Dexter (2006–2013)
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Dexter is obsessed with getting the Trinity Killer himself, especially after Arthur has tracked him to Metro Homicide and learns his real identity.



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


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. Written by garykmcd

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13 December 2009 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dexter ('Michael C. Hall') and Rita (Julie Benz) watch Terms of Endearment (1983), a film in which 'John Lithgow', the Trinity killer appears. See more »


Towards the end of this episode as Dexter is found in the garage by the raiding police he is speaking with Deb and his shirt collar is up on the left side and in the next scene it is down and then up and in the next scene and finally it is down again. See more »


[first lines]
Dexter Morgan: He knows my name, occupation. He can find out about my family. My family. What the hell have I done?
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Featured in The Cinema Snob: Shock! Shock! Shock! (2013) See more »


Dexter Main Title
Written by Rolfe Kent
Performed by Rolfe Kent
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Awful ending
18 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In my opinion the "plot twist" was the worst ending for any series- ever. I was so disappointed and after watching the last episode, I've lost interest in the series entirely. The only reason I rated it 2 stars instead of one is because it was otherwise a fantastic series.

The season finale was supposed to feature a plot twist which was "unlike any other". Well the writers succeeded, but there is a good reason why other series haven't featured such an unfortunate ending. Admittedly it was a neat was of concluding the series, nevertheless it was horrid and i doubt many people enjoyed it.

If anybody reading this is a fan of Dexter and has yet to watch the final episode of season 4, I would advise you to ignore it and ask someone what happened to A.M. instead.

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