Dexter (2006–2013)
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The British Invasion 

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.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
Det. Weiss


Using the GPS she stole from Dexter's car, Lila makes her way to the cabin where Dexter has Doakes locked up. Doakes tells Lila that Dexter is the Bay Harbor Butcher, but if he was hoping for a sympathetic ear, he won't get it from Lila; she still views Dexter as her "soul mate". Frank and Debra decide to go on an ice fishing holiday, but work gets in the way. Dexter and Rita reconcile, but when Lila threatens the children, Dexter decides he needs a permanent solution to that problem. Lila isn't quite ready to move on quietly. Written by garykmcd

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16 December 2007 (USA)  »

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Voted number 49 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Television Episodes. See more »


Dexter is seen shaving, then right afterwards goes to Rita's house and sleeps with her. Afterwards she is seen rubbing his still scruffy face, which should be smooth. See more »


Dexter Morgan: It's strange to have a creation out there a deeply mutated version of yourself running loose and screwing everything up. I wonder if this is how parents feel.
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References Sabotage (1936) See more »


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Written by Rolfe Kent
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What An Ending!
28 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the twelfth episode and the season finale of Dexter and it's the most heart-racing, tense episode in the season. This episode is all about Lila and how Dexter tries to act with her. This is action-packed and full of surprises. There are even several important character deaths here, which may or may not come as a surprise.

In this episode, "The British Invasion," Lila discovers the cabin where Doakes is locked up and Doakes tells her that Dexter is the Bay Harbor Butcher. But Lila still believes in Dexter so she burns the cabin to the ground....with Doakes inside. Dexter couldn't believe his luck since the FBI was closing in. Debra and Lundy plans an ice-fishing trip, but work gets in the way. Meanwhile to get at Dexter, Lila kidnaps Rita's kids and Dexter realizes she must go for good....

Overall, this is an incredible episode and the finest episode in this magnificent season. I'm definitely curious to see what is going to happen next. Dexter may have avoided the law this time around, but will he succeed again? I rate this episode 10/10.

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