Happy Birthday, Desmond Harrington!

October 19, 1976.

Desmond turns 39 today.

Desmond portrayed Detective Joseph Quinn.


LISTEN: Desmond Harrington on 710 Wrap-Up Podcast

Trivia Tuesday (ANSWER)

We Asked: Desmond Harrington won a Fangoria Chainsaw Award in 2005. Which role was he honored for?

ANSWER: Harrington won Best Actor for his role in Love Object.

Trivia Tuesday

Desmond Harrington won a Fangoria Chainsaw Award in 2005. Which role was he honored for?

Self-Discovery and Justice in 606: “Just Let Go” & 607: “Nebraska”


Brother Sam passes on with one final wish: to forgive Nick for shooting him to death. Whereas Dexter attempts to overcome his darkness, he discovers he cannot. The Dooms Day Killers take their killings to the next level and the Trinity Killer is believed to have struck again in Nebraska where the Mitchell family was holed up in the witness protection program, leaving both Sally and Rebecca Mitchell dead. The ghost of Brian Moser, the Ice-Truck Killer, revisits Dexter to play the evil angel on his shoulder (hence the 606 or 666 episode number), replacing Harry for a while. Religion and the nature of psychopathy are discussed.

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WATCH: Behind the Scenes of Season 6

Did You Know?

Two main cast members of The L Word, Katherine Moennig and Erin Daniels, appear in Dexter. Erin Daniels appears in season one as Rita’s neighboor with the yapping dog, and Katherine Moennig is Michael Angelo, Vince Masuka’s tattoo artist in season five. Coincidentally (or not), Erin Daniel’s character is divorced and Katherine Moennig’s character is a lesbian.

Did You Know?

Dexter has a Smith & Wesson stool at his kitchen counter. Smith & Wesson is a firearms manufacturer, which is ironic, given his proclivity for knives and aversion to firearms.

Family, Real and Made in 508: “Take It!” & 509: “Teenage Wasteland”

DEXTER (Season 5)

Dexter’s two separate worlds collide when Astor and a friend break into the family house where Dexter is keeping Lumen; on top of that, Miami Metro knows Dexter is seeing Jordan Chase in search of ways to cope with Rita’s death. When Dexter steps up as a father to protect Astor and her friend, Harry admits that perhaps he overlooked the humanity within him, begging the question . . . was Dexter born to be a serial killer, or made into one?

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Coincidence, Fate, and Control in 506: “Everything Is Illumenated” & 507: “Circle Us”

The Bodies

Dexter is determined to keep his life compartmentalized so that his after-hours vocation cannot bleed into his everyday life (and ultimately so that an accident like Rita’s never happens again). Although he believes that Lumen is no longer his problem, she calls him and tells him she needs help disposing of a body: she shot one of her assailants. Miami Metro is called there and nearly catches Dexter in the middle of his mess; however, he manages to weasel his way out of it as he usually does. Dexter promises to help Lumen avenge her attackers because he cannot “get revenge for Rita’s death.” Lumen even starts to become a partner to Dexter, someone he cannot help but get attached to. The Santa Muerte killers are tracked down in the Mayan Club and Deb finally shoots one in the head to put a stop to it.

Continue reading “Coincidence, Fate, and Control in 506: “Everything Is Illumenated” & 507: “Circle Us””