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Dexter: There's Something About Harry

Dexter gains the upper hand when Doakes follows him to his latest kill. But when Doakes reveals a secret about Harry, Dexter's world falls apart. Meanwhile, Rita begins to let Dexter back into her life and the Miami PD narrows in on the Bay Harbor Butcher.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x10
Production Number: 210
Airdate: Sunday December 02nd, 2007

Director: Steve Shill
Writer: Scott Reynolds

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Sep 14, 2008
NL (VPRO) Mar 19, 2010

  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (24 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Geoff Pierson
As Captain Matthews
Jaime Murray
As Lila
Keith Carradine
As Special Agent Frank Lundy

Co-Guest Stars
Adam Lieberman
As Federal Agent
Christina Robinson
As Astor
Preston Bailey
As Cody
Main Cast
Michael C. Hall
As Dexter Morgan
Julie Benz
As Rita Bennett
Jennifer Carpenter
As Debra Morgan
Erik King
As James Doakes
Lauren Velez
As Maria LaGuerta
David Zayas
As Angel Batista
James Remar
As Harry Morgan
Episode Notes
It is revealed that Doakes' aliases are: Freddie Caldwell, Joby Harris, James Duke, and William Glass.

The slides Lundy shows has the names of Dexter's victims: Luke Wellens, Buck Forester, A. Jorgen, Kevin Mott, Jerry V., Sean Dibberman, Herbert W., Jacob Wilson, George Hoss, Olman Estavez, Alan Matherson, and Thomas Hillstat.

Episode Quotes
Dexter: (voiceover) Taking a life is one thing, but the care and feeding of it is another. I can't keep my problem locked away in a cabin forever. Harry always said there were plenty of people who deserved to die, but no matter how hard I close my eyes and wish, Doakes isn't one of them. Harry, he never prepared me for this one, what do I do? What would you do?

Dexter: I should warn you Sergeant, you can't play on my feelings. I don't have any.
Doakes: Oh really? Who's lying now?

Dexter: Why couldn't just leave me to do my work in peace? Why'd you have to go and ruin everything?
Doakes: You're a killer. I catch killers.
Dexter: So do I. I caught you.
Doakes: I'm not a killer.
Dexter: You are. That's why you've always known what I am. That's why you have more "officer-related" shootings than anybody else. Only I don't fuck with you when you shoot somebody, why couldn't you pay me the same professional courtesy?
Doakes: There's nothing professional about what you do. I kill when I have to, on the job.
Dexter: So, it's okay to take a life as long as you get a paycheck for it?

Angel: Help me out here. What does a seven year old girl like?
Dexter: Astor likes CNN.

Dexter: I've got news for you, Sergeant. My code requires a higher standard of proof than your city's laws. At zero cost to the taxpayer, you ask me, I'm a bargain.

Lundy: I thought that the novelty of my AARP discount would wear off and you'd get tired of me.
Deb: Oh my God. That's the sweetest thing you've ever said.

Dexter: Deb, Doakes is a lot of things, but he's not an idiot. He won't come out of the shadows because of a grudge.
Deb: Right. Because serial killers are so practical.
Dexter: Actually they are.

Doakes: Now I think you got a conscience.
Dexter: Of course I have a conscience. I left you a place to shit, didn't I?

Cultural References
Episode Title: There's Something About Harry

The episode title is a play on the film There's Something About Mary.

Warning: Dexter season 2 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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