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When the Cuban boy is found in the trunk, he's reciting the Lord’s Prayer in Spanish, heavily implying that he's from a religious family\background. From the script: OSCAR (the faintest whisper): Padre nuestro que estas en los cielos. Santificado sea tu nombre. Venga tu reino. Hagase tu voluntad. En la tierra como en el cielo... The logical conclusion, ...


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Desmond Harrington explains: Dexter co-star Desmond Harrington -finally- comes clean about his weigh loss: "I didn't have any plastic surgery, I'm not sick it's called running and eating better! You understand? I'm in my 30s now. All these ridiculous stuff that I read "He's sick, he's on drugs", get a life! I just changed how I ate and begin to ...


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Dexter feels a pathological need to kill and his code is what Harry gave him to make sense of this need. If he gave information up to the Police about his victims and put them in to the justice system, he would not only be robbing himself of the kill which he so craves and needs to feed his pathological hunger, he also would not be able accept that they had ...


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The monitoring equipment in the hospital measures things like blood pressure, pulse, oxygenation and the like. What it doesn't monitor is blood clots. Blood clotting is a normal reaction to wounds and is part of the healing process. What happened to Debra is that one of the clots came free and began circulating around her bloodstream. At some point, it ...


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Dexter is a survivor. It's something he's always managed, despite his "dark passenger". The end of Dexter shows him doing just that, surviving. Getting on with things. He's lost Rita and Deb. He won't get Rita's kids; and doesn't really want them anyway. All he has left are Hanna and Harrison. Along the way, he's learned that people close to him hate ...


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If I remember correctly, Dexter tests the blood on Quinn but provides falsified results stating that the blood is not Liddy's. Quinn realises that Dexter is getting him off the hook and then more or less lets Dexter off. There is no hint that the suspicion has gone away, but that he accepts that Dexter is not all he seems, but trusts him.


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TL;DR; All sedatives take at least 1 to 2 minutes before taking effect; hence, the immediate passing out seen often in Dexter is unrealistic. The biggest hindrance to opioids is BBB. Dexter uses a tranquilizer so potent that it will just kill the victim. Aww, there goes the speech. I can't recall any episodes with a different 'attacking spot' than the neck ...


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He wants a girlfriend in order to maintain his "disguise" as a normal person. So that the people in his life aren't constantly trying to set him up on dates, or asking him why he doesn't want to find a girl. Rita is ideal because her "damaged goods" background means she doesn't ask too many questions, and she doesn't want to have sex (as mentioned.) If ...


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This is not revealed on the show. The only two people who knew if Arthur had revealed Dexter's true identity to Rita are Arthur and Rita. Arthur was killed by Dexter shortly after he'd killed Rita, and he tells Dexter nothing that indicates he'd told her about him (nor does he leave any messages behind indicating it). Rita's last words are in her phone ...


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Because Showtime wouldn't let him die: "How about that finale?" said Dexter producer John Goldwyn at the NYFF premiere of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty this weekend, when we asked how the writers decided on that ending. "They won't let us kill him," he told us. "Showtime was very clear about that. When we told them the arc for the last season, ...


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He was very thorough at cleaning. This is from the very first crime scene, during the kill: And this is during the investigation: Dexter comments on this: "It's a very well organized crime scene. The assailant took his time. Cleaned up after himself." with a funny remark "Obviously doesn't have kids". Now, how exactly did he manage to clean the whole ...


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In an interview on the Scientific American podcast (at approx. 27.5 minutes) Michael C. Hall said he was clean shaven everyday working on Six Feet Under for years, and he was tired of shaving. He sold the idea of Dexter having stubble to the producers by saying "there is nothing Dexter hates more than to draw his own blood."


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According to the Dexter Wikia, Sonya left the show without any explanation. There was also no explanation as to why Angel Batista's younger sister Jamie took over from Sonya. The Wikia page for Sonya also adds Sonya unfortunately fell into the category of characters that disappear between seasons. This is likely due to their contract only requiring their ...


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I've found information (Source) on the net containing salary ranges for "Blood Analsyts". A rookie can start off from a $40,000 mark A Senior (like Dexter) can earn anywhere from $80,000 to $160,000 In addition to this, Dexter sold his biological fathers' house in season 1, from which I would guess he would get at least $100,000 cash in hand. I also noted ...


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Dexter is a psychopath and a sociopath, utterly lacking in empathy or care for other humans, except maybe his family. He really, really doesn't care about whether the innocent live or die, for the most part. The reason why his "code" targets criminals, serial killers and sick twists, for the most part, was by the design of his father. His father knew that ...


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In an interview with Executive Producer Scott Buck he explains that it is mentioned in a different episode that Dexter had an emergency life raft on the Slice of Life, implying that the raft is how Dexter got back to land. The full interview can be viewed on the Hollywood Reporter website.


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The TV show Dexter itself is based on the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. There is a theory that the case of Manuel Pardo inspired the character, however, that is unconfirmed. He was an ex-cop and claimed he was "ridding the streets from the wicked" as a motive for his murders. There are not a lot of similarities between the character of ...


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Because Dexter now realizes that he is the one who is responsible for Harry's suicide, Deb's condition of being on life support, Rita's death, and Vogel's death. He can't bare it anymore. He now thinks that everyone he is comes into contact with will be destroyed the same way — that's why after killing The Brain Surgeon he stopped Deb's life support ...


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Also to add, his kills are very ritualistic. He repeats every thing in a fixed pattern. Setting up the kill room, the kill table, the weapons, drawing blood from the victim for the slides, etc. The uniform is part of his ritual too.


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Because she wouldn't recover anyway: After coming this close to catching the Brain Surgeon, Deb ultimately would never fully recover from the gunshot wound the tough-talking (and acting) detective suffered in the penultimate episode. While she comes through surgery, a blood clot would later prove to be the one obstacle Deb could not recover from ...


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It's a real method for analyzing blood splatters. To find the area of convergence, investigators typically use string to create straight lines through the long axis of individual drops, following the angle of impact along a flat plane, for instance the floor or wall where the drops are found. Following the lines to where they intersect shows investigators ...


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You are excluding many valid reasons for this to happen. His colleague would easily notice someone viewed an email in his in-box. You can set an email to Unread in pretty much every mail app I've ever used. So how would the colleague see that the mail was read, but then put back into an unread state? OR his colleague could easily go back to the ...


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My answer is based on the comment thread below your question. In this comment thread, we have established the following: It is likely that the containers were decommissioned due to the police claiming it as evidence for the murders. Due to the nature of the crimes, the containers will have been considered evidence for a long time, so replacements will have ...


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I believe the reason why Dexter seems to "care" about Rita is because he thinks of himself as an overall good person, a kind of necessary evil. Although he lacks the emotions to be guided by in his life, he tries really hard to seem like a good person and empathise with the people around him. Dexter isn't a stupid guy, it is a well known fact that ...


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That character was Rankin and Dexter did kill him out of grief rage. It was not like his previous psychopathic planned killing but a sociopathic rage kill. Even his Harry's hallucination tells him that that's the first human thing he'd done since his wife's death. And he is not the only kill outside Harry's code, there are many, from dexter.wikia.com: ...


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Surely he can't be satisfied that his 'need' to kill is at the expense of innocent people being killed. That is actually wrong. He has a real need to kill people. And he does so following the code that his stepfather set out for him. The 'Harry Code' however does not speak of him having to save innocent peoples lives. As Dexter is incapable of feeling (...


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BCdotWEB's answer is very good and explains the reason, and gives out-of-universe answers, too. However, there is something in-universe to add: There is a big hint in episode Easy as pie (Season 3 Episode 7) where Dexter talks with Debra about Camilla who is very sick at the hospital. Dexter: She's in a lot of pain. Debra: Then I hope she goes fast. ...


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Never get caught Make sure they deserve it Never kids Never make a scene Fake emotion and normality to fit in. When taking a psychology personality test, always answer the question with the opposite of what you feel. Never get emotionally involved. victims must be killers who the police have been unable to catch or convict control urges, channel ...


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