Dexter (2006–2013)
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Dr. Vogel gets a surprising visit as her past comes back to haunt her.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael C. Hall ... Dexter Morgan
Jennifer Carpenter ... Debra Morgan
Desmond Harrington ... Det. Joseph 'Joey' Quinn
C.S. Lee ... Vince Masuka
David Zayas ... Lt. Angel Batista
Aimee Garcia ... Jamie Batista
Geoff Pierson ... Deputy Chief Tom Matthews
James Remar ... Harry Morgan
Yvonne Strahovski ... Hannah McKay
Charlotte Rampling ... Dr. Evelyn Vogel
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Jacob Elway
Nicole LaLiberte ... Arlene Schram (as Nicole Laliberte)
Kenny Johnson ... U.S. Marshal Cooper
Dora Madison ... Niki Walters (as Dora Madison Burge)
Darri Ingolfsson ... Oliver Saxon


Dexter has decided to make a new life for himself with Hannah and Harrison but not before he takes care of the Brain Surgeon. In searching Zach Hamilton's photo studio he finds a clump of hair and blood hidden under a table. When Dexter runs the sample against the DNA database he finds a familial match - to Dr. Evelyn Vogel. Somewhat incredulous at his revelation, Vogel explains that she once had two sons, the eldest of which killed the other. He was placed in a mental institution but died in fire. Dexter believes he must have survived and soon has him identified. Deb meanwhile is having second thoughts about returning to Miami Metro. She's also agreed to let Hannah, who is now being sought by a Federal Marshall, hide out at her house. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

25 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the personal information for Dr. Evelyn Vogel appears on Dexter's computer screen, her listed date of birth, February 5th 1946, is the actual birth date of Charlotte Rampling, the actress portraying Dr. Vogel. See more »


When Quinn and Deb are talking at the table, Quinn's hands alternate between being in front of his mouth and resting on the table when the shot switches between him and Deb. See more »


[first lines]
Dexter Morgan: [in bed] I just want to stay here with you.
Hannah McKay: I know, but you can't. Dexter, I'm so sorry about Zach. I know how much he meant to you.
Dexter Morgan: I need to see Dr. Vogel and figure out our next move. You should stay here, inside, out of view.
Hannah McKay: But I have to see Arlene this afternoon after her shift.
Dexter Morgan: Why?
Hannah McKay: It's not safe for me to draw money out of Maggie Castner's bank account anymore. The only money I have is what I've been sending away to Arlene to hold for me. And I'm gonna need that money to ...
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For those of you who have been so negative about "Dexter"
28 August 2013 | by stngallSee all my reviews

For those of you who have been so negative about where the show has been heading please consider this. Have you ever taken thought to why you "hate" it so much? Have you actually considered that there may be a reason for why they're going in this direction? The purpose of the show is to show Dexter's evolution of a monster trying to become human. You need to understand the basic psychology behind the character. Those of you saying he should go back to killing need to stop and think about WHERE DEXTER IS NOW. If you really want to see him just killing people then go watch the first season. This is NOT what Dexter was EVER about. You are completely misinterpreting the show's message. Yes, it's an R/M-Rated show. It's filled with mature content. All the writers actually do their research on this stuff. Believe me, they know what they're talking about. They've embodied this world and this character for 8 years. As a writer, I've been interested in seeing the behind the scenes and have watched probably every interview with the actors and writers and seen how much they've put into the show. Every second of Dexter is right FOR Dexter. This is a character driven show. He has to always be changing. It's real and that's what you can do with television as apposed to film. They have time to develop this character over time and really give him depth. I mean, isn't that what all actors are looking for? I know I would get sick of having to be in the same state of mind and only feeling one emotion (or none at all). Don't expect him to just stay the same and be a killer. Not only is that inhumane but it gets old and stale. Characters NEED change. The entire series he's been trying to become more human. More real. Every character and every action has been to move this character forward. We are here to take this journey with this character driven show. The writers have taken on one of the most complex characters in television history. He really has evolved in a realistic and psychological way. He's grown. Not many shows have done that. This show is not comparable to any. It is what it is. The seasons are what they are and Dexter is who he is. Put yourself in the writer's shoes for once. Don't you think they believe in what they're doing? Wouldn't you? They've dedicated 8 years to this. It's their baby. It's like telling a parent how to raise a child. Sure they're some bad parents but go watch an interview with some of these writers. They're pretty knowledgeable in the field that they are in. What if they said that you were bad at what you think you're good at? Are you a screenwriter yourself? Some maybe but most of you aren't. All I'm asking is take a moment to think when you say "I hate this" or "this season sucks" or "the writers should go die". There are true Dexter fans out there. If you really dislike where the show is heading then stop. Don't sit and complain. Go out there and show us what you think a good show should be like. Yes, nothing is perfect, but there's no need for all the negativity. Why sit and complain about a show you don't even like when you could be out there watching a show you do? Either enjoy the ride or get off.

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