Dexter (2006–2013)
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Just Let Go 

Dexter becomes caught up in a very personal case that awakens the needs of his Dark Passenger; Debra feels overwhelmed by her new duties, and discovers a disturbing secret about Quinn.


John Dahl


James Manos Jr. (developed for television by), Jeff Lindsay (based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by) | 2 more credits »




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 ... Capt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
David Zayas ... Sgt. Angel Batista
James Remar ... Harry Morgan
Colin Hanks ... Travis Marshall
Yasiin Bey ... Brother Sam
Edward James Olmos ... Prof. James Gellar
Christian Camargo ... Brian Moser
Aimee Garcia ... Jamie Batista
Billy Brown ... Det. Mike Anderson
Molly Parker ... Lisa Marshall
Mariana Klaveno ... Carissa Porter


Dexter is caught up in a very personal case that awakens the needs of his Dark Passenger; Debra feels overwhelmed by her new Lieutenant duties, made all the more complicated when she finds out Quinn slept with a witness in the Doomsday case. Written by SHOWTIME

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As Detective Anderson is about to "flamingo" the druggie in the alley, he says "It's a Chicago thing. It's ironic. Because we don't actually have flamingos in Chicago." This statement is false, as there is a brilliant flamingo exhibit at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. See more »


[first lines]
Dexter Morgan: Most people believe we have freewill. That we all choose our path. Sometimes the path is clear, sometimes not so much. Every twist, every turn, can challenge our sense of direction. But it's the choices we make when we reach a fork in the road that define who we are.
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References The Transformers (1984) See more »


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The Dog, The Judas, The Crossroad and The New Baptism
19 July 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Dexter is following Travis expecting to find Gellar; however he receives a phone call from Debra telling that Sam was shot in the repair shop and is in coma. Dexter decides to hunt down Leo Hernandez but detective Mike Anderson arrives before him with the police and Leo is murdered in a shooting. They find the DVD with the security footage and Dexter notes that the dog is not barking and he suspects of Nick. Meanwhile Debra requests the presence of Carissa Porter in Miami to give her testimony about Gellar and she learns that Quinn had one night stand with Carissa, jeopardizing the case. Then Debra follows the psychologist's recommendation and gives a party at her house. Travis has difficulties to follow Gellar's instructions and releases the girl that they have kidnapped. Brother Sam is near death but he talks to Dexter and asks him to forgive Nick. When Sam dies, Dexter finds himself in a crossroad between Sam's last wish and his code. Which one will prevail for Dexter?

"Just Let Go" is one of the best episodes of this Sixth Season where there is a battle between the darkness and the light. Brother Sam was one of the most charismatic characters of this Season and I am upset with his death. Dexter has recently had two great characters that might have helped him to get rid of his dark passenger, Lumen and mainly Brother Sam. Unfortunately in this battle between good and evil, the last one is winning. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Esqueça Isto" ("Forget This")

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Release Date:

6 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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