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Dexter

Dexter (2006)

45 mistakes

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Angel of Death - S6-E5

New this week Continuity mistake: Dexter browses the book shelf at Travis' house. The camera pans across, revealing a book titled "Apocalypse Bound" situated at the right on the shelf. When Dexter takes the book off the shelf, it is then shown as the fourth book from the left. When he puts it back, the empty gap where it used to be now appears to the far right on the shelf.

Dirty Harry - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When Dexter listens to Officer Lundy's tape recording, we hear Lundy say that the Trinity killer's weight is 190 to 200 pounds. When we saw him recording that, he said 200 to 220 pounds.

Let's Give the Boy a Hand - S1-E4

Factual error: When Dexter and Doakes are looking at the severed foot wearing a soccer cleat, Dexter states, "The foot was severed between the tarsus and the metatarsus." However, the foot was severed proximal to the tarsus, through the tibia and fibula. The cut was easily too high to be between the tarsus and metatarsus.

Limemime

Father Knows Best - S1-E9

Factual error: When Dexter is in the hospital as a child, the doctor says that Dexter has a very rare blood type, AB negative. Although it's very rare, the people with AB- can receive donor blood with A-, B-, AB- and 0-. AB- is very good blood-type when you need to receive blood. While it is true that hospitals normally have to use AB- because of the complexity of other proteins (and to prevent adverse reactions), in case of an emergency, like Dexter's, and a shortage, a hospital will use a blood type close enough to not likely cause a reaction. In this situation, the hospital would give Dexter O-, B-, or A- instead as blood loss would normally kill a patient long before a suitable donor could be located, called in, admitted to the hospital, and have the transfusion set up.

Davor

Helter Skelter - S7-E9

Factual error: In the beginning while Dexter is on his boat in Miami, you suddenly see mountains in the background, of which there are none in Miami. Also the palms are too high, indicating they are from California. And the worst setting mistake is the Florida tags in front of the cars. Only commercial vehicles have front tags.

Let's Give the Boy a Hand - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Doakes is about to be killed by Guerrero, the police save him by shooting Guerrero, giving him a bullet wound on his right shoulder. He is also cuffed on the ground to be arrested. However, when he is pulled up, Guerrero does not have a bullet wound anymore.

DarkPassenger

Do You See What I See? - S7-E11

Continuity mistake: Deb's daily drive is an E46 '03-'06 BMW 3 series. In this episode she is in a car accident and when Dexter shows up at the salvage yard to check the vehicle he is led to an E36 '95-'99 3 series.

Bret Fair

Blinded By the Light - S4-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When they are at the crime scene, you can plainly see the camera and camera man reflected in Special Agent Lundy's sunglasses several times. When it is a close up shot, it is even more obvious.

craigshane21

Easy as Pie - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: When Dexter and Rita are having dinner at Miguel's house, his wife drops a glass. She sets 2 other glasses on the island in the kitchen. After a cut to another shot the 2 glasses are now on the counter by the sink, before she bends down and picks up the glass she dropped.

See-Through - S2-E4

Visible crew/equipment: As the camera pans to Dexter just before he jumps over the fence at the police station, the shadow of a boom mike is visible on the white wall.

RoyT

See-Through - S2-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When the wife of one of the victims invites Angel in, the silhouette of a camera man is reflected in the door when she closes it.

RoyT

Season 6 generally

Continuity mistake: In Season 6, Episode 10, Dexter and Harry are in the motel room where Travis was staying (timestamp 1). Dexter decides to post on Gellar's blog (impersonating Gellar), and the screen on the computer shows the post date as Sunday, November 24, preceded by a Sunday, November 20 post. Aren't Sundays supposed to be a week apart? Then in episode 12 (timestamp 2), Travis is in Dexter's apartment and sees the poster for the Noah's Ark school play. The date posted for the play is Saturday, October 8, ie. in the past compared to the earlier episode. Plus If November 24 were on a Sunday, then October 8 should have been on a Tuesday.

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Hello, Dexter Morgan - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: When Dexter is killing Stan Beaudry, the drop of Beaudry's blood encompasses the width of the blood slide when the two pieces of the slide are pressed together, but then goes to being roughly half the size when the shot changes.

Serious B

Make Your Own Kind of Music - S8-E9

Continuity mistake: Scene with Deb and Joey having lunch. Their water glasses switch between having ice and lemon wedges, to having no ice and a lemon slice floating at the top.

jctotalg

Remember the Monsters? - S8-E12

Revealing mistake: In the flashback scenes when Dexter and Deb are shown holding baby Harrison in the newborn room, you can tell they are just holding a dummy in the wide shots because the baby never moves a muscle.

Serious B

Shrink Wrap - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Doakes asks Deb "what took her so long" arriving at the first crime scene, Masuka is stood next to him. However, over the course of the conversation Masuka is seen in the background talking to another group inside the house, and in the next shot he is standing back next to Doakes. At the end of the conversation he walks over to the group inside the house.

Left Turn Ahead - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When Doakes is carrying the packs of cocaine out of the cabin, the position of his arms and the cocaine varies wildly from shot to shot. Notable examples are that the cocaine goes from being arranged in neat, accurate stacks, to being haphazardly and irregularly stacked, and back to neat again. His grip on the cocaine also varies a lot; he starts out with straight arms, then suddenly has a 90-degree bend at the elbows, and back to straight again, all depending om camera angle. All of these changes happen too fast to have been natural, and Doakes is on camera the whole time.

Twotall

Father Knows Best - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: Dexter goes to the morgue to see the body of his father. When he first sees the body, he bends down, and the clock behind him reads 4:11. A moment later when he stands back up the clock is at 4:17. A couple of minutes later the clock is at 4:01.

Teenage Wasteland - S5-E9

New this month Character mistake: When Dexter is punching Olivia's father in his left side, he says "That's your liver." Only the liver is on the right side. For a serial killer who routinely dismembers bodies, Dexter should know which side the liver is on.

djm

Living The Dream - S4-E1

Revealing mistake: When Dexter is retrieving a blood sample after cutting Benny Gomez's cheek, there is no blood in the dropper and he puts no blood on the actual slide.

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Quotes

Isaak Sirko: You didn't kill Victor out of vengeance. I have a feeling you're a different kind of animal. The question is...what kind are you, Dexter Morgan?
Dexter: The kind who hunted your friend down and strapped him to a board and put a plastic bag on his head and crushed his skull with a fire extinguisher. The kind who's gonna do the same thing to you, give or take the fire extinguisher.

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Trivia

Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter, who play siblings on the show, were actually married in real life, from 2008 - 2011.

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