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An American television drama series centering on Miami Metro Police blood spatter analyst Dexter Morgan who leads a secret life as a serial killer and kills people who have slipped through the cracks of the justice system.

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In the “Dexter” episode “Road Kill” what do the Korean couple say when they break in?

At around time 17:00 Dexter (as Kyle Butler) and Arthur Mitchel (the Trinity Killer) break into Arthur's childhood home. A Korean couple live the home and discuss something when they walk in. What do ...
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Does animal tranquilizer really work as fast as we see on Dexter?

In the television show Dexter (2006-2013) whenever Dexter captures one of his victims, he does so by injecting them with a syringe of animal tranquilizer. Usually we see him inject them in the neck ...
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Why was Dexter Morgan so rarely clean shaven?

Seems Dexter is shown with a five o'clock shadow (the beginning of a beard that shows up late in the afternoon on the face of a man who has not shaved since morning) most of the time. I imagined ...
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How are the face cuts done when Dexter takes his blood samples of his victims?

Whenever Dexter has his victim on the slab ready to be killed, he cuts them with a surgical knife and takes a blood sample. Obviously the knife is fake and the blood is fake but quite often you will ...
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Why does Quinn give up on catching Dexter?

In season 5 of Dexter, Detective Joey Quinn is heavily suspicious of Dexter and what he gets up to. Joey then hires Liddy to spy on him. Liddy gets some good evidence including pictures of Dexter and ...
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Does the plot of the Season Five Finale of Dexter Have Serious Flaws?

In the Season Five finale of Dexter, entitled "The Big One," there appears to be a fatal plot flaw. Recall that Dexter used a car, which he had stolen near the crime scene where he killed Stan Liddy, ...
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Why does Harry Morgan keep appearing to Dexter?

In the show Dexter, we see throughout the series Dexter's adopted father, Harry Morgan, appear to Dexter giving him advice and helping him to stay out of jail. I've been thinking this is most likely ...
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What happened to Harrison's First nanny?

In Dexter Season 5 Harrison's nanny looks like an important part of the story. She is the only one who passed the nanny interview held by Debra. She really even cares for Harrison. So why did she ...
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Why does Quinn look like he lost 10-20 lbs between season 4 and 5?

In Season 4, Quinn is thin, but looks pretty healthy: In Season 5, Quinn starts to look a bit more like Skeletor - his cheeks are sunken, and in general he looks like he lost about 20-30 lbs that he ...
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Why didn't Lundy tell Debra he was close to retiring?

In season 2 of Dexter, Debra meets and starts a relationship with Frank Lundy. This ends when Lundy goes to work his next case in Oregon. In season 4, Lundy is back in Miami having retired and is ...
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Is there any hidden meaning behind Travis and the prosthetic arm?

In the last episode of Dexter season 6 (S06E12), Travis finds the prosthetic arm He's seen wondering what it is, puzzled: But quickly after that he put the arm back in the box when interrupted. ...
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When did Dexter break Harry's code for the first time?

Dexter breaks Harry's code several times in the later seasons of the show. But, when did he break it for the first time?
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How did Rita and Deb know each other?

In S05E01, Dexter recounts his first date with Rita, and, while making small talk, Rita speaks as if Deb was the one who matched the two of them together, with Rita mentioning how much Deb has spoken ...
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What did Lila truly want from Dexter?

She never seemed to be one of those 'settle down' type of people, to melt and to cook babies type. She didn't go to the Police after Doakes told her the truth about Dexter being the Bay Harbor ...
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Why did Lumen really leave?

In the end of season 5 of Dexter, Lumen suddenly leaves, even though they made the perfect couple. The reason she gives, that she no longer has the need to kill while Dexter still does, feels very ...
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What are the various rules in Harry's code of conduct?

I have watched through Dexter and there are multiple references to Harry's code of conduct, but they're never listed specifically in any of the episodes as far as I remember. I know that the first ...
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Why Dexter chose to kill rather than run in the Season 7 finale?

In the first episode of Season 7, Dexter chose to run away when he was at risk of revealing his identity to Debra. When LaGuerta tried to frame Dexter (knowing his identity), he thought to kill her ...
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Did Dexter really kill that man in S05E01?

In the first episode of season 5, Dexter is seen killing a man with an anchor out of sheer rage, breaking all past habits and careful planning. However, several things made me think this was part of ...
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How come nobody in the police found the relation between Brian Moser and Dexter?

In the final episode of Season 1 of Dexter, Dexter finds out the truth about Brian Moser. It is mentioned during the season that Dexter adoptive father removed any evidence of what happened when his ...
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Why does Dexter allow the 'code' he follows to endanger innocent lives?

I'm sure this pops up a few times over the course of the series, but referring specifically to Season 6, why does Dexter choose to exclude Miami Metro from his findings that would easily lead to the ...
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What did Hannah use to escape?

In the season 7 finale of Dexter, Hannah has Arlene slip her some sort of drug that seems to have a delayed effect of causing serious seizures and lasts long enough only to allow her to the hospital ...
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Why did these containers stay at the same place?

I am no expert on marine logistics, but my understanding is that the prime purpose of shipping containers is to be filled with goods and moved around the world. In particular, there is little point in ...
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What is the symbolism of using American Psycho protagonist's name in Dexter?

When Dexter goes to acquire his drugs for the tranquilizers he uses the name Patrick Bateman. Anyone aware of this name will know this person to be the protagonist in American Psycho. Seeing that ...
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Are the red strings used by Dexter a real thing?

Dexter works as a blood splatter analyst for Miami Metro police. We often see him on a crime scene using red strings to represent the trajectory of the blood: Is this a real thing done by blood ...
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In which episode did Debra find out about Dexter's brother?

In the show Dexter, season 6 episode 4, when Dexter Morgen walks into the crime scene with the two corpse horsemen, Dexter says "this spectacle makes me think of..." and Debra finishes the sentence "...
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Harry Morgan Connection on Dexter?

In the series Dexter Harry Morgan is the name of the Dexter's father. Harry Morgan is also the name of the well known character actor who starred in such shows as M*A*S*H as well as Dragnet - (1967). ...
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What does ending of “Dexter” imply?

Dexter is a drama series, no doubt about it, however, what was the reason for letting the main character live in the end? If thinking from moral perspective, Dexter is a killer that "gets away", so ...
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Logic hole in Dexter “Return to Sender”

Season 1, Episode "Return to Sender". It was discovered that the drug used to drug Dexter's victims was M99 and Dexter's Asian colleague sent a request for a list of all people who were registered to ...
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Why didn't Rudy Cooper reveal the true nature of Dexter to Debra in Dexter Season 1?

So I understand Rudy wanted Dexter to feel the need to connect with him on their mutual urge to killing people in the altercation happening in the final episode of Dexter Season 1. But since Dexter ...
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On Dexter, is her murder actually depicted?

In the very end of The Getaway, I thought the bathroom scene to be another imaginary vision— one among many; it’s too contrived, too staged… his son sits in the pool of blood too much like he did, so ...
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How did she deteriorate?

So everyone's favourite vegetable expletive-laden character had a fate presented to her that wasn't expected by anyone in the show. In fact, it wasn't expected by anyone, arguably. Can anyone ...
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Why is Dexter so hung up on Rita?

I've just finished watching the first two seasons. Dexter's character seems very inconsistent - On one hand, he's supposed to be the classic psychopath, completely devoid of feelings/emotions ...
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Why was Oscar’s description of his savior that of Jesus Christ?

The season 1 episode 6 of Dexter titled “Return To Sender” starts with the boy Oscar watching Dexter from a hiding place. Dexter is worried throughout the episode that the boy’s description will match ...
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What was the significance of the last scene of Dexter in Season 8 episode 12?

In the final episode of Dexter we saw that Dexter took Debra from the hospital and throws her into the sea. So what was the reason that he did that? What was the significance of the scene. Why did he ...
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How did Deb miss the freezer?

In the first season of the television series Dexter, his sister Deb How could she possibly have missed such an obvious clue?
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Why does Dexter use the same outfit for killing?

Dexter dresses in this outfit every time he commits a killing. Why does he use the same clothes? Is it some kind of signature?
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Is there a real life inspiration behind Dexter?

The show Dexter opens up an interesting yet controversial subject of saving innocent lives by eliminating potentially dangerous subjects (killer that kills other killers). Is this a complete novelty ...
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Does each season of Dexter have an overarching theme?

This thought recently occurred to me while reading up on theories for the finale. Season 7 had an overwhelming theme of love and what one would do in the name of love with all the storylines: Dexter ...
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Does Rita find out about Dexter at the end?

In the absolute shock Season 4 finale, we see Rita bled out in a bathtub at the hands of The Trinity. Arthur had already found out everything about Dexter at the time he killed Rita. Is there any ...
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What's the rationale behind Hannah McKay's behaviour at end of Do the Wrong Thing?

Towards the end of Dexter Season 7, Episode 6 'Do the Wrong Thing', Dexter makes a momentary decision not to kill Hannah McKay and instead cuts her free. At this point, why would Hannah arise and ...
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The meaning of the Dexter lock in the series Dexter

Every time the series started I remember wondering about the lock on Dexter's door. I was sure I had the same one in my garage so I went to check and it turned out to be a "Dexter" lock. Is there a ...
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How did events lead this way?

In an arguably poor-received way, Dexter ended in a very odd way. Our favourite serial killer is now a lumberjack in wintery... wherever. The question comes back to why? Why does Dexter choose to ...
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How does Dexter handle the logistics of his murders?

When Dexter murders someone he always prepares the room with: lots of plastic foil pictures of victims small details for atmosphere etc But we only see him dispose the bodies. The amount of plastic ...
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What software and web sites are portrayed in Dexter?

I noticed while watching Dexter series that absolutely nothing that happens on a computer screen looks even remotely familiar. Operating systems are not Windows, OSX or Linux, nor are they re-skins of ...
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What's that song at the end of Dexter S08E08? [closed]

Dexter comes home, hears the Make your own kind of music song, then sees the dead kid and dramatic melody starts playing. How is it called?
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How did the Trinity Killer manage to leave no traces?

In season 4 of Dexter the Trinity Killer used to kill in the bathtub. A bathtub full of blood and he sat in it with victim till the end. How did he to manage leaving no trace from such a mess?
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Where did Deb live towards the end of the season?

Just finishing the 5th season of Dexter and partway through the season Deb ends up going to live with Quinn because of their relationship and because of Dexter's old apartment becoming too crowded for ...
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Swimming to shore from the gulf stream in the middle of a hurricane

So, our favorite serial killer turns his boat into an oncoming hurricane and then apparently swims ashore. I have seen some reference to the gulf stream being 5-7 miles out from Palm Beach - which ...
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Is a blood analyst's salary enough to pay rent for two houses and other expenses in Miami?

In Dexter, Season 4, Dexter keeps two houses, one of his old one for secret works and one for Rita and his children. Similarly in Season 5, He returns to his old house but still keep's Rita's house ...
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Meaning of Hannah's last appearance

In the last episode of season 7, we see Hannah McKay leaving a black flower at Dexter's door. What does it mean? Will she try to kill him or was it a goodbye-gift meant to symbolize her sadness ...