Dexter (2006–2021)
3 user 2 critic

First Blood 

When Dexter is saddled with an unwanted conspirator, he is forced to make some hard decisions about her fate; Dexter wonders if Rita's death has awakened a darkness inside Harrison; Quinn enlists an old friend to look into Dexter.


Romeo Tirone


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




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 Hernandez Castillo ... Off. Cira Manzon
Raphael Sbarge ... Jim McCourt
Katherine Moennig ... Michael Angelo
Chris Payne Gilbert ... Robert Brunner
Saxon Trainor ... Hotel Clerk


When Dexter is saddled with an unwanted conspirator, he is forced to make some hard decisions about her fate; meanwhile, Dexter wonders if Rita's death has awakened a darkness inside Harrison; due to Quinn's recent suspension, Debra works the Santa Muerte case alone, leaving Quinn time to enlist an old friend to look into Dexter. Written by SHOWTIME

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


The tattoo on Masuka's back is in fact real. See more »


Dexter supposedly goes to the Julia Tuttle Bridge. Actually, the Julia Tuttle Parkway is a sea level causeway with no elevation for people to live under. 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.
See more »


References The Breakfast Club (1985) See more »


Blood Theme
Written by Daniel Licht
Performed by Daniel Licht
See more »

User Reviews

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")

8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

24 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page

Recently Viewed