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Dexter: Buck the System

Dexter explains Harry's code to Debra, trying to convince her there is some good in what he does. This way he hopes to get her blessing to continue killing. Meanwhile, he is being tracked down by the Ukrainian gang leaders by using a GPS tracker that Viktor had with him.

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x3
Airdate: Sunday October 14th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Mar 10, 2013
AU (Eleven) Jun 23, 2014


Special Guest Stars
Ray StevensonRay Stevenson
As Isaak
Yvonne StrahovskiYvonne Strahovski
As Hannah McKay

Guest Stars
Aimee GarciaAimee Garcia
As Jamie Batista
Jason GedrickJason Gedrick
As George Novikov
Josh CookeJosh Cooke
As Louis Greene
Katia WinterKatia Winter
As Nadia
Matt GeraldMatt Gerald
As Ray Speltzer
Beth GrantBeth Grant
As Donna Randall

Co-Guest Stars
Andrew KirsanovAndrew Kirsanov
As Jurg
Dana L. WilsonDana L. Wilson
As Detective Angie Miller
Francisco VianaFrancisco Viana
As Detective Simms
David LengelDavid Lengel
As IT Man
Douglas BennettDouglas Bennett
As Suspect
Main Cast
Michael C. HallMichael C. Hall
As Dexter Morgan
Jennifer CarpenterJennifer Carpenter
As Debra Morgan
Desmond HarringtonDesmond Harrington
As Joey Quinn
C.S. LeeC.S. Lee
As Vince Masuka
Lauren VelezLauren Velez
As Maria LaGuerta
David ZayasDavid Zayas
As Angel Batista


The episode begins with Dexter talking about feeling trapped with Debra looking over his shoulder 24 hours a day. He mails something to Miami Metro in hopes of getting rid of Louis. Even during the morning briefing Debra is glaring at Dexter, to the point Masuka notices. While attempting to get a DNA sample from a suspect Dexter snaps and starts choking the man. He tells Debra that she is the problem, suppressing his urges won't work. The only way he thinks he can control it is to channel it. Debra thinks eventually this will catch up to both Dexter and Harrison. ..

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Episode Quotes
Louis: It was a hooker. It's not cheating if you pay for it.

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