The BEST episodes of Dexter season 4

Every episode of Dexter season 4, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Dexter season 4!

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.

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The Getaway
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8.72
8319 votes

#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.

Directors: Steve Shill
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Hello, Dexter Morgan
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8.26
7984 votes

#2 - 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.

Directors: S.J. Clarkson
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Lost Boys
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8.05
7368 votes

#3 - 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.

Directors: Keith Gordon
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Hungry Man
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7.99
7791 votes

#4 - Hungry Man

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/22/2009

For most people, Thanksgiving is a time for traditions and family. But for Dexter, it’s an opportunity to get closer to his most dangerous adversary yet. As Dexter gains insight into Arthur’s psychology by studying those closest to him, he finds himself drawn into a bizarre and twisted world.

Directors: John Dahl
Writer: Wendy West
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Dex Takes a Holiday
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7.96
7748 votes

#5 - Dex Takes a Holiday

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/18/2009

Dexter gets some much-needed R&R time with Rita and the kids out of town, leading to his stalking of a new victim until he unexpectedly begins to empathize with his target, a cop that murdered her family.

Directors: John Dahl
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Dirty Harry
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7.88
7295 votes

#6 - Dirty Harry

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/25/2009

Recent events spur Dexter into his own investigation of the Trinity killer. His motivations are now personal, and the clock is ticking. But the closer Dexter gets, the more he realizes that Trinity is unlike any monster he’s previously encountered.

Directors: Keith Gordon
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If I Had a Hammer
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7.77
7412 votes

#7 - If I Had a Hammer

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/1/2009

Dexter knows it’s only a matter of time before Miami Metro discovers the Trinity Killer’s latest handiwork. Therefore, he has to work doubly hard to stay one step ahead of their investigation. Dexter has begun to realize that the closer he gets to Trinity, the more he stands to learn from this very different beast.

Directors: Romeo Tirone
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Slack Tide
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7.75
7203 votes

#8 - Slack Tide

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/8/2009

Dexter finds himself enjoying a brief moment of tranquility. He's finally managed to strike a balance between work, family and other pursuits. But he's keenly aware that times like these aren't meant to last. When Miami Metro discovers a string of murders connected to a prominent photographer, Dexter sees an opportunity for a clean kill.

Directors: Tim Hunter
Writer: Scott Buck
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Remains to Be Seen
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7.68
7098 votes

#9 - Remains to Be Seen

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/4/2009

Dexter misplaces evidence which could expose his secret. Meanwhile, Miami Metro must juggle two serial killers at the same time, as the Vacation Murders might bring the city's tourism industry to a grinding halt.

Directors: Brian Kirk
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Living the Dream
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7.66
7610 votes

#10 - Living the Dream

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/27/2009

The pressures of fatherhood threaten to bring Dexter's world crashing down. In his carelessness, Dexter realizes that he's misplaced crucial evidence, something that could expose his dark side to the world. But his search will have to wait, as Miami Metro's two simultaneous murder cases continue to escalate. Their top priority is to solve 'The Vacation Murders', a series of robberies gone bad that threaten Miami's lucrative tourist industry. Lundy, however, remains convinced that the bigger problem is dealing with the Trinity Killer, who unbeknownst to them is already stalking his next victim. Dexter has to weave a web of lies to extract himself from his duties, hoping to bury his secret before someone else finds it first.

Directors: Marcos Siega
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Blinded by the Light
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7.65
7145 votes

#11 - Blinded by the Light

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/11/2009

Dexter is hampered by his neighborhood's increased vigilance due to vandalism, his temporary inability to drive himself anywhere, and his admiration for the killing technique of the artful Trinity Killer.

Directors: Marcos Siega
Writer: Scott Buck
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Road Kill
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7.57
7407 votes

#12 - Road Kill

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/15/2009

Dexter has always known his father’s Code was meant to protect him from exposure. But after committing a serious mistake, he wonders if it could have been designed to protect him from something even more dangerous – human emotion. 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.

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