Dexter: Season 8, Episode 1

A Beautiful Day (30 Jun. 2013)

TV Episode  |  TV-MA  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
8.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.7/10 from 3,424 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 8 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(developed for television by), (novel), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 848 titles
created 09 Mar 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 13 Oct 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 21 Oct 2012
 
list image
a list of 391 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
 
a list of 843 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "A Beautiful Day" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Beautiful Day (30 Jun 2013)

A Beautiful Day (30 Jun 2013) on IMDb 8.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dexter.

User Polls

« Previous Episode | 85 of 96 Episodes | Next Episode »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Receptionist
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-MA

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 June 2013 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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.
[...]
See more »

Connections

References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

What A Wonderful World
(uncredited)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
worth every 3213 seconds
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.


11 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Laguerta..... catscratch65
That was the worst ending of any show I have ever watched wandakv
Advice for watching Dexter charles-peak
There will be a mini series/film in the future neilpaulgrimshaw
Deb's Devastation christinaparker-60256
Original Showrunner Clyde Phillips on how he would have ended the series sup2887
Discuss A Beautiful Day (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?