Dexter (2006)

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Corrected entry: In episode 3 of season 1, Rita's husband's friend takes her relatively new Toyota Rav4 in exchange for a drug debt of "two ounces of blow." Two ounces of cocaine equal about $1,400-$2,000.

Correction: Oh, yes, because drug dealers are going to be so concerned about making sure that they get precisely the right compensation for their wares. She owes him a debt, he's punishing her by taking her car. Precise value doesn't matter in the slightest.

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Corrected entry: In the season finale of Season 4, when Arthur Mitchell threatens to steal his son's fillings from his teeth, his wife screams at him by his real-life name, "Jonathan" instead of "Arthur". (00:20:45)


Correction: There is no mistake. The woman cries out "Jonah" to her son, that's is name. In any case, Mr. Lithgow's first name is John, not Jonathan. TRIVIA: His middle name is actually Arthur.

Nope, she screams out "Jonathan, please!" while looking directly at Arthur. The fact that Lithgow's first name isn't actually Jonathan is irrelevant to the fact that she called him by the wrong name.

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The correction is correct. When Arthur moves towards Sally, Jonah gets up to confront his dad. Sally says "Arthur!" then hold Jonah back and says "Don't, Jonah, no!"


I'm watching the episode right now, and going over this scene again. Jonah says to Arthur "What the hell is going on? What did you do?" Then as Arthur angrily approaches Jonah, Sally - while looking in Arthur's direction - screams out "Jonathan, please, no!" Then Arthur tells Jonah he's lucky he doesn't pull the fillings out of his teeth, just as the mistake describes. The entry is valid.

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Then you're watching a different version than everyone else. I too just watched it and the correction is correct. She says "Jonah, no." But she is looking at Arthur because that's where the threat is.


If a mistake occurs in a certain version of a TV show or movie, then I would argue that it's still valid as long as there is a caveat pointing it out. I watched the episode on Amazon Prime and reviewed the scene around 10 times, and Sally saying "Jonathan" is unmistakable. The first syllable of "Jonah" is pronounced differently than the first syllable of "Jonathan," and "Jonathan" has an additional syllable. I even double-checked the scene on YouTube, and she can be heard saying "Jonathan" in the video titled "Dexter 4x12 Trinity Confronts His Son," around the 0:43 mark.

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Corrected entry: In episode 7 of season 1, Doakes tells Debra she's just caught the worst serial killer in Florida history. At the time, the killer in question, the Ice Truck Killer, was blamed for four slayings. Ted Bundy confessed to 30 murders (albeit not all in Florida), while the "Gainesville Ripper" was convicted for five murders.

Correction: "Worst" is relative. Doakes may have been referring to the brutality of the murders than the actual body count. Jeffrey Dahmer may be deemed as a worse serial killer than Ted Bundy, even though he had fewer victims.

JC Fernandez

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Other mistake: The marriage certificate for Rita's first marriage shows her date of birth as 04-19-1989 and Dexter states she married at 16. The marriage date is 08-16-1989, when she would have been 4 months old. She also would only be 17 at the start of the series (2006) if she was born in 1989. (00:13:45)

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