3x08 The Damage a Man Can Do
First Aired: Nov. 16, 2008 on Showtime
Summary: Miguel brings Dexter another “project,” but this time he wants to get his hands dirty. Dexter realizes it’s time to teach Miguel the Code – for his own safety as well as Miguel's. As Dexter walks Miguel through the process, Dexter both struggles with, and enjoys, letting Miguel into…
Main Characters in this Episode
Miguel Prado: Yeah.
Dexter Morgan: There's six quarts of blood in the human body. This isn't going to be pretty.
- Goof (continuity error): During the talk Dexter is having with Prado about calling off the kill; the freighter passing by behind them disappears in two or three of the shots.
- Goof (continuity error): When Dexter presents the ring to Rita and the camera switches from her face to the back of her head, she can clearly be seen as smiling, when in the previous and following shot she looks surprised.
- Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): When Maria and Ellen are at the bar, talking about the social event they've been to, in a close-up of Ellen, the side of Maria's face can be seen, with her lips closed and still even though she is talking.
- Goof (plot holes): The story "Suspect Found in School Teacher Murder Case" is dated "Saturday, March 19, 2008" (a Wednesday) and refers to William "Billy" Fleeter being brought in for questioning on a previous Thursday regarding a deadly beating. His prison record shows he was in jail for drug possession at the time: arrested 02/15/2008 and released on 04/30/2008.
- Goof (continuity error): When Prado first tells Dexter about Fleeter the computer clearly lists him as a linebacker, and Prado states, "He never went pro." In the news article Dexter finds online about Fleeter's arrest the opening line is, "Former professional football lineman, William "Billy" Fleer was brought in by police."
- During filming, Jimmy Smits accidentally picked up a real knife that had been left on set instead of a prop knife and stabbed stuntman Jeff Chase in the heart. Miraculously, Smits hit a small plastic cover that had been affixed to Chase, and Chase was badly bruised but otherwise uninjured. Chase later noted that they had done 10 takes of the scene--where his character was tied up and about to be killed Dexter-style by Smits' Miguel Prado--and Smits had only hit his mark with the prop knife in two of them.