Dexter (2006)

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Shrink Wrap - S1-E8

Factual error: In the police report Dexter examines, Emmett Meridian's name is followed by PhD, and yet he is referred to as a psychiatrist and prescribes medication. A psychiatrist would have an MD after his name, and a psychologist (PhD) cannot legally prescribe meds.


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Suggested correction: It is possible for someone to be both a medical practitioner and have a PhD.

Someone with both a Doctor of Medicine and a Doctor of Philosophy would have both MD and PhD after their name. Not having an MD after your name means you can't prescribe medicine.


Yes, but in that case, both MD and PhD are listed after their name. Why would the report eliminate the MD, which is the more prestigious of the two degrees and certainly would have been noted during the investigation?


The Getaway - S4-E12

Plot hole: If we assume that Dexter took off the oil cap while it was still in the shop for Arthur, it still doesn't explain how Dexter got the jump on him when his car (hours later) broke down. Arthur's not shown to stop, but to merely drive for hours on end until night. Arthur's on a barren strip of road with no other cars or traffic to be seen for miles. It cuts from Arthur looking in his engine to Dexter suddenly walking out from behind the Mustang. The only explanation is that Dexter waited in the car with Arthur, which doesn't make very much sense. All this takes place in the last 15 minutes of the finale.

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Suggested correction: Dexter was hiding in the trunk of the car. If you look very closely when Arthur is saying "Where's my f***ing oil cap?", you can see Dexter's leg appear to the left (viewer's right) of the rear passenger side tire, in the open space under the car's body.

Phaneron Premium member

The trunk thing makes sense, but they could have made it more clear. I too was wondering how the heck he just appeared seemingly out of nowhere.

No disagreement there. I had to watch the sequence a few times to notice it, because it definitely looks like he climbs out of the back seat. I guess they felt having both characters in shot from that angle worked the best, as opposed to using several cuts.

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The Big One - S5-E12

Continuity mistake: When Dex gets the phone-call from the city archives he steals a red Pontiac Grand Am GT. When he crashes it at the camp it's a badly-painted orange Chevrolet. (00:21:00 - 00:28:00)

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Suggested correction: The car is a red Pontiac but it is a Grand Prix, not a Grand Am.

The Angel of Death - S6-E5

Character mistake: Louis Greene, Masuka's new intern, is asked to find the person who purchased Rudy's prosthetic hand. He is unable to do so; however, as a consolation, he says "I installed a modded-up Intel chip to overclock your CPU." You can overclock your CPU, but you don't need another chip to do so. (00:44:00)

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Suggested correction: Only K series intel CPU's can be overclocked so a CPU upgrade is understandable if the previous one was not overclockable.

Father Knows Best - S1-E9

Other mistake: Doaks says he saw the man's gun and chased him, lots of questions arise about what happened, but no-one mentions how a cop has no right to ask a person about a gun they have on them without probable cause. Doaks has no reason to even go after the guy.

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Suggested correction: Florida is not an open carry state, so if the man was displaying a gun, the cop had probable cause to pursue and question. Even if the man had a permit to carry a weapon, per Florida law, that weapon must remain concealed. If the cop could see the gun, it was a violation of the law and the cop could not only question, but arrest him.

The Getaway - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: The bathtub Rita is found deceased in is a standalone without a shower door, unlike previous episodes featuring the bathroom with a shower/tub with a sliding door. In a previous episode, Rita refers to the home as a "one-bathroom" house so it's not possible this was intended to be a second bathroom.

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Suggested correction: The tub that Rita was found murdered in was in the home that Dexter and Rita purchased together after their marriage. The previous home in which the sliding glass door and "one bedroom house" comment was made was Rita's former home that she lived in with her husband Paul, not the home she purchased with Dexter after they married. They are two different houses.

A Beautiful Day - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: In the shot where Angel gives Dexter a gift from the recently deceased Maria's office, we see Masuka through the window in front of Dexter. Masuka then enters Dexter's office, showing Masuka in two places at once for at least two seconds. (00:30:55)

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Suggested correction: That's not Masuka we see in the window. Not only is the person seen through the window wearing a different shirt, he's not bald like Masuka.


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.

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Chemistry - S7-E7

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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About Last Night - S3-E9

Question: Dexter tests the blood on Miguel's shirt, to see if it's Freebo's. It looks like he's just using a DNA sequencer and the blood result comes back "bovine." Can a DNA sequencer differentiate which species the blood came from like that? Or perhaps he was using a different type of blood analysis machine? Is there an analysis machine that's capable of that? I thought the way to test if blood is human or not, "anti-human serum" is mixed with the blood to see if it will clot. So wouldn't the only way to tell it was bovine blood is to inject it with "anti-bovine serum"?


Answer: The short answer is yes, it could. but, it would have to be set up to analyze results to differentiate species. The sequencer will report the base pairs for any properly prepared sample, but interpreting the results is a software package. The software is available, but I would think it unlikely that an analysis package used in a forensics lab would have the capability to be so specific. More likely it would report "Non Human Sequences Found."

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