The BEST episodes of Dexter season 6

Every episode of Dexter season 6, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Dexter season 6!

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.

Last Updated: 6/6/2024Network: ShowtimeStatus: Ended
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This is the Way the World Ends
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8.54
7945 votes

#1 - 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.

Directors: John Dahl
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Get Gellar
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8.14
8086 votes

#2 - Get Gellar

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/27/2011

Dexter receives help from an unexpected source while hunting the Doomsday Killers and staying one step ahead of Homicide; Debra discovers something new about herself in therapy.

Directors: Seith Mann
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A Horse of a Different Color
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8.13
8382 votes

#3 - 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.

Directors: John Dahl
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Talk to the Hand
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8.03
8042 votes

#4 - Talk to the Hand

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/11/2011

Dexter finds that in order to catch the Doomsday Killers, he must create a macabre tableau of his own; Debra's battle with LaGuerta over the case of the dead call girl boils over, and her therapist makes an unnerving suggestion.

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Just Let Go
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8.03
8305 votes

#5 - Just Let Go

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/6/2011

Dexter is caught up in a very personal case that awakens the needs of his Dark Passenger; Debra feels overwhelmed by her new Lieutenant duties, made all the more complicated when she finds out Quinn slept with a witness in the Doomsday case.

Directors: John Dahl
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Those Kinds of Things
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7.93
8604 votes

#6 - Those Kinds of Things

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/2/2011

Dexter shows up at his 20th high-school reunion with the intention of confronting the former prom king. Elsewhere, an investigation into a heinous murder with religious overtones leads Dexter to ponder spiritual matters and wonder about his son's legacy. And an unexpected situation results in Debra becoming a hero.

Directors: John Dahl
Writer: Scott Buck
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Smokey and the Bandit
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7.93
8245 votes

#7 - Smokey and the Bandit

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/16/2011

Dexter is confronted with a sobering glimpse of his own potential future when a serial killer from his past makes a startling reappearance; Debra is uncomfortable in her new job; Travis struggles to keep his mentor happy, as he and Gellar prepare a new twisted tableau, ensuring Debra's next task will be a daunting one.

Directors: Stefan Schwartz
Writer: Manny Coto
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Ricochet Rabbit
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7.92
7662 votes

#8 - Ricochet Rabbit

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/4/2011

Dexter tries to figure out the Doomsday Killers' next victim before it's too late; Debra has a strong reaction to a crime scene, which leads her to the realization that she leans too heavily on her brother.

Directors: Michael Lehmann
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Once Upon a Time...
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7.84
8783 votes

#9 - Once Upon a Time...

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/9/2011

Brother Sam, a minister with a criminal history, is brought in by the homicide department to help solve a macabre murder, but Dexter sees him for what he really is, and it's definitely not a man of God. Elsewhere, Debra's sudden hero status elicits a pair of surprising proposals.

Directors: S.J. Clarkson
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The Angel of Death
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7.83
8648 votes

#10 - The Angel of Death

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/30/2011

With the help of his newfound friend Brother Sam, Dexter wonders if there is light within him to counter the darkness, while the search for the Doomsday Killers takes him in a new direction; Batista and Quinn pay a visit to the university where Professor Gellar taught; due to departmental regulations following the shooting, Debra is forced to begin therapy.

Directors: S.J. Clarkson
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Sin of Omission
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7.83
8156 votes

#11 - Sin of Omission

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/20/2011

Dexter uses lessons he learned from Brother Sam to follow up on some new leads in the Doomsday investigation; Debra butts heads with Captain LaGuerta over the case of a dead call girl.

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Nebraska
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7.64
8175 votes

#12 - Nebraska

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/13/2011

Dexter finds himself teamed up with a fellow Dark Passenger when he takes a road trip to Nebraska to tie up some loose ends from the past; Debra deals with the complications of her promotion as she leads the Doomsday investigation.

Directors: Romeo Tirone
Writer: Wendy West
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