Dexter (2006–2021)
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Dexter's world is rocked when a rival serial murderer, dubbed the Ice Truck Killer by the media, privately contacts him and reveals that he knows Dexter's grisly secret. Meanwhile, Dexter's sister Debra is transferred to Homicide.


Michael Cuesta


James Manos Jr. (teleplay by), Jeff Lindsay (based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael C. Hall ... Dexter Morgan
Julie Benz ... Rita Bennett
Jennifer Carpenter ... Debra Morgan
Erik King ... Sgt. James Doakes
Luna Lauren Velez ... Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
David Zayas ... Det. Angel Batista
James Remar ... Harry Morgan
C.S. Lee ... Vince Masuka
Margo Martindale ... Camilla
Dominic Janes ... Young Dexter
Christina Robinson ... Astor Bennett
Daniel Goldman Daniel Goldman ... Cody Bennett
Patrick Michael Buckley ... Off. Oliver
Ethan S. Smith ... Jaworski (as Ethan Smith)
Susanne Kreitman Taylor ... Det. Sue (as Susie Taylor)


Dexter is a forensic expert in blood patterns who works with the Miami Police Department. He is also a serial killer, who kills people that the police can't bring to justice. He has to hide his double life from his sister, his girlfriend and his co-workers. He is intrigued by a killer who has found a way to kill girls without leaving blood behind.

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A shot in this episode includes the reflection of a moon in a puddle with red coloured highlight, this points to the fact that dexter moonlights as a serial killer. See more »


Police cars in the series are green and white. In Florida only Sheriff deputy's cars are green by law. See more »


Dexter Morgan: [first lines]
Dexter Morgan: Tonight's the night. It's going to happen again and again. Has to happen. Nice night. Miami is a great town. I love the Cuban food and pork sandwhiches, my favorite. But I'm hungry for something different, now.
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References Near Dark (1987) See more »


Mamasita (Vox)
Written by P. Spike
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An unconventional drama with a promising start
14 July 2007 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

The opening episode of "Dexter" is a glossy and well produced affair. With an unconventional, bold premise, the show is likely to have a long future.

"Six Feet Under"'s Michael C. Hall plays the lead character, a serial killer turned CSI forensic examiner. Hall delivers lines with a deadpan, black as night humour and the show really entertains despite its unwholesome content. Dexter is a "good" serial killer - he only chases the bad guys (in this episode we see him dispatch a paedophile and a mother killer). The show's an interesting test of the viewer's moral compass. Does Dexter deserve to be caught or is he performing a public service?

"Angel"'s Julie Benz plays Dexter's love interest, a woman who is uninterested in physical closeness (much to his relief).

Dark and macabre content but entertaining and humorous, this is a genuinely original show. Long may it continue.

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1 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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