Dexter (2006–2013)
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First Blood 

When Dexter is burdened by an unwanted conspirator, he is forced to make some hard decisions.


Romeo Tirone


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
Julia Stiles ... Lumen Ann Pierce
Peter Weller ... Stan Liddy
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Sonya
April L. Hernandez ... Off. Cira Manzon (as April Hernandez Castillo)
Raphael Sbarge ... Jim McCourt
Katherine Moennig ... Michael Angelo
Chris Payne Gilbert ... Robert Brunner
Saxon Trainor ... Hotel Clerk


Dexter tries to convince Lumen to return to Minnesota but isn't having much success. She is intent on finding the other men who abused her and kill them and Dexter realizes that perhaps the only way to save her from herself is for him to do the killing for them. When he realizes she has a lead on Boyd Fowler's former prison cell mate (a convicted rapist) he decides to do the deed himself. He quickly realizes however that the man could not have been one of her attackers. Debra meanwhile continues her investigation into the rash of be-headings which lead the police to what may be the killers first victims. Lt. Laguerta begins to act strangely and staying out late leading Angel Batista to think she may be seeing someone. Quinn's attempt to contact the Trinity Killer's family forces Laguerta to suspend him without pay. He has other plans to pursue Dexter however. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

24 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jennifer Carpenter and Katherine Moennig would both appear in Gone (2012). See more »


Francis claims she always remembers to lift with her back. If she made a habit out of that, she'd be guaranteed to put her back out. You're always supposed to lift with your legs, not your back for exactly that reason. See more »


[first lines]
Dexter Morgan: We all have something to hide; some dark place inside us we don't want the world to see. So we pretend everything's okay, wrapping ourselves in rainbows. And maybe that's all for the best. Because some of these places are darker than others.
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References First Blood (1982) See more »


Dexter Main Title
Written by Rolfe Kent
Performed by Rolfe Kent
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Returning to Minnesota
7 July 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Dexter meets Lumen in a coffee shop and tries to convince her to return to Minnesota. Debra has one night stand with Quinn and then she goes with Angel to visit the last victim of Fuentes. She learns that the criminal has a tattoo on his wrist. Angel suspects that LaGuerta is having an affair. Dexter decides to go to Boyd's house to investigate who might be the other rapists but he finds that someone has snooped around before. He finds a fingerprint and discovers that it belongs to Lumen. Dexter believes that the rapist Robert Brunner that shared the same cell of Boyd could be one of the men that raped Lumen. Debra continues her investigation and finds two other victims of Fuentes. Angel surprises LaGuerta in a motel room with Jim McCourt and finds what his wife is doing. Debra discovers that Fuentes' tattoo is actually a stamp from a night club. Dexter convinces Lumen to return to Minnesota and brings her to the airport. Quinn hires a dirty narcotics detective to follow Dexter.

"First Blood" is another good sequel of this great season. Angel's suspicion about his wife shows how insecure he is in his marriage. Dexter believes that he got rid off Lumen but it is a great surprise in the conclusion. Quinn is playing with fire and his fate is intriguing. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "A Primeira Vítima" ("The First Victim")

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