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Dexter: Season 6 (2011)

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Critic Consensus: Dexter's sixth season certainly retreads well-worn themes, but Michael C. Hall's sly, cheeky performance is worth sticking around for.

Episodes

Air date: Oct 2, 2011
Air date: Oct 9, 2011
Air date: Oct 16, 2011
Air date: Oct 23, 2011
Air date: Oct 30, 2011
Air date: Nov 6, 2011
Air date: Nov 13, 2011
Air date: Nov 20, 2011
Air date: Nov 27, 2011
Air date: Dec 4, 2011

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The Doomsday Killers are sought in Season 6. Along the way, Dexter (Michael C. Hall) receives spiritual guidance, Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) struggles to settle into a new job, and a serial killer makes a surprising reappearance. Mos Def and Colin Hanks join the cast as Brother Sam and Travis Marshall, while Desmond Harrington, Lauren Velez and David Zayas all return for the sixth season.

Network: Showtime
Premiere Date: Oct 2, 2011
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Cast

Michael C. Hall
as Dexter Morgan
Jennifer Carpenter
as Debra Morgan
C.S. Lee
as Vince Masuka
Lauren Vélez
as Lt. Maria LaGuerta
David Zayas
as Angel Batista
James Remar
as Harry Morgan
Devon Graye
as Teenage Dexter
Yasiin Bey
as Brother Sam
Colin Hanks
as Travis Marshall
Mos Def
as Brother Sam
Edward James Olmos
as Prof. James Gellar
Josh Cooke
as Louis Greene
Aimee Garcia
as Jamie Batista
Billy Brown
as Mike Anderson
Evan Kruntchev
as Harrison Morgan
Luke Kruntchev
as Harrison Morgan
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Critic Reviews for Dexter: Season 6

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

This is still one of the most creative, well-written, well-performed shows on TV.

Full Review… | August 7, 2013
HollywoodChicago.com

Dexter has convinced me that perhaps it's got a few gasps left in its lungs, and that's not a minor accomplishment.

Full Review… | December 19, 2011
AV Club
Top Critic

Hall continues to find new ways to keep Dexter Morgan from becoming a mere killing machine, and Carpenter is aces.

Full Review… | November 28, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Dexter remains in solid shape. It's always been a series unlike any other.

Full Review… | October 2, 2011
Uncle Barky
Top Critic

Hall continues to impress with his sly comic skills and unreadable face

Full Review… | October 2, 2011
Slant Magazine

It's like watching a dithering friend who'd be so much more interesting if he'd just get his act together and make a decision.

Full Review… | October 2, 2011
PopMatters

Audience Reviews for Dexter: Season 6

½

Though it tries to emulate the first season, Dexter: Season 6 is poorly written and unfocused. As Dexter's sister Debra is promoted to Lieutenant and takes over the homicide department, a new serial killer known as the Doomsday Killer emerges; meanwhile Dexter forms an unlikely friendship with an ex-con, street minister who shows him that a killer can be reformed. Unfortunately, the episodes are full of tangents and inconstancies that really hurt the storytelling. This poor writing also decreases the effectiveness of the two major twists/reveals that the season is built on. Yet, the characters remain compelling and keep the audience engaged. And, the acting is very strong, particularly by the guest stars: Mos Def, Colin Hanks, and Edward James Olmos. Season 6 of Dexter is very uneven and is full of unrealized potential; however it gets by, mostly on the high production value and the goodwill that the series has engendered.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

½

JohnSilver
Marc-André Beaucage

Super Reviewer

½

Though it tries to emulate the first season, Dexter: Season 6 is poorly written and unfocused. As Dexter's sister Debra is promoted to Lieutenant and takes over the homicide department, a new serial killer known as the Doomsday Killer emerges; meanwhile Dexter forms an unlikely friendship with an ex-con, street minister who shows him that a killer can be reformed. Unfortunately, the episodes are full of tangents and inconstancies that really hurt the storytelling. This poor writing also decreases the effectiveness of the two major twists/reveals that the season is built on. Yet, the characters remain compelling and keep the audience engaged. And, the acting is very strong, particularly by the guest stars: Mos Def, Colin Hanks, and Edward James Olmos. Season 6 of Dexter is very uneven and is full of unrealized potential; however it gets by, mostly on the high production value and the goodwill that the series has engendered.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

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