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The Best Dexter Episodes

Updated May 8, 2020 1.6k votes 225 voters 9.0k views

List RulesBest Dexter episodes, no matter how popular they are.

List of the best Dexter episodes, as determined by voters like you. Michael C. Hall stars in this groundbreaking show about a Miami Metro blood specialist who is also one of the city's most prolific serial killers. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Dexter episodes of all time are. Fans of Dexter are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

Episodes on this list include "Go Your Own Way" and "Getaway". What is the best Dexter episode of all time? Look below and find out, and after you've cast your own votes, feel free to head on over to our list of more shows like Dexter to find something new to watch.

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    Born Free is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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    Born Free

    Dec 17 2006

    SeasonDexter - Season 1

    Episode Number12

    Dexter follows clues left for him by the Ice-Truck Killer in an attempt to find the hostage. ... more on Wikipedia
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    Hello, Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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    Hello, Dexter Morgan

    Dec 06 2009

    SeasonDexter - Season 4

    Episode Number11

    "Hello, Dexter Morgan" is the 11th and penultimate episode of the fourth season of Showtime TV... more on Wikipedia
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    The Getaway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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    The Getaway

    Dec 13 2009

    SeasonDexter - Season 4

    Episode Number12

    Dexter and Arthur find themselves on a collision course, as Debra unearths a shocking... more on Wikipedia
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    Seeing Red is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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    Seeing Red

    Dec 03 2006

    SeasonDexter - Season 1

    Episode Number10

    The Ice Truck Killer is back. He leaves a crime scene that brings back some horrifying... more on Wikipedia
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    The British Invasion is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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    SeasonDexter - Season 2

    Episode Number12

    The Task force believes the Bay Harbor Butcher case is closed, but Dexter still has some... more on Wikipedia
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    Dexter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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    Dexter

    Oct 01 2006

    SeasonDexter - Season 1

    Episode Number1

    Dexter is a forensic expert in blood patterns who works with the Miami Police Department. He... more on Wikipedia
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    Hungry Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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    Hungry Man

    Nov 22 2009

    SeasonDexter - Season 4

    Episode Number9

    For most people, Thanksgiving is a time for traditions and family. But for Dexter, it’s an...
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    Finding Freebo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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    Finding Freebo

    Oct 05 2008

    SeasonDexter - Season 3

    Episode Number2

    Dexter continues the hunt for Freebo, knowing he is still in town after finding Teegan's body....
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    If I Had a Hammer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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    If I Had a Hammer

    Nov 01 2009

    SeasonDexter - Season 4

    Episode Number6

    "If I Had a Hammer" is the sixth episode of the fourth season of the Showtime television...
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    Are You... ? is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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    Are You... ?

    Sep 30 2012

    SeasonDexter - Season 7

    Episode Number1

    After witnessing her brother kill Travis Marshall, Debra attempts to reconcile with Dexter... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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    Lost Boys

    Nov 29 2009

    SeasonDexter - Season 4

    Episode Number10

    Dexter finally believes he understands the beast known as Trinity. But when a ten-year old boy...
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    The Big One is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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    The Big One

    Dec 12 2010

    SeasonDexter - Season 5

    Episode Number12

    Dexter's situation grows desperate when he discovers that Lumen's been set up. Despite knowing... more on Wikipedia
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    Road Kill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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    Road Kill

    Nov 15 2009

    SeasonDexter - Season 4

    Episode Number8

    Dexter has always known his father’s Code was meant to protect him from exposure. But after...
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    Dex Takes a Holiday is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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    SeasonDexter - Season 4

    Episode Number4

    Dexter gets some much-needed R&R time with Rita and the kids out of town, leading to his...
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    Surprise, Motherf*****! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
    Season 7 Episode 12: 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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  • 16
    Father Knows Best is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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    Father Knows Best

    Nov 26 2006

    SeasonDexter - Season 1

    Episode Number9

    Dexter receives notification that his biological father has recently passed away. Dexter is... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Living the Dream is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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    Living the Dream

    Sep 27 2009

    SeasonDexter - Season 4

    Episode Number1

    The pressures of fatherhood threaten to bring Dexter's world crashing down. In his...
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    Go Your Own Way is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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    Go Your Own Way

    Nov 30 2008

    SeasonDexter - Season 3

    Episode Number10

    A series of chess-like moves ensues when Dexter and Miguel vie for the upper hand, with Miguel...
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    My Bad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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    My Bad

    Sep 26 2010

    SeasonDexter - Season 5

    Episode Number1

    "My Bad" is the premiere of the fifth season of the Showtime series Dexter and the show's... more on Wikipedia
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    Morning Comes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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    Morning Comes

    Nov 18 2007

    SeasonDexter - Season 2

    Episode Number8

    Dexter is attacked by the man who murdered his mother. Meanwhile, Lila wants to get closer to... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    About Last Night is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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    About Last Night

    Nov 23 2008

    SeasonDexter - Season 3

    Episode Number9

    The friendship between Dexter and Miguel become strained even as Rita resolves to confront...
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    Everything Is Illumenated is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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    Everything Is Illumenated

    Oct 31 2010

    SeasonDexter - Season 5

    Episode Number6

    Dexter is drawn into a precarious situation; Batista discovers an interesting lead; Quinn gets...
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    This is the Way the World Ends is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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    This is the Way the World Ends

    Dec 18 2011

    SeasonDexter - Season 6

    Episode Number12

    "This is the Way the World Ends" is the twelfth and final episode of the sixth season of the... more on Wikipedia
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    I Had a Dream is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
    15
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    I Had a Dream

    Dec 07 2008

    SeasonDexter - Season 3

    Episode Number11

    While preparing for his big wedding day, Dexter has to figure out a way to remove Miguel from...
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    The Damage a Man Can Do is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes

    SeasonDexter - Season 3

    Episode Number8

    "The Damage a Man Can Do" is the eighth episode of the third season of the American television... more on Wikipedia
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