There's Something About Harry

"There's Something About Harry"
Dexter episode
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 10
Directed by Steve Shill
Written by Scott Reynolds
Production code 210
Original air date December 2, 2007 (2007-12-02)
Guest appearance(s)
Episode chronology

"There's Something About Harry" is the tenth episode of the second season and twenty-second overall episode of the American television drama series Dexter, which first aired on 2 December 2007 on Showtime in the United States.[1] The episode was written by Scott Reynolds and was directed by Steve Shill.


The title is a play on the 1998 film There's Something About Mary, referring to revelations about Dexter's adoptive father Harry Morgan.


After their latest confrontation, Dexter imprisons Doakes in a cabin hidden in the Florida Everglades, but is unsure of what to do next. Doakes reveals information that leads Dexter to a surprising discovery about his foster father's death. The FBI continues the search for Doakes, while LaGuerta tries to prove his innocence. As the investigation comes to a close, Debra realizes that Lundy will leave Miami at the end of the investigation. She confronts him about the future of their relationship. Rita and Dexter reconcile and visit the beach together, while Lila plans to frame Angel for raping her.


Filming locations for the episode included Palos Verdes Estates, Long Beach, Marina del Rey, and two neighborhoods in Los Angeles, California (Playa del Rey and Venice).


The episode was positively received. IGN's Eric Goldman gave the episode a rating of 8.5 out of 10, and commented that "[w]hen you raise the stakes as much as last week's Dexter did, it's difficult maintaining momentum. So it was with the latest episode, which calmed down a bit (but only a bit), but clearly was laying groundwork for the huge confrontations coming in the final two episodes."[1] The A.V. Club critic Scott Tobias gave the episode an A grade and stated that "the twist [in the episode] hit like the proverbial ton of bricks, one of those delicious turns that’s both out of the blue and perfectly in keeping with the spirit of the show. What’s more, it’s all about character. A lesser show would be feeding the beast at this juncture, i.e. tying things up as a serialized thriller is supposed to do and hopefully springing a few surprises along the way. But Dexter has never been some run-of-the-mill policier, and the writers have stepped up their game this season."[2]


  1. 1 2 Goldman, Eric (3 December 2007). "Dexter: "There's Something About Harry" Review". IGN. Retrieved 2014-03-09.
  2. Tobias, Scott (2 December 2007). "Dexter: "There's Something About Harry"". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2014-03-09.
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