Episode 01 DEXTER: Dexter Morgan, Miami Metro Police Department blood spatter analyst, has a double life. When he’s not helping the Homicide division solve murders, he spends his time hunting and killing bad guys who slip through the justice system.
Episode 02 CROCODILE: Dexter is stalking his next victim, a drunk driver about to be acquitted for the murder of a teenage boy. Meanwhile, the Ice Truck Killer strikes again and leaves a macabre piece of evidence that Debre finds, gaining her the transfer she wanted out of Vice and into Homicide.
Episode 03 POPPING CHERRY: Dexter hunts his latest victim, a teenager named Jeremy who is a recently released murderer. Lt. LaGuerta starts a manhunt for Tony Tucci, the nightwatchman videotaped at the ice rink where body parts were found.
Episode 04 LET’S GIVE THE BOY A HAND: Dexter’s past comes to life when body parts begin appearing throughout Miami as gifts from the Ice Truck Killer.
Episode 05 LOVE AMERICAN STYLE: Debra’s discovery of an Ice Truck Killer victim being found alive gives LaGuerta and her Homicide detectives their first chance to identify the notorious serial killer.
Episode 06 RETURN TO SENDER: Dexter arrives at a crime scene to find one of his victims he has disposed of has mysteriously returned to the scene of the kill. Rita has to deal with her abusive ex-husband, Paul, when he’s released from jail and want’s to come to their daughter’s birthday party.
Episode 07 CIRCLE OF FRIENDS: Debra and Batista find proof that Neil Perry is the Ice Truck Killer when they find a body beneath Neil’s trailer home. Dexter has to deal with his past when a teenager he caught and released murders again.
Ep. 08 SHRINK WRAP: While looking into a series of suicides of high profile powerful women, Dexter realizes a pattern: they all saw the same shrink. Dexter becomes the patient of the shrink to ascertain whether or not he is the killer that he seems to be.
Episode 09 FATHER KNOWS BEST: Dexter receives a letter that informs him that his biological father has recently died. Doakes is involved in the shooting of a middle-aged Haitian man.
Episode 10 SEEING RED : Rita has to hire a lawyer when Paul brings a surprising case against her to take sole custody of their children. Batista follows a new lead on the Ice Truck Killer case that brings him one step closer to apprehending the sadistic serial killer.
Episode 12 BORN FREE: Doakes, thinking that Dexter may be the Ice Truck Killer, uses questionable methods to stop Dexter from his hunt for the Ice Truck Killer.
Episode 01 IT’S ALIVE: After killing his brother, the Ice Truck Killer, at the end of last season, Dexter now finds himself unable to kill again. Debra returns to work at Miami Metro PD, but shows signs that she may not be ready to resume duty just yet.
Episode 02 WAITING TO EXHALE: Dexter continues his pursuit of the mountain-sized gangster Little Chino. Agent Lundy, a high-profile FBI agent, comes to Miami Metro PD to break the case of the city’s newly discovered serial killer, the Bay Harbor Butcher.
Episode 03 AN INCONVENIENT LIE: Dexter stalks his latest victim, a murderer so vile he could only be a used-car salesman.
Episode 04 SEE-THROUGH: While pretending to be a drug addict, Dexter gets an N.A. sponsor to please Rita. But when the sponsor turns out to be a beautiful woman who may have more in common with Dexter, Rita is not happy.
Episode 05 THE DARK DEFENDER: Dexter discovers that the man who killed his mother before his eyes is still alive. When he shares this information with Lila, she suggest he face the man as part of his “steps” to addiction recovery.
Episode 06 DEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE : Dexter is not too pleased to discover that a copy-cat killer has started his own attempt at vigilante serial murder in Miami. The new killer claims to be inspired by the Bay Harbor Butcher.
Episode 07 THAT NIGHT A FOREST GREW: Things start to spiral downward for Dexter as Lila’s influence begins to take its toll on Dexter’s personal life.
Episode 08 MORNING COMES: After a fire at Lila’s place, Dexter finds her becoming more attached to him than he is comfortable with. Debra and Lundy find a clue that points to the Bay Harbor Butcher being right under their noses.
Episode 09 RESISTANCE IS FUTILE : As Dexter tries to distance himself from Lila, he discovers she is not so willing to let go of their relationship.
Episode 10 THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT HARRY : Rita starts letting Dexter back into her life and the Miami Metro PD starts closing in on the Bay Harbor Butcher.
Episode 11 LEFT TURN AHEAD : Lila attempts to blackmail Dexter into loving her and then makes a startling discovery that changes their relationship forever.
Episode 12 THE BRITISH INVASION : Lundy and the FBI settle the case of the Bay Harbor Butcher once and for all.
Episode 01 OUR FATHER : When Dexter sets his sights on Freebo, a dope dealer and killer, things don’t go as planned and Dexter must find a way to extract himself from a pair of problems that he created, both in his home and night life.
Episode 02 FINDING FREEBO : Dexter and Miguel Prado find themselves hunting down the same murderer, Freebo, the man accused of killing Miguel’s little brother.
Episode 03 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT : While shopping with Rita and the kids, Dexter comes across a fellow predator. After the pedophile is seen talking with Astor, Dexter must decide if he fits The Code.
Episode 05 TURNING BIMINESE : Miguel tells Dexter about a husband who has gotten away with killing two of his wives for financial gain.
Episode 06 SI-SE PUEDE : Debra is upset when she realizes she may be partially responsible for another mysteriously skinned homicide case she’s trying to solve.
Episode 07 EASY AS PIE : Dexter begins working with Miguel, but they quickly have differences in selecting a potential new victim
Episode 08 THE DAMAGE A MAN CAN DO : Dexter undertakes to teach Miguel the Code, but he doesn’t realize he’s whetting his partner’s thirs for blood.
Episode 09 ABOUT LAST NIGHT : The friendship between Dexter and Miguel become strained even as Rita revolves to confront Miguel about his suspected infidelity.
Episode 11 I HAD A DREAM : While preparing for his big wedding day, Dexter has to figure out a way to remove Miguel from his life for good. Debra finds a new clue that brings her even closer to catching the Skinner.
Episode 12 DO YOU TAKE DEXTER MORGAN? : Debra is informed by Batista that she is going to receive her Detective’s shield, but is instantly blindsided with information that could potentially derail her promotion.
Episode 01 LIVING THE DREAM : Dexter struggles to balance his family’s needs with his ongoing duties as a blood spatter analyst for Miami Metro Homicide. Lundy believes they’re dealing with a serial killer he’s been chasing for years, whom he’s dubbed “The Trinity Killer”.
Episode 03 BLINDED BY THE LIGHT : The Trinity Killer dispatches his next victim. Debra becomes drawn to Lundy’s theories about Trinity, while Dexter finds himself in awe of Trinity’s masterful killing techniques.
Episode 04 DEX TAKES A HOLIDAY : Rita takes the kids out of town for the weekend. For Dexter, this means stalking a new victim. He sets his sights on a woman accused of murdering her family – a fellow cop.
Episode 05 DIRTY HARRY : The closer Dexter gets, the more he realizes that Trinity is unlike any monster he’s previously encountered. When Rita discoveres a secret Dexter’s been keeping from her, she begins to realize just how little she knows about the man she married.
Episode 06 IF I HAD A HAMMER : Dexterhas begun to realize that the closer he gets to Trinity, the more he stands to learn from this very different beast.
Episode 07 SLACK TIDE : When Miami Metro discovers a string of murders connected to a prominent photographer, Dexter sees an opportunity for a clean kill. Quinn has taken a renewed interest in Dexter’s nightlife.
Episode 08 ROAD KILL : When he discovers that Trinity is planning an out-of-town trip, Dexter sees an opportunity to ride along and gain insight into the mind of a fellow monster.
Episode 09 HUNGRY MAN : As Dexter gains insight into Athur’s psychology by studying those closest to him, he finds himself drawn into a bizarre and twisted world.
Episode 10 LOST BOYS : 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.
Episode 11 HELLO DEXTER MORGAN : Dexter must take drastic action to buy himself time to deal with Trinity in his own fashion.
Episode 12 THE GETAWAY : Dexter and Arthur find themselves on a collision course, leading them to a confrontation that will change their lives forever.
Episode 01 MY BAD : Rita’s death has left Dexter feeling responsible, even guilty. Unable to deal with the trauma, Dexter makes a drastic decision that will impact everyone araund him.
Episode 02 HELLO BANDIT : In his new role as single father, Dexter tries to get his family’s routine back on track, to begin the process of moving on from Rita’s death. But when evidence of foul play falls into his lap, Dexter makes a horrific discovery, setting him on the trail of his next victim.
Episode 03 PRACTICALLY PERFECT : Dexter finds himself in a strange new world when he attempts to hire a nanny for Harrison so he can continue to stalk and kill his next victim.
Episode 04 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST : Dexter finds himself in a strange situation when, instead of taking a life, he has to save one. Quinn continues following up on the strange similarities between ‘Kyle Butler’ and Dexter Morgan.
Episode 05 FIRST BLOOD: Due to Quinn’s recent suspension, Debra works the Santa Muerte case alone, leaving Quinn time to enlist an old friend to look into Dexter.
Episode 06 EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED : Trying to get his life back on track, Dexter hunts a new target, but is distracted and drawn into a precarious situation while helping his troubled acquaintance.
Episode 07 CIRCLE US : While helping Lumen, Dexter finds himself on a collision course with Debra and the rest of Homicide when he is called to investigate a horrifying crime scene.
Episode 08 TAKE IT : While attending a seminar, Dexter and Lumen stalk a violent killer.
Episode 09 TEENAGE WASTELAND : While in the midst of hunting down their next victim, Dexter and Lumen are surprised by the return of an unannounced guest.
Episode 10 IN THE BEGINNING : Just as Dexter discovers a possible ally in the pursuit of Lumen’s former captors, he and Lumen are forced to step down as Homicide uncovers some key evidence linked to one of their prior victims.
Episode 11 HOP A FREIGHTER : Debra’s speculation on the missing Barrel Girl suspects begins to take shape.
Ep. 12 THE BIG ONE : Dexter’s situation grows desperate when he discovers that Lumen’s been set up. Debra lets her personal feelings lead her instincts once she concludes that vigilantes are more than just a theory.