The BEST episodes of Dexter
Every episode of Dexter ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Dexter!
Dexter Morgan is a Miami-based blood spatter expert who doesn’t just solve murders; he commits them too. In fact, he’s a serial killer — but he only murders the guilty, so he feels justified with his lifestyle choices. His policewoman sister and his cop co-workers have no idea Dexter lives a double life; however, adoptive father Harry knows his secret, and does, in fact, help Dexter hone his “skills.” It’s a unique brand of justice for which charming Dexter feels a psychological hunger.
#1 - The Getaway
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/13/2009
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 consequences of an ethics breach.Watch Now:Amazon
#2 - This is the Way the World Ends
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/18/2011
In the season 6 finale, Dexter and Homicide race against a lunar eclipse to catch the Doomsday Killers before their final gruesome act; Debra struggles with a new emotional reality.Watch Now:Amazon
#4 - Born Free
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/17/2006
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.
#6 - The Big One
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/12/2010
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 mistake again. In the Barrel Girls case, Debra lets her personal feelings lead her instincts once she concludes that vigilantes are more than just a theory. Quinn finds himself in a troublesome situation, which only Dexter can help him out of.Watch Now:Amazon
#8 - Hello, Dexter Morgan
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/6/2009
Miami Metro is just one step away from discovering the identity of the Trinity Killer. And Dexter can't let that happen. Dexter must take drastic action to buy himself time to deal with Trinity in his own fashion. Arthur, who still can't understand why Dexter didn't simply turn him in, begins his own bloody investigation into Kyle Butler.
#10 - Resistance Is Futile
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/25/2007
Dexter realizes it won't be easy to end things completely with Lila. Dexter tries to stay ahead of the investigations as the manhunt for the Bay Harbor Butcher intensifies. An enemy of Dexter figures out his secret.
#11 - Truth Be Told
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/10/2006
The Ice Truck Killer puts Dexter in a life changing position when he takes someone close to Dexter hostage. Doakes begins to suspect that Dexter's odd behavior is something darker than he originally thought.Watch Now:Amazon
#12 - Do You Take Dexter Morgan?
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/14/2008
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, but after he finds out some information her shield may be gone before she gets it.Watch Now:Amazon
#14 - Go Your Own Way
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/30/2008
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 her relationship with Anton is worth the trouble.
#17 - A Horse of a Different Color
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/23/2011
Much to his own surprise, an emergency with Harrison and a new tableau from Gellar and Travis has Dexter leaning on Brother Sam and an unexpected winged messenger for support as he questions the idea of faith; with proof of a religiously motivated killer, Homicide hunts for a zealot, with Debra giving her first official press conference.
#19 - Argentina
Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/18/2012
Fresh out of jail, Isaak renews his pursuit of Dexter while Quinn continues his power struggle with the Koshkas. 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 his plans.
#22 - Do You See What I See?
Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/9/2012
It's Christmas time, and Debra learns it may be better to receive when she gets a tip from Hannah's father... one that could lead to incriminating Dexter in a crime. Meanwhile, Dexter discovers that the man behind his mother's death has been released from prison.Watch Now:Amazon
#23 - Lost Boys
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/29/2009
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.Watch Now:Amazon
#25 - Run
Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/21/2012
After capturing a deadly killer, things go awry for Miami Metro, sending Debra into a tailspin. In an effort to help his sister, Dexter enters into a dangerous game of cat and mouse, while the Ukrainian mob continues to seek revenge.Watch Now:Amazon