Dexter: Season 2 (2007)

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Season 2
Dexter

Critics 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.

96%

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Critic Ratings: 23

96%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 859
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Episodes

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Air date: Sep 30, 2007
2
Air date: Oct 7, 2007
3
Air date: Oct 14, 2007
4
Air date: Oct 21, 2007
5
Air date: Oct 28, 2007
6
Air date: Nov 4, 2007
7
Air date: Nov 11, 2007
8
Air date: Nov 18, 2007
9
Air date: Nov 25, 2007
10
Air date: Dec 2, 2007
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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.

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Critic Reviews for Dexter Season 2

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (12)

I'll state it plainly: Showtime's Dexter is the best series on television. Period... The show's producers this season have had the courage to write themselves into the tightest of corners, giving darkly cunning psychopath Dexter Morgan no easy way out.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The shiny tropical production design, the evocative use of film and light, the resonant flashbacks and nightmares, the flavor of Miami's ethnic melange, the nimble orchestral score -- all of Dexter's details are cannily observed and revealed.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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."

Sep 30, 2007 | Full Review…

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

Sep 30, 2007 | Full Review…

In terms of what came before, I think Dexter's second outing tops the first. I just hope it isn't one of those instances where in retrospect it might have been better to end on a high.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The elements are certainly here for another great season of this very unique show.

Jan 8, 2019 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

The final few episodes of this season are some of the best in the show.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The "FBI Hunt for the Bay Harbor Butcher" was appropriately nerve-wracking and engrossing. Now... just imagine if that story hadn't happened as early as the show's second season!

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

It's the television equivalent of getting high and eating an entire box of Lucky Charms: It's awesome in the moment, but you may regret your decision the next morning, when your head hurts.

Jan 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Bolder and stronger than almost any other drama on the dial, a bloody rampage through the things that oh-so-tenuously connect us to our own humanity, and a terrific chiller where the monster under the bed is our very own protagonist.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dexter: Season 2

  • Jul 26, 2019
    Loved it but kinda wished Dexter turned himself in I thought it could be interesting
  • Jul 09, 2019
    as Dexter now known as the bay harbour butcher continues to cover his tracks he becomes concerned as the police come closer to finding out the truth in this non-stop thrill to keep your blood pumping and your heart racing
  • Jul 07, 2019
    Wish it never ended
  • Feb 14, 2019
    so exciting and awesome (about 3 viewings)
  • Jan 25, 2019
    This was a very interesting season to say the least, but it was absolutely exceptional on every level. From episode 1 all the way to the season finale you will be on the edge of your seat hoping Dexter makes it through the mess. When the dust settles you will truly wonder whether you are a good person or not, because you will easily find yourself rooting for the serial killer to succeed and the innocent to fail. Stellar acting and story writing drove this season home.
  • Mar 06, 2018
    Another great season that is actually better than the first. With the discovery of bodies the police are now chasing Dexter unbeknown to them. This season amps up the tension and is binge worthy TV at it's best.
  • Jan 28, 2018
    My favorite season of the show with a cool plot and awesome character's this season is good 10/10
  • Sep 12, 2017
    There's a few annoying things mixed in but that doesn't affect the superb and strong conclusion to the season.
  • Jul 07, 2017
    We are addicted to Dexter. Just discovered the show, very interesting to say the least.
  • Apr 09, 2017
    This show... wow. I don't think any other show can top this work of art, every episode, character, and plot keeps you fully interested. The concept of a "good guy" serial killer as the main character was so innovative and original. The series forces the viewer to have justification with immorality, which is quite scandalous but for this reason it leaves an emotional resonance in the show. The main character, Dexter, isn't necessarily a fun, relatable character, he's a character you look up to; which is quite frightening knowing he is a serial killer. In the first few episodes one would think Dexter would be a monotoned sociopath with zero growth throughout the series, but what's unexpected is that Dexter had evolution in his emotions throughout each season. Although the series is mostly narrated through Dexter, the development of other characters stories keeps the audience fixated each episode. The series didn't devote viewership through tons of drama, the violence and drama were prolonged so everything was interesting without being corny. The absolute reason this show is what it is could partially be credited to Michael C. Hall. It's so hard for me to imagine this is acting, Michael C. Hall must actually be a sociopath because his performance was so convincing. Outstanding job by him to be able to make a serial killer lovable. Lastly, I for one cannot stand when a TV show keeps creating new seasons for more revenue and views, I think Dexter, although having 8 seasons, knew when to stop and I give such credibility to that. As for the ending... I try to ignore it.

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