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Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Dexter

1 October 2006
Dexter takes part in the investigation of a serial killer who drains his victims of blood. He also kills two criminals, and his romantic relationship may be going to the next level.

Season 1, Episode 2: Crocodile

8 October 2006
Dexter's world of police analyst by day, and serial killer by night, is rocked when he's privately contacted by another serial killer, whom the department is investigating, who claims that the killer knows about Dexter's double life. Meanwhile, Dexter's sister, Debra begins investigating the mysterious killings with Dexter's help, but who lets her take the credit. She then finds a stolen refrigerated truck which contains a gruesome message. Dexter also begins stalking his next victim, a wealthy businessman who gets acquitted of a drunk driving charge. Elsewhere, Sgt. Doakes investigates the murder of an undercover vice cop whom was investigating a powerful drug cartel leader, named Carlos Guerrero, while Lt. Laguerta also learns that Doakes was secretly involved with the murder victim's wife. Also, an unsure Rita tries to try out intimacy with Dexter after they have a get together with Debra and her blind date.

Season 1, Episode 3: Popping Cherry

15 October 2006
After the dead body of another of victim of the so-called "Ice Truck Killer" is found on the ice rink at Miami's Hockey Dome, Dexter helps out Debra, newly transfered to the homicide squad to investigate when Lt. Laguerta, ambitious for a promotion and the media spotlight, decides to have the department pursue a security guard whom they believe is the Ice Truck Killer. Meanwhile, Rita receives an unpleasant visit from her imprisoned ex-husband's drug dealer who confiscates her car, leading Dexter to drive her to and from her hotel receptionist job, while at the same time, Dexter zeros in on his next victim, a recently paroled teenage murderer who harbors some dark secrets of his own. Dexter also flashes back to committing his first killing: a nurse who he suspected was poisoning his terminally sick stepfather. Elsewhere, Sgt. Doakes continues to hound the drug kingpin Carlos Guerrero, but gets in over his head when a group of dirty cops decide to take matters involving Guerrero into their own hands.

Season 1, Episode 4: Let's Give the Boy a Hand

22 October 2006
The mysterious Ice Truck Killer escalates his killing spree by leaving body parts of his latest victim at sites that relate to memories from Dexter's childhood, leading Dexter him to confront his dark personal history.

Season 1, Episode 5: Love American Style

29 October 2006
Debra and the rest of the squad start to make headway when one of the Ice Truck Killer victims is found alive. Meanwhile, Dexter gets in over-his-head trouble when he begins stalking a murderous human-trafficker.

Season 1, Episode 6: Return to Sender

5 November 2006
The Ice Truck Killer leaves a surprise dead body for Dexter at one of the crime scenes of Dexter's most recent kill, which puts him in the cross hairs of his own Homicide Division of the Miami Metro Police.

Season 1, Episode 7: Circle of Friends

12 November 2006
The Ice Truck Killer is supposedly identified, but Dexter is skeptical. Meanwhile, Rita must deal with the return of her menacing, recently paroled ex-husband.

Season 1, Episode 8: Shrink Wrap

19 November 2006
The suicide of a wealthy and powerful businesswoman leads Dexter to suspect that her psychologist may have killed her. But Dexter gets a surprise of his own when he pays a visit to the suspect, Dr. Emmett Meridian, which he forces Dexter to open up dark secrets from his past. Elsewhere, as Rita becomes more warmer to her ex-husband Paul, who claims to be a changed man, she wants to move onto intimacy with Dexter, who is afraid of consummating their romance. Meanwhile, Lt. Laguerta visits to Neil Perry makes her become more skeptical to his claims as the Ice Truck Killer. Also, Debra's romance with prosthetic specialist, Rudy, begins to heat up.

Season 1, Episode 9: Father Knows Best

26 November 2006
Dexter learns that his biological father (named Joe Driscoll), whom he was told had died 30 years ago, has just recently died and left him everything he owned, including his house. He goes on a trip to pack the items in the house, along with Rita. But later, Debra and Rudy also show up at the house to help out, where Dexter clicks with Rudy, while suspecting something strange about Joe Driscoll's death, and about who Dexter's biological mother was. Flashbacks to Dexter's childhood show him questioning Harry about who his real parents were, and about an accident which an anonymous person donated some of his blood to help the young Dexter during his surgery and it happened to be Mr. Driscoll. Back in Miami, Angel questions a shooting incident involving Doakes and a suspect. Also, Paul begins to slide back into his old habits when he suspects Rita is keeping him away from unsupervised visits to their children.

Season 1, Episode 10: Seeing Red

3 December 2006
When the Ice Truck Killer leaves a horribly bloody crime scene at a hotel, Dexter digs deeper into his past.

Season 1, Episode 11: Truth Be Told

10 December 2006
Dexter investigates when the Ice Truck Killer strikes again, killing the prosthetic arm prostitute and leaving her body before a Christmas tree in Miami's Santa's Cottage. Sgt. Doakes continues to grow more suspicious about Dexter after catching him in a series of lies about his connection to the Ice Truck Killer. Dexter finally finds a connection between him and the Ice Truck Killer over a past case involving Harry Morgan and a bloodbath crime scene back in 1973 involving Dexter's biological mother. Meanwhile, Lt. Maria Laguerta braces herself for dramatic changes in the department when the officious Captain Matthews maliciously makes her the scapegoat for the department's failure in the case to find the Ice Truck Killer, and he has her replaced. Rudy and Debra spend some quality time together in which he proposes marriage to the smitten detective. With Angel in the hospital recovering from the stabbing, his estranged wife pays a visit, while Rita decides to take her children, Astor and Cody, to visit Paul who's now back in prison.

Season 1, Episode 12: Born Free

17 December 2006
Dexter races against the clock to find Debra when she is abducted by Rudy, the Ice Truck Killer, which leads the two psychopathic killers to have a fateful showdown, and who finally reveals his connection to Dexter.

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: It's Alive!

30 September 2007
Dexter becomes anxious and frustrated after more than a month without killing. When he finally gets his chance, he finds he is off his game.

Season 2, Episode 2: Waiting to Exhale

7 October 2007
Dexter, desperate to get his game back, seeks out Chino yet again; but the hulking gangster is waiting for him.

Season 2, Episode 3: An Inconvenient Lie

14 October 2007
Lying becomes the theme of Dexter's life when his lie - or rather, half-truth - about being an addict leads to Rita insisting that he join a 12-step program.

Season 2, Episode 4: See-Through

21 October 2007
Rita feels threatened when she meets Dexter's new NA sponsor, Lila. She also deals with a visit from her estranged mother. Elsewhere, Dexter continues to try to throw the persistent FBI Agent Lundy off his trail.

Season 2, Episode 5: The Dark Defender

28 October 2007
Dexter learns that one of the three men who murdered his mother is still alive and, thanks to the Witness Protection Program, running a pub in Naples, FA.

Season 2, Episode 6: Dex, Lies, and Videotape

4 November 2007
The Bay Area Butcher now has a copycat, and Dexter must stop him before Agent Lundy puts the Butcher case entirely into the hands of the FBI.

Season 2, Episode 7: That Night, a Forest Grew

11 November 2007
Dexter sends the Miami Tribune a 32-page manifesto designed purely to baffle and mislead the police. His scheming continues as he finally fights back against Sgt. Doakes.

Season 2, Episode 8: Morning Comes

18 November 2007
Thanks to some deliberately bad blood work, Agent Lundy comes closer to uncovering the Bay Harbor Butcher.

Season 2, Episode 9: Resistance Is Futile

25 November 2007
Dexter is in shock when he realizes that his blood slides are gone. It seems that Agent Lundy really has him now; but there's more going on than he knows.

Season 2, Episode 10: There's Something About Harry

2 December 2007
As Dexter keeps Doakes caged in Jimenez's cabin, Doakes reveals that he knows something about the death of Dexter's father. This clue leads Dexter to discover a shocking truth.

Season 2, Episode 11: Left Turn Ahead

9 December 2007
Dexter decides that he needs to turn himself in, but gives himself a day to get his life together. Meanwhile, he leaves Doakes in his cage.

Season 2, Episode 12: The British Invasion

16 December 2007
Lila makes a shocking discovery about Dexter and takes advantage of it in a desperate ploy to win him back - or rather, force him back.

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Our Father

28 September 2008
Dexter begins to question his blind loyalty to his father's memory. In an act of spontaneity, he wonders whether The Code of Harry is a necessity anymore.

Season 3, Episode 2: Finding Freebo

5 October 2008
Dexter catches up with Freebo, but once again the kill goes terribly wrong.

Season 3, Episode 3: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

12 October 2008
Miguel continues to press his unwanted friendship on Dexter, who has other things to worry about - primarily a child molester who has his eye on Astor.

Season 3, Episode 4: All in the Family

19 October 2008
Dexter botches his first marriage proposal to Rita, but a shocked and grieving fiancée's display of emotions provides him with clues on how to show the proper feelings himself.

Season 3, Episode 5: Turning Biminese

26 October 2008
Through Miguel, Dexter learns of a wife-killer who has gone free - the perfect person for his next kill.

Season 3, Episode 6: Sí se puede

2 November 2008
Miguel surprises Dexter by agreeing to his unreasonable request: access to a white supremacist already in custody.

Season 3, Episode 7: Easy as Pie

9 November 2008
Dexter, who once chose his own victims, is now receiving requests - one from Miguel and another from Camilla.

Season 3, Episode 8: The Damage a Man Can Do

16 November 2008
Dexter's friendship with Miguel grows closer - dangerously closer - when Miguel declares that he wants to make the next kill himself.

Season 3, Episode 9: About Last Night

23 November 2008
Dexter learns that Miguel has struck out on his own and performed his own killing.

Season 3, Episode 10: Go Your Own Way

30 November 2008
Dexter needs leverage against Miguel and goes looking for it - specifically the ring Miguel took from Ellen Wolf as a trophy.

Season 3, Episode 11: I Had a Dream

7 December 2008
Maria suspects Miguel of Ellen Wolf's murder, and Dexter knows she suspects it. Dexter will have to make his move before Miguel goes after Maria.

Season 3, Episode 12: Do You Take Dexter Morgan?

14 December 2008
As the wedding day approaches, Dexter still has Ramon to deal with. Meanwhile, the Skinner is still loose, and Dexter is his next intended victim.

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Living the Dream

27 September 2009
Dexter's sleep deprivation puts both his day job and his nighttime hunting in jeopardy. Lundy is back in town to capture the Trinity Killer - someone he can't even prove exists.

Season 4, Episode 2: Remains to Be Seen

4 October 2009
A sleep-deprived Dexter desperately tries to remember where he hid the body parts of his latest victim.

Season 4, Episode 3: Blinded by the Light

11 October 2009
Dexter is facing some marriage and parenting challenges. Rita is mothering him somewhat after the accident and is not allowing him to drive, as per the doctor's orders. Step-daughter Astor is growing up and everything Dexter does seems to be the wrong thing. The neighborhood watch committee goes into action when someone vandalizes property. Dexter soon has a bead on the likely culprit and decides to put his own skills to work. The Trinity Killer strikes again but Debra and ex-Agent Lundy are the only ones who seem to think the death is part of the serial killer's work. Spending a lot of time with Lundy may not be good for her relationship Anton, however. Still worried about what Dexter saw, Joey Quinn continues to try and make nice. He's also still feeding information to the journalist he's sleeping with.

Season 4, Episode 4: Dex Takes a Holiday

18 October 2009
With Rita away with the kids away attending a cousin's wedding, Dexter finally has the freedom to find another victim. He focuses on Zoey Kruger, a police officer whose husband and child were killed in a house invasion. The blood evidence suggests that she may have actually planted evidence to incriminate a known thief and was in fact responsible herself for the killing. She hears of Dexter's investigation and warns him off in no uncertain terms, but he decides to go ahead anyway. Debra is spending more and more time with ex-Agent Frank Lundy and helping in his pursuit of the Trinity killer. Her boyfriend Anton has noticed but she assures him he has nothing to worry about. Unexpected events forces Debra to re-evaluate her relationships. The Trinity Killer realizes that Lundy may be on to him. Det. Quinn is still sleeping with reporter Christine Hill but she may have stepped over the line with her latest story. Laguerta and Angel Batista argue whether they should inform their superiors of their relationship.

Season 4, Episode 5: Dirty Harry

25 October 2009
With Debra recovering in the hospital, Dexter re-doubles his efforts to locate the Trinity Killer. Knowing that he is following the same pattern as his murders from 30 years ago, Dexter is sure he knows where he will strike next. Afterward, he follows the serial killer to his home and is shocked by what he finds. Dexter also has some explaining to do when Rita finds out that he never gave up his apartment and still keeps some of his possessions there. Sgt. Batista plants a news item about the suspected Vacation Murderer that bears fruit. Having told her superiors of her relationship with Batista, the Deputy Chief delivers some bad news to Laguerta.

Season 4, Episode 6: If I Had a Hammer

1 November 2009
Dexter knows it's only a matter of time before Miami Metro discovers the Trinity Killer's latest handiwork. Therefore, he has to work doubly hard to stay one step ahead of their investigation. Dexter has begun to realize that the closer he gets to Trinity, the more he stands to learn from this very different beast. Trinity hides behind a well-kept mask, and getting behind that facade will require some extra prodding on Dexter's part. Meanwhile, Debra becomes frustrated when she finds herself shut out from her own case. She considers bending the rules in the name of justice, risking her career in the process. LaGuerta and Batista come to regret a major decision, and realize that by playing by the rules they may have painted themselves into a corner. And when the friction between Rita and Dexter comes to a head, Dexter gleans relationship advice from a most unlikely source.

Season 4, Episode 7: Slack Tide

8 November 2009
Dexter is resting with his family in his boat not worried about the Trinity Killer that has completed his cycle of murders. Out of the blue, he is summoned by Miami Metro to analyze an arm that has been found in the stomach of an alligator. He discovers that it belonged to the illegal waitress and aspirant model Estrella Carazo that has vanished. After the investigation Sergeant Batista finds that the photographer Jonathan Farrow is the prime suspect, but he gets no search warrant to check Farrow's studio. Farrow jumps to the top of Dexter's list and he breaks in the studio during the night seeking evidences to connect Carazo with Farrow. Meanwhile, Debra moves to Dexter's apartment and becomes disappointed with her father after interviewing his former criminal informant Valerie Hodges, and she gives up to investigate the truth about Harry Morgan interviewing other CIs. Dexter destroys the file of his mother since some secrets should not be found out.

Season 4, Episode 8: Road Kill

15 November 2009
Dexter is uncomfortable for having killed an innocent. He visits Arthur Mitchell and his family and learns that Trinity is planning to travel to Tampa. Dexter plots a scheme to travel to a Convention of Meteorology in Tampa to kill the serial-killer. He forces Trinity to give a ride to him and they travel together. Dexter tells Trinity that he had killed a man by mistake in a hunting accident. Trinity brings Dexter to the house where he lived when he was a child and he accidentally killed his sister in the bathroom and Dexter concludes that this was the place where it all started. Meanwhile, in the Miami Metro, Debra shows cases of bludgeoning and convinces Lieutenant Maria La Guerta to chase The Trinity Killer. They decide to collect DNA from people that match the killer's profile expecting to find the serial-killer.

Season 4, Episode 9: Hungry Man

22 November 2009
Dexter stops by Arthur's house for a visit and realizes that though Arthur is in appearance the happy family man, he is in fact terrorizing his family. According to Arthur's son Jonah, they are all regularly beaten. Jonah is afraid to confront his father and invites Dexter for Thanksgiving dinner. The confrontation between Arthur and his family forces Dexter to take action. While Dexter is away for lunch with the Mitchells, neighbor Elliot kisses Rita and she clearly lets him, though she immediately regrets it. Meanwhile, LaGuerta and Batista finally admit to what has been obvious for some time. Elsewhere, Joey Quinn spends the holiday with his reporter girlfriend Christine Hill, but he clearly has commitment issues and is starting to feel hemmed in. After he leaves, she gets a surprise visit from her father.

Season 4, Episode 10: Lost Boys

29 November 2009
When Arthur kidnaps a young boy from a video arcade, Dexter realizes that his killing cycle has started again and that it includes four, not three, killings. The disappearance of the boy is headlines news in Miami and Dexter gets a clue as to Arthur's whereabouts when his son Jonah tells him his Dad was recently looking at houses for sale. Debra finally sits down with reporter Christine Hill to give the interview she promised. Debra turns the tables on her by becoming the interviewer and questioning how she could have managed to get to site of the Lundy and her shooting so quickly, especially since she lives over an hour away. Brenda and Batista decide that a DNA test is in order and are shocked by what they find. Christine desperately tries to contact her father to get his help.

Season 4, Episode 11: Hello, Dexter Morgan

6 December 2009
Dexter is determined to take care of the Trinity Killer/Arthur Mitchell himself, at least in part to atone for the mistake he made. When Dexter learns that Christine Hill is in custody, he realizes that the police will soon be onto Arthur, so he sets up an elaborate ruse to send them down the wrong path. It all backfires and ends in another death. Arthur also learns his real name and the work he does. Meanwhile, Rita finally tells Dexter about the kiss at Thanksgiving, but isn't quite sure what to make of his nonplussed reaction. Also, Laguerta and Batista are caught kissing on a store surveillance video and Captain Matthews is set on having them both fired. They decide there's only one way to get out of he mess they've created for themselves.

Season 4, Episode 12: The Getaway

13 December 2009
Dexter is obsessed with getting the Trinity Killer himself, especially after Arthur has tracked him to Metro Homicide and learns his real identity. Dexter realizes the threat to his family and with the older stepchildren off with their grandparents, he convinces Rita to take Harrison to the Keys where he will join them later for a weekend honeymoon. His first attempt to take care of Arthur goes awry when as a result of a traffic accident, he finds himself in jail for leaving the scene. His second attempt is more successful, but his obsession to kill Arthur comes with a price. Meanwhile, no one can quite understand why Debra is still at work given what happened to Christine Hill, but when the FBI takes over the Trinity Killer case, she refocuses on learning more about her father and his relationship with his confidential informants. Debra finally learns about how her father came to adopt Dexter. Also, Laguerta and Batista now have to decide what to do next in their relationship.

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: My Bad

26 September 2010
In the aftermath of last season's chilling finale, Rita's death has left Dexter feeling responsible, possibly even...guilty. Unable to deal with the trauma, Dexter makes a drastic decision that will impact everyone around him. Quinn stirs up trouble at the station when he notes that Rita's murder, which is being pinned on the Trinity Killer, doesn't fit his normal murder profile. Things get even more heated when Quinn suggests to LaGuerta that they look at the husband: Dexter Morgan. Meanwhile, Quinn offers Debra much needed support, causing her to see Quinn in a new light.

Season 5, Episode 2: Hello, Bandit

3 October 2010
Dexter's interview with the FBI goes well he's told they don't suspect him of murder since he was at Trinity's house at the time Rita was killed. He's having trouble being a single parent however. Astor and Cody want to move back into their house - they're all living temporarily with Debra in what is now a very overcrowded apartment - and when they skip school one day to go there, Dexter realizes something has to be done. Meanwhile, Debra is also a bit fed up with the situation and goes over to Quinn's for a decent night's sleep. Dexter focuses on a new serial killer as his next victim.

Season 5, Episode 3: Practically Perfect

10 October 2010
Dexter is still off duty recovering from recent events. He enlists Debra's help to find a nanny for 10-month old Harrison and finds the perfect candidate. Having childcare in place allows him to focus on getting rid of serial killer Boyd Fowler, the dead animal sanitation worker. His first attempt doesn't quite go as planned. He's also in for a major surprise. Angel Batista's bar fight with a fellow officer who made disparaging remarks about Maria Laguerta takes a life-threatening turn. Brenda enlists the aid of a Spanish-speaking uniformed officer, Cira Manzon, in the beheading case. Most of the police think the now dead husband was responsible for killing his wife but Debra develops a new theory, one that subsequent events seems to prove correct. Finally, Quinn contacts the FBI with information about Kyle Butler, the Trinity Killer's friend.

Season 5, Episode 4: Beauty and the Beast

17 October 2010
Having disposed of serial killer Boyd Fowler, Dexter now has to figure out what to do with the young woman he found alive in Fowler's house and who saw him get rid of her captor. He manages to identify her as Lumen Pierce from Minnesota but has to get her to trust him. Although still on leave, Dexter agrees to Debra's request that he examine the crime scene where the most recent beheading took place. He finds evidence that gives them their first real lead in the killings. Quinn is convinced that Dexter is the Kyle Butler who had befriended the Trinity Killer and sets out to find Trinity's family so he can show them Dexter's photo. Batista tries to avoid an Internal Affairs investigation by apologizing to the cop he beat up.

Season 5, Episode 5: First Blood

24 October 2010
Dexter tries to convince Lumen to return to Minnesota but isn't having much success. She is intent on finding the other men who abused her and kill them and Dexter realizes that perhaps the only way to save her from herself is for him to do the killing for them. When he realizes she has a bead on Boyd Fowler's former prison cell mate - a convicted rapist - he decides to do the deed himself. He quickly realizes however that the man could not have been one of her attackers. Debra meanwhile continues her investigation into the rash of be-headings which lead the police to what may be the killers first victims. Lt. Laguerta begins to act strangely and staying out late leading Angel Batista to think she may be seeing someone. Quinn's attempt to contact the Trinity Killer's family forces Laguerta to suspend him without pay. He has other plans to pursue Dexter however.

Season 5, Episode 6: Everything Is Illumenated

31 October 2010
Dexter goes after his next victim, Lance Robinson, but before he can complete the deed receives a call from Lumen who hasn't left Miami and has tracked down one of her attackers. She's shot the man and now doesn't know what to do. He goes to the site with Robinson unconscious in his car only to find that the man Lumen shot is alive and has now disappeared. When the police, in the form of his sister Debra, respond to a call at the site Dexter has to be quick on his feet. Still working on the Santa Muerte murderers, Debra sets up a sting for the Fuentes brothers at their favorite nightclub. It's Angel Batista however who comes up with a vital piece of evidence.

Season 5, Episode 7: Circle Us

7 November 2010
Having decided to help Lumen find the other men who attacked her, Dexter is at a loss when he is called to the scene of a road accident. There he finds a pick-up truck that has disgorged its contents - several formaldehyde-laden barrels containing the bodies of dead women. Of course the women are Boyd Fowler's victims Dexter had discovered in the swamp some time before. The truck is registered to a celebrity, motivational speaker Jordan Chase, who claims that his truck was stolen. Dexter is more interested in Chase's head of security, Cole Harmon, who fits Lumen's description of one of her attackers. Debra meanwhile is still on the Santa Muerte case and Lt. Laguerta agrees to a sting operation using their new informant, Yasmine Aragon. It doesn't all go as planned resulting in several deaths.

Season 5, Episode 8: Take It!

14 November 2010
Having identified one of Lumen's attackers, Cole Harmon, Dexter set out to do what he does best. He attends one of Jordan Chase's seminars and the plan is to rent a hotel room next to Cole Harmon, who is Chase's head of security, and eliminate him there. He shows Lumen how to prepare a killing room but events don't quite unfold as planned. In the end, Dexter gets a vital clue that identifies another of the men who attacked her. Lumen also has to deal with her ex-fiancé who suddenly shows up in Miami. At the station, the fallout from the shootings at the night club begins to take its toll. It's pretty obvious that Lt. Laguerta isn't going to take the rap for the botched operation. Debra sees the writing on the wall when Angel Batista tells her he hasn't written his report yet and is still going over what happened. She feels betrayed by an unexpected source but also gets support where she least expects it.

Season 5, Episode 9: Teenage Wasteland

21 November 2010
Dexter has now set his sights on self-help guru Jordan Chase and is spending some time with him getting to know him better. His life is turned upside down however with the sudden arrival of his step-daughter Astor and her friend Olivia. They're drunk and have lied about where they are. Astor is rebellious, refusing to tell Dexter what she is up to or why she is acting this way. She is also convinced that Lumen is Dexter's new girlfriend. Lumen has a conversation with Olivia that puts the girls escapade in an entirely new light. When the girls disappear from his house, he fears that Chase is on to them and the girls have been kidnapped. Dexter is forced to reveal to his colleagues that he's been seeing Chase and they also learn about Lumen, who Dexter describes as his new tenant. At the station meanwhile, Debra has been assigned to work in the filing room and comes across some startling information about the barrel girl murders. She also learns about Quinn's suspicions of her brother. Quinn has his own problems with Stan Liddy, who refuses to drop his private investigation into Dexter.

Season 5, Episode 10: In the Beginning

28 November 2010
Lt. Laguerta has decided to re-open the barrel girls murder case and assigns a reinstated Debra Morgan and Quinn to arrest Cole Harmon. Of course, they don't know that Dexter has already taken care of things. They do find that the men made videos of their attacks. Debra begins putting the pieces together and concludes there is a vigilante killer getting rid of the men who attacked and killed the women. From the blood in the small vial Jordan Chase wears around his neck, Dexter is able to track it to Emily Birch who, to his surprise, is still alive. She's not very cooperative however until Lumen visits her on her own. Emily identifies the fifth man as Alex Tilden and Dexter and Lumen make plans to eliminate him. They don't realize that someone has been watching them.

Season 5, Episode 11: Hop a Freighter

5 December 2010
Dexter and Lumen are trying to figure out how to get Jordan Chase but he catches on to the fact they have been under video surveillance. He manages to trace the equipment back to Joey Quinn, not realizing that Stan Liddy is behind it all. He and Lumen burglarize Quinn's apartment and find some of the photos of them at the marina. Dexter learns soon enough just who is behind it. Debra meanwhile has pretty well figured out the case and tells her colleagues about her vigilante theory: that the killer is probably the 13th victim who escaped and that she is likely being helped by a man. Lt. Laguerta is dubious however. Jordan Chase has conveniently planned to go to Europe on a speaking tour but not before he lays a trap for Dexter and Lumen.

Season 5, Episode 12: The Big One

12 December 2010
Just as Dexter is about to set off find Jordan Chase, his entire family arrives having decided to travel down from Orlando to celebrate Harrison's birthday in Miami. Cody and Astor have something special to ask him. Having managed to extricate himself from any family obligations from the day, he arrives at the station to learn that Liddy's body has been found and the entire squad is assigned to working on the case. Things quickly deteriorate for Joey Quinn who is taken into custody after they find Liddy's phone and see that Quinn was frequently called on the day he died. Jordan Chase has not yet killed Lumen as he wants to trap Dexter as well and eliminate both of them. Dexter manages to trace Chase to his lair leading to the inevitable confrontation. In the end Dexter, Lumen and Debra will all have choices to make and not everyone will be happy or content with the choices they make.

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: Those Kinds of Things

2 October 2011
Life for Dexter is returning to normal. He's taking care of his son with the help of Angel Batista's sister Jamie. He dispatches two EMTs who have been killing patients to harvest their organs and he's looking forward to his high school 20th anniversary reunion. Not surprisingly, Dexter was something of an outsider in school but one girl, Janet, was at least nice to him. She dated and eventually married the schools star quarterback Joe Walker but committed suicide after they were married. Dexter is certain that Joe killed her and his main interest in the reunion weekend is to get a DNA sample from him. Elsewhere, Maria LaGuerta has been promoted to Captain and she and Angel are divorced. They're still friends and she is recommending him as her replacement as Lieutenant. Deb and Quinn are still living together and he is getting ready to pop the question - only to be interrupted in a restaurant in an unusual way. Finally, the entire squad has to deal with the disappearance of a roadside fruit seller. From the evidence at the scene, they think the man may have been disemboweled. When his body washes up on shore, they find something has been put into his torso.

Season 6, Episode 2: Once Upon a Time...

9 October 2011
Dexter lines up his next victim, Brother Sam a criminal who claims to have found religion and while still running his body repair shop, gives other ex-cons a chance at rehabilitation. Dexter isn't buying any of it and is certain that Sam will be his worthy next victim. Doesn't quite turn out that way. The investigation into the dead man with the snakes put into his torso advances when one of the students finds heavy metals in their system. The two men responsible for that killing continue their preparations. Deb meanwhile has a day to remember. Still getting praise from her colleagues over the restaurant shooting, Quinn has a surprise waiting for her in the refrigerator. It's left to Deputy Chief Tom Matthews to spring the biggest surprise of all however.

Season 6, Episode 3: Smokey and the Bandit

16 October 2011
Deb faces her first day as the homicide squad's Lieutenant. She isn't sure she's made the right decision given that she not used to the administrative side of the job and the fact that she is also supervising her now ex-boyfriend Quinn. She also has to deal with Captain LaGuerta who seems to want to do both her new and her old job. The police find another body on the shore. The dead woman may have been a prostitute but it's her missing tooth that sends Dexter to an old scrap book. He finds a newspaper clipping for a serial killer from Oregon who the press labeled the Tooth Fairy after the fact that he kept a tooth from each of his victims. Masuka shows intern Ryan Chambers some evidence from the Ice Truck Killer case. He also manages to ask her out on a date. Gellar and Marshal meanwhile have taken a jogger prisoner. Marshall tells the man he will have to repent for his sins.

Season 6, Episode 4: A Horse of a Different Color

23 October 2011
Dexter is in awe of the latest display from the Doomsday killer: the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse made up of mannequins and human body parts. Testing confirms that the human parts all came from the same body. Deb Morgan, in her capacity as the new Lieutenant in homicide, holds her first press conference which she concludes did not go well. She is certainly very blunt. Meanwhile, Geller is unhappy with Travis' decision to go on a date with a pretty waitress. There's a price to pay for that. Dexter has a family crisis when Harrison has a burst appendix. Back in the lab, Masuka finally learns what Ryan has been up to.

Season 6, Episode 5: The Angel of Death

30 October 2011
Dexter runs background checks on Travis and discovers that he was a former student of Gellar. Batista and Quinn go to the university where Gellar used to teach.

Season 6, Episode 6: Just Let Go

6 November 2011
As Dexter is following Travis in the hope of finding Professor Geller, he learns of Brother Sam's shooting. He races to the hospital to learn Sam is unconscious. He sets out to find the killer and is quite certain who the culprit might be. During a brief lucid period, Sam asks him not to avenge his death. Deb tells Batista to get Professor Porter down to Miami for further questioning but realizes the whole case is in jeopardy when she learns Quinn spent the night with her. At the police psychologists suggestion, Deb decides to throw a house warming party. Meanwhile, Travis seems to be having trouble following Geller's orders and must decide what to do with the young woman they've kidnapped.

Season 6, Episode 7: Nebraska

13 November 2011
Having avenged Brother Sam's death, Dexter gets some bad news from Deb - it appears the Trinity Killer has returned to kill his wife and daughter, leaving his son Jonah as the only survivor. Dexter knows that Trinity is lying in pieces at the bottom of the ocean and immediately suspects that Jonah may have taken over where his father left off. He sets off for Nebraska to confront Jonah accompanied by someone from his past. When he confirms Jonah's role in the deaths, Dexter clearly has a choice to make. Back in Miami, the team gets a significant lead when they locate the girl Travis released. But with Dexter unavailable, the squad are missing a key expert to analyze what they've found. Travis stays with his sister and seemingly ends his relationship with Gellar. Captain Laguerta embarrasses Debra at a meeting.

Season 6, Episode 8: Sin of Omission

20 November 2011
Dexter returns to Miami after his road trip to Nebraska and get a frosty reception from Debra who has been under pressure to get results in the doomsday killer case. He does his best to make amends, but doesn't share what he knows about Travis and Professor Gellar. Thanks to Masuka's intern Louis, the police now have a list of 200 of Gellar's former students living in the Miami area and the team fans out to interview them all. It doesn't stop the Doomsday Killer from striking again with a new tableau: the Whore of Babylon. Meanwhile Capt. Laguerta takes a particular interest in the death of a high class prostitute and seems desperate to have the case ruled an accidental death.

Season 6, Episode 9: Get Gellar

27 November 2011
Having rescued Travis at the church, Dexter now tries to figure out what the next tableau will be. With Travis having agreed to help him, Dexter gets him a room in a hotel to keep him safe. A clue from one of the paintings eventually leads Dexter to a Professor Casey, an avowed atheist. He tries to warn Casey about what may happen but the professor brushes him off, claiming to get threats all of the time. Unfortunately, the doomsday killer strikes again. When Travis disappears, Dexter traces him to the church. Dexter finds him alive but also makes a startling discovery. Meanwhile Batista takes Quinn to task when he fails to show up for work and apparently left his phone and gun behind in someone's car when he left the strip club. Debra decides to reopen the case of the dead call girl despite Capt. Laguerta's objections.

Season 6, Episode 10: Ricochet Rabbit

4 December 2011
Now realizing the error he has made, Dexter redoubles his efforts to track down the doomsday killer and eliminate him. He plants evidence in the church to keep the police off the scent and sets out to find DDK. He manages to track down Holly, the woman Travis freed, but too late. From the evidence at the crime scene, Dexter believes he knows what DDK will strike with next, though he has no idea where. With Quinn hung over and not at work, Batista sets off to interview a person of interest which may have major ramifications for him. Meanwhile, Deb goes through the evidence from the dead call girl case and now knows who was with her and who Laguerta is protecting. Louis the crime lab intern is more than a little deflated when Dexter slams his new computer game.

Season 6, Episode 11: Talk to the Hand

11 December 2011
Dexter finds himself at the yacht where Travis and his accomplices were preparing the next tableau, "Wormwood". They quickly realize that Travis is planning a gas attack. Worried that Batista has not been seen since the previous day, Quinn sets off to find him. Travis meanwhile sends Beth Dorsey to Miami Metro homicide with a canister of deadly gas and orders her to meet with Lt. Morgan. Deb has dinner with Deputy Chief Matthews and discusses the case of the dead call girl. The next day Deb realizes that Laguerta is very adept at office politics.

Season 6, Episode 12: This Is the Way the World Ends

18 December 2011
Stuck in the ocean miles from shore, Dexter is rescued by an old boat carrying illegal immigrants to the US. He even manages to render them a service. Once ashore, he heads home hoping to figure out where and when Travis will stage his last tableau. Travis has holed up in a small house and has killed the occupants. While he's away, the police show up and Dexter has something of a surprise waiting for him. Dexter makes it to son Harrison's school recital only to have Travis take the child. Meanwhile, Debra has a plan to catch Travis and gets LaGuerta's support for her plan. Debra also comes to terms with her feelings for Dexter. In his final confrontation with Travis, Dexter has him tied down on his execution table. Someone walks in just as he's committing the deed.

Season 7


Season 7, Episode 1: Are You...?

30 September 2012
Having been caught in the act of eliminating Travis Marshall by his sister Deb, Dexter has to scramble to come up with an explanation. Deb is understandably shaken by what she's just seen but accepts, somewhat reluctantly, Dexter's explanation that he's suffered momentary madness. As she thinks about it, Dexter's explanation makes no sense and decides to dig deeper. Captain LaGuerta meanwhile is puzzled by a piece of evidence she found at the scene of the Marshall killing. When a member of the homicide squad is killed, Dexter goes all out to stop the killer before he leaves the country. Louis Greene starts to meddle with Dexter's computer accounts.

Season 7, Episode 2: Sunshine and Frosty Swirl

7 October 2012
With Deb having found all of Dexter's paraphernalia, including the blood slides, he has little choice but to admit everything. She decides not to arrest him or let the police know what he does during his off hours. She does decide she's going to try and cure him and keeps him on a very short leash. Dexter is wondering more and more what to do about Louis Greene who he is convinced sent him the hand from the Ice Truck killer case. Louis doesn't scare easily however. The police continue to press the investigation into Mike Anderson's death not knowing that Dexter has already taken care of the killer. They're raiding the strip club regularly and the owner comes to the US to take care of it personally. Meanwhile, a convicted serial killer offers to tell the police where some of his victims are buried. LaGuerta continues to research the blood slide she found at the site of the Marshall killing.

Season 7, Episode 3: Buck the System

14 October 2012
With Deb keeping a close eye on him, Dexter is starting to go stir crazy. He desperately wants to satisfy his dark passenger but first decides to get Louis Greene out of his life forever. Deb is growing increasingly frustrated at the lack of progress in finding Mike Anderson's killer. The murderer's employer, Isaak Sirko, is having much better luck and actually traces his former employee right to Dexter's boat. Dexter wants to kill someone and focuses on the recently paroled killer Ray Speltzer. Dexter is convinced that Speltzer will kill again and tries to convince Deb that he can eliminate him before some young woman gets killed. Deb won't hear of it....but begins to question her own moral code when Dexter proves to be correct.

Season 7, Episode 4: Run

21 October 2012
The police quickly catch up with Ray Speltzer and does a brilliant job interrogating him and getting a confession. She and others are shocked however when a judge ruled the arresting officers had violated his Miranda rights and releases him. When he shows up on the sidelines of his latest victim's funeral, Deb goes berserk and decides they have to get him at all costs. Dexter decides it's time for him to do what he does best. Meanwhile, the police are still raiding the strip club and owner Isaak Sirko decides it's time to give the police what they want and frames someone for the hit. Sirko knows that Dexter made the assassin disappear and has every intention of getting even. He has his own special reasons for doing so.

Season 7, Episode 5: Swim Deep

28 October 2012
After Deb learns that she has sent forensic evidence to an outside lab for analysis, Captain LaGuerta confides in her that she found a blood slide at the site of the Marshall killing and believes the Bay Harbor butcher is still alive. The Captain accepts Deb's offers to help her in the investigation. When Dexter learns what's going on, he just wants Deb to stay out of it. Dexter finds blood on his boat and tests reveal it belongs to Louis Greene. He soon after finds he has to deal with Isaak Sirko who is clearly out for revenge. Dexter's plan to get him doesn't work out. Hannah McKay meanwhile has agreed to help find some of the bodies from her and her boyfriend's killing spree years ago. The remains of one of the victims tells him a lot about the assailant.

Season 7, Episode 6: Do the Wrong Thing

4 November 2012
Dexter decides he's going to eliminate Hanna McKay and gathers evidence that she has eliminated a number of people in her life. Something unexpected occurs however. LaGuerta begins to think that the Bay Harbor Butcher may have been responsible for the deaths of several criminals who vanished before they could be arrested. After discussing the situation with Nadia, Quinn decides to return the money left in his car. He's given little choice but to help the mobsters: either he eliminates the blood evidence they have linking Isaak Sirko to the Colombian shooting or Nadia will pay the price. A burned out Bastista is seriously thinking of retiring and buying a restaurant.