Dexter

Ep.

Title

Air/Pub'l

Grade

Author

8-12
Recap

Call FEMA!

Remember the Monsters? - Not for the imminent storm, but because this series finale is a disaster.

09.22.2013
09.27.2013
F

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8-11
Recap

Things Fall Apart

Monkey in a Box - Five minutes from the end, Dexter appears to have everything well in hand. He should have known that a lot can happen in five minutes.

09.15.2013
09.19.2013
C+

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8-10
Recap

The Good Son

Goodbye Miami - Dexter's not perfect, but he's not the son who kills his mother.

09.08.2013
09.13.2013
C

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8-9
Recap

Make Your Own Joke About the Thickness of Blood

Make Your Own Mind Of Music - The point is, The Brain Surgeon is revealed.

08.25.2013
08.28.2013
C

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8-8
Recap

One Big Happy Family

Are We There Yet - …that becomes smaller by episode's end.

08.18.2013
08.20.2013

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8-7
Recap

Next Dead Neighbor

Dress Code - No more boring dates for her, at least.

08.11.2013
08.16.2013
B

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8-6
Recap

The Next Generation

A Little Reflection - Dexter sees himself in someone else.

08.04.2013
08.05.2013
B+

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8-5
Recap

One Big Happy

This Little Piggy - Dexter, Deb, and Vogel all find a way to make it work together, which is probably bad news for anyone who runs afoul of them.

07.28.2013
07.29.2013
B

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8-4
Recap

Kill The Family, Save The Son

Scar Tissue - Deb comes up with a solution for her and Dexter. The fact that she changes her mind at the last minute doesn't make it much less drastic.

11.21.2014
07.22.2013
A-

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8-3
Recap

Fava Beans And A Nice Chianti

What’s Eating Dexter Morgan? - You're not, like, exactly surprised that Vogel once treated a cannibal, are you?

07.14.2013
07.15.2013
B

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8-2
Recap

Teacher, Mother, Secret Non-Lover

Every Silver Lining - Guess who actually wrote Harry's code?

07.07.2013
07.08.2013
B+

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8-1
Recap

The Gathering Storm

A Beautiful Day - Dexter's had six months to enjoy life. Now it's getting real.

06.30.2013
07.01.2013
B+

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7-12
Recap

Breaking Bad

Surprise, Mother… - That's kind of what this show has become, which is hardly an insult.

12.16.2012
12.21.2012
A

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7-11
Recap

Oh, the Weather Outside Is Frightful

Do You See What I See? - So it's a good thing you're going to jail!

12.09.2012
12.14.2012
A-

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7-10
Recap

Walls Closing In

The Dark…Whatever - People are on to both Dexter and Hannah, although neither of them knows it.

12.02.2012
12.05.2012
C+

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7-9
Recap

Crazy Stupid Love

Helter Skelter - It leads to a bunch of unlikely alliances and a fairly surprising death.

11.23.2012
11.28.2012
A-

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7-8
Recap

Cry For Me

Argentina - Argentina is used to signify a happy place, a place where you belong. No one's making it there.

11.18.2012
11.23.2012
A-

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7-7
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Unstable Elements

Chemistry - There are a lot of them in Dexter's life at the moment.

11.11.2012
11.14.2012
B+

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7-6
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Bad Santa

Do The Wrong Thing - Never has someone making a Christmas-y dream come true been quite this depraved.

11.05.2012
11.08.2012
B+

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7-5
Recap

From Hell's Heart, I Stab At Thee

Swim Deep - Dexter puts Isaak Pullo in jail. Isaak Pullo lets Dexter know he's not going to forget it.

10.28.2012
10.31.2012
B+

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7-4
Recap

Up In Smoke

Run - For Deb, that's where any black-and-white notions of morality have gone.

10.21.2012
10.26.2012
B+

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7-3
Recap

The Murder Games

Buck the System - You'd think people on this show would know to run when they see plastic wrap all over the place. The thing is, this time it's not Dexter's.

10.14.2012
10.18.2012
B

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7-2
Recap

Blood: It's What's For Dinner

Sunshine And Frosty Swirl - Well, not really, but it's everywhere else in this episode, including all over one particular road.

10.07.2012
10.12.2012
B

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7-1
Recap

"Are You…A Serial Killer"?

Are You… - Dexter twists and turns in an effort to get Deb to believe the answer to that question is "no." In good news for the show, she doesn't.

09.30.2012
10.05.2012
A-

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6-12
Recap

This Is The Way The World Ends…

This Is The Way The World Ends - ...not with a bang, but with Deb seeing Dexter kill Colin Hanks.

12.18.2011
12.21.2011
D

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6-11
Recap

Talk To The Hand, Because The Face Is Unconscious

Talk To The Hand - Dexter almost takes Colin Hanks, but the effects of wormwood leave him scrambling for his life.

12.11.2011
12.14.2011
C+

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6-10
Recap

Cloudy With A Chance Of Poison Gas

Ricochet Rabbit - Colin Hanks is off the chain, and he's got help now, too.

12.04.2011
12.07.2011
D

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6-9
Recap

You Will NEVER. Believe. This!

Get Gellar - Or you totally will, because we've been saying it for weeks: Colin Hanks is crazy, and EJO be dead.

11.27.2011
11.30.2011
F

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6-8
Recap

"Do You Think Your Brother's Going To Kill You?"

Sin of Omission - It probably won't happen, but man, are we rooting for it, because SHUT UP, DEB.

11.20.2011
11.23.2011
C-

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6-7
Recap

Stick a Fork In Him

Nebraska - Brian takes over for Harry, in the process goading Dexter into gratuitous sex and grisly pitchfork-involving violence, but in the end Dexter casts him aside in favor of some small amount of light.

11.13.2011
11.17.2011
B-

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6-6
Recap

That'll Do, Nick

Just Let Go - Wow, this episode sucked, and not just because Mos Def died.

11.06.2011
11.09.2011
D

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6-5
Recap

Dying of the Light

The Angel of Death - Dexter has his first heart-to-heart chat with Colin Hanks. He also opens up to Mos Def, who encourages him to find his inner light, but that advice is going to be hard to follow given that Mos Def gets shot at the end of the episode. Don't die, Mos Def! This season will suck without you!

10.30.2011
11.01.2011
B-

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6-4
Recap

"Here's A Revelation. You're Idiots."

A Horse Of A Different Color - Well, how else do you explain the fact that the new guy is the only one familiar with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?

10.23.2011
10.26.2011
B

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6-3
Recap

Finding a Tooth Fairy in a Haystack

Smokey and the Bandit - Dexter tries to connect with his elders. Deb deals with some friction in her new position.

10.16.2011
10.23.2011
B

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6-2
Recap

And They Lived Stabbily Ever After

Once Upon A Time… - Fairy tales serve as analogies for Dexter’s future as he spends most of his free time with a 2-year old. Who can blame him?

10.09.2011
10.16.2011
C

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6-1
Recap

Gross Point Shank

Those Kinds Of Things - Dexter goes to his high school reunion. He also has to play touch football, which is hysterical.

10.02.2011
10.09.2011
C

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5-12
Recap

Killbaya

The Big One - Lumen and Dexter go to camp. And they're not making lanyards.

12.12.2010
12.17.2010
B

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5-11
Recap

Best Splayed Plans

Hop a Freighter - Dexter and Lumen have their plans to off Jordan fast-tracked.

12.05.2010
12.10.2010
A

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5-10
Recap

The Couple That Kills Together...

In the Beginning - Dexter and Lumen focus on the fourth of the guys who tortured her. Every kind of tension is ratcheded up to a level that is both excruciating and delicious.

11.28.2010
12.05.2010
A

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5-9
Recap

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Let Me Investigate Your Brother

Teenage Wasteland - Astor and Dexter maybe patch things up. And, hopefully, this Quinn and Deb thing is done forever.

11.21.2010
11.28.2010
A

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5-8
Recap

Get Thee to an Owenery

Take It! - Dex and Lumen team up to off Cole. Her hair is getting longer, right?

11.14.2010
11.19.2010
A

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5-7
Recap

Free to Kill You and Me

Circle Us - Dex finds someone like him! That he'll probably end up killing! But, let's just be happy for right now.

11.07.2010
11.12.2010
B

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5-6
Recap

Murder Ponzi Schemes

Everything Is Illumenated - This dead body goes here and, boom, we're all happy.

10.31.2010
11.05.2010
B-

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5-5
Recap

Leavin' on a Jet Plane…

First Blood - …or, you know, not.

10.24.2010
10.28.2010
C+

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5-4
Recap

Would You Have A Drink With You?

Beauty and the Beast - Dexter makes a friend, Deb takes a nap, Quinn gets suspended and LaGuerta gets propositioned.

10.17.2010
10.24.2010
A

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5-3
Recap

Jennifer Carpenter Emmy Episode

Practically Perfect - Take notice, Academy.

10.10.2010
10.15.2010
B

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5-2
Recap

Teenage Angst vs. Bloodlust

Hello, Bandit - With all of the villains we've had on this show, would you have thought an angry teen would be the scariest?

10.03.2010
10.08.2010
B+

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5-1
Recap

New Directions

My Bad - Rita's funeral arrangements make this episode the happiest place on earth.

09.26.2010
10.01.2010
A

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4-12
Recap

Catching Up to You

The Getaway - Trinity gets resolved, on both fronts. Debra discovers Dexter's family history. And Dexter finally decides he might be able to work towards a Dark-Passenger-free life. And then it all dies in a bathtub of blood.

12.13.2009
12.18.2009
A-

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4-11
Recap

A Spy in the House of Dex

“Hello, Dexter Morgan” - Shocker, Dexter finds a reason to kill someone other than Trinity this week, and once again it comes back to bite him in the ass, as Arthur follows him right into Miami Metro. Also, they'll be pop-psychologizing Christine in heaven now.

12.06.2009
12.11.2009
B

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4-10
Recap

Arthur Loves Toy Trains

Lost Boys - Yet another week where Dexter's total determination to kill Trinity for realz gets derailed (yes!) so Dexter can be a hero. Meanwhile, Christine falls apart before our very eyes.

11.29.2009
12.04.2009
B+

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4-9
Recap

Crappy Thanksgiving

Hungry Man - Dexter ditches his own family Thanksgiving to spend some time with the Mitchells, and witness their hostage crisis that is their home life.

11.22.2009
11.27.2009
A-

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4-8
Recap

Remorse of a Different Color

Road Kill - Dexter won't shut up about all this pesky remorse he feels for killing an innocent man. Perhaps an out-of-town trip to kill Trinity will fix things.

11.15.2009
11.20.2009
B-

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4-7
Recap

The Age of Innocents

Slack Tide - Dexter once again spreads himself too thin, rushes through a kill, and ends up offing the wrong guy. In Dexter's defense, he sure did seem like an a-hole.

11.08.2009
11.13.2009
B

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4-6
Recap

Blood Shack

If I Had a Hammer - Lock says (WOO!) stay away, fools, 'cause Dex's tools are in his bluh-huh-hud shack. Dexter goes undercover at Trinity's charity organization (!) to get to know the man behind the mass murderer, and he ends up making a breakthrough in couples' therapy as a result!

11.01.2009
11.05.2009
B+

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4-5
Recap

Family Guy

Dirty Harry - Lundy's dead, Deb's wrecked, and Dexter, bound and determined to make Trinity pay, learns that sometimes the guy with the blood-soaked hammer at work is the guy with a wife and two kids at home.

10.25.2009
10.30.2009
B

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4-4
Recap

Cop Killer

Dex Takes a Holiday - With Rita and the kids out of town, Dexter is free to relax and plot the murder of a cop who killed her family. Also, Lundy and Deb finally stop dicking around and... start dicking around, actually. It all ends horribly.

10.18.2009
10.23.2009
B

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4-3
Recap

Vandal in the Wind

Blinded By the Light - Dexter embarks upon a dubious quest to quell a neighborhood vandal, while Deb and Lundy continue to advance the Trinity story, flirt over crime scene photos.

10.11.2009
10.15.2009
C+

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4-2
Recap

It's Always in the Last Place You Look

Remains to Be Seen - Dexter can't find the body he carved up yesterday, Deb reads Lundy's signals REALLY poorly, and Harry decides to get cute with key lighting.

10.04.2009
10.09.2009
B-

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4-1
Recap

Darkly Dozing Dexter

Living the Dream - Family life with a new baby is taking its toll on Dexter, leading to a blown court case and a sloppily executed murder. And a severe car accident. Also, Lundy's back, and we meet our bare-assed new serial killer, Trinity.

09.27.2009
10.01.2009
B

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2-3
Recap

Death Of A Salesman

An Inconvenient Lie - Dexter gives Narcotics Anonymous a try and eventually finds it's not so bad. Deb gets on Lundy's task force and hates it, but she eventually finds it's not so bad. Doakes finds out Dex is in NA, which somehow makes him feel like he's been too harsh on our main man. Dexter tracks down a murderous car salesman, buys a minivan from him, then stabs him in the hearty area.

10.13.2007
10.19.2007
B+

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2-2
Recap

"Dex, As A Dark Shadow, Beckons His Prey."

Waiting To Exhale - The FBI's been called in to work on the "Bay Harbor Butcher" case, sending Agent Frank Lundy to head up the whole mess. Deb is still pretty tweaked about the ITK, and ends up pulling a gun on a kid. Luckily, the kid rats out the 29th Street Kings, and Dex uses the kid as bait to lure in the Beef Bus, whom he kills. Rita holds a funeral for Paul using his insurance money, and she thinks she's on to Dexter, but all she really gets from him is a confession to being a heroin addict.

10.06.2007
10.12.2007
B+

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2-1
Recap

"Dex Will Tremble To Take Us."

It’s Alive! - It's been just over a month since Dex killed his brother, and his conscience is preventing him from fulfilling his unsavory desires. Deb is living with Dex full-time, and is having trouble dealing what happened to her. Doakes is following Dex like a shadow. FIP gets killed in jail, making Rita suspicious. Also, some treasure hunters have discovered Dexter's ocean graveyard. All in all, not such a great time for our leading man.

09.29.2007
10.03.2007
B

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1-12
Recap

"He who doesn't fear Dex dies only once."

Born Free - Finally, things come to a head between Dexter and the Ice Truck Killer, a.k.a. Rudy, a.k.a. Brian. A final revelation about Dexter's childhood makes him understand exactly what's been going on. Doakes is more suspicious of Dexter than ever, Angel cracks the case from his hospital bed, Pascal and LaGuerta realize they have more in common than they initially thought, and Rita finds Paul's shoe. Yeah, that's right.

12.16.2006
09.29.2007
A

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1-11
Recap

"Think Not Disdainfully Of Dex, But Look On Him With Favor."

Truth Be Told - Dexter forces Rita to face facts and come clean with her kids about what FIP really is, Captain Mathstor finds a replacement for LaGuerta, Angel is disappointed to find that a reunion with his estranged wife is not actually imminent, and Rudy sweeps Debra off her feet...violently!

12.09.2006
09.27.2007
A

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1-10
Recap

A Deb'll Do Ya

Seeing Red - Deb continues to bug everyone by being an oversensitive narcissist, Rita almost pays dearly for taking matters into her own hands, LaGuerta steps on toes that she shouldn't step on, and a FOP becomes a FIP, with Dexter's help, of course!

12.02.2006
09.26.2007
B+

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1-9
Recap

"Dex Is The Great Unifier."

Father Knows Best - Turns out Dexter had a biological father, who's now dead. As he picks apart the estate that was left to him, Doakes is questioned for a suspicious shooting while Angel rats him out, Deb continues to bug by being a self-centered jerk, and Dexter and his "playmate" meet face-to-face for the first time. Oh, and Rita totally slams Paul's face with a baseball bat. It's pretty sweet.

11.25.2006
09.25.2007
B+

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1-8
Recap

"The goal of all life is Dex."

Shrink Wrap - Dexter chooses a psychiatrist to kill this week, but postpones the slaughter in order to get some much-needed therapy from the guy. LaGuerta gets Perry to admit he's a fraud, but Captain Astor/Matthews (read on, and I'll explain) decides to pursue a trial anyway. Oh, and we find out the identity of the actual Ice Truck Killer.

11.18.2006
09.19.2007
B+

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1-7
Recap

Downs's Syndrome 2: The Dexoning

Circle Of Friends - Dexter realizes he may have misjudged Jeremy Downs, Deb and Angel get the man they think is the Ice Truck Killer, and LaGuerta and Astor have a misunderstanding about who should really be the face of the department. Oh, yeah. Dexter doesn't kill anyone...again.

11.11.2006
09.18.2007
B

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1-6
Recap

"Dex Smiles At Us All; All A Man Can Do Is Smile Back."

Return To Sender - Dex finds himself in a dilly of a pickle this time, as the Ice Truck Killer has decided to mess with him more than usual by diving for Valerie Castillo's body and putting it back in the trailer where Dexter killed her and her husband. LaGuerta gets a little too attached to the only eyeball witness; Deb enjoys dinner with Doakes and his surprisingly estro-heavy family; and Rita's soon-to-be-ex-husband Paul is out of jail, causing problems. Good times!

11.04.2006
09.13.2007
B-

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1-5
Recap

Because I Could Not Stop For Dex, He Kindly Stopped For Me

Love American Style - ...to kill a prick named Castillo, and his wife, Valerie. In one of the best episodes yet, Doakes and Deb make real progress on the Ice Truck Killer, Dexter and Rita have some relationship issues, Angel's home troubles continue, and Dexter's unique brand of justice is meted out to a couple of truly horrible people, but not before they're able to impart some much needed wisdom.

10.28.2006
09.09.2007
A

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1-4
Recap

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of Dex..."

Let’s Give The Boy A Hand - ...I will fear no Rita. Or maybe I will, because she gets a little frisky this episode. The Ice Truck Killer changes his M.O., Deb gets stuck in the A/V club, and we all learn something new about Angel. Sadly, Dexter kills no one.

10.21.2006
09.07.2007
B

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1-4
Extra

"Now I feel like a grown-up"

The Julie Benz Interview - Julie Benz talks to TWoP's Mr. Stupidhead about her favorite TV shows, working in the Whedon-verse, playing a syphilitic vampire, the new season of Dexter, and how her dog is maybe turning into Fox Mulder.

09.03.2007
09.04.2007

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1-3
Recap

Downs's Syndrome

Popping Cherry - Jeremy Downs is a troubled kid, and Dexter thinks he's got him pegged. But does he? Rita finds herself in a spot of trouble as she realizes her ex-hubby isn't as out-of-her-life as she had hoped. The Ice Truck Killer strikes again, but continues to mystify.

10.14.2006
08.31.2007
A

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1-2
Recap

Dex 'n' Doakes 'n' Doakes 'n' Dex, parlez-vous?

Crocodile - Dexter finds a state-hopping drunk-driver to do away with, and Doakes is a little too involved in a double murder. But how involved?

10.07.2006
08.23.2007
B+

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1-1
Recap

I guess being a serial murderer isn't all that bad...

Dexter - So, this is Dexter, huh? Good-looking guy, good sense of humor...and justice!

09.30.2006
08.17.2007
B+

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