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Showtime 2006

Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for the Miami Metro Police also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have slipped through the cracks of justice.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Dexter

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#1 - The Getaway (Season 4 - Episode 12)

Dexter and Arthur find themselves on a collision course, as Debra unearths a shocking long-hidden truth, Rita admits her marriage to Dexter is troubled, and Batista and LaGuerta face the consequences of an ethics breach.

The episode was rated 8.89 from 1347 votes.

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#2 - This is the Way the World Ends (Season 6 - Episode 12)

In the season 6 finale, Dexter and Homicide race against a lunar eclipse to catch the Doomsday Killers before their final gruesome act; Debra struggles with a new emotional reality.

The episode was rated 8.81 from 1434 votes.

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#3 - Surprise, Motherfucker! (Season 7 - Episode 12)

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

The episode was rated 8.66 from 1738 votes.

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#4 - Are You...? (Season 7 - Episode 1)

Deb tries to cover up involvement in Travis' murder; Detective Mike Anderson has an unfortunate run-in; Quinn and Batista make amends; LaGuerta rethinks the Bay Harbor Butcher case.

The episode was rated 8.65 from 1884 votes.

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#5 - Born Free (Season 1 - Episode 12)

Dexter follows clues left for him by the Ice-Truck Killer in an attempt to find the hostage. Paul tries to convince Rita that she and the children are not safe around Dexter.

The episode was rated 8.57 from 1566 votes.

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#6 - Hello, Dexter Morgan (Season 4 - Episode 11)

Miami Metro is just one step away from discovering the identity of the Trinity Killer. And Dexter can't let that happen. Dexter must take drastic action to buy himself time to deal with Trinity in his own fashion. Arthur, who still can't understand why Dexter didn't simply turn him in, begins his own bloody investigation into Kyle Butler.

The episode was rated 8.55 from 1235 votes.

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#7 - The British Invasion (Season 2 - Episode 12)

The Task force believes the Bay Harbor Butcher case is closed, but Dexter still has some trouble to deal with.

The episode was rated 8.49 from 1319 votes.

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#8 - Hungry Man (Season 4 - Episode 9)

For most people, Thanksgiving is a time for traditions and family. But for Dexter, it’s an opportunity to get closer to his most dangerous adversary yet. As Dexter gains insight into Arthur’s psychology by studying those closest to him, he finds himself drawn into a bizarre and twisted world.

The episode was rated 8.45 from 1208 votes.

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#9 - The Big One (Season 5 - Episode 12)

Dexter's situation grows desperate when he discovers that Lumen's been set up. Despite knowing he's being baited into a trap, Dexter risks everything to make sure he doesn't fall into the same mistake again. In the Barrel Girls case, Debra lets her personal feelings lead her instincts once she concludes that vigilantes are more than just a theory. Quinn finds himself in a troublesome situation, which only Dexter can help him out of.

The episode was rated 8.44 from 1224 votes.

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#10 - Get Gellar (Season 6 - Episode 9)

Dexter receives help from an unexpected source while hunting the Doomsday Killers and staying one step ahead of Homicide; Debra discovers something new about herself in therapy.

The episode was rated 8.39 from 1346 votes.

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#11 - Hop a Freighter
Season 5 - Episode 11

Dexter must do damage control; Debra's speculation begins to take shape; Quinn becomes involved in a homicide.

The episode was rated from 1178 votes.
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#12 - Resistance Is Futile
Season 2 - Episode 9

Dexter realizes it won't be easy to end things completely with Lila. Dexter tries to stay ahead of the investigations as the manhunt for the Bay Harbor Butcher intensifies. An enemy of Dexter figures out his secret.

The episode was rated from 1362 votes.
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#13 - Teenage Wasteland
Season 5 - Episode 9

Dexter and Lumen hunt for their next victim; Debra uncovers new evidence in the Barrel Girl case

The episode was rated from 1190 votes.
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#14 - Do You Take Dexter Morgan?
Season 3 - Episode 12

It is the day before Dexter's wedding and Dexter must deal with two people targeting him, while preparing for his special occasion. Meanwhile, Angel tells Deb he's put her in for a promotion, but after he finds out some information her shield may be gone before she gets it.

The episode was rated from 1196 votes.
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#15 - Truth Be Told
Season 1 - Episode 11

The Ice Truck Killer puts Dexter in a life changing position when he takes someone close to Dexter hostage. Doakes begins to suspect that Dexter's odd behavior is something darker than he originally thought.

The episode was rated from 1544 votes.
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#16 - Argentina
Season 7 - Episode 8

Fresh out of jail, Isaak renews his pursuit of Dexter while Quinn continues his power struggle with the Koshkas. Dexter tries to keep Debra in the dark about his relationship with Hannah, but a surprise visit from Astor, Cody and Harrison throws a wrench into his plans.

The episode was rated from 1606 votes.
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#17 - A Horse of a Different Color
Season 6 - Episode 4

Much to his own surprise, an emergency with Harrison and a new tableau from Gellar and Travis has Dexter leaning on Brother Sam and an unexpected winged messenger for support as he questions the idea of faith; with proof of a religiously motivated killer, Homicide hunts for a zealot, with Debra giving her first official press conference.

The episode was rated from 1307 votes.
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#18 - Lost Boys
Season 4 - Episode 10

Dexter finally believes he understands the beast known as Trinity. But when a ten-year old boy goes missing, Dexter is forced to question everything he’s learned up to this point.

The episode was rated from 1154 votes.
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#19 - Dex Takes a Holiday
Season 4 - Episode 4

Dexter gets some much-needed R&R time with Rita and the kids out of town, leading to his stalking of a new victim until he unexpectedly begins to empathize with his target, a cop that murdered her family.

The episode was rated from 1181 votes.
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#20 - In the Beginning
Season 5 - Episode 10

Homicide uncovers some key evidence linked to one of Dexter's and Lumen's prior victims; Debra identifies two more suspects in the case.

The episode was rated from 1192 votes.

Last updated: dec 06, 2022



I love Dexter since years, so I don't want to be too negative here. But I have to say: I am so f?#*ing disappointed in S6 that I am thinking about to stop watching it till the last remaining episodes have aired - then watch them all in fast motion. And someone please give Jennifer Carpenter (Debra) a Golden Globe/Emmy/etc. for her outstanding performance in every single episode. "Best Actress on Television"


By far my favorite show on TV.


Such a great show with a terrible end.


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