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But not to worry, our cool-blooded Dexter doesn't kill just anyone. He reserves his homicidal hobbies to taking only the lives of other killers.
Written by ahmetkozan. Dexter is a sociopath, someone with no human feelings and hence no natural, inner moral compass, and he has an unquenchable blood lust that drives him to kill.
But he had the great grace to have been the adopted child of a police officer, who as we see in terrific flashbacks successfully instilled in him a complete moral code, which he adheres to on a strictly intellectual level.
This is an utterly brilliant concept which I assume derives from the novels it's based on , one that allows the writers to explore the nature of moral behavior and of what it means to be human Dexter is, in a sense, an alien.
Another thing the show is doing brilliantly is moving at different speeds in parallel. There is a primary apparent season-long story arc concerning a cat-and-mouse game between Dexter and a serial killer , and a a secondary arc involving Dexter's sister's police career.
The first handful of episodes include a very powerful completed arc concerning one of Dexter's police colleagues and a local crime lord, while two of the four episodes so far have also included a self-contained story spliced among and playing off the ongoing ones.
I've seen the future of TV season structuring, and this is it. The cast and production are terrific. The only reason you wouldn't want to watch this utterly brilliant show is the frequent use of extremely graphic images: there have probably been more severed body parts shown in these first four episodes than in the first four episodes of every other TV show on the air combined.
If you can stomach that, tune it for a mesmerizing look at what makes us human -- or inhuman. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.
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Orphaned at age three, when his mother was brutally murdered with a chainsaw by drug dealers, Dexter Hall was adopted by Miami police officer Harry Morgan James Remar.
Recognizing the boy's trauma and the subsequent development of his sociopathic tendencies, Harry has manipulated Dexter to channel his gruesome bloodlust into vigilantism, killing only heinous criminals who slip through the criminal justice system.
To facilitate covering his prolific trail of homicides, Dexter gains employment as a forensic analyst, specializing in blood spatter pattern analysis , for the Miami Metro Police Department.
Dexter is extremely cautious and circumspect; he wears gloves and uses plastic-wrapped "kill rooms", segments the corpses, and disposes of them in the Atlantic Ocean's Gulf Stream to reduce his chances of detection.
Dexter struggles to juggle his double life. Although his homicidal tendencies are deeply unflinching, and he originally claims detachment via narration , throughout the series he strives to feel and in some cases does feel, normal emotions and maintain his appearance as a socially responsible human being.
Although the series is set in Miami, Florida , many of the exterior scenes are filmed in Long Beach, California.
Many landmark buildings and locations in Long Beach are featured throughout the series. Mobile phone owners received the following unsolicited SMS messages addressed to them by name with no identifying information other than being from "Dexter": "Hello name.
I'm heading to the UK sooner than you might think. While the marketing campaign succeeded in raising the profile of the show, it proved unpopular with many mobile owners, who saw this as spam advertising aimed at mobile phones.
In response to complaints about the SMS element of the campaign, Fox issued the following statement:. The text message you received was part of an internet viral campaign for our newest show Dexter.
However, it was not us who sent you the text, but one of your friends. We do not have a database of viewer phone numbers. The text message went along with a piece on the net that you can then send on to other people you know.
If you go to you will see the page that one of your friends has filled in to send you that message. Therefore I suggest you have a word with anyone who knows your mobile number and see who sent you this message.
For the record we did not make a record of any phone numbers used in this campaign. The show's lead actor, Michael C.
Hall, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma , a type of cancer, while filming season four of Dexter. During his treatment, he was noticeably thinner and had lost his hair, which he hid with a cap or bandana.
Besides Michael C. Hall playing the title character , the show's supporting cast includes Jennifer Carpenter as Dexter's adoptive sister and co-worker and later boss Debra, and James Remar as Dexter's adoptive father, Harry Morgan.
Lee as lab tech Vince Masuka promoted to title credits in season two. Erik King portrayed the troubled Sgt James Doakes for the first two seasons of the show.
Desmond Harrington joined the cast in season three as Joey Quinn ; his name was promoted to the title credits as of season four.
Julie Benz starred as Dexter's girlfriend, then wife, Rita in seasons one to four, with a guest appearance in season five. Dexter's infant son Harrison is played by twins, Evan and Luke Kruntchev, through season seven; in season eight, Harrison was played by Jadon Wells.
Aimee Garcia plays Batista's younger sister, Jamie. Jaime Murray portrayed Lila Tournay in season two, a beautiful but unhinged British artist who becomes obsessed with Dexter.
David Ramsey , who plays confidential informant Anton Briggs in season three, returned in season four, becoming romantically involved with Debra Morgan.
John Lithgow joined the cast in season four as the " Trinity Killer ". Courtney Ford was featured in season four as an ambitious reporter who mixes business with pleasure, getting romantically involved with Quinn while simultaneously fishing for sources and stories.
Julia Stiles joined the cast in season five as Lumen Pierce , a woman who gets involved in a complex relationship with Dexter after the tragedy that culminated the previous season.
Seasons seven and eight featured multiple guest stars, including Ray Stevenson as Ukrainian mob boss Isaak Sirko, a man with a personal vendetta against Dexter; Yvonne Strahovski as Hannah McKay, the former accomplice of a spree killer; Jason Gedrick as strip club owner George Novikov, also part of the mob; and Charlotte Rampling as Dr.
Evelyn Vogel, a neuropsychiatrist who takes an interest in Dexter. Ronny Cox as the Tooth Fairy killer. Sean Patrick Flanery joins the cast in season eight as Jacob Elway, a private investigator who Debra works for.
Margo Martindale had a recurring role as Camilla Figg, a records office worker who was close friends with Dexter's adoptive parents.
Anne Ramsay portrayed defense attorney Ellen Wolf, Miguel's nemesis. Valerie Cruz played a recurring role as Miguel's wife, Sylvia.
In season six, Billy Brown was cast as transferred-in Detective Mike Anderson to replace Debra after her promotion to lieutenant.
The main creative forces behind the series were executive producers Daniel Cerone , Clyde Phillips , and Melissa Rosenberg. Cerone left the show after its second season.
Executive producer and showrunner Phillips departed the series, after a record-setting season-four finale, to spend more time with his family; 24 co-executive producer Chip Johannessen took over Phillips' post.
After the conclusion of season five, Chip Johannessen was revealed to be leaving the show after a single run,  and Scott Buck would take over as showrunner from season six onward.
Although reception to individual seasons has varied, the overall response to Dexter has been positive. The first, second, fourth, and seventh seasons received critical acclaim, the third and fifth seasons received generally positive reviews, while the sixth and eighth seasons received mixed to negative reviews.
While remarking on some of the show's more formulaic elements quirky detective, hero with dense workmates, convenient plot contrivances , Tad Friend of The New Yorker remarked that when Dexter is struggling to connect with Rita or soliciting advice from his victims, "the show finds its voice.
The review aggregator website Metacritic calculated a score of 77 from a possible for season one, based on 27 reviews, making it the third-best reviewed show of the fall season.
The season-three finale, on December 14, , was watched by 1. It broke records for all of Showtime's original series and was their highest-rated telecast in over a decade.
The show was declared the ninth-highest rated show for the first 10 years of IMDb. Hall five times in a row, from to On December 14, , Michael C.
In , the show was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for its second season Showtime's first ever drama to be nominated for the award , and its star for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
Winter, in a formal press release, again called for CBS to not air the show on broadcast television, saying that it "should remain on a premium subscription cable network" because "the series compels viewers to empathize with a serial killer, to root for him to prevail, to hope he doesn't get discovered".
Following Winter's press release, CBS added parental advisory notices to its broadcast promotions and ultimately rated Dexter TV for broadcast.
Several comparisons and connections between the TV show and its protagonist have been drawn during criminal prosecutions.
In , year-old Andrew Conley said the show inspired him to strangle his year-old brother. On November 4, , in Sweden , a year-old woman known as Dexter-mördaren "The Dexter killer" or Dexter-kvinnan "The Dexter woman" killed her year-old father by stabbing him in the heart.
In July , she was sentenced to seven years in prison. Association was established between Mark Twitchell , of Edmonton , Alberta, Canada, during his first-degree murder trial, and the character of Dexter Morgan.
After weeks of testimony and gruesome evidence presented in court, Twitchell was found guilty of the planned and deliberate murder of year-old Johnny Altinger on April 12, British teenager Steven Miles, 17, was sentenced to 25 years in prison on October 2, , for stabbing and dismembering his girlfriend Elizabeth Rose Thomas, 17, in Oxted , Surrey.
Police discovered Thomas' body on January 24, and determined the cause of death to be a stab wound to the back. Miles was arrested on suspicion of murder.
Miles pled guilty to the crime on September 9. According to Surrey Police, Miles had dismembered Thomas' body following her death, wrapping up limbs in plastic wrap , and had attempted to clean up the crime scene before he was found by a family member.
Miles had been reported to be obsessed with the television series Dexter. Miles reportedly had an alter ego named Ed, whom Miles claims made him carry out the heinous murder.
Dexter: Early Cuts is an animated web series that premiered on October 25, Hall reprises his role as the voice of Dexter.
The webisodes are animated with 2. She was nominated for a Webby for her writing on the first season.
The first web series precedes the narrative of the show and revolves around Dexter hunting down the three victims that he mentions in the sixth episode of season one, " Return to Sender ".
Each victim's story is split into four two-minute chapters. A second season of the web series titled Dexter: Early Cuts: Dark Echo , one story in six chapters, premiered on October 25, The story begins immediately following Dexter's adoptive father Harry's death.
Season 3 centers around Dexter's first encounter with a pair of killers. Each story is told in several two to three minute chapters. In August , the album soundtrack entitled Dexter: Music from the Showtime Original Series was released featuring music from the television series.
The album was produced by Showtime and distributed by Milan Records. The digital download version offers five additional bonus tracks from the show's first two seasons.
Marvel Comics released a Dexter limited series in July The comic books are written by creator Jeff Lindsay and drawn by Dalihbor Talajic.
On September 13, , Icarus Studios released a video game based on the events of season one, for the iPhone platform, via the iTunes app store.
The cast and crew of Dexter were very supportive, with some of the cast providing full voice work for the game, including Michael C.
The promotion relied on community involvement, part of which required participants to use the SCVNGR applications available for the Android , iPad , iPhone, and iPod Touch platforms to complete treks around the five cities where the game was available.
The final trek led to a kill room, where the Infinity Killer had recently claimed a victim. A link was found in the room to a fake company called Sleep Superbly, which began an extensive Showtime-maintained alternate reality game that continued until Dexter ' s season-five premiere.
During the game, players communicate with the Infinity Killer, among many others. The game spans Craigslist , Facebook , Twitter , and countless unique sites created for the game.
Players can even call phone numbers. The characters and companies are controlled by real people, adding an extra layer of realism and the ability for intelligent conversation.
To maintain a realistic feeling in the game, Showtime does not put its name or advertisements on most sites or pages created for the game.
On August 13, , the hidden object mobile game Dexter: Hidden Darkness  was released for all iOS devices, with the announcement that Android support would be available soon.
Players, acting as Dexter Morgan, solve crimes and hunt down killers to "feed" the dark passenger. A variety of merchandise items is available from Showtime including an apron, bin bags, blood slide beverage coasters and key rings , drinking glasses, mugs, pens made to look like syringes of blood, posters, and T-shirts.
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After discovering that Dexter framed her ex-husband Paul with drug abuse, she suspects that Dexter owned the drugs himself.
She pushes him into Narcotics Anonymous , but begins to suspect that he is having an affair with his sponsor, Lila, and breaks up with him.
In anguish, Dexter turns to Lila, and consummates what had before been a platonic relationship. After Dexter lies to Lila about working late he had gone to kill Jimenez , Lila breaks into Rita's house, afraid that they had rekindled their relationship.
Angered, Dexter breaks up with her. His breakup with Lila, his love for Rita and her children, and his sincere regret over what he had done convinces Rita to start dating him again.
In season 3, Rita suddenly discovers that she is pregnant with Dexter's baby. Believing that being a parent is one of her main achievements, Rita decides to keep the baby, and leaves Dexter's role in the child's life entirely up to him.
After much deliberation, Dexter decides with Debra's help that he will be there for the child and Rita accepts his marriage proposal.
Rita loses her job when she is rude to a customer, but gets back on her feet by working as an assistant to Sylvia Prado.
After the baby, Harrison, is born, Rita and Dexter move into a house together in the suburbs. Rita begins to notice a pattern of lies from Dexter, including deceiving her about the concussion he suffered in the car accident and the ownership of his old apartment.
Rita and Dexter then go to a marriage counselor, who allows them to sort out their problems and instigates peace between them.
However, their neighbor, Elliot, begins to fall for Rita, kissing her and pointing out that Dexter is never home.
Though she initially kisses him back, she quickly ends it before something begins. Debra Morgan known as Deborah Morgan in the book is the younger foster sister of Dexter and biological child of Harry Morgan.
Debra believed that she truly knew her father, but is unaware of the secrets he kept, especially concerning Dexter whom she sees as a true brother.
Inspired by their father's legendary police career, Debra joined the police and desperately yearned to become a homicide detective.
Initially assigned to Vice, she was transferred to Homicide at the start of the first season. Being new to the job and very insecure, she largely relied on Dexter's expertise on murderers to solve difficult cases.
She falls in love with him, but is later kidnapped by him in order to be able to reveal himself to Dexter.
She is bound to a table in the same manner that Dexter kills his victims, while Dexter and Brian discuss her fate.
In the show, she is unconscious, but in Darkly Dreaming Dexter , she is awake and finds out that her brother is a killer. Debra is severely affected by Rudy's betrayal; she moves in with Dexter for fear of being alone.
Throughout the second season , Debra stays in her brother's apartment as she deals with the trauma of what happened, but leaves his apartment in a mess.
Debra is a key member of the police task force in charge of finding the Bay Harbor Butcher, who is secretly Dexter.
She falls for an older man, Frank Lundy, the FBI agent in charge of the case, all the while improving her ability on the job.
By the end of Season 2, Debra has recovered from the trauma of the Ice Truck Killer, confident as an officer, and is determined to get her detective shield.
In Season 3 , Debra has had her hair cut to shoulder length, has "sworn off men, liquor and smokes" and is even more determined to get her silver detective shield.
She is working with a new partner, Detective Quinn , but has been approached by an Internal Affairs officer who tells her that her partner is being investigated as a dirty cop, but she refuses to help them.
She was originally part of the team investigating the murder of Miguel Prado's brother, Oscar, but because of her lack of tact and people skills she was removed from the case by newly promoted Angel Batista ; however, the case she had been assigned the murder of a young woman was eventually found to have been connected to the Skinner case, which she solved with the help of Anton, a C.
Because of her success on the Skinner case, she was promoted to detective at the end of the season. She is known to have a very foul mouth, and she hardly speaks a sentence without swearing.
This has nearly gotten her into trouble, as she often speaks profanely to her superiors, only to realize a few seconds after.
It finally got her into trouble in the third season, as a poorly timed public comment caused her to be kicked off the Freebo case.
She is also known for being easily angered and frustrated by suspects. Though she is frustrated at Dexter's inability to open up to her, she has defended him on more than one occasion.
A conversation between her and Dexter leads to her finding out that her father slept with one of his confidential informants.
She investigates the files on Harry's informants and interviews some of them, hoping to find the one with whom Harry had an affair.
One of the files is shown to be that of Laura Moser. Also during this time, her relationship with Anton had been breaking, especially now that he had secured a gig in the city instead of on a cruise ship.
Soon, both she and Lundy are shot by an unknown assailant suspected to be the Vacation Murderers. In her hospital bed, she confesses to Anton that she slept with Lundy, prompting him to leave her.
Lundy died, and she eventually concludes that the Trinity Killer must have been the shooter. As a result, Debra opens an investigation on the Trinity Killer.
However, it is later determined that Trinity could not have been the shooter, since her wounds from the bullet were at a horizontal line, therefore someone of Masuka's height had to be the shooter.
During a Thanksgiving dinner, Debra remembers a conversation she had with Christine Hill and realizes Hill has knowledge of the shooting that no one outside the police department should possess.
This leads Debra to believe that she was the shooter. This is backed up later when it is revealed that Hill is the daughter of Trinity.
Hill later confesses to Debra that she was the shooter, and proceeds to shoot herself in the head. Due to her solving the Lundy killing, Debra restarts her search for Harry's C.
Doakes had killer impulses which drove him to divorce his wife, confessing that if he had stayed with her any longer, he would have killed her.
Doakes instinctively hates Dexter; and is the only person in Dexter's life who can see through his mask of normalcy, Doakes suspects that Dexter is hiding something and has no reservations about telling him so.
Ultimately, Doakes realizes that Dexter is withholding vital information on the Ice Truck Killer case and his frustration drives Doakes to physically attack him, only for Dexter to expertly fight back.
Doakes' friend LaGuerta tells him to back off, but Doakes begins following Dexter in secret. Doakes temporarily ends his stalking when he finds Dexter attending a Narcotics Anonymous meeting, supposedly for heroin addiction.
Doakes erroneously believes Dexter's dark secret is that he is a drug addict whose addiction is caused by work-related stress, Doakes tells Dexter that he has seen many policemen led down the same path.
Feeling sympathetic towards Dexter, Doakes briefly leaves him alone. Doakes resumes the hunt, however, when Debra innocently reveals that Dexter does not so much as smoke.
On finding Doakes meddling in his past again, Dexter goads him into a seemingly unprovoked fight in front of the entire squad room.
Doakes breaks into Dexter's apartment, and stumbles upon Dexter's blood slide collection box, and realizes that Dexter could be the Bay Harbor Butcher.
He steals the slides to have them analyzed. Ironically, Doakes is by now the prime suspect in the case, thanks to Dexter's manipulation of the evidence.
Doakes attempts to apprehend Dexter himself in the Everglades , but Dexter gets the upper hand and locks him in Jimenez's cabin while deciding what to do.
Doakes tries to convince Dexter to turn himself in; however, Lila Tournay finds the cabin and blows it up by igniting propane tanks after finding out that Dexter is the Bay Harbor Butcher.
Doakes' incinerated remains are found along with the dismembered body of Jose Garza, and so the case is closed, with the official conclusion being that Doakes was the culprit.
At the series' beginning, she had a sincere dislike for Debra which in later series has all but disappeared. After the first season, however, it is suggested that she sees him more as a good friend.
At the end of the first season, she is removed from command. However, Doakes is found dead in a seemingly accidental explosion along with the body of drug dealer Jose Garza, and the case is closed.
As she recovers from the trauma of Doakes' death, she leads an investigation into the murder of Oscar Prado, the brother of her ex-boyfriend, Miguel Prado.
She also develops a close relationship with defense attorney Ellen Wolf, and is devastated when Wolf is found murdered. After Miguel's own murder ostensibly at the hands of The Skinner, but in reality by Dexter , she wants to find admissible evidence to prove he killed Wolf, but Dexter is able to convince her that doing so would only hurt Miguel's family and the Cuban community, and that even then there is a high chance that nothing will be proved.
Reluctantly, LaGuerta drops it. At the start of Season 4 , she is shown to be romantically involved with Angel. They keep their relationship hidden from the rest of the homicide department, aside from Dexter, who both Angel and LaGuerta confide in.
Their relationship hits a roadblock when she tells their superiors about their relationship so that it cannot be used against them during a trial.
The consequence of her disclosure is a threat of reassignment; either Angel or LaGuerta will have to move out of Homicide.
Deciding that their jobs are integral parts of who they both are, the two decide to end their relationship, and sign affidavits to that effect.
Staying away from each other does not prove easy, however, and they begin having secret liaisons once more in order to circumvent a reprimand from higher up, and also as a result of their deepening feelings for one another, they secretly get married with Dexter as witness.
It was later disclosed that LaGuerta had blackmailed Matthews in order to become the captain. LaGuerta wanted to install Angel Batista, whom she can trust, to be the new lieutenant of homicide division, but as a payback to LaGuerta, Matthews appoints Debra Morgan to be the new lieutenant instead.
Later in Season 6, when Matthews was involved in a prostitute's overdose death, LaGuerta used Debra Morgan to keep the case alive and eventually leaked the information to the police chief, who forced Matthews to retire.
It was implied LaGuerta would become the next deputy chief. At the onset of Season 7, LaGuerta finds the blood slide of Travis Marshall at the scene of his death.
Remembering that this is the M. Dexter, anticipating LaGuerta's move, made it look as though she was framing him as the Butcher.
LaGuerta then finds more evidence of Dexter and Debra's involvement in the death of Travis. She is eventually killed by Debra, with a shot to the chest, who finds her and Dexter in a shipping container as Dexter was trying to frame her for the murder of the killer of Dexter's mother, Hector Estrada.
Batista is basically good-natured, with a dry sense of humor. He is also totally honest, at the request of his father on his deathbed.
He is also Dexter's best friend. Angel is shown wearing a trilby hat almost all the time. After having an affair with another woman, he confesses his actions to his wife; she immediately ends their relationship, although it takes months for the painful separation to conclude.
Angel takes an interest in Lila and eventually ends up sleeping with her. However, Lila takes rohipnol and then files rape charges against Angel.
During this period, Dexter admits that if he were "normal", he would want to be a man like Batista. Ultimately, the charges are dropped once Lila moves to Paris.
At the start of season 3, Batista is promoted to sergeant and made the department's new lead case investigator to replace the now-deceased Doakes.
However, he risks his career by attempting to sleep with a hooker who turns out to be an undercover cop. After persistent but gentlemanly advances, Angel begins a relationship with the other officer, Barbara Gianna.
By the start of Season 4, it appears that Angel and Barbara have amicably split, and he has a romantic involvement with LaGuerta, although this is kept hidden from those they work with.
In " Hello, Dexter Morgan ", they secretly get married with Dexter as witness. By season 5 their marriage has become common knowledge throughout the office.
In season 7, Batista buys a restaurant, and announces his retirement although in season 8 he still continues to work for the Miami Metro PD as a Lieutenant.
Harry Morgan is Dexter's adoptive father. When alive, he was homicide detective and highly respected member of the Miami Police Department.
In the course of a high-stakes drug case, Harry began an illicit relationship with Laura Moser, Dexter's biological mother, to gather information and evidence on the drug lords in question.
Laura was discovered and made an example of; she and three others were executed with chainsaws in a shipping container.
Her sons, Brian and Dexter, were left in the container for two days until Harry and a police team recovered them. Harry adopted Dexter, while Brian was institutionalized.
At first, Harry attempted to manage Dexter's violent urges by only allowing him to kill animals, but he eventually came to the conclusion that Dexter's pathology could not be repressed, only controlled: Harry decided to train the boy as a vigilante , to hunt and kill murderers without leaving any clues.
Dexter prized these lessons as a means to fulfill his desires with his father's approval, dubbing them the "Code of Harry".
Harry's relationship with his biological daughter Debra, meanwhile, was more complicated. She craved her father's approval, but felt that he favored Dexter.
When Dexter was 19, Harry fell seriously ill and gave Dexter "permission" to kill Mary, one of his nurses, who was intentionally poisoning him with morphine.
A year later, when Juan Ryness, a pimp who was murdering prostitutes , was released due to a faulty search warrant , Harry lost his temper and told Dexter he was right in training him.
When Dexter killed Ryness, Harry was horrified by the way Dexter proudly showed him the pimp's dismembered body.
Harry committed suicide a few days later, by overdosing on his medication. Vincent Masuka is the Miami Metro Police lead forensics investigator and works alongside Dexter in the lab and at crime scenes.
He is portrayed as obsessed with sex, often making inappropriate comments with implied sexual meanings at crime scenes ending with his characteristic laughter.
The kinkier the better - he is not shy about propositioning any woman he meets. However, he has been able to tone it down when the situation calls for it, like when Angel was in hospital, as well as calming Debra down when Lundy returned.
Detective Joey Quinn even confronted him about it, stating that his comments are why nobody likes to be around him, only for Vince to harshly brush him off.
However, he seems to accept Joey's explanation when no one came to see his speech on his newly published work, for which he cleaned up his act and dressed formally, but soon returned to his former self.
In the books, Dexter feels a kinship with him as, like him, he hides who he really is. In the novel as well as in the series, he sets up Dexter's Bachelor Party and kidnaps him to get him there where, in the belief that he had been kidnapped by Ramon Prado, Dexter slugged Vince in the eye just as he opened the car trunk.
However, he fell for the female Party Planner and they were in a relationship until the end of season 3. He is also shown to be greatly distraught after seeing Rita kiss another man, leading him to try to tell Dexter.
In season 5, it is discovered that he has a giant tattoo of a dragon on his back. In the novels, he is the closest thing Dexter has to a friend; Dexter senses that they are both pretending to be normal, albeit for completely different reasons.
In Dearly Devoted Dexter Vince throws a large bachelor party for Dexter within a few hours of finding out about his engagement, and in Dexter in the Dark takes his role as best man so seriously that he calls in favors to hire Manny Borque, a famous caterer, for Dexter's wedding.
Joseph "Joey" Quinn is a detective who transferred to the Homicide division after being in Narcotics before Season 3.
Quinn takes a liking to Debra Morgan, even giving her a C. Quinn's past is unknown and even called into question, as Debra is pressured by Internal Affairs agent Yuki Amado to gather evidence against him.
Quinn got the Internal Affairs case dropped, and later confessed to Debra that the real source of the Internal Affairs investigation was from the death of a former partner of his and Yuki's who had a crystal meth addiction.
Quinn knew about the partner's addiction but tried to offer private help instead of informing his superiors. He is seen at Dexter's wedding, despite Debra's advice to Dexter against inviting him.
At the beginning of season 4, Quinn is infuriated when Dexter botches a case he worked on. Soon afterwards, Dexter sees Quinn stealing money from a crime scene, and Quinn attempts to buy Dexter's friendship with expensive football tickets, but Dexter gives them away to Masuka.
Meanwhile, Quinn starts a relationship with Christine Hill, a seductive reporter who takes advantage of his access to police information.
After a confidential police lead appears in one of Hill's articles, Lt. LaGuerta warns Quinn to be wary of any reporter who squeezes him for confidential information over pillow talk.
Nonetheless, Quinn tells Hill about numerous police reports supposedly " off the record " , and she uses this information to expose Frank Lundy's return to Miami.
Quinn breaks up with Hill after the article about Lundy, but they soon make up. Though more careful about what he says around her, Quinn still defends Christine when Dexter tells her to leave Debra alone, as Hill claims to have wanted to do a "hero piece" on Debra.
All of this leads to Quinn developing a confrontational relationship with Dexter. After Hill, revealed to be Trinity's daughter, shoots herself, he is clearly distraught.
In Season 5, he strongly suspects Rita was really murdered by Dexter and not Trinity, because of subtle differences in MO and because Rita shared a kiss with the neighbor.
He also believes that Dexter was the Kyle Butler that was hanging out with Arthur. Unable to continue, Quinn hires Stan Liddy to investigate Dexter.
After a one-night stand with Debra, Quinn repeatedly tries to get her back into bed, eventually succeeding as the two begin to date, until Debra discovers that Quinn was suspended by LaGuerta for investigating Dexter, and not taking vacation days as he had said.
Liddy begins to harass Quinn but Quinn does not wish to continue investigating Dexter because of his romantic feelings for his sister, Debra.
Stan Liddy was killed by Dexter in self-defense. Quinn is the main suspect because there is blood on his shoe and numerous calls between his phone and Liddy.
Dexter makes the blood evidence on Quinn's shoe go away and Quinn is once again a free man. Quinn thanks Dexter, who plays dumb and just says "For what?
Just doing my job. He steals evidence that would have convicted Isaak Sirko in an attempt to win Nadia's freedom from Koshka control. However, after freeing her from her strip club job, Nadia runs away to Las Vegas leaving Quinn brokenhearted.
In the season finale, he is seen having drinks with Angel Batista's sister. In the finale season, Quinn lets Deb know of his returning feelings.
They both resume the relationship; unfortunately, Deb does not survive her brutal attack. They were able to show their true feelings before the finale boat ride.
Before this, he was a lieutenant himself, serving as the superior to Harry Morgan, as well as his best friend. When Harry committed suicide, seemingly disillusioned from witnessing too many failures in the justice system, Matthews used his influence to bury any indication of suicide as well as kept his promise to Harry to look after Dexter and Debra.
Matthews is portrayed as having flaws: nominal racism and serious political ambition, neither of which are ever shown in the novel series.
While having originally promoted LaGuerta, he frequently clashed with her, trying to keep her focused on hunting the Ice Truck Killer correctly.
Later however, he fails to take his own advice, as when Neil Perry was mistakenly arrested and Matthews received all the praise, he went so far as to attempt to bury any evidence to the contrary.
Seeing the investigation was being jeopardized LaGuerta revealed that several mistakes during the Ice Truck Killer case had been made, landing Matthews into serious possible trouble.
Due to the fact that he was friends with both the police commissioner and the review board, Matthews escaped punishment and, having been personally embarrassed and wanting vengeance, Matthews laid all the blame on LaGuerta and as such gained approval to install Esmee Pascal as the new lieutenant to supervise her.
This proved temporary however after having seen Esmee publicly break down over personal issues; his confidence in LaGuerta's abilities restored, Matthews promoted her back to her former position.
Matthews' latest political effort, applying for the position of deputy chief, succeeded after Matthews used the fame of successfully ending the Bay Harbor Butcher case to propel himself to that position.
Matthews did not appear in Season 3, but re-appeared in Season 4, having succeeded in being promoted to deputy chief, personally invested in the investigation surrounding Frank Lundy's death, and Debra's shooting.
After LaGuerta and Batista reveal their relationship, he initially wants to transfer Batista out of Homicide to avoid complications during a trial.
Eventually, LaGuerta and Angel both agree to end their relationship to continue working in Homicide; and while accepting this, Matthews warns them that there will be serious consequences if their relationship continues.
After revealing a video of LaGuerta and Batista kissing, LaGuerta calls Tom out, asking if it was because of her gender or race that he seems to have a grudge against her.
Matthews simply replies he has a grudge against her because of her arrogance. In order to circumvent a reprimand from higher up, and also as a result of their deepening feelings for one another, LaGuerta and Batista secretly get married with Dexter as witness.
In the sixth-season premiere, Matthews oddly has promoted LaGuerta to captain, which many characters note as unusual. After the ceremony, however, it is shown that LaGuerta had found a "little black book" of a brothel with Matthews' name in it, trading the evidence for her promotion.
Accordingly, her promotion left the lieutenant position open, which LaGuerta attempted to secure for Batista.
However, Matthews declares Debra a more suitable candidate, being young and famous after a shootout at a restaurant in which Debra and Quinn were involved was recorded and posted online.
LaGuerta and Batista both believe that he did this in vengeance, though little was proven. His prostitute-hiring tendencies leads to a call girl dead from a heroin overdose which, while not his fault, led to LaGuerta attempting to cover up the no-fault crime scene claiming the low clearance rate as unacceptable.
However, Debra continues to search after a visit from the call girl's father, leading to her discovery of Matthews' involvement.
LaGuerta used the information on Tom and betrayed him and had him forcibly retired by the board when she told them.
Tom however, believed it to be Debra who sold him out but she stated she never would do that. Debra confronted LaGuerta for doing such a low tactic, knowing full well she did it for her own personal gain.
He is seen on his boat drinking scotch, then greeting LaGuerta as she confides her suspicion that the BHB is alive and well. Tom doesn't believe her, stating the evidence was all against Doakes, but seems to show surprise after hearing a blood slide was found at Travis Marshall's church site.
Though reluctant at first, Tom decides to help after discovering LaGuerta was the one who sold him out to the board and shows his anger despite LaGuerta stating he started it.
He intends to help for his own reason which is to regain his year pension despite LaGuerta's displeasure at the prospect.
As they dig into the case, they revisit the cabin Doakes died in and discover that Santos Jimenez had rented the cabin, prompting Tom to realize who he is.
Tom however, refuses to believe her and prevents LaGuerta from questioning him, stating he'll do it having known Dexter since he was a boy.
As Tom talks personally to Dexter, he confides how LaGuerta believes he is the butcher though Dexter is able to see that Tom also suspects it in some way.
Dexter then tells him about a boat Doakes once had to lead him off the case which has Tom believe him.
He tells LaGuerta about this and she doesn't believe him stating she would have known if Doakes had a boat.
They find a tackle box from the old cabin with a key inside to a marina and, believing it to be Doakes's old boat spot, search the area and find several sheets of plastic, knives and one with degraded blood on it with Doakes's fingerprints on it.
This causes Tom to immediately believe Dexter, but LaGuerta still believes otherwise stating Dexter could have planted it which is actually true.
Despite this, Tom tells Maria she should move on. She says she'll keep her word and give Tom his pension, and later Tom is visited by Dexter where the two make amends.
Jamie Batista is Angel Batista's younger sister. She moves to Miami to attend graduate school, and is hired by Dexter as Harrison's nanny shortly after.
Her tendency to be in scantily-clad clothing in public leads to some issues with her brother, due to their age difference. Dexter hires Jamie as a nanny for Harrison in season 6, who quickly grows to like her.
Jamie regularly works long hours for Dexter, allowing him to continue his murders. She had begun to build a relationship with Masuka's third intern, Louis Greene, a game developer.
While Jamie attempts to get Batista to accept him, he attempts to scare him away when she is away at dinner.
After Dexter mails Louis' secret video of Louis with a prostitute to Jamie, she breaks up with Louis.
In season 8, she begins a relationship with Joey Quinn. Despite trying to keep it a secret, her brother Angel finds out.
Meanwhile, she attempts to set Dexter up with his neighbor Cassie, shortly before Cassie is murdered by Daniel Vogel. Jamie takes a brief break from working with Dexter, mourning the loss of her friend.
Joey breaks it off with Jamie after he accepts that he has still not gotten over Debra, which infuriates Jamie. Astor Bennett is the daughter of Paul and Rita Bennett.
She has a good relationship with both Paul and Dexter, oblivious to the tension between the two men.
At the end of the first season, Paul is back in prison and Rita tells him that he can either explain to Astor and Cody all the bad things he had done or never see them again.
During season two, Astor tries to maintain her relationship with Dexter even though he broke up with her mother.
Dexter's love for Astor and Cody helps convince Rita to rekindle their relationship. In Season 3, Astor brings out a protective streak in Dexter, in that Dexter kills a pedophile who was targeting her.
He also considers her and Cody his family; in the aforementioned episode, he refers to them as his "cubs", and later says that nobody hurts "his children".
Astor is the maid of honor at Dexter and Rita's wedding. In season 4, Astor starts acting out: being rude to both Dexter and her mother, being in a constantly angry mood, and flirting with an older boy.
She and Dexter come to a peace after he promises to stop treating her like a child and admits that sometimes he is simply "dumb".
Her attitude improves following this, though not by much. When he tries to become more involved with Astor's life, she often became hostile, at one point even asking "why do you hate me?
In Season 5, Astor lashes out at Dexter in anger, blaming him for the death of their mother and for raising false hope that they could be a normal family.
In episode 2, she and her brother move in with her grandparents in Orlando after her mother's death. In episode 9 of the season, Astor appears at Dexter and Rita's old home, to Dexter and Lumen's surprise, since Lumen was residing in the home at the time.
She and her friend, Olivia, were drunk and Dexter allows her to stay there, wanting to patch things up with his stepdaughter.
While initially uncooperative, when her friend's domestic abuse issues are brought to light, Dexter takes matters into his own hands and teaches Astor's friend's mother's boyfriend a lesson and drives him away.
Astor thanks him for his support, having thought that he would not want to help, and invites him into their grandparents' house. By the end of season 5, Astor is ready to agree to spending the summer with Dexter.
Astor returns in season 7, episode 8, along with her brother Cody. In the books, Astor and her brother Cody are two parts of a whole, with Cody performing killings and Astor acting as a sort of mentor who watches.
Both she and her brother are kidnapped in Double Dexter , by Jeff Lindsay. Cody Bennett is the son of Paul and Rita Bennett.
He has a good relationship with both Paul and Dexter, oblivious to the tension between the two men. During Season 2, Cody tries to maintain his relationship with Dexter, even though he broke up with their mother; he hides toys in his bag, forcing him to come to their home to return it, and asks Dexter to attend an oral report he makes in class.
Dexter's love for Cody and Astor helps convince Rita to rekindle their relationship. As Season 3 begins, Dexter's relationship with Cody has developed to such an extent that Cody asks him to be a speaker at his school for Parent's Day, while Dexter's presentation of himself as a blood-spatter specialist does not go well with the other kids, Cody tells him that it would have been worse if Dexter had not been there.
He also considers Astor and Cody his family; he refers to them as his "cubs", and later says that nobody hurts "his children". Cody is the ring-bearer at Dexter and Rita's wedding.
Cody learns of his mother's death but does not show any hostility towards Dexter, even growing closer to him.
But when Astor insists that she wants to leave Miami and live in Orlando with her grandparents, Dexter makes Cody go with his sister because he believes the bond between him and Astor is something he should preserve.
In later episodes, Dexter notes that he is still talking with Cody. After Dexter dropped Astor off, he claims that Cody has gotten a foot taller since he last saw him.
Cody returned in season 7, episode 8, along with his sister Astor. Cody is able to sense Dexter's "Dark Passenger".
Harrison first appears in season 4, crying in the car while Dexter tries to calm him down. His crying keeps Dexter constantly fatigued in the first part of Season 4 which in turn causes Dexter to make mistakes while practicing his "hobby".
Dexter appears to care for him genuinely. At the end of Season 4, he is found by Dexter, crying in a pool of blood, much as Dexter had been found by Harry when he was three.
In season 5, Harrison is raised by Dexter, and is watched during the day, and sometimes night, by his Irish nanny, Sonya. It is a frequent concern of Dexter that there will be signs of a serial killer that will point to the baby following in his footsteps.
This is seen when the baby inflicts harm on another child similar to how his father cuts his victims on the cheek, and when his repetition of the phrase "Bye-bye" sounds similar to "Die-die.
A psychologist comforts Dexter with the knowledge that the baby appears to be fine; however, Harrison shows signs at the end of the season that he might indeed follow in his father's footsteps.
By the sixth season, Harrison has grown old enough to enter preschool by the premiere. He now has a new nanny, Batista's sister Jamie, and does not seem to have endured any permanent psychological impact from his mother's death.
He is often seen playing or being read to by Dexter, who calls him a "light" to his "darkness". Harrison undergoes an appendectomy in the fourth episode, causing Dexter to have a crisis of faith.
In season 7, Harrison is missing from a few episodes while he is staying with his half-siblings, Astor and Cody, in Orlando with their grandparents.
Harrison appears to bond some with Dexter's then-girlfriend and fellow serial killer, Hannah McKay. In season 8, Dexter plans to leave Miami with Harrison and start a new life with Hannah in Argentina.
Harrison is last seen with Hannah at a cafe in Buenos Aires as she discovers the fate of Dexter. Jacob Elway, Debra's former boss, is the only living person in the finale who knows Harrison is alive and on the run with Hannah.
Doris Morgan is Debra's biological and Dexter's adoptive mother. She died of cancer when Debra was Doris is seen briefly in two flashbacks in Season 1, in one seen in a picture that is replicated by the Ice Truck Killer, and in the other urging her husband to contact Dexter's biological father for a blood transfusion,  and again in another flashback in Season 2, suggesting that Dexter be tested by a psychologist.
Laura Moser is Dexter and Brian's biological mother. She was involved in the drug trade and had a habit of painting her fingernails in different colors.
She and three others were sawed into pieces in a shipping container as her two sons watched, causing their murderous urges.
She is not named in the books and no such revelation is made. Laura appears in Season 3 during two of Dexter's visualizations of Harry.
While Dexter is tracking a victim on a cruise, she sits with Harry as if they were vacationing together, much to Dexter's discomfort.
In the season finale, she appeared, again with Harry, at Dexter's wedding appearing to be happy for her son.
Her mugshot was also briefly seen on Debra's desk as she investigated her father's infidelity.
When Debra's investigation of another informant coincidentally the file before Laura's leads her to discover her father having multiple affairs with informants, she angrily gives up on her search; Dexter takes this opportunity to shred Laura's file and her photo, but is unable to go through with the photo "I can't let her be cut up again" and keeps the upper half in his desk.
Despite Dexter's efforts, Debra and a former informant locate Laura's house, which ultimately links Dexter to Laura, and to Brian.
As children, both brothers witnessed the chainsaw murder of their mother, Laura, and afterward were left for two days with her body in a shipping container until the police found them.
The memory lay buried in Dexter's subconscious for years until a therapist unknowingly reawakened the memory. In the aftermath of the killings, Harry Morgan, the officer-on-scene, adopted Dexter, while Brian was left in the state's care.
Brian believed that Morgan did not want anything to do with him because he saw him as a "fucked up kid".
Brian suffered severe psychological trauma due to the experiences in the container and was left in a mental institution , where over time he became a violent psychopath, resulting in him also becoming a brutal murderer, even more dangerous than Dexter himself.
Upon being released, he went underground, refining his ability to kill and taking on the identity of a plumber he killed Rudy Cooper as an alias, all while searching for his brother.
Eventually, Brian not only discovered Dexter's location and history upon being separated, but also discovered he was similarly "damaged"; upon learning this, Brian immediately plotted to reunite with Dexter for the purpose of killing people side by side.
Brian went to Miami, working as a prosthetist and murdering prostitutes as the "Ice Truck Killer". At some of his kills and at Dexter's apartment, Brian left clues to his and Dexter's past.
Brian developed a relationship with Debra, Dexter's adoptive sister, while treating one of his own victims, Tony Tucci.
As Debra fell in love with him, he used Debra as a means to get closer to Dexter. The week before Dexter was informed of the death of his biological father Joseph Driscoll and met Brian Moser for the first time, Brian disguised himself as a cable repair man and visited the house of the deceased man.
At the end of the ninth episode of the first season, it was implied that Brian had murdered Joseph Driscoll while in disguise by injecting insulin.
The body was cremated before Dexter could find any evidence of murder. Brian began slowly to show more of an interest in spending time with Dexter.
When Brian talked to Dexter about possibly marrying Debra, he lied about a cut on his lip. He told Dexter it was a lab accident, but in reality he received the cut while attacking and nearly killing Angel Batista.
Brian immediately kidnapped Debra, which led to the police suspecting his involvement in the Ice Truck Killer case.
After searching Brian's apartment, Dexter tracked him down at the site of their childhood home, where Dexter recalled that they were brothers.
Brian told Dexter his history after their separation, and tried to convince Dexter to kill Debra in the same manner that he killed his victims.
Dexter refused, leading to a fight between the two as the police arrived. Brian escaped the house and disappeared. Brian later attempted to kill Debra when he thought she was staying at Dexter's apartment, but instead fell into a trap set by Dexter, who then brought him to the cooling room where Brian committed his murders.
After a few choice words between them, a heartbroken Dexter slashed Brian's throat and drained his blood into a bucket, killing him in the same manner as Brian did his victims, but making it appear to the police that Brian killed himself.
Brian's death left Dexter extremely conflicted, to the point that he began making mistakes in his killing rituals. In early episodes of the second season, Brian appeared to Dexter as a visualizations and, in the end, Dexter learned he needed to let go of his feelings about his brother before he could move on with his life.
However, Brian returns as the dark side of Dexter after he avenges the murder of Brother Sam, becoming a darker advisor parallel to his father.
After an escapade in Nebraska in which Dexter confronts a seemingly-murderous Jonah Mitchell, Dexter's adherence to the Code of Harry and Jonah's guilt lead to Dexter reaffirming his faith in his father, who returns at the end of the episode.
He is described as resembling Dexter so strongly that, upon seeing an image of Brian with dismembered corpses, Dexter and Debra are convinced that Dexter is the murderer; when they meet, Dexter notes that Brian is an inch or two taller, thicker through the shoulders and chest, and paler.
He first meets Dexter face-to-face in a shipping container located in the same place as the one where their mother was murdered, with Debra tied up and ready for Dexter to kill.
Rather than killing either Debra or Brian, Dexter lets him go, whereas he kills him in the TV series, recognizing that it is the only way to save his sister.
Their professions differ as well; the books have Brian working with imports, while the series has him as a prosthetic surgeon.
The age gap between Brian and Dexter is given as one year in the book and two years in the television series. Brian returns in Dexter is Delicious after learning of the birth of Dexter's daughter.
He introduces himself to Dexter's family, and he worked for the cannibalist coven that would later lure Dexter and Debra into a trap, later saving them from the cannibals.
Joseph "Joe" Driscoll was the biological father of Dexter. His exact relationship with Laura Moser is not made clear, nor is it specified whether he was Brian Moser's father as well.
Joe was in the U. Army and served in the Vietnam War , and later became a drug-addicted criminal, at some point being imprisoned.
When Laura was exposed and murdered for being involved with the police in their attempts to bring a gang to justice, Joe went underground, abandoning his sons to the justice system, and settled in Dade City, Florida.
This was why "Joe" adopted an alias; his real name remains unknown. Dexter does not know or remember anything about Joe until he sees his tattoo on his corpse.
He later finds out he is an expert bowler and recovered from his drug abuse. Harry Morgan, Dexter's adopted father, was able to track Joe down, and convinced him to give a transfusion of his rare blood when Dexter was injured in an accident and needed surgery.
Joe then received a handmade thank-you card, which he apparently treasured. His will named Dexter as executor and sole heir. Joe met his death at the age of 60, when Brian now the Ice Truck Killer and going under the alias of "Rudy Cooper" , who knew it was the best way to reconnect with his long-lost brother, tracked Joe down and got access to his house while disguised as a cable repairman.
Brian was able to slip Joe a sedative, and then injected him with insulin , causing Joe to have a seizure and die of cardiac arrest.
Dexter suspected that Joe's apparent heart attack was actually murder. However, the body was cremated before Dexter could obtain proof, and thus he never found out what "Rudy" had done.
Rudy and Dexter stole Joe's ashes and scattered them at the entrance of Joe's favorite bowling alley.
Joe and Dexter, when compared, are shown to have great physical resemblance, and Dexter also inherited his father's bowling skill.
She has extremely high standards, making her judgmental of her daughter and her grandchildren.
After she arrives, she becomes suspicious of Dexter, claiming that he is hiding something. She distrusts Dexter, and believes him to be a drug addict, and believes Rita is repeating her mistake with Paul by getting involved with another addict.
Near the end of Season 2, her attitude causes Rita to break off her ties with her mother and force her to leave her home and return to Michigan , not wanting her children to be exposed to her the way she was.
In Season 3, Gail refused to attend Dexter and Rita's wedding, claiming that because she had started teaching again she was too busy.
She did, however, send a scathing card expressing her hope that Rita's third marriage would be "the charm", though Rita is hiding that fact in stating that her mother means the third child it is also revealed that her surname, and therefore Rita's maiden name, is "Brandon".
Paul Bennett is Rita's abusive and manipulative ex-husband and the father of Astor and Cody. Paul correctly suspects Dexter of framing him for the drug charge that sent him to his latest stint in jail.
Rita later tells Dexter that he provoked a fight shortly thereafter with another inmate, who beat him to death with a pipe.
In the book series, Rita's ex-husband is mentioned but never makes an appearance or is named since he is dead before the events of the books.
In the TV series, by contrast, Paul appears in the second half of the first season and in the first episode of the second season, and his interactions with Dexter lead to a key plot point.
In the books, he beat Rita's children as well as beating and raping her; in the series he clearly loves his children, the two of them appearing ignorant of the full reasons why their parents split up, and his violent tendencies are directed only toward Rita, though she says that "she bore his abuse so they wouldn't have to", suggesting that he would have beaten them too.
In the TV series, it is Astor who finally calls the police on Paul, while in the book series Rita does when he begins to beat Astor and Cody as well.
They are quite the opposite of their son, providing love and comfort to both Rita and her kids after her separation from Paul.
First appearing played by unknown extras in the season four finale, taking their grandchildren to Walt Disney World, they return to Miami in the season five premiere, only to learn of Rita's murder.
After Rita's funeral, as Astor decides she wants to live with her grandparents, rather than Dexter, Bill and Maura bring both their grandchildren with them back to Orlando.
Although they are not Harrison's biological grandparents, they have shown love and have cared for him when Dexter needed them to. The Camilla Figg of the books and television series differ significantly.
In the books, Camilla Figg is a young member of the forensics team who has a crush on Dexter. She is later killed by Bernard Elan, who attempts to use her obsession with Dexter to make him suffer.
In the television series, Camilla is older than Dexter, and had a close relationship with his father. She was a records supervisor at the Miami Metro Police Station.
She and her husband, Gene, were good friends with Harry Morgan and his wife. She also knew Dexter and Debra while they were children and was still very good friends with Dexter who often brought donuts to her workplace at the records room.
She knew far more about Dexter's past than she let on to him and finally told him that, on Harry Morgan's orders, she destroyed the file of the crime scene where he had found the young Dexter to protect him.
Near the end of the second season, she informs Dexter this will be her last year working as she is retiring. In Season 3, it is revealed that she has terminal lung cancer just like her husband, who died one year earlier, as they were both smokers.
In her deathbed, Figg reveals that she knew that the Ice Truck Killer was Dexter's brother as she read his report before destroying it.
During her agony, she frequently asks Dexter to bring her the "perfect key lime pie " until he realizes it is meant as a euphemism for euthanasia.
Dexter complies to her wishes, but before she dies he tells her that it was he who killed his brother. She surprises him by smiling and telling him that "it's good you did" right before she dies.
She is the first victim of Dexter's who wanted to die by his hands as well as the first victim he felt he showed mercy towards.
Lieutenant Esmee Pascal is a Haitian American police officer who becomes well-respected considered a "real up-and-comer" by Captain Matthews after being shot in the line of duty but recovering.
She suspects him of cheating on little real evidence, which gradually casts doubt on her rationality.
Her obsession becomes so strong that she uses department resources to investigate him, tracking his phone calls and having the forensics department do tests on his shirt stating it had the smell of another woman on it.
As a result of this, Captain Matthews becomes increasingly concerned that he had made the wrong decision in replacing LaGuerta with Pascal, but LaGuerta remains stalwart, apparently standing behind Pascal on principle of loyalty.
Captain Matthews is impressed by LaGuerta, believing her to have abandoned her political scheming, and returns control of the Homicide Division to LaGuerta.
He becomes one of the main antagonists of Season 2 after being recruited by Cpt. Matthews to lead the task force devoted to hunting the Bay Harbor Butcher.
Lundy was cool, calm, confident, and incredibly intelligent. He learned about the criminal mind, often finding the important case evidence the frustrated Miami PD normally overlooked.
Lundy was legendary with police agencies due to him breaking impossible high-profile criminal cases e. On a personal level, he had a wife, who died due to cancer, and a daughter.
He is fond of classical music. Lundy devotes 15 years of his career to hunting down the "Trinity Killer", tracking him and seeing him as the most elusive serial killer he has ever encountered, but cannot convince any of his colleagues that Trinity even exists.
During the hunt for the Bay Harbor Butcher, Lundy became dangerously close to finding out Dexter is the Butcher he is seeking, and at the same time becomes involved in a relationship with Debra, helping her get over her left-over chaotic emotions from her time as the prisoner of the Ice Truck Killer.
In the end, Dexter outmaneuvers and frames Doakes as the Butcher, causing Lundy to lead the entire police force in a full-scale manhunt to find Doakes.
After Doakes is killed in a seemingly accidental explosion, the case is considered closed and Lundy moves on to find another serial killer in Oregon.
After tracking him to Miami, Lundy, no longer possessing access to the full resources of the FBI, asked for Dexter's and later Debra's, help in pursuing the Trinity Killer.
Eventually, Lundy began to close in on Trinity, going so far as to predict where and when the murders would occur, as well as identifying Arthur Mitchell albeit unnamed as a suspect.
In the course of the investigation, Lundy and Debra rekindled their relationship, but shortly afterward, both Lundy and Debra were shot by an unseen gunman.
Lundy bled out and died from his injuries. Dexter mourned Lundy's death, having seen him as a "worthy adversary" and feeling that he deserved a more fitting end.
Debra, however, blamed herself for what happened. He first appeared in the episode "Waiting to Exhale" where he met Debra Morgan at a workout gym.
Noticing that Debra was checking him out, he offered to help her start training with a punching bag. This did not bode well; while taping up her hands, Debra had a flashback of her abduction by Rudy Cooper.
She quickly ran from the scene with little explanation. She apologizes a little later however and they start going out.
He has now turned his attentions to Jamie, his new boss Angel Batista's sister and also Dexter's nanny. He's treading in dangerous territory again, especially since Batista is trying to get him promoted to Sergeant.
Always quick with an inappropriate remark, Masuka is the wisecracking Miami Metro forensic investigator who works alongside Dexter in both the lab and in the field.
A master of both innuendo and crime scene investigations, Masuka may hit on anything that moves but he's essentially harmless and can be counted on for real emotional support when the time calls for it.
A fellow homicide detective, Angel Batista works closely with Dexter and the team on their various forensics cases. The big-hearted Batista took it in stride when Debra was promoted to Lieutenant instead of him, and toyed with the idea of retirement when he bought a beachfront restaurant.
But since Debra left the force, he is now the Lieutenant in charge of Miami Metro Homicide, postponing his retirement indefinitely.
Harry Morgan, Dexter's adoptive father and a former homicide detective, was first to spot Dexter's passion for human vivisection and helped his son channel his homicidal impulses into a more constructive pursuit: vigilante justice.
Long dead and now appearing only to Dexter in visions, Harry tries to keep his twisted son on the path he set for him via the Code: a set of rules Dexter must live and kill by.
But after Debra caught him in the act, Dexter broke one of Harry's most important rules, that no one else must ever know his secret.
An old time homicide detective with questionable ethics, Matthews was friends with Harry and has known Dexter and Debra since they were children.
Disgraced and forced into early retirement by LaGuerta, he agreed to help her pursue Dexter in return for his honorable reinstatement.
Angel Batista's sister Jamie has been working for Dexter as his son Harrison's nanny ever since Dexter's wife Rita was killed.
Kind-hearted, loyal, and devoted to Harrison, she is invaluable to Dexter. Her brother, Angel Batista, has always been over-protective of her, and her new romance with Quinn threatens to strain their relationship.
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