Dexter (2006–2013)
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Surprise, Motherfucker! 

Dexter must protect himself when LaGuerta closes in on his secret.


Steve Shill


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
Yvonne Strahovski ... Hannah McKay
Erik King ... Sgt. James Doakes
Geoff Pierson ... Tom Matthews
Aimee Garcia ... Jamie Batista
Nestor Serrano ... Hector Estrada
Nicole LaLiberte ... Arlene Schram (as Nicole Laliberte)
Luke Andrew Kruntchev ... Harrison Morgan
Francisco Viana ... Det. Jake Simms


Dexter visits Hannah in jail to explain why he didn't protect her and she in turn explains why she did what she did. She seems to understand Dexter but has her own plans which don't include prison. Captain LaGuerta disregards the evidence she and Tom Matthews have discovered - and which Dexter planted - which points to Sgt. Doakes as the Bay Harbor Butcher and continues her investigation into Dexter. She arrests him but Dexter has set her up and she is forced to release him leading most at Miami Metro to believe she was trying to frame him. Dexter still wants to get rid of the man who killed his mother but comes to the realization that he will have to deal with LaGuerta even if eliminating her falls outside his code. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

16 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?


Dexter uses the alias "Arthur Curry" at one point. Arthur "AC" Curry is one of Aquaman's other names. See more »


When Hannah is lying in the ER after she seized in the police van she is not restrained and therefore can leave. Normally a prisoner would have been handcuffed to the bed. See more »


[first lines]
Hannah McKay: [in jail visiting room] You look like you got some sun.
Dexter Morgan: The boat. They treating you well?
Hannah McKay: I get ten minutes outside. My cellmate seems nice. She robbed a liquor store so she could buy some meth.
Dexter Morgan: Look, you have every right to...
Hannah McKay: You said that you loved me.
Dexter Morgan: I do.
Hannah McKay: Then why am I here?
Dexter Morgan: You poisoned Debra!
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References Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984) See more »


Auld Lang Syne
Written by Robert Burns
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A Wonderful Show
2 January 2013 | by theneilrulesSee all my reviews

Dexter is a major achievement in TV history. Michael C. Hall rules as the lead character. I don't think after watching Dexter, I will want to see Michael C. Hall in any other character. He absorbs himself in the character so very efficiently. After finishing the final episode of Season 7, I simply stand in awe as to what more this show has to offer. The plot layout for all the seasons are unparalleled and innovative apart from Season 6 which has some discrepancies. Hence, a small token of credit should also be given to the screenwriters. The important message that this show conveys is although Dexter commits the murders with absolute prudence and canniness, even he cannot control the outcome of his actions. He has to constantly look over his shoulders and cover his tracks as the aftermath of his acts have serious implications. Even his sister is drawn into his battle in order to save him. Jennifer Carpenter is a gem of an actor as well. She exercises her emotions so powerfully that she compels the audience to appreciate her. A very good cast overall and each of their performances stand out.

Do NOT miss this show as you'll never love a serial killer more than Dexter. He'll be your favorite.

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