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Dexter: Season 2 (2007)




Critic Consensus: The Bay Harbor Butcher secures his nefarious spot among the great television anti-heroes in a taut second season that is both painfully suspenseful and darkly hilarious.


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The Bay Harbor Butcher is hunted in the second season of this addictive drama. Meanwhile, Rita (Julie Benz) suspects Dexter (Michael C. Hall) has a drug problem, Doakes (Erik King) heads a murder investigation involving a military special-ops ranger, and a copycat killer emerges. Keith Carradine joins the cast as Special Agent Lundy, while Jennifer Carpenter, Lauren Velez and David Zayas return in series 2.


Michael C. Hall
as Dexter Morgan
Jennifer Carpenter
as Debra Morgan
Lauren Vélez
as Maria LaGuerta
Erik King
as Sgt. Doakes
David Zayas
as Angel Batista
Julie Benz
as Rita Bennett
C.S. Lee
as Masuka
James Remar
as Harry Morgan
Geoffrey Pierson
as Capt. Matthews
Keith Carradine
as Agent Frank Lundy
Colin Hanks
as Travis Marshall
Yasiin Bey
as Brother Sam
Edward James Olmos
as Prof. James Gellar
Devon Graye
as Teenage Dexter
Scott William Winters
as Det. McNamara
Maxwell Huckabee
as Young Dexter
Cristos Pappas
as Norberto Cervantes
Dominic Janes
as Young Dexter
Rudolf Martin
as Carlos Guerrero
Dave Baez
as Gabriel
Matthew J. Willig
as Little Chino
Don R. McManus
as Roger Hicks
Gary Kraus
as Sheriff Burns
Bruce Weitz
as Lenny Asher
Claude Shires
as Annoying Man
Pablo Soriano
as Det. Ramos
Eddie Kehler
as Droning Man
Ryan K. Smith
as Police Officer
Tasia Sherel
as Female Clerk
Ron Rogge
as Blue-Collar Guy
Craig Patton
as Customs Officer
Mark Pellegrino
as Paul Bennett
Julia Vera
as Old Cuban Woman
Max Gail
as Tour-Boat Guide
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Critic Reviews for Dexter: Season 2

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8)

If there's a series on television right now that deserves to be mentioned as a successor to the ambition and dark brilliance of "The Sopranos," it's "Dexter."

September 30, 2007 | Full Review…

"Dexter" secures a position near the top of another year's best list.

September 30, 2007 | Full Review…

"Dexter" is a great show.

June 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Right out of the gate, the first episode of Season Two delivers, with a wonderful bit of black comedy that exemplifies just how well the show has found and settled into its voice...

June 13, 2018 | Full Review…

What makes Dexter such a likable character is that he only kills people who in his mind deserve to die -- murderers.

September 30, 2007 | Full Review…

Rarely has an image of evil looked so delectably good.

September 30, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dexter: Season 2


Season 2 of the Dexter lightens the mood of the previous season in exchange for more dramatic plot twists. Character tensions and issues from the last season are carried into Season 2 and new personal crises are layered on to the supporting cast. Dexter, Season 2, expands the universe the first season set out by better integrating the main supporting cast into the title character's dramatic nexus. Michael C Hall continues to give a powerhouse performance holding the audience's attention and tying together the greater universe of the show. The supporting characters gain more interesting back stories and carry more of the weight on the show. The banter and scripting between the main police station characters is still lively and engaging. These little details help keep an emotionally charged rollercoaster show more grounded and engaging. Plot twists and shocks are all well and good but they quickly lose their value when you stop caring about the characters. You do not care about characters simply because they are in danger, you care about them because they are recognizable and believable in some meaningful way. Dexter turns the car more down the shocking twists route of story telling. It does surprisingly still work very well. The added potential love interest for Dexter was generally weak, the lower point of the season. Deborah Morgan really begins to come into her own as one of the shows more interesting and variable characters.


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Season 2 took a different approach to the show, making it more about Dexter learning about his past and reconsidering if he wanted to continue being a serial killer. It was still good to watch but the subplots were unnecessary.


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