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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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Born Free is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Hello, Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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) 4 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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 British Invasion is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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The Getaway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Are You... ? is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Dex Takes a Holiday is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Hungry Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Finding Freebo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Living the Dream is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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There's Something About Harry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Go Your Own Way is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Do You Take Dexter Morgan? is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Dex, Lies, and Videotape is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Road Kill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Father Knows Best is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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My Bad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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See-Through is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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I Had a Dream is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Morning Comes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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) 23 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Everything Is Illumenated is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Truth Be Told is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Shrink Wrap is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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The Big One is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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This is the Way the World Ends is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Circle of Friends is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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An Inconvenient Lie is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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) 31 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Surprise, Motherf*****! is listed (or ranked) 32 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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About Last Night is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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It's Alive! is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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The Dark Defender is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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The Damage a Man Can Do is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Love American Style is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Argentina is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Season 7 Episode 8: 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.

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Talk to the Hand is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Swim Deep is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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) 41 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Crocodile is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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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Slack Tide is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Season 4 Episode 7: Dexter finds himself enjoying a brief moment of tranquility. He's finally managed to strike a balance between work, family... and other pursuits. But he's keenly aware that times like these aren't meant to last. When Miami Metro discovers a string of murders connected to a prominent photographer, Dexter sees an opportunity for a clean kill. However, his plans seem to be thwarted every step of the way. Quinn has taken a renewed interest in Dexter's nightlife. Dexter's plans to keep Astor and Cody distracted with new activities soon backfire. Even Harry disapproves of Dexter's choice of pastime, urging him instead to focus his efforts on the Trinity Killer. Meanwhile, Debra returns to work, frustrated to find everyone treating her with kid gloves. She decides to concentrate on her pursuit of the Trinity Killer as well as delving into her father's checkered past - investigations which Dexter fears might lead her to danger - or worse, the truth.

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If I Had a Summer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Season 4 Episode 6: Dexter knows it's only a matter of time before Miami Metro discovers the Trinity Killer's latest handiwork. Therefore, he has to work doubly hard to stay one step ahead of their investigation. Dexter has begun to realize that the closer he gets to Trinity, the more he stands to learn from this very different beast. Trinity hides behind a well-kept mask, and getting behind that facade will require some extra prodding on Dexter's part. Meanwhile, Debra becomes frustrated when she finds herself shut out from her own case. She considers bending the rules in the name of justice, risking her career in the process. LaGuerta and Batista come to regret a major decision, and realize that by playing by the rules they may have painted themselves into a corner. And when the friction between Rita and Dexter comes to a head, Dexter gleans relationship advice from a most unlikely source.

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Remains To Be Seen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Season 4 Episode 2: 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 to the world. But his search will have to wait, as Miami Metro's two simultaneous murder cases continue to escalate. Their top priority is to solve 'The Vacation Murders', a series of robberies gone bad that threaten Miami's lucrative tourist industry. Lundy, however, remains convinced that the bigger problem is dealing with the Trinity killer, who unbeknownst to them is already stalking his next victim. Dexter has to weave a web of lies to extract himself from his duties, hoping to bury his secret before someone else finds it first.

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Easy As Pie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Season 3 Episode 7: Dexter begins working with Miguel but they quickly have differences in selecting a potential new victim; Rita discovers that Miguel's wife suspects him of an affair; an old friend of Dexter's asks for help in ending her life.

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Si Se Puede is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Season 3 Episode 6: Dexter tests Miguel to determine if his friend has discovered his secret, while Rita loses her job and wonders if she's meant to ever have a successful career.

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Are You...? is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
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...

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Turning Biminese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Season 3 Episode 5: Dexter hears the story of a husband who has gotten away with murdering two wives for financial gain and tracks the man to Bimini, but Rita has a medical emergency while Dexter has disappeared.

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All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dexter Episodes
Season 3 Episode 4: Dexter scrambles to convince Rita that his marriage proposal is sincere and romantic; Miguel's vengeful brother Ramon searches desperately for their sibling's murderer, who was secretly killed by Dexter.