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. Angel Batista
Harry Morgan
FBI Deputy Director Max Adams
Astor Bennett
Cody Bennett
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 »


At the beginning of the episode, Dexter and Deb are discussing whether to report for duty. However, from the count of bottles on the table, they have consumed too much alcohol to be considered fit for duty, especially on such a high-profile and dangerous case. See more »


Dexter Morgan: You're emotionally colorblind. You use the right words. You pantomime the right behavior. Your feelings never come to pass.
Lila: It's not true.
Dexter Morgan: It is, Lila. You know the dictionary definition of emotions. Longing, joy, sorrow. But you have no idea what any of those things actually feel like.
Lila: You're wrong. I have feelings for you.
Dexter Morgan: You want to have feelings for me, but they're just impulses.
Lila: Enough!
Dexter Morgan: They're primitive responses to immediate needs. You know all the words, but you can't hear the music.
Lila: ...
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Written by Rolfe Kent
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When a Miracle Happens
22 August 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Lila meets Doakes that reveals that Dexter is the Bay Harbor Butcher and Lila open the propane gas and turns the fire on in the stove, exploding the cabin with Doakes. The FBI closes the case and Agent Lundy is assigned to another case frustrating Debra that intended to travel with him in the holiday. Dexter believes that a miracle happened and feels relieved and he is back to Rita and the children. However Lila calls him and schedules a meeting in the aquarium where she discloses the truth about what happened in Everglades. Dexter accepts to leave Miami with her but his real intention is to get rid of Lila. When she discovers his real intention, she abducts Astor and Cody and lock up Dexter with the children in her burning apartment.

"The British Invasion" is the awesome conclusion of Dexter, so far one of the best TV series ever. The story has many plot points and everything is favorably resolved to Dexter. The respect of Dexter's producers with the audience, ending the plot in the end of the season, is remarkable and should be followed by other producers that force the fans to wait for months to see the end of the story. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Invasão Britânica" ("British Invasion")

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