from Dexter
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LILA
So tell me. Exactly how full of shit are you?
DEXTER MORGAN
I'm not full of anything.
LILA
It was a nice performance in there. Where did you download it from? Addict.com?
DEXTER MORGAN
I have no reason to lie.
LILA
Sure you do. We all do.
DEXTER MORGAN
You thought I was lying?
LILA
I dunno, Bob.
DEXTER MORGAN
Well, it is anonymous.
LILA
Everyone in that room has heard, or lived, far worse than anything you've ever done.
DEXTER MORGAN
I doubt it.
LILA
Oh! So you're Super Junkie.
DEXTER MORGAN
I don't mean to imply that what you've been through hasn't been difficult.
LILA
But there's no way that I could know what you've experienced, right? I couldn't possibly feel that need. Like a thousand hiding voices whispering "this is who you are". And you fight the pressure. The growing need rising like a wave. Prickling and teasing and prodding to be fed. But the whispering gets louder, until they're screaming "now!" And it's the only voice you hear. The only voice you want to hear. And you belong to it. To this … shadow self. To this …
DEXTER MORGAN
Dark Passenger.
LILA
Yes. The Dark Passenger.
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LILA
Who put you in there?
DOAKES
A fucking psycho. And he could be back any minute. Grab that key, right behind you on the wall.
LILA
Who is he?
DOAKES
His name is Dexter Morgan. I need you to open this gate.
LILA
Why would he do that, put you in there?
DOAKES
Because I found out that he's the fucking Bay Harbor Butcher! Please, just open this fucking gate!
LILA
He's the Butcher …?
DOAKES
This is what I've been trying to tell you.
LILA
What's in there?
DOAKES
Exactly what you think it is. It's evidence. And I saw what happened. I really need to get out this cage, lady.
LILA
Poor thing, all alone …
DOAKES
I'm okay. Just open the gate.
LILA
Not you, Dexter. Hiding such an enormous secret … what burden that's got to be. No wonder he was so shut down.
DOAKES
What are you? His accomplice?
LILA
His soulmate.
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LILA
It's … incredible.
DEXTER MORGAN
But the person who did this –
LILA
Is a person just like me. Like you. We're all good, Dexter. And we're all evil.
DEXTER MORGAN
[thoughts] I thought I closed the door for anybody ever seeing me for who I am. But, this woman sees me. She doesn't know it, but she's looking behind the mask, and she's not turning away.
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LILA
Oh, pardon my tits!
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LILA
So, if you're perfectly clean, why'd you call?
DEXTER MORGAN
I'm under a lot of … pressure. At work. I was hoping you could maybe give me some quick tips on how to deal with the urges.
LILA
[amused] There are no quick tips.
DEXTER MORGAN
Oh. I see.
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LILA
Are you gonna tell me how you're doing?
DEXTER MORGAN
I'm fine.
LILA
C'mon, Dex. Open up.
DEXTER MORGAN
I'm very fine?
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LILA
So, tell me. Why do you use?
DEXTER MORGAN
… Why? I dunno, it's just part of who I am.
LILA
And who are you?
DEXTER MORGAN
I'm, uh … a bad person.
LILA
Haha. You haven't got the first idea who you are, have you? Dexter, meet Dexter. I'm gonna help the two of you get to know each other.
DEXTER MORGAN
Doesn't really seem necessary.
LILA
The first step to recovery is getting to know who you are.
DEXTER MORGAN
I thought the first step was admitting you have a problem.
LILA
And before you can accept who you are, you have to know who you are. So that's our first job. You're going to tell me all your deepest, darkest secrets.
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DEXTER MORGAN
What's this? [chuckles] It's the dragon zombie. Cody likes to hide things in my bag.
LILA
He's trying to control you. By hiding toys in your bag, you have no choice but to return them to him.
DEXTER MORGAN
He's seven. He seldom has thoughts more complicated than the desire for candy.
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DEXTER MORGAN
Why are they eating each other?
LILA
Dunno. Ask them.
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LILA
[to Dexter, after a bout of semi-rough sex] I guess we found a way to quiet the voices in your head.