The Popping Cherry
Episode 3 of 12 within Season One. Item 3 of 100 overall.
Production number 103.
Daniel Cerone - Writer
Michael Cuesta - Director
8.37
66 votes

Dexter is called in to help Debra with the investigation into the Ice Truck Killer's latest murder, while Dexter hunts his latest victim, a teenager named Jeremy who is a recently released murderer who looks like he's about to kill again. Despite Debra and Dexter's protestations, Lt. LaGuerta starts a manhunt for Tony Tucci, the nightwatchman videotaped at the ice rink where body parts were found. But while the manhunt for Tucci begins, a skeptical Debra keeps looking for the "real" Ice Truck Killer. 

Meanwhile, Doakes decides to go after the crime boss at his church, confronting him and his daughter about his part in the murder of a cop and his wife. Rita, Dexter's girlfriend, has her own troubles when someone from her incarcerated husband's past comes to visit, demanding repayment of drugs lost by her husband.

original airdate--October 15,2006

music--Theme song--Dexter Main Title by Rolfe Kent

  1. "Digame Nada" by Edward M. Smith & Sandra L. Smith
  2. "Bobine" by Ska Cubano
  3. "Rita's Keys" by Daniel Licht
  4. "Con Mi Guaguanco" by Ray Armando

Victim: Mary

Goofs: Dexter's eyes are a deep brown but when he is a teenager talking to his father his eyes are baby blue.

  • During the scene where the kid recently released from prison is about to murder again in the marsh, you can see a camera visible in the tree behind Dexter when he asks if they have seen a Frisbee around.
  • About the middle of the episode Jeremy Downs is shown exiting "HALFWAY HOUSE". He's got a strange sweat pattern on his boxer shirt for his type of body. Only overweight people sweat so much around their necks. And only overweight people sweat so much without running or doing exercises.

 

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Previous episode :
002 Crocodile
Next episode :
004 Let's Give the Boy a Hand

regional titles

Dutch
De Popping Cherry
English
The Popping Cherry
French
The Cherry Popping
German
Die Popping Kirsche
Irish
An Gort Popping
Italian
The Cherry Popping
Spanish
The Cherry Popping