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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Highest rated episode of the series, as of January 2016 See more »


The car that Arthur Mitchell (trinity killer) drives away in is a vintage Ford Mustang, however in another, episode the car that Jonah Mitchell was driving is a vintage Shelby Mustang GT500. 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 »


Written by Ed Marshall
Performed by Frankie Avalon
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Terrific and nerve-wrecking. Includes a Dreadful, Dark Disaster for our protagonist
14 December 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode twists and turns at considerable speed and challenges your emotions. It ends in a way that changes everything in Dexter's world forever and leaves a door of uncertainty open that should result in a nail-biting fifth season. To the creators and actors of Dexter; I salute you. Well done Michael C Hall and a special thanks to the man who made the whole thing possible: Jeff Lindsay.

The episode is virtually flawless in it's execution in good drama and it reflects the great writing that the show is known for. John Lithgow's serial killer is as creepy as ever, but will he be able to handle the young streamlined beast that resides within Michael C Hall's Dexter? Watch it to find out how these two killers try to take the advantage over the other and be prepared to witness one of the most shocking events in TV Drama history.

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