Dexter

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Season 7 returns in explosive fashion, as Dexter is finally forced to confront his greatest fear, as Debra witnesses his insatiable, ritualistic slaying of a killer. Now Deb knows the secret of his Dark Passenger, his undeniable thirst for blood, and the Code that their father Harry (James Remar) instilled in him as a young boy. But as Deb tries to reconcile the unfathomable idea that her beloved, mild-mannered brother is Miami's most notorious serial killer, Dexter is still pulled by his natural impulses to seek out the guilty and exact his brand of vigilante justice, which leads him on the trail of a brutal Ukrainian mobster. Along the way, Dexter meets Hannah McKay, a strong, independent woman with a past that she's struggled to put behind her. As a turn of events leads Miami Metro Homicide to ask for her help in solving some old cases, Dexter works with her and begins to wonder if there's more to this woman than she's professed.
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Michael C. HallJennifer CarpenterDesmond Harrington
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DramaSuspense
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
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  1. 1. Are You...?
    September 30, 2012
    55min
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    Reeling from Debra witnessing Dexter kill Travis Marshall, brother and sister attempt to reconcile while struggling to cover up their involvement with the murder. Meanwhile, Detective Mike Anderson has an unfortunate run-in, Quinn and Batista begin to make amends, and LaGuerta finds evidence that causes her to re-think the closed Bay Harbor Butcher Case, which could mean trouble for Dexter - and Debra...
  2. 2. Sunshine & Frosty Swirl
    October 7, 2012
    59min
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    When a local convict claims he has new information regarding a fifteen-year-old crime spree, Miami Metro sets out to unearth new evidence on the case. While Debra attempts to cure Dexter of his killer tendencies, the Mike Anderson case leads to the Ukrainian mob, and a vengeful Louis won't stop meddling with Dexter's life.
  3. 3. Buck The System
    October 14, 2012
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    Dexter tries to bring Debra on-board with his new target, while the Ukrainian mob seeks revenge for the killing of one of their own. Quinn grows close to a dancer at the mob's strip club, and LaGuerta attempts to enlist Batista to help her with re-opening the case of the Bay Harbor Butcher, who she believes is still out there.
  4. 4. Run
    October 21, 2012
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    After capturing a deadly killer, things go awry for Miami Metro, sending Debra into a tailspin. In an effort to help his sister, Dexter enters into a dangerous game of cat and mouse, while the Ukrainian mob continues to seek revenge.
  5. 5. Swim Deep
    October 28, 2012
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    While trying to uncover why Louis was killed on his boat, Dexter must out-maneuver Isaak, who's after Dexter - and Debra. New leads are brought to light on the Wayne Randall killing spree case by his alluring former accomplice, Hannah McKay, who Dexter discovers has a secret.
  6. 6. Do the Wrong Thing
    November 4, 2012
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    Dexter becomes more intrigued by Hannah, while Debra gets to know local crime writer Sal Price, who has dug up some possibly incriminating dirt on Hannah. Quinn gets made an offer he tries to refuse, while Batista is drawn to a new business opportunity. And try as Debra might, she can't stop LaGuerta from upending the Bay Harbor Butcher case...
  7. 7. Chemistry
    November 11, 2012
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    Things heat up as Dexter and Hannah grow closer, and when Sal Price discovers the two are involved, he wants the exclusive story. Sal helps Debra uncover new evidence about Hannah, while Quinn makes questionable choices to protect his girlfriend, Nadia.
  8. 8. Argentina
    November 18, 2012
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    Dexter tries to keep Debra in the dark about his relationship with Hannah, but a surprise visit from Astor, Cody and Harrison throws a wrench into Dexter's plans. Now out of jail, Isaak renews his pursuit of Dexter, while Quinn continues his power struggle with the Koshkas.
  9. 9. Helter Skelter
    November 25, 2012
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    Dexter is preoccupied with Isaak still on the loose, but an internal struggle within the Koshka Brotherhood could work to Dexter's advantage. And while Miami Metro is on the hunt for a Phantom Arsonist, Dexter goes to great lengths to protect his relationship with Hannah, asking a favor of Debra that causes her to question her loyalty to Dexter.
  10. 10. The Dark... Whatever
    December 2, 2012
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    A surprise visit from Hannah's father puts Dexter on alert, and the Phantom Arsonist's crimes become more gruesome. Defending Nadia's honor forces Quinn into a dangerous situation, and LaGuerta brings on former Deputy Chief Matthews to help her with the Bay Harbor Butcher case.
  11. 11. Do You See What I See?
    December 9, 2012
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    As Christmas approaches, Dexter tries to balance his life with Hannah and his relationship with Debra, but unbeknownst to Dexter, Debra follows up on what could be an incriminating tip that Hannah's father gave her. However, when Dexter learns that the man responsible for ordering his mother's death has been released from prison, he zeros in for a kill that might end all kills.
  12. 12. Surprise, Motherf*****!
    December 16, 2012
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    As LaGuerta closes in on Dexter's secret, Dexter struggles to protect himself, Debra, and the life he's built, in this disturbing season finale.

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C.S. LeeLauren VélezDavid ZayasJames Remar
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Jack E. LevicReviewed in the United States on June 13, 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
DEXTER'S CODE IS BROKEN
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In the Season 6 finale of DEXTER, it's clear that Dexter's world will never be the same. Deb witnessed Dexter's killing of Travis Marshall, the Doomsday Killer. His sister now knows she has to deal with his disturbing secret. She can arrest him or cover up his crimes. Her choices become the meat of Season 7.

The writers dig deep into Dexter's psyche and what makes him tick. This season has many plot twists and a jaw-opening finale that will leave fans stunned. All rules of love, honesty and decency are broken in Season 7. Dexter is wavering from the clear "Code" that his adoptive father created for him...a code that lets a serial killer keep murdering but with his conscience intact. Harry is long dead but he appears at Dexter's side as his conscience and voice of reason. Now that Deb knows that her dear, sweet brother is a killer, nothing can be the same. How will they protect their secret?

New and fascinating characters are added this season. Ray Stevenson guest stars as Isaac Sirko - the head of a Ukrainian mob running drugs out of a strip club in Miami. Stevenson is perfect as the ruggedly handsome and diabolically ruthless Sirko. Soon Sirko is out to kill Dexter who is out to kill Sirko before Sirko and Dexter join forces. Sound confusing? Just follow along. Somehow the writers make it all work. The writers turn murderous Sirko becomes almost a sympathetic and likeable character when the tables are turned and his life is in danger. Let's not forget to mention that sleazy Detective Quinn falls for one the Russian strippers working in the club.

Added to the mix, is the gorgeous Yvonne Strahovski as Hannah McKay. As a teenager, she was involved with a serial killer, but she was just an innocent victim....or was she? Dexter is faced with a moral dilemma as he falls deeply in love with the only person who can truly understand him. Strahovski is an absolute knock-out in both looks and deception. What a perfect match for Dexter. He uncovers her secrets and she knows only Hannah will ever truly understand them. Two twisted minds are bound by some unseen force and both Dexter and Hannah know there can be no happily ever after to their story.

Things are worse than ever at Miami Metro. Items disappear from the evidence room and killers go free. Investigations that are getting to close to the truth are quelched. Are there any honest cops in Miami Metro? Someone is going to pay a price for all these unsavory shenanigans. LaGuerta finally comes to bat as revealing evidence comes her way. She closes in on Dexter. She's sure the Bay Harbor Killer is still alive and that detective Doakes was framed all those years ago. The question that begs an answer is why does LaGuerta keep the evidence to herself and only tells Debra?

Jennifer Carpenter as foul-mouthed Debra Morgan has plugged along through the years as the annoying police officer turned lieutenant who now has the power to quelch investigations that could jeopardize Dexter's secret. Her character has grown and expanded and is much more pivotal than ever before. She has to protect Dexter from the police and from his new love Hannah. Carpenter's emotional scene in the finale is heart-wrenching and so believable that there is no better acting on TV. Kudos to Jennifer Carpenter for finally being able to delve into her character.

In a nutshell, Season 7 of DEXTER is like no other. Dexter seems to go deeper and deeper into his madness. His rigid code is going be broken. He is willing to plant evidence to frame innocent people. The code is expanded to allow for the killing of anyone, no matter how innocent, if they stand in the way of Dexter, Debra or Hannah's safety. Anyone is free game now. All of this leads to the most shocking and unnerving cliff-hanger finale. Dexter and Debra's worlds are spiraling out of control. Can the final Season 8 put all the pieces together?
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RoninReviewed in the United States on May 21, 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
Soooo much better and more interesting than Season 6
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Watching all of season 7 of Dexter, and then trying to summarize my reaction, has left me feeling as confused and conflicted as any of the main series characters as portrayed by Michael C. Hall and company. On the positive side - and there are plenty of positives this season - the plot arc is chockablock with all sorts of entanglements in terms of romance and relationships ranging from excellent (Dexter and the female serial killer Hannah) to interesting (the continuing semi-incestuous fascination of Deb for Dexter as well as the romantic obsession of the gay Ukrainian mobster played by the always-excellent Ray Stevenson) to clunky and generally awful (Quinn's involvement with the Ukrainian stripper.) In a voiceover that's insightful and almost sweet, if you're open to a "Serial Killers in Love" kind of vibe, Dexter analyzes his dark side and his past relationships with women in earlier seasons along the lines of `Lila was drawn to my darkness. Rita was blind to it. Lumen needed it. But Hannah is able to see both sides of me and to like both sides." Of course, ultimately, none of the relationships that are so central to Season 7 survive anywhere near to being intact. In a whole variety of ways, Dexter Season 7 mirrors what the late movie critic Roger Ebert concluded about the Michelle Williams/Jason Segal film Take This Waltz: "The wounding power of love, its essential asymmetry and unfairness, permeates (this film). The one thing you know for sure is that someone - maybe everyone - is going to get hurt."
Coupled with all of the generally appealing exploration of interpersonal stuff there are some relatively interesting villains (which in and of itself puts this season far out in front of the disappointing season six) as well as some tricky plot twists which are generally successful in helping further the whole `will he or won't he finally be caught' thread that underlies the whole series. A particularly clever ploy by Captain LaGuerta at the end of the penultimate episode worked well for me despite the fact that the whole premise was - on reflection - fairly implausible. (Spoiler alert: La Guerta - suspicious of Dexter - arranges for the aged mobster who had Dexter's mother killed to be released from prison in order to monitor his movements on the outside and try to trap Dexter in a murder attempt.) Likewise, there is a totally ambiguous cliffhanger element in one episode - `would Deb go so far as to drug herself and crash her car to throw suspicion onto Dexter's girlfriend and get her out of the way so Deb can have Dexter all to herself'- that is a lot of fun to contemplate until it gets resolved in the next episode.
All of those positive things aside, the season simultaneously manages to be hugely frustrating in the sense that the writers seem to have been so concerned with all of character analysis and exploration that they phoned in a lot of the writing in terms of the "Dexter and his dark passenger" narrative. The net result was a plethora of WTF moments where logic and forensic reality (as well as what we know about the characters in the past) just seem to have been cast aside due to an excess of laziness. (Second spoiler alert: Toward the end of the series a key plot point involves a car crash in which Deb has been injured after presumably drinking water that has been spiked with Xanax. The writers just glossed over the fact that Xanax in tablet form is virtually insoluble in water and that the tablets Deb had a prescription for as well as the less-likely Xanax drops BOTH would have had a disgustingly noticeable flavor - apparently niggling little details clearly deemed too inconsequential relative to the demands of the plot. Likewise, Dexter makes a point of giving Deb a pen that has been tipped with the drug aconite supposedly as a way to establish the guilt of his serial killer paramour Hannah in the death of a true-crime writer, even though the viewer is totally aware that the tox screen done on the victim specifically focused on plant poisons such as aconite and none was found. Duh.)
Bottom line: This season is far superior to season six and I'll certainly plan on sticking around for the next - and final - season that's upcoming. My hope, however, is that having plumbed the depths of the main characters' emotions and motivations the writers will avoid going too much more overboard with that sort of thing (cf avoid the mistake that has made Bones such an unrewarding televisional experience lately) and will get back to focusing on the primary premise of Dexter and the thing that made it such a breath of fresh air when it first appeared.
Chase WilliamsReviewed in the United States on June 1, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Finally.
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I am a sucker for Dexter and I am impressed that not only did the show press forward with Deb being aware of the "real" Dexter, it also makes numerous attempts to portray the turmoil Deb thrashes around in due to her little world being upended by the the one constant in her life--her murderous unrepentant brother.

I like Hannah as a romantic interest for Dexter (I don't say love).
I also felt uncomfortable as Dexer tries a hand at killing "outside the code." Which means they're doing a good job.
Although as far as his killings went, this season was the least disturbing in that aspect.
So if that is the aspect you really enjoy (which I did), this season is going to seem kind of slow.
A lot more focus on Dexter's personal problems and relationships.
Part of me wishes the show would simply go on, year after year, with methodical Dexter simply killing the people he kills, with more focus being on his hunting procedures and why he's killing who he's killing. The inter-relational focus has left Dexter in a corner, trapped, and dealing with Deb, and not doing his 'other job.'

I am a bit bummed that the next season is the last. I have no idea, but I'm guessing Dexter is going to off himself. I assume Deb survives the show, because there was spinoff talk about her.
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Jack D. LowryReviewed in the United States on May 10, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Truly amazing season of Dexter with twist and turns that will make you gasp and eyes go wide with wonder
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The single most intense season of Dexter they ever had so far for seven seasons. Reason being someone figures out Dexter's secret but not saying who and particular character closes in on Dexter and it's survival of the fittest season final. One of best parts of this season was how tense all of characters were to one another and the mutiple twist and turns even I didn't even see coming and been watching since the beginning of the series. I am so looking forward to watching the last season, season eight since just finish season seven. So if your as big as a fan as me for the Dexter series then buy this season and prepare to be amaze by the gasp and eyes widen in so many episodes of current season. At rate this series as been going it might actually be best series I have witness in a long time and thats saying lot for showtime shows and shows in general.
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G. PetersonReviewed in the United States on July 7, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
The hateful guy you want to know about
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This season continues the ~ one kill per episode with all the surrounding drama of who Dexter hides his dark passenger from and who knows, or suspects, of it. In the past, those that knew or suspected did not have much of a future. Looking forward to the release of the final season (8); what will be Dexter's fate and who will be caught up with him.
Michael C. Hall continues his award-winning portrayal. This season all regular cast are excellent with especially good story line for Jennifer Carpenter and Lauren Vélez. David Zayas, C.S Lee, James Reader, Desmond Harrington and Aimee Garcia give performances true to character. One season guests: Yvonne Strahovski, Ray Stevenson, Jason Gedrick all portray their characters excellently. A few James Dokes scenes get replayed.
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Judd S.Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fascinating Season
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For fans of DEXTER, it has always been a lurid pleasure rooting for our favorite spatter analyst despite the grisly things he does. But the pleasure has been voyeuristic--we've observed from the sidelines. By starting off with Deborah's witnessing the master in action, suddenly we (the audience) are openly complicit and have to deal with our own enthusiasm--our own thrill (and guilt about that thrill) come into question. It is interesting that as Dexter has moved towards being "more human," perhaps we as viewers have moved more and more towards meeting him halfway. And then there's Hannah, who accepts him as he is--even though her parameters are definitely skewed. Just when you'd think we might be tired of the game, the emotional stakes have been skillfully ratcheted up. On a show where no one is pure--the fascination of those wanting to do the right thing and yet falling prey to internal demons--we the audience are no longer left on our own laurels. A terrific season, well played.
RedheadReviewed in the United States on March 13, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
If you can get past the first episode or even 20 minutes you may really find this to be an addictive series.
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My wife was the one that really wanted to try the series, I don't care for Criminal Minds and that sort of show but she does. I pretty much watch whatever she wants to watch and acclimate myself to the show. Well we started watching the first episode and I was horrified and was just hoping that she would feel the same. No such luck, we kept watching and soon found that the plot was a big surprise and an enjoyable one. How can someone be on a serial killers side? Watch Dexter and you will get past the violence and blood scenes and find a real good series worthy of your time. I do think that they jumped the shark in the last season though, I guess that is why it ended.
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O ShepardReviewed in the United States on August 5, 2013
3.0 out of 5 stars
Another Fine Season
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Somewhat slow to get started, the 7th season of Dexter deals with plot points only barely hinted at in previous episodes and unfolds many of the questions that series fans have had very successfully. The psychopathic Dexter Morgan is all but gone but the portrayal has become more interesting and complex. Season 7 also clearly illustrates the divergence of the character as portrayed in the cable series from the Dexter that is portrayed in the books. It almost seems that season 7 is a prelude to the final season of Dexter.

Missing from this set are any DVD extras. So if you have any questions about intent of plot lines or production choices, you won't get any answers here. Too bad. It is why I can only rate this season 3 stars instead of 4 stars.
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