Dexter (2006–2013)
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The Dark... Whatever 

The Phantom Arsonist continues his spree across Miami.


Michael Lehmann


James Manos Jr. (developed for television by), Jeff Lindsay (based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by) | 3 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
Yvonne Strahovski ... Hannah McKay
Geoff Pierson ... Tom Matthews
Aimee Garcia ... Jamie Batista
Jason Gedrick ... George Novikov
Jim Beaver ... Clint McKay
Katia Winter ... Nadia
Luke Andrew Kruntchev ... Harrison Morgan
Francisco Viana ... Det. Jake Simms


There is another victim of the phantom arsonist, the fifth in two weeks. Dexter thinks has a pretty good idea who is behind it. He is frustrated because he promised Deb not to interfere in police cases. He tries to explain his dark passenger to Hannah but they're interrupted by a man peeking through the window - who turns out to be Hannah's father who has just been released from prison. He wasn't a very good father - he once left her alone in a motel room for three days while he went off to play poker. He seems to have reformed but after she refuses him a loan he turns particularly nasty. Dexter knows how to make things right. Captain LaGuerta tells her old boss, Tom Matthews, that she suspects Dexter is the Bay Harbor Butcher. When he tells her the Ice Truck Killer was Dexter's brother, she knows she's right, even though Matthews disagrees. Quinn goes after Nadia's boss, George Novikov, when he decides to send her out of State to work in another club. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

2 December 2012 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Dexter is looking at Philip Bosso's Personnel Record on his computer, it can be seen that the Performance Evaluations were written by a ''Cpt. Mark Harmon''. [ Mark Harmon is the name of the actor playing one of the lead roles on ''NCIS''.] See more »


After Hannah has a rough patch with her father, Dexter and Hannah are having breakfast the next morning. Dexter says "I should get to work" and picks up a piece of fruit with his left hand, but when the camera turns to Hannah it shows Dexter with his left hand in his pants pocket. See more »


[first lines]
Female Witness: [siren blaring] I saw him, and he was coming through the flames. He was wearing a silver-colored suit.
Sgt. Angel Batista: That's our phantom arsonist.
Male Witness: He looked like an alien.
Female Witness: Or a monster. I swear, he was 7 feet tall.
Dexter Morgan: [narrating] Monsters, aliens, phantoms - none of them are real. The thought that an actual person could do this is too awful, so our imaginations create a way to make it easier to take. But even the strongest of imaginations can't protect us once we know the truth.
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Blood Theme
Written by Daniel Licht
Performed by Daniel Licht
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