Dexter (2006–2013)
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Scar Tissue 

Dexter tries to find another one of Dr. Vogel's former patients who may be a killer. Meanwhile, Quinn is happy to have passed the sergeant exam.


Stefan Schwartz


James Manos Jr. (developed for television by), Jeff Lindsay (based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by) | 2 more credits »

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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
David Zayas ... Lt. Angel Batista
Aimee Garcia ... Jamie Batista
Geoff Pierson ... Deputy Chief Tom Matthews
James Remar ... Harry Morgan
Charlotte Rampling ... Dr. Evelyn Vogel
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Jacob Elway
Aaron McCusker ... A.J. Yates
Bethany Joy Lenz ... Cassie Jollenston
Dora Madison ... Niki Walters (as Dora Madison Burge)
Jadon Wells ... Harrison Morgan
Dana L. Wilson ... Det. Angie Miller


The next potential killer on Vogel's list is A.J. Yates, who was institutionalized at 15. Vogel tried to channel his hostilities much as she did with Dexter but was unable to do so. When Dexter sees a huge scar on his head, he learns from Vogel that Yates had surgery to remove a brain lesion. He breaks into Yates' house and finds something interesting in the closet. Dexter isn't alone in the house however and it looks he may be their man. He also finds something that affects his relationship with Vogel. Dexter meets a neighbor, Cassie, from the next door apartment. The police have a murder victim, Norma Rivera, who Dexter believes was killed by someone she knew. Angel presses Quinn, who has passed his exams, to solve the case if he hope to make sergeant. Masuka gets a surprise visitor at the station. Dr. Vogel begins working with Deb and they visit the container where she shot LaGuerta. She seems to be making progress but doubt sets in and she decides to do something about it. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

21 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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[first lines]
Debra Morgan: [re-living the night in the shipping container, aiming her gun at Dexter] Stop!
Capt. Maria LaGuerta: [pleading] Do it, Debra. Shoot him. This is not who you are. You are a good cop. You're a good person. You're not like him. Put him down!
Dexter Morgan: It's true. Everything she said. You're a good person.
[throws down his knife]
Dexter Morgan: It's okay. Do what you gotta do.
Debra Morgan: Dex...
[this time shoots Dexter multiple times]
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Written by Rolfe Kent
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Debra Makes Her Choice
22 July 2013 | by nikashviliSee all my reviews

When the end begun, I was sure that the final season was about more Dexter's emotional and moral choices then his victims on the killing table. And I was wrong and I was right the same time. This season is not only about him, it's about everything we did not know from the beginning.

Dr. Vogel seems to be a person who wants to help Dexter, she's come out of nowhere to assist serial killer in survival. But is that all? Is she an angel saving bad people, or there is something she hides beyond surface? Scar Tissue asks this questions quite clearly but provides no answers. However, she definitely helps Debra to forgive herself and brother what she did to La Guerta. But there is a thought that screwed my mind while watching this episode - if Vogel wants Debra away from Dex, why is she helping her in recovery? Because if she recovers, brother-sister relationship will become the way it was before. Yup, she is weird, and adroit.

The same time, Vogel starts to convince Dexter that he does not need a sister, since he is perfect, he is serial killer and he can't have any feelings toward any person, including her. Doctor definitely makes his choice harder: with Debra, or without Debra?!

The same time, Dexter gets closer to a killer from Vogel's past. And this leads to a new discovery, that might be very disappointing. As it turns out, he kills people for a reason and it's not only about his thirst to kill, it's about something Dex (and we) never doubted before.

This is a good episode, but not as good as previous ones. It gives some interesting points and information but does not make even best fan (that turns out to be me) to stick at the screen very attentively. Actually there is nothing happening very special, until the last minutes of episode.

I am sure the end of this episode will shock you a little and make you feel really great. Because it did to me.

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