Dexter: Season 4 (2009)


Season 4
Dexter

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The inherent comedy of Miami's favorite psychopath contending with domestic bliss and the unspeakable horror of John Lithgow's Trinity killer coalesce into one of Dexter's most sensational seasons.

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Critic Ratings: 34

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Air date: Sep 27, 2009

Despite the appearance of a perfect life, Dexter struggles to settle into his domestic situation.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2009

While investigating slayings with Agent Lundy, Dexter misplaces crucial evidence that could expose him.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2009

Vigilant neighbors, an inability to drive and a fascination with Trinity's technique interrupt Dexter's routines.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2009

With Rita and the children out of town, Dexter gets time to himself.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2009

Dexter investigates the Trinity Killer; Debra blames herself; Rita realizes she knows little about her husband.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2009

Dexter works to stay ahead of the Trinity investigation; an unexpected source offers advice on the friction between Rita and Dexter.

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Air date: Nov 8, 2009

Dexter strikes a balance between family, work and his secret life; Debra expresses a renewed interest in her father's past.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2009

Dexter questions his father's code and seeks answers on a road trip with Trinity; Debra discovers she has been blinded to the truth.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2009

Dexter uses Thanksgiving to get a closer look at Trinity's life; Rita prepares dinner for a packed house; Batista gets closure on an old case; Debra has an idea about her shooter.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2009

Dexter must rethink the Trinity case when a boy goes missing; Cody defends one of Dexter's lies; Debra's discovery causes problems for Quinn.

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Cast & Crew

Michael C. Hall
Dexter Morgan

Actor
Jennifer Carpenter
Debra Morgan

Actor
Julie Benz
Rita Bennett

Actor
David Zayas
Angel Batista

Actor
James Remar
Harry Morgan

Actor
C.S. Lee
Vince Masuka

Actor
Luna Lauren Velez
Maria LaGuerta

Actor
Desmond Harrington
Joey Quinn

Actor
John Lithgow
Arthur Mitchell

Guest Star
David Ramsey
Anton Briggs

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Courtney Ford
Christine Hill

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Preston Bailey
Cody Bennett

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Mary Mara
Valerie Hodges

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Geoff Pierson
Captain Tom Matthews

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Julia Campbell
Sally Mitchell

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Keith Carradine
Frank Lundy

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Jake Short
Scott Smith

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Christina Robinson
Astor Bennett

Guest Star
Brando Eaton
Jonah Mitchell

Guest Star
Vanessa Marano
Rebecca Mitchell

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John Goldwyn
Executive Producer
Sara Colleton
Executive Producer
Clyde Phillips
Executive Producer
John Dahl
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Critic Reviews for Dexter: Season 4

Audience Reviews for Dexter: Season 4

  • Jun 14, 2022
    A season I enjoyed much more when I was younger but now find it a little slow at the beginning
  • Jan 29, 2022
    Watched all 8 seasons in less than a month. Love this show just wish the ending went differently, I really wanted to see Dexter & his new fam in Argentina, Deb dying was sad enough :(
  • Jan 09, 2022
    [⭐️97%] From the moment he is first revealed, to the seasons shocking end, John Lithgow cements himself as Dexter's greatest antagonist as the Trinity Killer, from both the issues he causes the titular character and the presence he creates. He is portrayed as a perfectly family man and a good person, but when details are revealed he is soon shown for the monster he is. With a great villain who causes Dexter many problems comes painful amounts of tension, all the way till the last minute of the season with the series most shocking twist. At first admiring him, season 4 offers up interesting perspectives into the mind of a serial killer, which ultimately punish Dexter.
  • Dec 26, 2021
    I am late to Dexter. I heard a NPR review of the final season that mentioned this season with John Lithgow as the best one and I had to watch it, as I was intrigued by the premise. I watched season 1 and the set up of Dexter's background, and season 2 as Dexter came to embrace that the idea that he wanted the domestic life and not just to be on his own. So I skipped season 3 to get to this season, where Dexter meets Lithgow, a fellow serial killer. The series starts off with a hilarious parody of the usual intro. It progresses with a really interesting comparison between Dexter and Lithgow, where Dexter fights the voice in his head – his father – who tells him he cannot be a family man, that he will eventually bring that part of him home. Dexter fights this until the series' shocking end, which left me gutted with my jaw on the floor. I'm not really sure where the show can go from here and I am not sure I care? Dexter is a true anti-hero who did exactly what he wanted with the predictable outcome, and what more is there to say. Lithgow is unbelievably creepy as I knew he would be. Hall is also very good; he's light years from the repressed gay man that I loved in Six Feet Under. Rita is a bit of a saint, but she is the show's moral center, along with Dexter's neurotic but lovable sister.
  • Dec 15, 2021
    Masterpiece of the season not only the best Dexter season ever one of the greatest seasons in history of television the most shocking jaw dropping ending next to red wedding,amazing extremely well-written villain in Trinity with emmy worthy performance,good character development for Dexter who is more human,complex and likeable than ever in this season and good writing for majority of side character,fantastic suspense and atmosphere this season is definition of 10/10 and prime of television.
  • Nov 11, 2021
    THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE KILLED RITA. What is the benefit , now they are just back to square one and the show cant progress. Dexter should have been getting deeper and deeper into his new family life and juggling his side hustle.
  • Mar 14, 2021
    John Lithgow is a great actor who plays an amazing villain. Season 4 might be the best season yet, with a lot of twists.
  • Feb 01, 2021
    Jaw-dropping, ridiculously intense and, above all else, brilliant.
  • Jan 20, 2021
    Daddy Dexter, Lecherous Lithgow, what's not to love?
  • Jan 19, 2021
    This is my favorite season of Dexter! John Lithgows Character, The Trinity Killer is the perfect role for him! He makes it as the darkest foe Dexter has faced yet. I feel like this is the darkest season of all and thats one of the many things that make it the best! A must watch of all seasons! Just wait until the ending. You'll see.

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