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Why was Oscar’s description of his savior that of Jesus Christ?

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): ...
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Why does Quinn look like he lost 10-20 lbs between season 4 and 5?

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!...
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Why does Dexter allow the 'code' he follows to endanger innocent lives?

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,...
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What does ending of "Dexter" imply?

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 ...
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Does animal tranquilizer really work as fast as we see on Dexter?

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 ...
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Why is Dexter so hung up on Rita?

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 ...
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Does Rita find out about Dexter at the end?

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, ...
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Why was Dexter Morgan so rarely clean shaven?

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 ...
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What does ending of "Dexter" imply?

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 ...
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What was the significance of the last scene of Dexter in Season 8 episode 12?

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) ...
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Why does Dexter allow the 'code' he follows to endanger innocent lives?

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 ...
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Is there a real life inspiration behind Dexter?

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 ...
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Why did these containers stay at the same place?

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 ...
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Why does Dexter use the same outfit for killing?

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 ...
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Are the red strings used by Dexter a real thing?

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 ...
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Logic hole in Dexter "Return to Sender"

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 ...
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Why is Dexter so hung up on Rita?

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 ...
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Did Dexter really kill that man in S05E01?

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 ...
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Why does Harry Morgan keep appearing to Dexter?

It's a very common trope, where a deceased person will continue to advise a living person as a memory (i.e. "voice in their head") Although Harry is dead, he "made" Dexter, and Dexter continues to ...
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What was the significance of the last scene of Dexter in Season 8 episode 12?

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 ...
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Why does Dexter allow the 'code' he follows to endanger innocent lives?

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 ...
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What are the various rules in Harry's code of conduct?

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 ...
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How are the face cuts done when Dexter takes his blood samples of his victims?

So this is actually really interesting and not far from what @Snow said. Before we get started, all the following information is coming from Joshua Meltzer, the master prop designer for Dexter. Blood ...
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What did Lila truly want from Dexter?

She seemed to connect with Dexter, as in her mind she felt that Dexter is the same as her, "killer" and "wild". Although it was not true, Dexter was a killer but was not wild or a ...
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How did Rita and Deb know each other?

Yes, it has to do with Paul. Rita met Paul Bennett some time after, deciding to marry to him after becoming pregnant with Astor. They later had a son, Cody. This marriage too would prove to be ...
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How did Deb miss the freezer?

It's because she was an innocent cop whose job was to follow the clues solve crime its only after the ice truck killer incident that she became the super cop debra that we know off, ALSO if you ...
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Why didn't Lundy tell Debra he was close to retiring?

At the point when Lundy moves to Oregon, he doesn't realize that a couple of years later he might find a case that brings him back to Miami (post retirement). He's just does the right thing to not ...
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Why does Dexter allow the 'code' he follows to endanger innocent lives?

The other answers seem close to me, but not quite on target. Dexter follows the code out of a desire to not be caught/out of habit (by the time in Dexter's life where the show takes place). It's not ...
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