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

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

Michael C. HallMichael C. Hall
As Dexter Morgan
Julie BenzJulie Benz
As Rita Bennett (S01-S04)
Jennifer CarpenterJennifer Carpenter
As Debra Morgan
Desmond HarringtonDesmond Harrington
As Joey Quinn (S04-present)
Erik KingErik King
As James Doakes (S01-S02)
C.S. LeeC.S. Lee
As Vince Masuka (Season 2+)
Lauren VelezLauren Velez
As Maria LaGuerta (S01-S07)
David ZayasDavid Zayas
As Angel Batista
Geoff PiersonGeoff Pierson
As Deputy Chief Tom Matthews (S08; recurring previously)
James RemarJames Remar
As Harry Morgan



Reviews: 2
WOWRating: 21 likes, 3 dislikes

A wordy explanation of this show does not do it justice, you just have to see it to understand. This show is one of the best on television. I dumped cinemax to get showtime just so I can watch this show. I dont know how, but they actually get better every episode you watch. They started out really strong, and I was expecting it to go downhill over time, but it just keeps getting better. This last episode, #10, was simply incredible. The very best one yet. If you only have time for one show per week, it should be Dexter. It will blow your mind. Read more

Review posted on Monday, December 4th 2006 at 11:33 pm


Reviews: 1
Great ShowRating: 10 likes, 3 dislikes

I just dont have words to describe the show, it was so good that it made me find the book and read it. It turned out that the show is ten times better than the book. The book was boring, slow and nothing like the show, the show has more characters, which are more sophisticated and it really grabs you. Read more

Review posted on Monday, December 18th 2006 at 10:10 pm


Reviews: 1
great showRating: 4 likes, 2 dislikes

this show is probably one of the best shows on tv. the first season was amazing, and i can only expect the same for the next. showtimes whole lineup nowadays is killer Read more

Review posted on Thursday, September 27th 2007 at 11:13 pm

8 reviews available
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.

8x9: Make Your Own Kind of Music recap: Dexter wakes up in bed with Hannah.When she wakes up, Dexter thinks he should see Dr. Vogel after what happened to Zach. He tells Hannah to stay hidden but she has to go out to get money from Arlene now that her alias has been compromised. They both say they love each other and Dexter leaves to meet up with Vogel at Zach's office... read more.

8x7: Dress Code recap: Dexter's ringing phone wakes him up. It's Dr. Vogel, who thanks Dexter for not killing Zach Hamilton. Deb calls and finds that Dexter woke up on the other side of town. Dexter thinks it's just a warning that Hannah drugged Dexter and Deb but didn't kill them. Dexter and Deb can't go to the cops because Hannah knows too much about them. Deb began to lose herself when she asked Dexter to kill Hannah. She's just starting to get back to normal and now Hannah is back. Deb doesn't want to deal with the situation and Dexter promises to take care of it... read more.

8x6: A Little Reflection 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 (34 eps)
Geoff Pierson as Captain Matthews (25 eps)
Preston Bailey as Cody (25 eps)
Aimee Garcia as Jamie Batista (19 eps)
Yvonne Strahovski as Hannah McKay (16 eps)
Luke Andrew Kruntchev as Harrison (15 eps)
Keith Carradine as Special Agent Frank Lundy (14 eps)
Dana L. Wilson as Detective Angie Miller (14 eps)
Jimmy Smits as Miguel Prado (12 eps)
John Lithgow as Arthur Mitchell (11 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
• 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)
• דקסטר (Used In Israel)
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