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I didn’t know you were Jewish!

Should be sleeping but instead rewatching episode 1 of Dexter Season 1 while juggling any and every task that can be completed late at night around the house…which is quite a lot of them, you’d be surprised!

In episode 1, Sgt. James Doakes, an African-American police detective who later uncovers that Dexter (who has always given him the creeps) is not just a blood splatter analyst by day but also a serial killer who hunts serial killers by night, walks into Dexter’s cubicle at the precinct and the following hilarious conversation ensues:
Dexter: “Is there something I can…[help you with]?”
Doakes: “Yeah, you can help me! You can get me the f#$@ing blood splatter analysis on these killings. You think I’m here to invite you to my nephew’s bris?”

Dexter, a psychopath who rarely shows facial expressions, looks surprised and says, “I didn’t know you were Jewish!”

(A clip of the scene is available on YouTube and embedded above. Language advisory applies.)

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