Debra and Angel identify the Ice Truck Killer as Neil Perry, a taxidermist with a history of mental illness and violence. After tracking down Perry to a sleazy motel, Debra and Angel arrest him where he gleefully confesses to the crimes. But when Dexter later meets Perry, something about his confession does not sit right with him. Lt. Laguerta sees the arrest of Perry as a way to further advance her political career, but feels betrayed when her superior, Captain Matthews takes the credit. Debra begins to have a meeting of minds with Rudy, the prosthetic manufacturer who works at the hospital, and asks him on a date. Meanwhile, Rita must try to adjust herself when Paul, her violent-tempered and recently paroled husband, shows up and throws his weight around by attempting to be compassionate to their children, Astor and Cody. Also, Dexter tries to cover up his past mistake when Jeremy Downs, one victim who Dexter allowed to escape, is arrested again for a murder charge.
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Sam Witwer and Mark Pellegrino would later star in Being Human (2011) together. See more
The subplot involving the return of Rita's abusive husband, Paul, is not realistic. When he picked up the children from school without her consent, Dexter acted like there was nothing she could do when, in fact, her restraining order (mentioned in a previous episode) should have granted her custody and defined his visitation/parenting-time rights. Rita could have reported Paul for custodial interference, which is a crime. Contacting her likely also violated the terms of his probation, and she could have reported this to his probation officer. Finally, her comment to Dexter that she couldn't get divorced until Paul signed the divorce papers is inaccurate. Most state laws provide for a "default divorce" where a divorce can become final if the other side does not contest the case by filing documents in court. See more
The F.B.I. estimates that there are less than fifty serial killers active in the United States today. We don't get together at conventions, share trade secrets, or exchange Christmas cards. But sometimes I wonder what it's like for the others. The only sound I hear, the only sound in the entire world, is my heart beating.
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Written by Rolfe Kent
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