Dexter (2006–2013)
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The Getaway 

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Dexter is obsessed with getting the Trinity Killer himself, especially after Arthur has tracked him to Metro Homicide and learns his real identity.


Steve Shill


James Manos Jr. (developed for television by), Jeff Lindsay (based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by) | 4 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael C. Hall ... Dexter Morgan
Julie Benz ... Rita Morgan
Jennifer Carpenter ... Debra Morgan
Desmond Harrington ... Det. Joseph 'Joey' Quinn
C.S. Lee ... Vince Masuka
Luna Lauren Velez ... Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
David Zayas ... Sgt. Angel Batista
James Remar ... Harry Morgan
John Lithgow ... Arthur Mitchell
Geoff Pierson ... Deputy Chief Tom Matthews
Julia Campbell ... Sally Mitchell
Mary Mara ... Valerie Hodges
Brando Eaton ... Jonah Mitchell
Vanessa Marano ... Rebecca Mitchell
Jake Short ... Scott Smith


Dexter is obsessed with getting the Trinity Killer himself, especially after Arthur has tracked him to Metro Homicide and learns his real identity. Dexter realizes the threat to his family and with the older stepchildren off with their grandparents, he convinces Rita to take Harrison to the Keys where he will join them later for a weekend honeymoon. His first attempt to take care of Arthur goes awry when as a result of a traffic accident, he finds himself in jail for leaving the scene. His second attempt is more successful, but his obsession to kill Arthur comes with a price. Meanwhile, no one can quite understand why Debra is still at work given what happened to Christine Hill, but when the FBI takes over the Trinity Killer case, she refocuses on learning more about her father and his relationship with his confidential informants. Debra finally learns about how her father came to adopt Dexter. Also, Laguerta and Batista now have to decide what to do next in their relationship. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

13 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Getaway See more »

Filming Locations:

Acton, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The actors were handed fake scripts for the ending. See more »


In the Thanksgiving episode ("Hungry Man" S4 Ep9) Dexter and Arthur are in the garage and Dexter discovers the coffin that Arthur built. It is stored in a rack with four shelves with the bottom shelf about 4 inches above the top of the coffin. In this episode the rack has only three shelves. The bottom shelf has been taken out to make room to open the coffin lid. Also there are completely different items on the shelves. See more »


[first lines]
Dexter Morgan: He knows my name, occupation. He can find out about my family. My family. What the hell have I done?
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Featured in The Cinema Snob: Shock! Shock! Shock! (2013) See more »


Let Me Baby
Written by Richard Myhill
Performed by Richard Myhill
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Awful ending
18 February 2010 | by darklordlaith-1See all my reviews

In my opinion the "plot twist" was the worst ending for any series- ever. I was so disappointed and after watching the last episode, I've lost interest in the series entirely. The only reason I rated it 2 stars instead of one is because it was otherwise a fantastic series.

The season finale was supposed to feature a plot twist which was "unlike any other". Well the writers succeeded, but there is a good reason why other series haven't featured such an unfortunate ending. Admittedly it was a neat was of concluding the series, nevertheless it was horrid and i doubt many people enjoyed it.

If anybody reading this is a fan of Dexter and has yet to watch the final episode of season 4, I would advise you to ignore it and ask someone what happened to A.M. instead.

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