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Banjo is a canine character in Season Seven of the Showtime series DEXTER.

He is a puppy briefly owned by young Debra Morgan. Her father, Harry Morgan, got rid of it to eliminate the possibility of it being killed by young Dexter Morgan.

Summary

When Harry and Dexter return home carrying bags of groceries, they find Debra happily playing with a puppy. An irritated Harry asks Doris, “Where the hell did that dog come from?” Doris explains that the Milligans had a litter, and she couldn’t resist. Very firmly, Harry says, “No dogs in this house EVER.” When she asks why, he tells her, “End of discussion.” Meanwhile, Dexter has continued to stare at the puppy. Harry walks over to Dexter and quietly tells him, “Don’t even think about it.”

Later, Dexter discovers Doris holding a crying Debra, and he asks what’s wrong. Doris explains that Banjo had to be given back. Soon after, Dexter finds Debra sitting alone holding a stuffed toy dog that resembles Banjo. When Dexter asks his name, Debra replies sadly, “Banjo.” Debra wonders why her puppy was taken away, and if she did something wrong. Dexter states that it wasn’t her fault; it was his. Before he can continue, Harry appears and lies to Debra, saying that Dexter is allergic to dogs so they can’t have them.

Harry immediately pulls Dexter away into another room in order to have a discussion with him. When Dexter admits that he was going to tell Debra the truth about himself, Harry insists that he can never do that, because it will terrify her. Dexter insists that Debra loves him, with Harry replying that Debra loves who she thinks he is.

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