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The Dresden Files: Hair of the Dog

When Detective Murphy asks Dresden to help her with a series of ritualistic slayings, he discovers that werewolves are involved. Only the werewolves aren't the killers, they're the victims. And when the FBI get's involved with the investigation, Harry becomes the prime suspect and is thrown in jail. An innocent woman is targeted by the killer and Harry may not be able to help her.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 105
Airdate: Sunday February 11th, 2007

Alternate Airdates:

CA (SPACE) Feb 11, 2007
UK (sky 1) Feb 28, 2007
NZ (Prime) Nov 22, 2007

Guest Stars
Matt GordonMatt Gordon
As Waldo Butters
Kathleen MunroeKathleen Munroe
As Heather Bram
Alex KarzisAlex Karzis
As Zachary Bushnell (as Constantine Alex Karzis)
Krista BridgesKrista Bridges
As Kelly Raskin
Ipsita PaulIpsita Paul
As Mina Watkins
Derwin PhillipsDerwin Phillips
As FBI Agent
Main Cast
Paul BlackthornePaul Blackthorne
As Harry Dresden
Valerie CruzValerie Cruz
As Lt. Connie Murphy
Raoul BhanejaRaoul Bhaneja
As Detective Sid Kirmani


A dark-haired man runs through the forest at night as something chases after him. As he runs up to a statue, it finally catches up to him and slashes open his chest...

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Episode Notes
The Hockey Stick:

This is the first time you see Harry with his hockey stick, the significance of this item has yet to be revealed.

The Drum Stick:

This is also the first time you see Harry with his magic wand, which is a drum stick. He uses it to escape from the jail cell.


Two issues when dealing with popular conceptions of werewolf mythology are thrown out in this episode. While silver is still deadly to them, apparently they do not need the full moon to transform and you do not need to be bitten to contract lycanthropy. Zachary Bushnell was only clawed across the chest and still became a werewolf, though it did take him longer to transform.

Episode Quotes
Sid: I also got the victim's roommate.
Murphy: What's she doing here?
Sid: Crying. Mostly.

Harry: There's an old saying: "Blood will out." With a little blood a person like me can learn all kinds of things. And that goes double for a friend of mine, an expert in all things dead, which makes sense, because he's dead himself.

Bob: Dresden, please don't drag me around like an inbred cocker spaniel.
Harry: Well, keep up.

Bob: Perhaps she was hunting him and he defended himself.
Harry: With silver? And then he took her scalp and teeth? I don't know. Makes you wonder who's hunting who.

Kelly Raskin: Lt. Murphy?
Murphy: Special Agent Raskin.
Kelly Raskin: In your report you state that a Mr. Harry Dresden was with you at the crime scene.
Murphy: Right.
Kelly Raskin: He calls himself a wizard.
Harry: That's because I am one.
Kelly Raskin: Tell me he's not serious.
Murphy: Completely.

Harry: Disbelief... skepticism... hey, I get it. If I didn't know what I know, I'd be skeptical too. I usually don't bother to set people straight, but every once in a while, well, there's someone I can't ignore.

Heather Bram: I'm sorry, what it is exactly that you do that cops can't?
Harry: I see things from a different perspective. From your perspective

Harry: Animals. Sometimes I think that's really all we are. Driven by instinct, the need to survive. And if you really want to see someone at their most primitive, all you have to do is just throw them in a cage.

Heather: (to Harry) Do you smell that? Everything smells like food. You... you smell like food.

Harry: You feel that? That is your heart and it's a good heart. It's strong and it's in control and you're in control. And you own this... this disease. I've known others like you and they've made it.

Bob: She'll be back.
Harry: Yeah, maybe. Or maybe someday she'll slip up, and I'll have to hunt her down and kill her.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperHans Beimler  |  Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Executive ProducerNicolas Cage  |  Morgan Gendel  |  Robert Hewitt Wolfe  |  Norm Golightly  |  David Simkins
Supervising ProducerCurtis Kheel
ProducerJonathan Hackett (1)
Co-ProducerLaurence Walsh
Consulting ProducerJack Bernstein  |  Barry M. Schkolnick
Production DesignerFranco De Cotiis
EditorJean Coulombe
CastingLisa Parasyn  |  Jon Comerford  |  Ross Meyerson  |  Julie Tucker
First Assistant DirectorSteve Webb
MusicRobert J. Kral
Costume DesignerJoanne Hansen
Key GripMichael O'Connor (2)
Set DecoratorCarol Lavoie
Location ManagerKaren Perez
Transportation CoordinatorOrest W. Muz
Property MasterPeter Fletcher
Construction CoordinatorMark Thomson
Script SupervisorAngela Mastronardi
Production CoordinatorSusan R. Jones
Script CoordinatorElizabeth Jacobs (2)
Assistant EditorBill Oliver
Post Production SupervisorSteve D'Onofrio
GafferDave Fisher (3)
On-Line EditorPaul Deakin
Director of PhotographyAlwyn Kumst  |  Colin Hoult
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Stead
Production ManagementLena Cordina
Sound MixerEric Apps  |  Christian T. Cooke  |  Thomas Hidderley
Executive Story EditorPeter Egan (3)
Key Makeup ArtistMaribeth Knezev
Production AccountantDaniela Zomparelli
Extras CastingKay Rogers
"A" Camera OperatorColin Hoult
Key HairstylistLydia Pensa
Production ExecutiveStefani Deoul
PublicistLisa Ghione
Steadicam OperatorBrian Gedge
Original CastingSusan Bluestein  |  Camille St. Cyr
ColoristLorraine Grant
Dialoge CoachRae Ellen Bodie
Special Effects CoordinatorLaird McMurray
Stunt DoubleAlicia Turner  |  Len Wagner  |  Christopher Cordell
Sound Effects EditorTom Bjelic
Dialogue EditorJohn Douglas Smith
"B" Camera OperatorBrian Gedge
Wardrobe Set SupervisorKaren Renaut
Stunt RiggerDan Belley  |  Max White  |  Stewart Easun
Created ByJim Butcher
Key Scenic ArtistRossana Decampo
Key Special EffectsStephen Wallace
PuppeteerJames Rankin
Puppet MakerA. Scott Hamilton
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