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    1

    My fave Dexter quotes

    To Angel Batista:
    "If I could be like anyone - a "real person" - I would want to be a man like you." - Dexter Morgan

    Trinity: "You think you're better than me?"
    Dexter: "No. But I want to be."

    Batista: "Just visualise that door of success opening up for you bro and walk through it."
    Doakes: "Angel, if you don't stop with this woo woo shit imma walk right through you."

    “Being a journalist these days is a straight ticket to the unemployment line.” - Christine Hill

    "Dexter, You've Been Working Such Killer Hours Lately." - Rita Bennett

    0 Comments
    2024/04/10
    22:16 UTC

    2

    Anyone know a good fan ending?

    Just finished the show in less than two weeks. Really disappointed by the ending. Especially with Deb. Not planning to watch MB but I watched a quick summary. Not counting it as canon in my head tho. Does anyone know a good fan ending that you actually like?

    1 Comment
    2024/04/10
    20:35 UTC

    29

    S5E2: I’m sorry but….

    You can’t tell that anyone saw this at Miami metro and didn’t straight away realise it’s Dexter 😂 not a chance… Kyle Butler 😅

    12 Comments
    2024/04/10
    20:32 UTC

    4

    UK Netflix

    any UK fans? they've put Dexter on Neflix again!

    23 Comments
    2024/04/10
    19:43 UTC

    10

    How does the trinity killer have so much psychological and physical control over his victims?

    I'm a few episodes into season four and I've just seen him murder the young woman in the bathtub. I don't understand how she doesn't escape him when he is literally naked and doesn't seem to be holding onto her very tightly. Not one kick to the balls? Not one attempt to flee?

    When he forces another victim to drive to a warehouse and jump, there's a moment where he literally gets out of the car, leaving her alone driving the car. Why doesn't she drive away? No survival instinct to floor it and drive off? He has no weapon. Why does she jump? He refuses to push her. He says he'll murder her family and come back. In that time, though, she can leave the way she came and contact help.

    Am I missing something? Is he supposed to be stronger than he looks or something?

    15 Comments
    2024/04/10
    19:04 UTC

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    Lego Dexter

    1 Comment
    2024/04/10
    18:44 UTC

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    Dexter, boundaries and red flags

    I guess the topic of boundaries was not all that hot in 2006 but man, it is weird how Dex can miss red flags.

    Dexter has a huge blind spot when it comes to the desperate hope that someone could accept him the way he is.

    He ignores red flags in s3 with Miguel Prado, a man whose catchphrase is : "I don't take NO for an answer."

    Come on Dex, no means no, in any context. Why the heck do you keep hanging around a man who openly brags about not respecting any consent in any context?
    Dexter also seems to get over the red flag of Lila in s2 showing up at his workplace for the first time, when they're not together yet, even though it's Narcotics ANONYMOUS.
    I would have yelled like crazy.
    I'd have get her kicked of the group.
    She stalks the person she's supposed to sponsor to their workplace without their permission?!

    But Dexter.... can be smart and observant, but at the chance that somebody finally sees him and accepts him, he can be unbelievably dumb, sadly.
    I wonder whether it is his lack of understanding of boundaries that he so often disregards people being so pushy,
    or whether it's the 2000s blinding the writers.

    5 Comments
    2024/04/10
    17:32 UTC

    2

    Doakes

    Rewatching s2 and still feeling heartbroken for pretty much everybody maybe except Masuka who seems to be doing just fine, and Lila, who is a vampire.

    Excellent series. I know Dexter and Doakes becoming bowling buddies was off the table no matter how much fanfic would I write about it (and store it next to my Debra/Jesse Pinkmann ship fanfic)

    and I guess the way Dexter and Isaac Sirko teamed up in s7 was a little too fast, a little too unrealistic but man,
    it's so unfair considering Doakes honestly always wanted to do what's right, just like Debra.

    It fascinates me how Doakes just gets back luck with his escape attempts and with the ending,
    while Dexter
    seems to be "lucky", because looking at the season 4 ending - wouldn't it be better for Rita and the kids if Dexter did end up being caught in s2?
    As for Debra's heartbreak in s4, sure, Lundy dying would happen no matter what, since he was hunting Trinity, but
    if it wasn't for Dexter, she would never even meet Lundy in s2 and she'd never meet Brian in s1.

    The bad luck of Doakes is bad luck of most of the characters.
    Even Batista wuld have never met Lila without Dexter having a dark passenger.

    Men like Doakes, tough but fair, with PTSD, divorced because they're scared they'd kill their partner, deserve better.
    There again kids like Dexter and Brian deserve better, too.
    God, season 2 makes me so sad. It's amazing, but sad.

    11 Comments
    2024/04/10
    17:15 UTC

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    Season 2 - Lila

    She’s British, but her accent sounds so fake and put on. It genuinely does my head in, I cringe every time

    Edit: I know she’s British and I know that’s her voice/accent. It just annoys me is all 😭😭😭

    6 Comments
    2024/04/10
    16:30 UTC

    10

    Dexter's proposal

    I'm watching the show for the first time and finished the episode where Dexter proposes to Rita (S3 Ep4). His speech was so beautiful and seemed so honest, but with his following monologue I thought maybe it was just acting for him, the "role of his life".

    Now I can't decide if his proposal speech was honest or just acting. So without spoil anything, please share your thoughts 😊

    17 Comments
    2024/04/10
    15:56 UTC

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    How to retcon Dexter final season.

    It was all a dream caused by him taking Ketamine to get over the death of Debra... BOOM! The worst plothole-filled season ever gone all because Dexter heard about using Ketamine from Elon Musk.

    0 Comments
    2024/04/10
    14:40 UTC

    29

    Hannah

    Not only do I not understand why Dexter isn't at least a bit suspicious that Hannah could actually kill him, but being with her despite how Deb feels is definitely the worst thing Dexter has done in the whole series. It's the only time in the series when it made it impossible for us to root for Dexter

    27 Comments
    2024/04/10
    13:24 UTC

    9

    Season 3 - Miguel

    I’ve just finished season 3 (second round viewing). How does Miguel not connect the dots that Dexter is really the Bay-Harbour Butcher?

    He knows that Dexter has done multiple murders, has a boat, he’s aware Dexter is very neat & is in the same department of the man who supposedly was.

    5 Comments
    2024/04/10
    09:47 UTC

    1

    Don't mind me

    End of series, Dexter takes Deb's body right past a bunch of doctors, nurses and other hospital staff and loads her onto his boat and not one person says anything?! I get that there is chaos with the evacuation for the hurricane but still unbelievable

    4 Comments
    2024/04/10
    09:37 UTC

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    Dexter Poll. How do you rank Dexter seasons 1-8?

    Rank seasons 1-8 w/o New Blood

    46 Comments
    2024/04/10
    04:28 UTC

    1

    What prop from the show would bring the most at auction?

    What prop would you like to have?

    I would like to have Dexter’s watch; I feel this is one thing that has been unique (maybe I noticed this more often).

    (Don’t know what to tag as for this post, please don’t mind is this is in correct)

    0 Comments
    2024/04/10
    03:57 UTC

    76

    One thing I noticed while starting Dexter

    Deb gets a new boyfriend every season it's honestly getting a bit tired since it's obvious it's not going to last.

    16 Comments
    2024/04/09
    21:43 UTC

    24

    Season 1 - his brother

    I’m just watching season 1 and I really wish Dexter’s brother was still around. Would be so interesting to see their interactions, etc.

    18 Comments
    2024/04/09
    21:29 UTC

    8

    The sound track that I (and probably you too) spent too long looking for

    A shame its not officially listed as part of the ost, but I finally found it.

    1 Comment
    2024/04/09
    21:25 UTC

    4

    Trinity

    Does he have a pain kink? Or he does what he does for punishment? (I mean the hot water stuff and the beatings)

    2 Comments
    2024/04/09
    18:41 UTC

    37

    Christine is infuriating

    Rewatching season 4 and Christine pisses me off so much. She has every annoying quality imaginable. Who else strongly dislikes her?

    21 Comments
    2024/04/09
    17:20 UTC

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    What ideas do you have for a spin off?

    I know we aren't getting any, but what ideas do you have for prequels, and spin offs for other characters?

    16 Comments
    2024/04/09
    12:57 UTC

    3

    Rewatch… Doakes

    Doakes is kinda cheesy isn’t he, I don’t remember him being so over the top! It’s like he’s in a different show!

    2 Comments
    2024/04/09
    12:40 UTC

    88

    Dexter in New Vegas

    7 Comments
    2024/04/09
    11:38 UTC

    88

    When Arthur Mitchell does that one line….

    It always catches me off guard and I can’t help laughing.

    Shut up c**t! 😂

    21 Comments
    2024/04/09
    10:38 UTC

    2

    S3

    So currently I've only gotten to Season 3 Episode 5 and I've decided to chronicle my feelings on the show and its characters on this reddit as I watch.

    Episode 4 of S3 really got me, the scene where Dexter asks Rita to marry him at the end brought a tear to my eye which surprised me because generally I don't cry easily.

    I realized seeing Dexter care about something regardless of whether he's acting or not makes me happy because knowing how much Dexter has gone through seeing him content in his own life makes me feel good.

    I was also wondering, is Dexters foster mother ever mentioned at any point during the series or is it ever said what happened to her? Harry was huge in his life but his foster mother is rarely ever mentioned and only shown in a few flashbacks and Dexter and Deb never mention her seemingly at all.

    1 Comment
    2024/04/09
    05:06 UTC

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    dexter

    why does everyone on dexter kiss like they’re largemouth bass?

    6 Comments
    2024/04/09
    02:24 UTC

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    Rewatching

    Omg I watched dexter years ago and I absolutely loved it. I’m rewatching again and I remember why I love dexter. The fact he was a serial killer with standards is what makes me love him. Fun fact in Brazil there was a serial killer that reminds me of dexter. He was called “Pedrinho matador” but he’s not among the living anymore. Probably cause he wasn’t as educated and wise as dex. Haha

    2 Comments
    2024/04/09
    01:24 UTC

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    Did anyone notice the actress who plays doctor Vogel is the reverend mother in dune?

    In dune 2 she was talking about a psychopath and it made me realize lol

    7 Comments
    2024/04/09
    01:14 UTC

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    Debra's Spanish ...

    In season 3, Debra says that Miguel's brother has had "arroz con pollo" (rice with chicken),

    however, in season 5, she misremembers Santa Muerte as "santa mierda".

    It is indeed hilarious and "santa mierda" should absolutely without a doubt be a real cult, if it isn't, however,
    how the heck does Debra know how to say chicken with rice in Spanish,
    but
    she doesn't know one of her absolutely totally favorite words?

    15 Comments
    2024/04/08
    21:07 UTC

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