TV episodes The Best Dexter Episodes  

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List Rules Best 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.

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Hello, Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Hello, Dexter Morgan Dec 06 2009 "Hello, Dexter Morgan" is the 11th and penultimate episode of the fourth season of Showtime TV series, Dexter, which aired on December 6, 2009. The police team attempt to get Christine ...more

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The British Invasion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
The British Invasion Dec 16 2007 The Task force believes the Bay Harbor Butcher case is closed, but Dexter still has some trouble to deal with.

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Born Free is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Born Free Dec 17 2006 Dexter follows clues left for him by the Ice-Truck Killer in an attempt to find the hostage. Paul tries to convince Rita that she and the children are not safe around Dexter.

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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Dexter Oct 01 2006 Dexter is a forensic expert in blood patterns who works with the Miami Police Department. He is also a serial killer, who kills people that the police can't bring to justice. He has to hide his ...more

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Seeing Red is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Seeing Red Dec 03 2006 The Ice Truck Killer is back. He leaves a crime scene that brings back some horrifying repressed memories for Dexter. Paul sues Rita for sole custody of Astor and Cody.

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The Getaway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
The Getaway Dec 13 2009 Dexter and Arthur find themselves on a collision course, as Debra unearths a shocking long-hidden truth, Rita admits her marriage to Dexter is troubled, and Batista and LaGuerta face the ...more

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Dex Takes a Holiday is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Dex Takes a Holiday Oct 18 2009 Dexter gets some much-needed R&R time with Rita and the kids out of town, leading to his stalking of a new victim until he unexpectedly begins to empathize with his target, a cop that ...more

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Hungry Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Hungry Man Nov 22 2009 For most people, Thanksgiving is a time for traditions and family. But for Dexter, it’s an opportunity to get closer to his most dangerous adversary yet. As Dexter gains insight into Arthur’s ...more

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Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Lost Boys Nov 29 2009 Dexter finally believes he understands the beast known as Trinity. But when a ten-year old boy goes missing, Dexter is forced to question everything he’s learned up to this point.

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Are You... ? is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Are You... ? Sep 30 2012 After witnessing her brother kill Travis Marshall, Debra attempts to reconcile with Dexter while struggling to cover up their involvement with the murder. Meanwhile, Detective Mike Anderson has ...more

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Finding Freebo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Finding Freebo Oct 05 2008 Dexter continues the hunt for Freebo, knowing he is still in town after finding Teegan's body. Dexter and Rita must make a decision about her pregnancy. Dexter isn't sure whether he can raise a ...more

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There's Something About Harry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
There's Something About Harry Dec 02 2007 Doakes follows Dexter to his next crime scene and shocks him with a revelation about Harry. The Bay Harbor Butcher task force feels they are zeroing in on their man.

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Truth Be Told is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Truth Be Told Dec 10 2006 "Truth Be Told" is the eleventh episode of the first season of the American television drama series Dexter, which first aired on December 10, 2006 on Showtime in the United States. The ...more

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Go Your Own Way is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Go Your Own Way Nov 30 2008 A series of chess-like moves ensues when Dexter and Miguel vie for the upper hand, with Miguel winning Rita's affection by presenting her with a lavish wedding gift. Elsewhere, Debra wonders if ...more

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Shrink Wrap is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Shrink Wrap Nov 19 2006 Dexter suspects rich women's shrink of murder. When he visits the shrink, he is surprised by a dark secret from his past.

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Everything Is Illumenated is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Everything Is Illumenated Oct 31 2010 Dexter is drawn into a precarious situation; Batista discovers an interesting lead; Quinn gets information about Dexter from a questionable source.

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Do You Take Dexter Morgan? is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Do You Take Dexter Morgan? Dec 14 2008 It is the day before Dexter's wedding and Dexter must deal with two people targeting him, while preparing for his special occasion. Meanwhile, Angel tells Deb he's put her in for a promotion, ...more

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Morning Comes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Morning Comes Nov 18 2007 Dexter is attacked by the man who murdered his mother. Meanwhile, Lila wants to get closer to Dex, and Debra and Lundy close in on the Bay Harbor Butcher.

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If I Had a Hammer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
If I Had a Hammer Nov 01 2009 "If I Had a Hammer" is the sixth episode of the fourth season of the Showtime television series Dexter. Dexter knows it’s only a matter of time before Miami Metro discovers the Trinity ...more

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This is the Way the World Ends is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
This is the Way the World Ends Dec 18 2011 "This is the Way the World Ends" is the twelfth and final episode of the sixth season of the Showtime television series Dexter. It premiered on Showtime on December 18, 2011. In this ...more

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Road Kill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Road Kill Nov 15 2009 Dexter has always known his father’s Code was meant to protect him from exposure. But after committing a serious mistake, he wonders if it could have been designed to protect him from something ...more

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The Big One is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
The Big One Dec 12 2010 Dexter's situation grows desperate when he discovers that Lumen's been set up. Despite knowing he's being baited into a trap, Dexter risks everything to make sure he doesn't fall into the same ...more

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See-Through is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
See-Through Oct 21 2007 "See-Through" is the fourth episode of the second season and sixteenth overall episode of the American television drama series Dexter, which first aired on 21 October 2007 on Showtime ...more

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Dex, Lies, and Videotape is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Dex, Lies, and Videotape Nov 04 2007 A copy-cat killer follows the lead of the "Bay Harbor Butcher." Dexter must destroy an incriminating surveillance video.

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I Had a Dream is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
I Had a Dream Dec 07 2008 While preparing for his big wedding day, Dexter has to figure out a way to remove Miguel from his life for good. In the meantime, Rita has troubles of her own, when Syl reveals that Miguel has ...more

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Circle of Friends is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Circle of Friends Nov 12 2006 The police identifies the Ice Truck Killer. However Dexter feels there is something wrong with the suspect. Dexter must also deal with Paul, Rita's recently paroled husband.

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My Bad is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
My Bad Sep 26 2010 "My Bad" is the premiere of the fifth season of the Showtime series Dexter and the show's forty-ninth episode overall. It was written by Chip Johannessen, the show's former executive ...more

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Father Knows Best is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Father Knows Best Nov 26 2006 Dexter receives notification that his biological father has recently passed away. Dexter is named as the sole heir of all his possessions including his house. Dexter goes for a weekend away with ...more

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The Dark Defender is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
The Dark Defender Oct 28 2007 Dexter finds out that the man who killed his mother, right in front of him, is still alive. When he tells this to Lila, she suggests he face the man, as part of his road to addiction recovery. ...more

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Love American Style is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Love American Style Oct 29 2006 While the rest of the police department are focused on finding the Ice Truck Killer, Dexter is busy gathering evidence for his next victim. It turns out he will also discover more about ...more

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An Inconvenient Lie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
An Inconvenient Lie Oct 14 2007 Dexter sets his sights on a new victim: a murderer so repulsive it seems only fitting that he's a used-car salesman. Dexter's been unable to lie to Rita about his midnight activities, which has ...more

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Remains to Be Seen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Remains to Be Seen Oct 04 2009 Dexter misplaces evidence which could expose his secret. Meanwhile, Miami Metro must juggle two serial killers at the same time, as the Vacation Murders might bring the city's tourism industry ...more

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About Last Night is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
About Last Night Nov 23 2008 The friendship between Dexter and Miguel become strained even as Rita resolves to confront Miguel about his suspected infidelity. Meanwhile, Debra searches furiously for Anton when it's revealed ...more

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Talk to the Hand is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Talk to the Hand Dec 11 2011 Dexter finds that in order to catch the Doomsday Killers, he must create a macabre tableau of his own; Debra's battle with LaGuerta over the case of the dead call girl boils over, and her ...more

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It's Alive! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
It's Alive! Sep 30 2007 Things are really beginning to heat up for Dexter: Doakes' suspicions about him are growing, his victims are escaping, and his body dump site has been found. Meanwhile Paul is troubling Rita ...more

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Living the Dream is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Living the Dream Sep 27 2009 The pressures of fatherhood threaten to bring Dexter's world crashing down. In his carelessness, Dexter realizes that he's misplaced crucial evidence, something that could expose his dark side ...more

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Crocodile is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Crocodile Oct 08 2006 Being wrapped up in preparing for his next victim, Dexter, finds out that the Ice Truck Killer is aware of Dexter's dirty little secret.

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Hialeah and Fourth is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Hialeah and Fourth Dec 05 2010 Dexter must do damage control; Debra's speculation begins to take shape; Quinn becomes involved in a homicide.

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Take It! is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Take It! Nov 14 2010 Dexter and Lumen vet and stalk a violent killer; Debra gets into some unexpected trouble from the fallout of the Santa Muerte case

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Return to Sender is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Return to Sender Nov 05 2006 Dexter is called to the scene of the crime at the Castillo junkyard. The Ice Truck Killer has returned Valerie Castillo's body putting Dexter in danger of being caught. A boy is found who ...more

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Resistance Is Futile is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Resistance Is Futile Nov 25 2007 Dexter realizes it won't be easy to end things completely with Lila. Dexter tries to stay ahead of the investigations as the manhunt for the Bay Harbor Butcher intensifies. An enemy of Dexter ...more

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Surprise, Motherf*****! is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Surprise, Motherf*****! 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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That Night, A Forest Grew is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
That Night, A Forest Grew Nov 11 2007 Dexter manages to get Doakes off his back. He devises a plan to get the police in another direction. Lila and Dex's relationship intensifies, and he has some interaction with Rita and the kids.

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Dirty Harry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Dirty Harry Oct 25 2009 "Dirty Harry" is the fifth episode in the fourth season of the Showtime television series Dexter. Recent events spur Dexter into his own investigation of the Trinity killer. His ...more

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Beauty And The Beast is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Beauty And The Beast Oct 17 2010 Dexter must save a life; Deb has a confrontation with a key suspect; Quinn follows up on the similarities between Dexter and Kyle Butler.

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Swim Deep is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Swim Deep Oct 28 2012 While trying to uncover why someone was killed on his boat, Dexter must out-maneuver a vengeful Isaak. New leads are brought to light on the Wayne Randall case by Hannah McKay, Randall's ...more

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Ricochet Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Ricochet Rabbit Dec 04 2011 Dexter tries to figure out the Doomsday Killers' next victim before it's too late; Debra has a strong reaction to a crime scene, which leads her to the realization that she leans too heavily on ...more

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The Damage a Man Can Do is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
The Damage a Man Can Do Nov 16 2008 "The Damage a Man Can Do" is the eighth episode of the third season of the American television drama series Dexter, which first aired on November 16, 2008 on Showtime in the United ...more

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Run is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Run Season 7 Episode 4: 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.

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Are You...? is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Are You...? Season 7 Episode 1: 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...