Dexter: Season 6, Episode 12

This Is the Way the World Ends (18 Dec. 2011)

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Stuck in the ocean miles from shore, Dexter is rescued by an old boat carrying illegal immigrants to the US. He even manages to render them a service. Once ashore, he heads home hoping to ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Capt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
Harry Morgan (credit only)
Evan George Kruntchev ...
Luke Andrew Kruntchev ...
Uniform Cop


Stuck in the ocean miles from shore, Dexter is rescued by an old boat carrying illegal immigrants to the US. He even manages to render them a service. Once ashore, he heads home hoping to figure out where and when Travis will stage his last tableau. Travis has holed up in a small house and has killed the occupants. While he's away, the police show up and Dexter has something of a surprise waiting for him. Dexter makes it to son Harrison's school recital only to have Travis take the child. Meanwhile, Debra has a plan to catch Travis and gets LaGuerta's support for her plan. Debra also comes to terms with her feelings for Dexter. In his final confrontation with Travis, Dexter has him tied down on his execution table. Someone walks in just as he's committing the deed. Written by garykmcd

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When Travis 'Doomsday Killer' Marshall is looking at Dexter's driver's license, the last three digits are shown as "66-6". See more »


Near the end of the episode, Dexter gets hold of an old sword, used earlier for slashing a man to death on screen. A close-up on the blade clearly shows it's completely flat and blunt, and is likely made out of sheet metal. Also, moments later Dexter is shown pressing a knife against a man's forehead, and the blade bends significantly, revealing it's made out of rubber/plastic. See more »


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Dexter Morgan: Oh God!
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »


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Written by Rolfe Kent
Performed by Rolfe Kent
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The Son, The Father, The Serial-Killer... and The Brother
23 July 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Dexter is adrift in the middle of the ocean but is rescued by a boat transporting illegal immigrants to Miami. When he arrives home, he does not have any idea where Travis might be. But he is summoned to a crime scene in a house where Travis was hidden after killing the dwellers. Then he goes with Harrison to a recital about Noah's Ark at school and Travis kidnaps his son to sacrifice him during the eclipse staging his last tableau. Debra is supported by LaGuerta in her plan of putting one police officer on the top of each skyscraper of Miami. But Dexter rescues Harrison and defeats Travis, bringing him to a killer room at the old church. But he has an unexpected visitor while killing the Doomsday Killer.

"This Is the Way the World Ends" makes the Sixth Season worth with the last scene that will certainly affect the life of Dexter and mostly Debra's life. What will be her attitude after witnessing Dexter getting rid of Travis? Will she suspect that her stepbrother is a serial-killer? Will she protect or arrest him? My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "É Assim Que o Mundo Acaba" ("This Is the Way the World Ends")

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