Return to Sender - S1-E6

Trivia: (POSSIBLE SPOILER) When Masuka brings up the list of doctors authorized to get the M99, Dexter removes his alias note that Dexter's fake alias (used to get the M99 tranquilizer) is Dr. Patrick Bateman. Patrick Bateman is the lead character of "American Psycho". This was most likely an intentional "easter egg" of sorts within the show.


My Bad - S5-E1

Trivia: When Dexter and Debra walk into her apartment, on the side of the fridge you see a take-out flyer that reads "killer menu."


Season 1 generally

Trivia: "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" - the novel on which season 1 is based - is actually significantly shorter than the season in terms of storytelling. In fact, roughly half the events described in the novel take place in the very first episode.

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Season 4 generally

Trivia: John Lithgow revealed in an interview with GQ that he initially turned down the role of Arthur Mitchell, a.k.a. the Trinity Killer. He was convinced to change his mind by his agent and his lawyer. He ended up winning an Emmy for the role, so he definitely made the right choice.

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Season 1 generally

Trivia: Some notable differences between season 1 and "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" - the first novel in the series of books that the show is based on - are that Deb and LaGuerta both discover Dexter's secret by the end, which doesn't occur in the show until seasons 6 and 7, respectively. LaGuerta is also killed by Brian, a.k.a. the Ice Truck Killer, whose true identity isn't revealed until the last chapter, and he is also referred to as the Tamiami Slasher. He also escapes at the end of the novel.

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Do You Take Dexter Morgan? - S3-E12

Other mistake: The marriage certificate for Rita's first marriage shows her date of birth as 04-19-1989 and Dexter states she married at 16. The marriage date is 08-16-1989, when she would have been 4 months old. She also would only be 17 at the start of the series (2006) if she was born in 1989. (00:13:45)

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Dexter: I am a father, a son, a serial killer.

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Question: Since Harry knew about Dexter's homicidal tendencies, why would he train Dexter on how to kill people who got away with their crimes instead of taking him to a psychologist?

Answer: Two reasons. First, as a cop he knows that there are lots of murderers walking around free due to flaws in the system so he uses Dexter's "urges" to right the wrongs in the system by taking out people who have no right to walk around free. Secondly, by taking him to a psychologist he runs the risk of having him committed and he doesn't want that for obvious reasons, so he figures it is best to channel his urges to what he considers a greater good.


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