Top 10 Dexter Episodes

10 – The British Invasion (Season 2 Episode 12)

Lila finds Doakes imprisoned in a cabin and learns that Dexter is in fact the Bay Harbour Butcher leading to her heling Dexter with his problem. Meanwhile Debra must decide what is more important her career or her relationship with Frank Lundy.

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9 – Seeing Red (Season 1 Episode 10)

The Metro Homicide Department team investigate a blood soaked crime scene which triggers traumatic memories from his childhood for Dexter. While his girlfriend Rita has to deal with the possibility of losing her children after being charged with assault by her ex-husband Paul.

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8 – Resistance is Futile (Season 2 Episode 9)

Dexter realises it won’t be easy to end things with Lila, while also trying to stay ahead of Lundy’s investigations. However, an enemy of Dexter discovers his secret and he has to deal with the fact that his blood slides are missing.

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7 – Truth Be Told (Season 1 Episode 11)

The Ice Truck killer takes someone close to Dexter hostage and puts him in a life changing position. Doakes begins to suspect that Dexter may have a lot more going on and begins to suspect him of being involved in something dark.

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6 – Surprise Motherfucker (Season 7 Episode 12)

Dexter visits Hannah in prison who manages to escape custody later on. LaGuerta is on Dexter’s tail, after confronting Debra with a surveillance video and this leads to a big decision for Debra who has a big decision to make in the finale.

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Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan and Lauren Velez as Maria LaGuerta (Season 7, episode 12) – Photo: Randy Tepper/Showtime – Photo ID: dexter_712_1120

5 – Hungry Man (Season 4 Episode 9)

Dexter spends Thanksgiving with Arthur in order to study how he acts around his family and the ones closest to him. But Debra’s investigations in to the Trinity Killer could land Dexter in trouble as his real identity could be revealed to everyone.

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Dexter Season 5 Review

Dexter is a fantastic TV show and one that I believe everyone should watch and season 5 is one that can’t be missed.

However, saying this it was a little frustrating and there were some negative points and just did not have the best of conclusions, although I may be being a bit harsh because of how brilliant the season 4 ending was. It was on the whole a very watchable season that will make you want to watch the next episode but this is how the last scene of the season was disappointing because it did not lead anywhere, in fact it just seems like a lot of what happened will be swept under the rug and we will just start back where Dexter was at the start of the show, just killing those that deserve to die and no deeper reasons.
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Onto the season the new characters that were introduced worked well, especially Julia Stiles character Lumen. Her whole story really got me invested in her character and I was wanting her to succeed all through the season and she was a much more effective partner for Dexter. She was a batter fit for Dexter as a girlfriend than Rita and she was certainly a better partner than Miguel Prado. I did not connect with Prado at all but Lumen integrated into Dexter’s life so easily and it did not feel rushed even though it happened in just a few episodes. It made sense that Lumen was only written for one season but there possibly could be a return for her some point down the line. Dexter and Lumen both needed to find redemption and they both shared their ‘Dark Passenger’ with each other and it was just a fantastic relationship once they learned to trust each other.
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Another new character that was really well written and intrigued me a lot was Jonny Lee Miller’s Jordan Chase. He certainly did play the character brilliantly and seemed like he genuinely wanted to help people or at least transform them in one way or another. He knew how to play a shady character, someone that you weren’t sure of from the very beginning and his catchphrase ‘Take It’ is one that works very well in terms of his job and also how he got people to do exactly what he wanted.
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A character that didn’t work for me at all was Liddy and his relationship with Quinn was really frustrating. The ending has clearly just been swept under the rug and I really doubt that this story will get any continuation even though there are a lot of questions that Quinn needs to answer for. Another change that I wasn’t sure of was Astor but I do understand why they used her as it kept Rita’s death in the back of the audiences mind so it is not just forgotten.

The season seemed like a video game to me because there were a lot of smaller ‘levels’, for example taking out the smaller targets to get to the final level and defeating the main boss. I did love this season but it may not have been the best and for me it gets an 8 out of 10.