Dexter (2006–2013)
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My Bad 

Rita's death has left Dexter feeling responsible and guilty for not being there to save her from the Trinity Killer.


Steve Shill


James Manos Jr. (developed for television by), Jeff Lindsay (based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael C. Hall ... Dexter Morgan
Jennifer Carpenter ... Debra Morgan
Desmond Harrington ... Det. Joseph 'Joey' Quinn
C.S. Lee ... Vince Masuka
Luna Lauren Velez ... Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
David Zayas ... Sgt. Angel Batista
James Remar ... Harry Morgan
Julie Benz ... Rita Morgan
Rick Peters ... Elliot
Bill Brochtrup ... Funeral Director
Christina Robinson ... Astor Bennett
Preston Bailey ... Cody Bennett
Adam J. Harrington ... Agent Walker (as Adam John Harrington)
Brad Carter ... Rankin
Donna Pieroni Donna Pieroni ... Large Woman


In the aftermath of last season's chilling finale, Rita's death has left Dexter feeling responsible, possibly even...guilty. Unable to deal with the trauma, Dexter makes a drastic decision that will impact everyone around him. Quinn stirs up trouble at the station when he notes that Rita's murder, which is being pinned on the Trinity Killer, doesn't fit his normal murder profile. Things get even more heated when Quinn suggests to LaGuerta that they look at the husband: Dexter Morgan. Meanwhile, Quinn offers Debra much needed support, causing her to see Quinn in a new light. Written by Showtime Publicity

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Release Date:

26 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


In "My Bad" the grandparents are played by different actors than in "The Getaway" (S4 Ep 12) See more »


The bath water around Rita's throat is being disturbed by the pulse in her neck. She's clearly not dead. That would have been an easy problem to fix, by having the actress sit slightly higher in the water. See more »


[first lines]
Cop: Sir, did you call this in? Sir, what happened here?
Dexter Morgan: [narrating] I've watched 67 people die. And at the moment of truth, I looked into their eyes, and they knew, and I knew they got what they deserved. But what if that's not what happens? It you don't get what you deserve? If what you deserve is a white picket fence, and your kids all around, and a husband who loves you. What if the least you deserve is a real human being, and what you get is me?
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Dexter Main Title
Written by Rolfe Kent
Performed by Rolfe Kent
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Needlessly takes it slow, loses tempo from last season.
27 September 2010 | by aid_h6See all my reviews

Alright I hope you all know about the huge twist at the end of season 4. You would think that because of this the tempo would be sustained from season 4 and the two seasons would be heavily intertwined. Apparently this was not what the writers had in mind, as this season looks to resolve the loose ends of the previous season quickly and become a more or less stand alone season like 1 2 and 3.

That's not to say it was bad. Most of the episode was told from inside Dexter's head about his thoughts on the situation. Which is enjoyable as always as Michael C Hall doesn't seem slowed at all by his cancer. Only time will tell if this season can play off the twist of season 4 effectively to not only bring a good Dexter plot we're all used to, but one that hasn't been done before.


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