Dexter (2006–2013)
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Beauty And The Beast 

Dexter has to save a life instead of taking one; Deb has a scary confrontation with a key suspect in the Santa Muerte murder cases; Quinn continues following up on the strange similarities between 'Kyle Butler' and Dexter Morgan.

Director:

Milan Cheylov

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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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael C. Hall ... Dexter 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
Julia Stiles ... Lumen Ann Pierce
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Sonya
April Hernandez Castillo ... Off. Cira Manzon
Raphael Sbarge ... Jim McCourt
Joseph Julian Soria ... Carlos Fuentes
Brando Eaton ... Jonah Mitchell
Saxon Trainor ... Hotel Clerk
Adam J. Harrington ... Agent Walker (as Adam John Harrington)
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Storyline

Dexter finds himself in a strange situation when, instead of taking a life, he has to save one; Deb has a scary confrontation with a key suspect in the Santa Muerte murder cases; Quinn continues following up on the strange similarities between 'Kyle Butler' and Dexter Morgan. Written by SHOWTIME

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Trivia

Lumen is a Latin word meaning 'light' or 'lamp'. See more »

Goofs

On Lumen's driver's license her height is 5'3, Julia Stiles is 5'8. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Harry Morgan: I'm not liking the trend here. You ripped a man apart in a public bathroom.
Dexter Morgan: No one saw.
Harry Morgan: You nearly botched Boyd's kill.
Dexter Morgan: He's dead, isn't he?
Harry Morgan: Yeah. And now you've got her. What's the first rule of the code?
Dexter Morgan: "Never kill an innocent."
Harry Morgan: "Don't get caught."
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Connections

References Beauty and the Beast (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Dexter Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Rolfe Kent
Performed by Rolfe Kent
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Olympic acting and empathic new dual character ; contorted and strained development ; stimulating arcs and blossoming "BatisGuerta", or not
18 October 2010 | by igoatabaseSee all my reviews

La Belle et la Bête, probably the best French fairy tale to depict the bolt from the blue encounter between Julia Stiles character and Dexter. Was she convincing as Lumen Pierce ? Definitely ! They found the perfect match to Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall olympic skills. To tell the truth so far I had only seen her in teenage movies, 10 Things I Hate About You and Save the Last Dance. But after watching one of them I remember telling my sister she would be the next big star. Of course I had a crush on her and wasn't objective but now I realize that she proved I was right because her performance was both disturbing and heartbreaking. The poor scared kitten trapped in the monster lair ? I've probably thought way too much time to Masters of Horror's Jenifer but I suspected her profile to be as wicked as Lila Tournay in season 2. Of course she's nothing like her because it would feel like déjà vu but you should definitely be excited by her past, present and future. This installment was about the second, hand in hand with our favorite cereal daddy, but we also had a furtive glimpse at the others. She should instantly grow on you and her fate is so intriguing that the inevitable ending was painful, the good way. My only complains would be about a questionable lighting in a building and the relatively predictable development even if it was twisted enough. I think they could have put some extra efforts to puzzle us even more. However the action was so intense, even more than in past episodes, that there was little room to think straight. With an obsessed Quinn on Dex's tail like Doakes was, Deb investigating the creepy case in her crispy way and the baby at home to take care of I already predict a captivating season ! Even the whole "BatisGuerta" gibberish is starting to make sense but I wouldn't mind a Head First Death™ for our two luv birds.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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