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Dexter

Dexter



Based loosely on novels by author Jeff Lindsay, Dexter follows the life of Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a charismatic blood spatter analyst who works in the forensics at the Miami Metro Police Department. On the outside, Dexter seems like the perfect guy -- he has a sister, Debra (Jennifer Carpenter), that adores him and a steady girlfriend, Rita (Julie Benz), with two kids that look up to him. However, what they don't know is that Dexter moonlights as a serial killer, only he isn't your typical killer. Basing his life on the teachings of his foster father, Dexter only kills people who truly deserve it: he ensures that those who got away with horrible crimes will never kill again.

Episode Info

Prev: 8x12 -- Remember the Monsters? (Sep/22/2013)


Season 8 and the series conclude with Dexter facing impossible odds. With a hurricane threatening Miami, Dexter becomes determined to end things his way.


Cast
Michael C. HallMichael C. Hall
As Dexter Morgan
Michael C. HallMichael C. Hall
As Dexter Morgan
Julie BenzJulie Benz
As Rita Bennett (S01-S04)
Julie BenzJulie Benz
As Rita Bennett (S01-S04)
Jennifer CarpenterJennifer Carpenter
As Debra Morgan
Jennifer CarpenterJennifer Carpenter
As Debra Morgan
Desmond HarringtonDesmond Harrington
As Joey Quinn (S04-present)
Desmond HarringtonDesmond Harrington
As Joey Quinn (S04-present)
Erik KingErik King
As James Doakes (S01-S02)
Erik KingErik King
As James Doakes (S01-S02)

Reviews

kater

Reviews: 1
Stunning!Rating: 2 likes, 1 dislikes

I just finished the last episode of Dexter and I am still amazed. Never seen a show this surprisingly and addicting, not even The Sopranos or Six Feet Under, which where my favourites. Read more

Review posted on Friday, December 29th 2006 at 10:12 am

crimson

Reviews: 2
Dexter for TeensRating: 1 likes, 2 dislikes

Seasons 1 through 4 were outstanding and groundbreaking. However somewhere around season 3, they started to introduce more and more melodrama scenes. And now as we are in season 6, I find that Dexter is a mixture of a soap opera and a pg-13 horror (suspense) movie. They obviously have been trying to target a younger audience starting with season 5 and the terrible actress that is julia stiles. i feel that she singlehandedly ruined the whole season of dexter for everyone with her terrible acting and presence, much like Katie Holmes absurd appearance in Batman Begins. Now we are in season 6 and it's worse than last season. Colin Hanks has absolutely no business being cast into this series. He is a terrible actor and has proven nothing with his lackluster resume. It's not hard to realize that his daddy surely gets Colin plenty of decent roles. Also add straight to video actor Edward James Olmos and you've hit the jackpot, that is for a total shit season. Dexter has transformed from groundbreaking and compelling to mediocre and passe, much like the rest of Showtime's lineup. Homeland however is exceptional and has taken the thrown from Dexter as Showtime's best series. I really cannot believe they renewed Weeds for another season, meanwhile the series has progressively gotten worse and worse since season 5, with last season among the worst seasons of any series I've ever seen. Showtime has some new life with House of Lies and a new season from Californication to look forward to. But there's nothing to look forward to in regards to Dexter, as it's become some PG-13 teen horror flick for ages 13-25. End the series now or start over from scratch and fire the entire crew, then Dexter can be 'born again'. Otherwise, we'll probably see the cast of Twilight in next season of Dexter. Read more

Review posted on Thursday, December 22nd 2011 at 6:50 am

LornaDoone27

Reviews: 1
Knows How To BuildRating: 1 likes, 1 dislikes

At first, I thought the season would not measure up to past seasons. With the additional of John Lithgow I should have had faith. This show knows how to gradually pull you in to every episode, and then abruptly slaps you in the face with the end. You then are left with a week filled with anticipation of what the episode will give. Just and amazing show. Read more

Review posted on Monday, November 23rd 2009 at 4:10 am

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Recaps
8x12: Remember the Monsters? recap: Dexter rushes through the airport with Harrison. They find the gate they are looking for but Hannah is nowhere in sight. She calls him from the bathroom and says that Elway followed her. They won't be able to board the plane without him seeing: he must have bought a plane ticket in order to get through to the boarding area. Their plane is boarding right now but Elway is outside of the washroom so Hannah can't leave. Dexter hatches a plan to purchase a bunch of suspicious items and place them in a backpack. Dexter talks to one of the airport employees and points out Elway, and says that he left a bag out and was acting strange. The employee calls security and they take Elway away. Hannah meets up with Dexter and while they are now free of Elway, no planes will be taking off for awhile... read more.

8x11: Monkey in a Box recap: Dexter washes the blood off of his hands in a sink. Vogel warned Dexter that he was straddling two worlds and he ignored her. She paid the price and now he must remove himself from her life. He is destroying all the evidence that he was ever her victim. Dexter reports the murder and answers Angel's questions when he arrives. Angel won't allow him to work on the case. Tomorrow is Dexter's last day on the police force. He hopes that he has enough time to catch Saxon... read more.

8x10: Goodbye Miami recap: Vogel eats breakfast with her son, Daniel. He doesn't consider her his mother any more but she says she will do anything to make it up to him. Vogel couldn't visit him in the institute because she couldn't get over him murdering her other son. Daniel feels that while he was locked away Vogel treated Dexter like her real son. She apologizes for everything that has happened but he can't believe her... read more.

8x8: Are We There Yet? recap: Dexter has trouble focusing on taking pictures of the crime scene and Cassie's body because he's distracted by thoughts of Hannah. He finds blood under Cassie's nails and thinks it may be Zach's blood. Cassie's murder is very similar to the Norma Rivera case. Deb shows up to see how Dexter is handling Cassie's death, and also to ask if Hannah is still in town. She leaves the crime scene because she feels out of place, but promises to continue the conversation with Dexter later... read more.

recap: At the scene of a car accident, Dexter sees Zach Hamilton photographing the wreckage. Dexter isn't sure if Zach murdered Norma but he knows he will find out soon if he keeps following Zach. Dexter follows Zach to Dr. Vogel's home. Zach's dad hired Vogel because of her reputation of working with psychopaths. Dexter is worried about Vogel: the last killer she worked with ended up kidnapping her and attempting to kill her. She acknowledges that it is a job hazard. Vogel asks Dexter to talk to her if he intends to kill Zach... read more.
Recurring Guests

Christina Robinson as Astor (56 eps)
Geoff Pierson as Captain Matthews (43 eps)
Preston Bailey as Cody (40 eps)
Aimee Garcia as Jamie Batista (32 eps)
Yvonne Strahovski as Hannah McKay (26 eps)
Keith Carradine as Special Agent Frank Lundy (24 eps)
Luke Andrew Kruntchev as Harrison (24 eps)
Dana L. Wilson as Detective Angie Miller (22 eps)
Sean Patrick Flanery as Jacob Elway (20 eps)
John Lithgow as Arthur Mitchell (19 eps)

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Network: SHOWTIME ( USA)
Type: Scripted
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Status: Ended
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 01, 2006
Ended: September 22, 2013
Episodes Order: 12
Themes
   
Akas
• Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Book)
• Deksteris (Used In Lithuania)
• Deksters (Used In Latvia)
• Декстер (Used In Ukraine)
• Декстър (Used In Bulgaria)
• Правосудие Декстера (Used In Russia)
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