Dexter: Season 3 (2008)


Season 3
Dexter

Critics Consensus

America's most amiable serial killer has lost some of his dramatic edge, but this third outing continues Dexter's streak of delivering deliriously twisted entertainment.

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Critic Ratings: 25

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 28, 2008

Dexter targets a dope dealer who is also in the sights of ADA Miguel Prado; Internal Affairs puts pressure on Debra.

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Air date: Oct 5, 2008

Miami cops are tasked with finding the killer of the assistant D.A.'s younger brother; Dexter and Rita move closer to making a decision about their family.

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Air date: Oct 12, 2008

Dexter encounters a fellow predator; a murder is pinned on Freebo, but Dexter knows the truth; Dexter struggles with a growing friendship with Miguel.

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Air date: Oct 19, 2008

Dexter tries to convince Rita that his proposal is sincere; Miguel's brother desperately searches for Oscar's murderer.

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Air date: Oct 26, 2008

Dexter tracks a murderous husband to Bimini; Rita has a medical emergency.

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Air date: Nov 2, 2008

Dexter tests Miguel; Rita loses her job and wonders if she is meant to have a successful career.

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Air date: Nov 9, 2008

Dexter and Miguel have differences in selecting a new victim; Rita discovers that Miguel's wife has suspicions; an old friend asks for Dexter's help.

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Air date: Nov 16, 2008

Dexter tries to teach Miguel the "code"; Debra is closer to finding the skinner.

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Air date: Nov 23, 2008

Dexter and Miguel's friendship is strained; Rita wants to confront Miguel; Debra searches furiously for Anton.

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Air date: Nov 30, 2008

Dexter and Miguel compete for the upper hand; Miguel presents Rita with a lavish gift; Debra questions her relationship with Anton.

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Cast & Crew

Michael C. Hall
Dexter Morgan

Actor
Jennifer Carpenter
Debra Morgan

Actor
Julie Benz
Rita Bennett

Actor
Lauren Vélez
Maria LaGuerta

Actor
David Zayas
Angel Batista

Actor
James Remar
Harry Morgan

Actor
C.S. Lee
Vince Masuka

Actor
Desmond Harrington
Joey Quinn

Actor
Jimmy Smits
ADA Miguel Prado

Guest Star
David Ramsey
Anton Briggs

Guest Star
Christina Robinson
Astor Bennett

Guest Star
Preston Bailey
Cody Bennett

Guest Star
Valerie Cruz
Sylvia Prado

Guest Star
Kristin Dattilo
Det. Barbara Gianna

Guest Star
Liza Lapira
Det. Yuki Amado

Guest Star
Jane McLean
Tammy Okama

Guest Star
Jason Manuel Olazabal
Ramon Prado

Guest Star
Anne Ramsay
Ellen Wolf

Guest Star
Jesse Borrego
George King

Guest Star
Marc John Jefferies
Wendell Owens

Guest Star
John Goldwyn
Executive Producer
Sara Colleton
Executive Producer
Clyde Phillips
Executive Producer
John Dahl
Director
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Critic Reviews for Dexter: Season 3

Audience Reviews for Dexter: Season 3

  • Sep 28, 2021
    [⭐️84%] For Dexter's standards, Season 3 starts off very slow and lacks the intensity of those previous seasons, however in doing so it sets things up for an interesting and suspenseful final few episodes. We learn new details about the titular characters backstory and him as a person as he steps into unfamiliar territory with his relationship with Rita as well as for the first time taking on an apprentice in Miguel. The seasons faults besides the pace issues fall down to Debra who can be exhausting onscreen and although she is exposing new storylines which should be interesting for the viewer, the repetitive nature of her character each season makes it frustrating whenever it is on screen. Overall Dexter's third outing is still very solid, however far from the best the show has to offer.
  • Mar 14, 2021
    I also liked Season three of Dexter. A new idea gets explored in this season. Could Dexter have a friend? A literal partner in crime?
  • Feb 01, 2021
    Sure, it isn't the absolute nail-biters that preceded it, but Dexter's third outing is just as addictive, and seeing Michael C. Hall's portrayal of the title character as he navigates through some very interesting territory is a pleasure.
  • Jan 19, 2021
    Dexter's back for season 3! With a new target on his back will an insider help or hurt him. You'll have to watch to see. Not quite as intense as past seasons but still a good watch. You get to see Dexter struggle to balance between love life work life and lets just say an unique hobby! Enjoy!
  • Nov 09, 2020
    Not quite as good as the first 2 seasons but still incredibly entertaining
  • Sep 29, 2020
    This was a good season, but it felt a bit jumbled at times as well. I didn't really like Miguel's character mostly because his arc felt forced. Also, the Skinner felt pushed to the side and wasn't used to his full potential. But, all the acting was great, the rest of the characters were better explored, especially Rita. Watching Rita battle her hormones during pregnancy, from blowing up at the family over little things to losing it on a Karen at her job, was great to watch. So, bit messy at times, but still a good season.
  • Aug 15, 2020
    Dexter delivers another intense and thrilling season as the character continues his quest of self-discovery. In Season 3 Dexter meets a D.A. who shares his passion for unconventional justice and has the potential to be a partner in his vigilantism; meanwhile Debra is approached by Internal Affairs and is asked to inform on her new partner Quinn, who has a shady past. The show also makes a fundamental change to its format by switching from flashbacks to internal visions to depict Dexter's connection to Harry (his stepfather). The storytelling is especially strong, and enriches the series greatly. Additionally, season guest stars Jimmy Smits and Desmond Harrington are excellent additions to the cast, and they deliver compelling performances that make for really fascinating characters. Keeping the series fresh and exciting, Season 3 of Dexter takes the show in new and interesting directions.
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  • Jun 10, 2020
    One of my favorite seasons, love the addition of Miguel and their friendship early on and the second half of the season is very exciting, never understood why people look down on this season so much.
  • Jun 01, 2020
    A new classic on the TV series scene
  • May 17, 2020
    The one villain-hero we love to root for

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