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:
Vince Masuka
Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
Deputy Chief Tom Matthews
Sally Mitchell
Valerie Hodges
Rebecca Mitchell
Scott Smith


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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The actors were handed fake scripts for the ending. See more »


After Arthur Mitchell leaves the police station, Dexter rushes to catch up with him, as Arthur leaves the building, you can see Dexter's blue shirt through the glass, waiting in the entrance way for his cue to rush outside and chase after him. 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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Written by Ed Marshall
Performed by Frankie Avalon
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Went for the cheap shot
14 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

Until this last episode, I would have said that Dexter was my favourite series--so different, so well done. Like watching a 12-hour movie in pieces. The dynamics of Dexter and Deb (as sister, not co-worker), Dexter and co-workers, Dexter and his victims, Dexter and his wife & kids, are so interesting, amusing, suspenseful... This season had its faults: his dead father play too much of a role for my taste; the whole Batista/La Guerta romance was a side story that was never tied into the main story (unusual for this series); Dexter was making way too many mistakes (not in character); and Deb's digging up Dexter's mother's past didn't seem to have much punch. That said, I was only mildly annoyed because I was caught up in the main story of Dexter's pursuit of his quarry, Trinity. If I had stopped watching five minutes before the end, I wouldn't have to make this declaration: I WILL NEVER WATCH ANOTHER DEXTER EPISODE. No matter what they do for the fifth season, I refuse to watch a future episode or re-watch my Dexter DVD's. I am completely turned off, SO peeved. There were so many other ways for the writers to accomplish their goal. This was lazy and unscrupulous. I read that they wanted to end with a bang--well they certainly succeeded, but at too high a price for me. Contemptible.

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