER: Dexter strangles Dr. Meridian with a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu move known as "Lion Killer."

- When LaGuerta talks to Perry, she suggests that he might have "immortality" if he becomes "the most heinous killer in Florida's history". Perry replies that if he's to be immortalized, he'd like to have a reporter to interview him for the front page. LaGuerta sternly says, "You're not allowed to talk to the press before the trial." She is referring to the legal rule of "sub judice," which means that a case which has been called to trial may not be discussed with the press. In the state of Florida, under the U.S. Constitution, that rule has been withheld sometimes; but, at any rate, Perry has only been arrested, not arraigned. It is possible that LaGuerta is holding a threat over him.

- The Ice Truck Killer is identified as Deb's boyfriend, Rudy.