Dexter (2006–2013)
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A Beautiful Day 

It's now 6 months since Captain LaGuerta's death. Dexter is still working as a blood spatter expert but Deb has quit the force and is now working as a private investigator. She's also been ... See full summary »



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It's now 6 months since Captain LaGuerta's death. Dexter is still working as a blood spatter expert but Deb has quit the force and is now working as a private investigator. She's also been avoiding Dexter as much as possible. Angel Batista is now the squad's Lieutenant and Tom Matthews is a Deputy Chief. Dexter is worried about Deb in general but even more so after he hears she hasn't been in touch with her new boss for two weeks. Metro homicide has a new case after a body is found on the beach. The man's skull has been sliced open and a small part of his brain removed. Matthews introduces a civilian expert, Dr. Evelyn Vogel, who has volunteered her time to help with the investigation. Dexter is distrustful of her from the outset and with good reason as it turns out: she seems to know a great deal about him. Written by garykmcd

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30 June 2013 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The truck driven my Debra's boyfriend at the beginning of the episode is the same exact truck driven by Nero Padilla in the TV series Sons of Anarchy. Padilla is portrayed by Jimmy Smits, who also plays Miguel Prado in season 3. See more »


When Dexter is talking with Dr.Evylyn Vogel in the morgue, the victim is lying straight and his face is cut off, whereas the victims head was cut off from the back and his brain was scooped with a melon baller. See more »


[first lines]
[acoustic guitar plays What a Wonderful World]
[All action is in slow motion. Harrison throws a kite up into a cloudy sky, rainbow arcing behind a lighthouse. He runs, laughing, to Dexter, holding the line]
Dexter Morgan: [all in V.O] There's nothing like a crisis to define who you are.
[fade to Dexter hitting a splatter-skull with a baseball bat in the lab]
Dexter Morgan: A better person would feel bad about LaGuerta's death. But the truth is, it solved all my problems.
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Written by Rolfe Kent
Performed by Rolfe Kent
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1 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

That is what I call a proper TV-show. Consistent, never-boring and most importantly brave writing. I have never been disappointed by any episode, and this one was not exception. Other TV-shows should learn from these guys. There is no room for cinematographic foreplay in Dexter. It is like writers don't get emotional with the scenario. May be writers are also missing their brain center for processing emotions and empathy. Thank God for that.

This really was a great start for the final requiem for demonic Dexter. I am so happy that after so many years of watching dozens of worthless TV- series, Dexter seems to be the ONLY one that is gonna end the way it should. Cheers.

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