Dexter/Father Knows Best

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Father Knows Best
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Season 1, Episode 9
Airdate November 26, 2006
Production Number 109
Written by Melissa Rosenberg
Directed by Adam Davidson
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Father Knows Best is the ninth episode of the first season of Dexter.

Starring: Michael C. Hall (Dexter Morgan), Julie Benz (Rita Bennett), Jennifer Carpenter (Debra Morgan), Erik King (Sgt. James Doakes), Lauren Vélez (Maria LaGuerta), David Zayas (Det. Angelo Batista)

And: James Remar (Harry Morgan)

Guest Starring: C.S. Lee (Vince Masuka), Christian Camargo (Rudy Cooper), Mark Pellegrino (Paul Bennett), Dominic Janes (Young Dexter), Dakin Matthews (Dr. Pittman), Joseph Lyle Taylor (Sgt. McKay), Jeanette Miller (Elderly Neighbor)

Co-Starring: Christina Robinson (Astor), Daniel Goldman (Cody), Laura Marano (Young Debra), Kathrin Lautner Middleton (Doris), Winston Story (Messenger), Andrew Caple-Shaw (Resident), Dion Vines (Security Guard), Lance Irwin (Uniformed Cop)


Plot Overview



  • "Slow Ride" by Foghat: After making a comment about Joe Driscoll's record collection, Rudy puts a LP on the record player and dances with Debra to it. The song they listen to is "Slow Ride" by the British hard rock band Foghat. The song first appeared on the album Fool for the City, released in 1975.
  • "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" by Creedance Clearwater Revival: The song that plays in Joe's car during the flashback spurred by Joe's prison tattoo and at the end of the episode is "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" by Creedance Clearwater Revival. The song was first released on the southern rock band's 1970 album Pendulum.

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