Dexter (2006–2021)
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Dexter investigates a murder that hits close to home. Dr. Vogel gets the surprise of a lifetime when someone returns from her past.


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
David Zayas ... Lt. Angel Batista
Aimee Garcia ... Jamie Batista
Geoff Pierson ... Deputy Chief Tom Matthews
James Remar ... Harry Morgan
Yvonne Strahovski ... Hannah McKay
Charlotte Rampling ... Dr. Evelyn Vogel
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Jacob Elway
Nicole LaLiberte ... Arlene Schram (as Nicole Laliberte)
Kenny Johnson ... U.S. Marshal Cooper
Dora Madison ... Niki Walters (as Dora Madison Burge)
Darri Ingolfsson ... Oliver Saxon


Investigating Zach's murder, Dexter finds DNA evidence and learns that the Brain Surgeon is Vogel's psychopathic son, who faked his own death years ago and changed his identity to that of a dead man, Oliver Saxon. U.S. Marshal Max Clayton (Kenny Johnson) arrives in Miami to search for Hannah, but Dexter throws him off the trail and moves Hannah to Deb's house. Deb suspects Saxon of Cassie's murder, but he goes into hiding. Debra later considers rejoining Miami Metro. Dexter lures Saxon from hiding but loses him, after which Vogel implores Dexter to let this case go. Dexter makes plans to leave Miami permanently, taking Hannah and Harrison with him, but not before finding and killing Saxon. Unbeknownst to Dexter, Saxon has reunited with Vogel, who accepts him into her home.

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Did You Know?


When the personal information for Dr. Evelyn Vogel appears on Dexter's computer screen, her listed date of birth, February 5th 1946, is the actual birth date of Charlotte Rampling, the actress portraying Dr. Vogel. See more »


Dexter receives an email from DNA Genetic Screening on August 17, 2012 for the soda can DNA comparison, but the results he receives are dated October 15, 2012. See more »


[first lines]
Dexter Morgan: [in bed] I just want to stay here with you.
Hannah McKay: I know, but you can't. Dexter, I'm so sorry about Zach. I know how much he meant to you.
Dexter Morgan: I need to see Dr. Vogel and figure out our next move. You should stay here, inside, out of view.
Hannah McKay: But I have to see Arlene this afternoon after her shift.
Dexter Morgan: Why?
Hannah McKay: It's not safe for me to draw money out of Maggie Castner's bank account anymore. The only money I have is what I've been sending away to Arlene to hold for me. And I'm gonna need that money to start a...
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Written by Daniel Licht
Performed by Daniel Licht
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I don't like where this is heading
29 August 2013 | by Theprestige82See all my reviews

This season has been like a roller coaster ride. The start was a bit shaky. Then we get our thrills. Spiraling downwards and then up again. But the ending is always disappointing. You feel that it should be more to it.

I'm a big fan of the show. But I hate the direction Dexter is heading. He has become so damn docile. It's not fun anymore, the Dexter we knew was intelligent. Now he's just dumb, and you just want to bury your head in your hands while watching this numskull doing the same mistakes over and over again. Oh god indeed Dexter.

I actually liked Zach. I thought he, after a bad start, turned out quite interesting. But in pure Dexter style, when harmony shows, it quickly turns deadly. But by doing that, the writers killed off the only new character with a bit of flare and persona.

We are now stuck with Vogel. Her son. And Elway. One of these will end this magnificent show. But either of them are worth it. Prepare for mediocre.

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Release Date:

25 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Dolby Digital



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1.78 : 1
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